The Reality Check Episode 13 – Calorie Restriction, Wedding Superstitions, BPA, and Unlucky Numbers

This week Adam, Cat, Darren, Jon, and Xander discuss calorie restricted diets, wedding superstitions, bisphenol A, and the world of unlucky numbers. Due to time constraints no logical fallacy of the week was discussed.

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Show Notes

Calorie Restricted Diets:
Those in favour: Dr. WalfordLiving the CR Way
Those skeptical: Dr. Novella

Wedding Superstitions:
weddings.co.uk
Snopes
How Stuff Works

Bisphenol A (BPA):
Studies
CBC Review
TIME Magazine Review

Unlucky Numbers:
Unlucky Chinese Number (Wikipedia)
Yaku-Doshi
Magic Chinese Wedding Date

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One Response to The Reality Check Episode 13 – Calorie Restriction, Wedding Superstitions, BPA, and Unlucky Numbers

  1. Jon Abrams says:

    A new study just got released that apparently shows that calorie restricted diet has no effect on rhesus monkeys. Bummer.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/30/science/low-calorie-diet-doesnt-prolong-life-study-of-monkeys-finds.html?_r=1

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