Just two paisans at lunch

A business associate recently took me to lunch at a high-class Italian restaurant in Manhattan, the kind of place where the waiters speak the native tongue and the menu includes entrees like gamberoni alla griglia con i fagioli toscani. Whatever that is. No spaghetti and meatballs. He ordered ravioli with truffles. There were five on the plate laid out like … read more

LDL, HDL: just eat up?

I just heard some good news for a change. And it has nothing to do with my 401(k) or the price of gas. According to the latest government report, cholesterol doesn’t matter. I have to write fast before they issue another report that contradicts this one. I’m sure there are scientific nuances I can’t grasp, largely because I didn’t take … read more