The Daily Dish: Obesity May Not Be a Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease After All

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The Daily Dish - August 12, 2016

Brian Sheehan dishes on what's hot and trending in the world of all things food and drink for Friday, August 12, 2016.

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Obesity May Not Be a Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease After All

Researchers from a University in Sweden say new findings challenge the conventional thinking that obesity is a "major risk factor" for cardiovascular disease and death. After studying health data for more than 4,000 identical twin pairs with varying body mass index levels, the scientists discovered the heavier twins did not have a higher risk of heart attack or death when compared to the twins with lower BMI levels.

Proposed Italian Law Would Jail Parents Who Force Veganism on Children
If you're a parent in Italy, you may want to consider paying extra special attention to our next story. It may soon be against the law for parents to force their children to live a vegan lifestyle without their consent. The newly proposed law comes after the recent deaths of four children who were found to be extremely malnourished after their parents fed them strict vegan diets.
 
How Trump’s Greasy Fast Food Diet Appeals to His Image
Now to the presidential campaign: Political experts say Republican nominee Donald Trump's greasy, fast-food eating habits may actually help the presidential hopeful win over voters. As you may recall, Trump recently posted a picture of himself eating fried chicken from KFC while aboard his private plane. Republican strategist Russ Schriefer says, "There's nothing more American and more-of-the-people than fast food," adding, "it is the peculiarity of the brand that he’s able to be on his multi-million-dollar jet with the gold and black branding and colors, and at the same time eat KFC." Meanwhile, the folks over at the New York Times suggest his eating habits are similar to his presidential campaign, which they called "undisciplined." 
 
Guy Fieri Reveals the Truth About His Iconic Hairstyle
Food Network star Guy Fieri may be as well known for his iconic hair as he is for his signature food. In a recent interview with CBS, Fieri said the network doesn't force the look on him, and that his wife is the only person he would change it for. In the interview, Fieri also revealed he hates when people accuse him of only featuring greasy, unhealthy foods on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
 
Can Resveratrol Reduce Elderly Frailty?
Findings from a recent study suggest resveratrol, a phenol found in red wine, “may help maintain muscle performance and reduce frailty in the elderly.” After studying 48 young, mature, and old mice models, scientists found that resveratrol improved muscle performance for mature and old mice but not young mice.
 
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