unit1 - David Harpp Ariel Fenster Joe Schwarcz The Omnivores Dilemma 1 Play videos(Lectures 2 Complete short assignments quizzes Assignments 10 Quizzes

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° David Harpp ° Ariel Fenster ° Joe Schwarcz ° ° The Omnivores Dilemma ° ° 1. Play videos (Lectures) ° 2. Complete short assignments & quizzes ° ° ° Assignments: 10% ° Quizzes: 10% ° Discussions: 5% ° Midterm1: 25% ° Midterm2: 25% ° FINAL: 25% ° ° Wine lover: oenophile ° Cheese lover: turophile ° ° Country with highest wine consumption/capita: Vatican (61.1%)**
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France (45.6%) Italy (37.6%) Canada (11.7%) USA (10.5%) ° ° Wine: niacin, resveratrol (beneficial), alcohol (carcinogen) ° ° Food babe: Yoga mat: INGREDIENT (AZODICARBOMIDE)  also in Subway’s bread ° ° Just because you cannot pronounce an ingredient, doesn’t mean it is dangerous ° ° No such thing as 100% chemical free food ° ° ° ° Beta-glucan (in Oat Bran) ° ° Mcgill.ca/OSS ° Twitter: McGillOSS ° ° ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ° ° Topic 1: Introduction
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° Lesson 1 (A Sampling of Food Topics) : Science is OBSERVATION AND CONCLUSION Quadruple Bypass Burger: 9980 calories Natural does not = safe ; synthetic does not = dangerous Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge: probably a pomegranate (not apple) Has anticancer properties : natural aromatase inhibitors 香酶抑制剂假 Breast cancer tissue multiplies less quickly if doused in pomegranate juice ; hard to conclude that it will have anticancer properties if ingested Advertisements cherry-pick data Dried apricots 杏仁干 : Beta-carotene B- 胡萝卜素 (antioxidant, used in the body to make Vitamin A ) People of Shangri-La: live to old ages Cannot assume cause-and-effect that eating dried apricots cause long life Laetrile 苦杏仁苷 : extracted from apricot pits bogus 假的 cancer treatment Peer-Reviewed Literature Flax seeds: rich in omega-3 fatty acids Contains lignans 木酚素 (phytoestrogen 植物雌激素 ): beneficial estrogen-like behavior Effect on breast cancer (but only seen in pre-menopause 年期提前 , overweight women)  reduces risk of breast cancer because it blocks receptors of estrogen 雌性激素 Soluble fibers: reduce cholesterol 胆固醇 Insoluble fibers: speeding substances through gut 内脏 ; regulates laxative effect 泻药作用 Eggs had high cholesterol  sales plummet  farmers notice fish sales increase  adds omega-3 to eggs by feeding fish meal but that makes eggs taste fishy  feeds flax seeds  omega-3 in the egg is not as biologically effective as eating the flax seed straight. Beta-glucan B- 葡聚糖 (soluble fiber in Oat Bran 燕麦麸 ) has hypocholesterolemia effect 降低胆固醇作用 Oat bran was used in animal feed until its beneficial properties were realized RIGHT QUESTIONS: How much do you have to eat in order to experience beneficial impacts? How much of an impact could you receive?
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Need 3g of beta-glucan / day to have an effect: 1 cup of oat bran 3 -5 muffins (but too much fat) 1.5 cups of oatmeal 5 servings of Cheerios (but too much sugar) Sliced white bread: Preservatives 防腐 combat early molding 霉菌 (naturally toxic substance ): Calcium Propionate 丙酸钙  prevents growth of molds and fungi
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