I know it's been a while since I last posted here. Life gets pretty hectic in the fall. I teach Genetics every fall three mornings a week with about 100 students and 4 TAs who teach 7 lab sections. And I've been trying to think of a good topic. My sister recently asked me a question about metabolism and whether, if it is low, is there a way to reset it or are you screwed (my words). Also, I just read a blog that described a scientist's experience with the Dr. Oz show where there was a definite bias in the editing and much of what she had to say - which refuted Dr. Oz's beliefs of genetically modified foods (GMO) - did not make it into the edited version (you can read Dr. Ronald's post here: http://scienceblogs.com/tomorrowstable/2010/12/dr_oz_prescribes_non-gmo_diets.php. Though much of what a non-scientist had to say about the dangers of GMO did make it on the show.
So - the choices are metabolism, GMO, or maybe even the biases of the media?