Nutrifluff is my word for sensational research findings based on one, usually highly preliminary, study.
The best nutrifluff I’ve seen in ages is this article in the august New England Journal of Medicine: “Chocolate Consumption, Cognitive Function, and Nobel Laureates.”
The author counted the number of Nobel laureates per capita from Wikipedia and and computed the number for every 10 million people.
He obtained data on per capita yearly chocolate consumption in 22 countries from several sources and ran the correlation.
Bingo! Chocolate consumption correlates with the number of Nobel prize winners.
Correlation, alas, is not causation, but who cares?
Everybody loves chocolate. Enjoy! (In moderation, of course).
Next public appearance
This is the rescheduling of the lecture I was supposed to give on October 10. The taxi driver went through red light at entrance to the Pulaski, was pulled over and found to be driving without a license. We never made it. The lecture is on food politics. It starts at 6:00. Free and open to the public. The Newark Museum is at 49 Washington Street. This time, I’ll take the PATH.