By Allen M. Hornblum
At a time of elevated curiosity and renewed surprise over the Tuskegee syphilis experiments, Acres of pores and skin sheds gentle on another darkish episode of yankee scientific historical past. during this worrying reveal, Allen M. Hornblum tells the tale of Philadelphia's Holmesburg legal.
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So, even if the risks are somewhat exaggerated, there is no harm in avoiding these substances. And now another facet of trans fats has come to light. Dr. Anne-Charlotte Granholm at the Medical University of South —— 31 Schwarcz/Let eat flax/Ind 31 —— 11/10/05, 22:44 DR. JOE SCHWARCZ Carolina found that trans fats might impair learning and memory! She fed one group of rats a diet that contained 10 percent hydrogenated coconut oil, a common trans fat, while another group dined on soybean oil. Then the animals had to sink or swim—literally.
But it didn’t! The only reasonable explanation for this seemed to be the presence of cinnamon in the pie. After all, there had been all sorts of folkloric evidence for the anti-diabetic properties of cinnamon. Now it was time to see if folklore could be converted to science. Sixty people with type II diabetes, average age of fifty-two, were enlisted and divided into groups that would consume 1 gram, 3 grams, or 6 grams of powdered cinnamon in capsules after their daily meals. A control group was given capsules with wheat flour, an inert substance.
Acres of Skin: Human Experiments at Holmesburg Prison by Allen M. Hornblum