Health: From the Journals

FROM THE JOURNALS

 DOES A RAW-VEGGIE DIET HARM BONES?

Maybe not, according to a study of 18 strict raw-food vegetarians in the current issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. While those on raw-food diets had lower BMIs, body fat and bone mass, their bones did not appear fracture prone.

SEEING THE POWER OF TOUCH

Close your eyes. Imagine a can of soda or a carton of eggs, and then, with your eyes still closed, estimate its size with your hands. A study in Psychological Science predicts that your visual memory will make you overestimate; a blind person--more tactilely sensitive--will do better....

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