- The Washington Times - Saturday, July 8, 2000

As an advanced residency doctoral student in human nutrition and nutritional biology at the University of Chicago, I say: "Preach it, brother."I'm well aware of the effects of saturated fat and high cholesterol in the development of cardiovascular disease. I also know that drinking too much alcohol can wreak havoc with one's liver, but I don't think the federal government has any more business controlling my liquor intake for my own good than it does trying to control my fat intake or my glucose intake or my amino acid intake or my tobacco-smoke intake for my own good.It's a good thing for medical scientists to discover what is actually going on at the physiological level in all these matters depending on one's lifestyle and genetic predispositions, but I'm the one who is to determine my own good based on that knowledge, not Big Mother.Of course, my attitude is somewhat different from that of many


le here. I su

ose it's because I started graduate school after I had had time living in the real world and had been disabused of my high school liberalism.My favorite on-cam

us meal is a grilled double cheeseburger made with half-


atties at the [P]hoenix Grill in Hutchinson Hall. Ooooh baby, it really hits the s

ot. I guess I don't have to tell you that there was o

osition to letting [P]izza Hut and Taco Bell set u

concessions on cam

us.Yours, as a fellow [P]erson Eating Tasty Animals.GREG JEFFORDDivision of Biological Sciences University of ChicagoChicago

Division of Biological Sciences University of ChicagoChicago

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