Extremes of Major Deprivation

The New York Times on Tuesday (2008-05-13) included a "Health" section that offered a variety of good advice, but also gave me a chuckle when I read this paragraph:

Almost everyone has something they can do in their diet or activity that will impact their risk of heart disease," said Dr. Graham Colditz, adjunct professor of epidemiology at Washington University in St. Louis. "It's not about taking anything to the extremes of major deprivation, extreme marathon running or becoming a vegetarian."

Gee, I don't feel deprived ... guess I'm just a happy extremist!

(... which brings to mind Barry Goldwater's famous 1964 comment, "I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue." ...)

^z - 2008-05-15

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