Reader John Sime of Zylepsis brought this latest bite to our attention. Mark Pereira of the Children’s Hospital, Boston has highlighted three risk factors for obesity and type 2 diabetes. Watching television and consuming fast food increase the risk in whites, he found, while eating breakfast reduced the risk in white and black men, but not black women. Apparently, “fast food emphasizes primordial preferences for salt and fat… this may promote overeating”. But, why should black women not benefit from breakfast in the way that white and black men do…? Very strange.