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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE August Lawrence Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb Enclosed please find an advertisement that is being repeated in new- spapers and magazines on the subject of "cellulite." Just what is it, and how can it be eliminated? Exercise? Diet? Massage'.' There are thousands of women who will appreciate your comments and advice on this matter. May I say that for many of us your column has proved to be a life saver. Dear Reader And, we are off on another mad, crazy fad to exploit the most exploited group of people in modern society, those with excess fat. Cellulite is a new term for lumps and bumps of fat. "If you squeeze it and it dimples it's cellulite." It's not nice to dimple any more. It's "orange peel fat." It's that ugly, bumpy fat around the thighs or elsewhere. The key is that it is FAT. Not all fat is distributed evenly. It has a habit of being deposited as a "spare tire" or as lumps or bumps, but regardless of how it is deposited it is fat. Other than the fatty tumors i lipomas) the right treatment for FAT is directed toward eliminating obesity. Other magical cures that defy the laws of science have a habit of defying everything except the ability to get money from people who are displeased with their appearance because of lumps and bumps of fat. Spot reducing doesn't work. To eliminate bumps and lumps of unsightly fat you need to lose fat all over. That means good diet principles i no fads or crash efforts, but a sensible, regular, well- balanced diet) and proper ex- ercise. So. if you have lumps and bumps and spare tires, go on a good program to eliminate obesity directed along sensible diet and exer- cise programs. In short, forget about "cellulite." For some sane recommen- dations you will want to read the booklet I have prepared on losing weight. Send 50 cents, to cover costs, to "Losing Weight." in care of this new- spaper. P.O. Box 1551. Radio City Station. New York, N.Y. 10019. Dear Dr. Lamb For the benefit of us senior citizens will you please discuss the merits of vitamin E for aging. Also, what is the best way of taking this vitamin? Is there any truth in the rumor that it could cause cancer? Dear Reader First things Fun with figures By J. A. H. HUNTER Each letter stands for a different digit. Cheer up! Things are never as bad as they seem. And WELL1? Well.' that's just prime. Yes. prime. What do vou make of it? A L L 'S W E L L A Y E A L L'S S W E L L (Answer tomorrow) Mr. Hunter answers all letters: ideas welcomed. Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN c 1174, The Cftiuio Tribune Both vulnerable. North deals. NORTH AA K 4 8 496532 K 4 EAST AQ1093 4QJ10 AK874 Q1082 SOUTH J 6 5 2 V A K Q 10 4 Void 6 5 3 The bidding: North East South West 1 Pass 1 V Pass INT Pass Pass 4V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead: Queen of When this deal was played in a national championship, most pairs reached a contract of three no trump, though there were quite a few in four hearts. For the most part, neither contract was success- ful. However, after the lead of the queer, of diamonds, four hearts was virtually a sure- trick contract. Cover up the East- West hands if you like, or treat the hand as a double dummy problem and see if you can take ten tricks at a heart contract. You have seven tricks going in, and the total rises to nine if LI'L the jack of hearts is guarded no more than twice. Most declarers ruffed the opening lead, drew three rounds Of trumps, discovering that they had a loser in the suit, arid then tried either to endplay or squeeze West in the black suits. But all their efforts were doomed to fail. The key to the play is taking a trick with the nine-eight of trumps in dummy. Together, they are equal to the jack and represent a sure trick if they can be utilized. To accomplish this, declarer must play a dummy reversal, using his trumps for ruffing and dummy's to draw trumps. His aim is to take five ruffs in his hand, aCe-king in both spades and clubs, and a trump trick in dummy. If you have worked that out. move to the top of the class. You ruff the opening lead and enter dummy twice with the ace and king of spades, and ruff two more diamonds. Next, use the ace and king of clubs as entries to ruff dummy's last two diamonds. You have accomplished your purpose. You have won the first nine tricks and used all your trumps for ruffing. Now you can exit with any card you choose. Dummy still has intact the nine-eight of trumps, and since these cards represent a sure trick, you have fulfilled your contract. Ask Andy first. There is no evidence at all that vitamin E causes cancer. I'm not a vitamin E enthusiast, but I believe in be- ing fair. The evidence is that vitamin E is essentially harmless, even if it isn't help- ful. There is some experimental work that demonstrates a slightly longer life span in mice and rats taking ad- ditional vitamin E. However. I must caution you that animals and man have different vitamin needs. We have to take vitamin C, but a cow doesn't. A cow can develop vitamin E defiency and man does not under any ordinary circumstances. So. the animal experiments may have no application whatever to man. Now. if you want to take it anyway, it won't do any harm except for the money it costs. The best place to get vitamin E is in a good, well-balanced diet of wholesome foods, but if you want a supplement any of the capsules or tablets are adequate. I should think that any preparation containing 100 units a day would be more than adequate for this suppos- ed purpose. Incidentally, the 1973 Recommended Daily- Allowance for vitamin E is only about 15 units. This is not a recommendation for its use. Dr. Lamb welcomes questions from his readers, but because of the volume of mail he cannot answer per- sonally. Questions of general interest will be discussed in future columns. Write to Dr. Lamb in care of this new- spaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merit Students Encyclopedia to David Nicholson, age 11, of Lemon Grove, California for his question: Do starfish lay eggs or bear live young? About 2.000 kinds of star- fishes belong to the world ocean. They range in size from half-inch midgets to three-foot giants. Their various colors range through the rainbow. The number of their arms range from four to 50. The species are so numerous and so different that they could populate a whole zoo of their own. But all the starfishes produce eggs and all of them can regrow new bodies from lost parts. The starfish's talent for multiplication is a great problem to fishermen. The tough little creatures devour clams, oysters and other valuable sea foods. One might think that the problem of sur- plus starfish could be solved by chopping the tough little creatures in half. Not at all. For when sliced in two, both halves can regrow to become two starfishes. This talent for regeneration, or regrowing lost parts, is one of the most amazing wonders of nature. But to oyster fishermen, it is a great nuisance. Scientists have demonstrated that one species can regenerate a complete new body from a half-inch sec- tion of just one of its five arms. However, a starfish does not have to wait to multiply until somebody chops him up. We now know that at least some species can pull themselves apart and regenerate new bodies from each of the pieces. Even this is not the complete story. An adult star- fish has a pair of male and female organs on each arm. Once each year, during a definite breeding season, the adults release swarms of male and female cells into the sea Some species release two million cells in a couple of hours, others release 200 million. If all of them merged to form fertilized egg cells that survived, the starfish population explosion would be stupendous. However, most of the cells and fertilized eggs are devoured by fishes and other creatures of the hungry sea. The fertilized egg is called a zygote. Its two cells multiply by dividing, again and again. After a day or so of this busy multiplication, the zygote becomes a larva. This infant stage of life is a small hollow ball, with surface hairs to propel it through the water. During the next two months, it changes its shape several times. Unlike its parents, the star- fish larva has a two-sided body, with front and rear ends. The front end sprouts three tiny arms, while the rest of it takes the form of a five- sided starfish. Eventually, the arms latch onto a solid sur- face and the rest breaks free to become an adult starfish. This method of multiplica- tion is extremely com- plicated. One wonders why the larvas must go through a two- sided stage of life. Perhaps the answer is lost in ancient history. For mosi. biologists suspect that the modern five- sided starfishes descended from two-sided ancestors. In this case, the larvas merely develop through ancestral stages. Questions asked by chil- dren of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) Flashback By THE CANADIAN PRESS 1057 Macbeth, king of Scotland, was slain in battle. 1866 The College of Ot- tawa became a university. 1945 Gasoline rationing ended in Canada. 1947 Independence Day for India and Pakistan. 1950 An earthquake in Assam claimed victims. Your horoscope By Jeane Dixon FRIDAY, AUGUST 16 Your birthday today: You now wind up several cycles of growth at about the same time. It's a great year for en- joying what you've ac- cumulated and what you've become. Ongoing enterprises should continue as is. new pro- jects kept to reasonable dimensions. Friendships re- main strong. Today's natives are hardworking, have uneven vocational success, should save in periods of prosperity. ARIES (March 21-April Everything looks better than it is. but can be used to en- courage stronger efforts. Creative work thrives by applying old ideas to fresh contexts. Settle home concerns for a happy weekend. TAURUS (April 20-May Let this be an easy day and a successful week through nor- mal routine. Life on the home front spontaneously improves, but retire early. GEMINI (May 21-June Second thoughts surface. Do what you can to readjust dis- crepancies. Ask for co- operation among your regular associates. It's a sentimental evening. CANCER Minor changes yield many benefits. Avoid major speculative moves, par- ticularly where you haven't thoroughly researched. Gather your belongings; collect what is coming to you. LEO (July 23-Aug. Take action rather than talk about it. More exertion is re- quired on all activities with pleasing results. Personal plans are favored over career issues. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. Use your own judgment and save money on home improve- ment or decoration. Keep out of the general public view if you can. "Tidy up" is today's maxim. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Go along blithely with the natural swing of the day. En- joy your friendships. Social diversions are featured, but don't neglect preparations for tomorrow. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. Round up your resources for a full weekend. Clear up all pending business so you don't have to backtrack later. No great pressures are likely if you don't ask for trouble. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. Remote and seemingly unrelated factors must be considered in getting perspective on your progress. Imagination plots your course; intuition shows you how to navigate. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Consulting people who seldom speak up offers rewards. Creative approaches to old problems save money and energy. You have talents you rarely use. Try for fuller expression today. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. Do all you can where you are to promote healthy con- ditions and growth. Beyond this, there's little you can do for the world outside your locality. PISCES (Feb. 19-March Wind up your work week neatly, keep teamwork active and thriving. Bring in supplies, prepare resources for a big weekend, then get some extra rest. A few thoughts concerning a lost love. w Rat SHORT MBS I'VE DECIDED TO GIVE UP THIS RACKET AND BKOME A DOCTOR. ISNT IT A LITTLE LATE IN LIFE TO TW SUCH A NEW CAREER NOT REALLY 1 HAVE AN APVMTAGE I'VE ALREAPY MORE VITAL ORGANS "THEN MOST DOCTORS DO IN A HI AND LOIS THROW ME THE THROW ME THE LOOK AT THAT THREW BUGS BUM CH1SELIN' BUMS... SNAFFL1N1 MY CRACKERS AN1 CATSUP PER FREE MAY I....SNAKPF... TKOUBUE YOU FOR A PAPER AND PENCIL, SIRE MV PERSONAL LO.U. FOR A T1P...CEDRIC AND I ALWAYS GO s FIRST BLONDIE SLOMDIE, I'VE BEENJ SOME SERIOUS THINKIMG ABOUT WHAT LIFE IS AL.L ABOUT I DOM'T ABOUT YOU, DEAR--- BUT IM GOMG TO TME BEAUTY FOR A BODY WAVE ARCHIE ARE AN ARTIST. WHAT DOES A SCOTSMAN WEAR, UNDER HIS QUILTS ARCHIE, )OR DO THIS IS YOU. HUMPHREY WORK FOR AS LIVING HAGAR THE HORRIBLE CAN YOU WHAT HE'P BE LIKE IF 1 LIP A MINUTE THAT IS A 24-HoiJR-A-DAY 3EETLE BAILEY MAYBE HE'S ON THE PHONE WHY I LET HIM ANALYZE ME, ANYWAy? HOW DO I KNOW HE'S NORMAL? TO PROVE YOU RE A NUT. 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