This final category consists of foods that you don’t have to avoid, but should consume in moderation, like butter, Dr. Mozaffarian said. It’s fine to cook or bake with it. But you don’t need to have it at every meal. And olive oil is a good alternative. “Make sure you eat the good foods, minimize the bad, and then these other foods you can use to fill out the rest of your diet,” he said. “We can’t only be eating the good things. Otherwise your diet will get boring.” These foods contain saturated fat, which has long been vilified. But research by Dr. Mozaffarian and others has shown that saturated fat isn’t the dietary boogeyman it was long thought to be. For example, one major study in Annals of Internal Medicine that Dr. Mozaffarian co-authored with a team of international scientists in 2014 found no evidence that saturated fat increased heart attacks and other cardiac events.
Methamphetamine is a drug with highly addictive effects, such as increased libido and stimulation of the pleasure centers of the brain. Thus, users will go to extreme measures to procure the drug, placing themselves in danger of violence, risky sexual behavior, and the many side effects of methamphetamine itself. These risky behaviors pose a threat to the outbreak of HIV. Additionally, intravenous drug use exposes many individuals to blood-borne illnesses that they otherwise may not have come into contact with. A shift in disease incidence rates has revealed that HIV caused by drug use is becoming a problem in pregnant women. Methamphetamine is a highly potent substance, and it not only has detrimental effects on the user but also on developing infants, adding to the urgency of dealing with its increasing popularity as a “sex drug.”