How Big Government Backed Bad Science and Made Americans Fat

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Consumption of meat, butter, eggs, and cheese were once encouraged as part of a healthy diet. Then in the 1950s, a Minnesota doctor named Ancel Keys put forth his diet-heart hypothesis, claiming that saturated fats raise cholesterol levels and cause heart attacks.

Keys produced landmark studies of the relationship between diet and heart disease that transformed nutrition science. He became a powerful figure in the science community. Contemporaries who publicly questioned the validity of his findings risked losing their research funding or becoming pariahs. When the U.S. adopted dietary guidelines in 1980, Keys' recommendations became enshrined in national food policy.

"We have made our policy based upon this weak kind of science called epidemiology which shows association, but not causation," Teicholz explains. "We have the situation where we just cannot reverse out of these policies that were originally based on really weak science."

Keys' flawed research is one reason Americans have been getting fatter and unhealthier for decades. Despite major advances in treatment, heart disease is still the leading cause of death for men and women.


http://reason.com/reasontv/2018/05/03/nina-teicholz-big-fat-surprise
 

dintery

New Member
Thank you. The war against fats has raged for some time and it's good to see that it is changing. Seems like some someone was interested in having all of the attention focused somewhere other than sugar!
 

warneckutz

Well-Known Member
This is all part of the turn to a keto diet ... It seems near to impossible to go full keto but I'm sure it can be done.
 

vraiblonde

Board Mommy
Staff member
PREMO Member
Seems like some someone was interested in having all of the attention focused somewhere other than sugar!
And that's the problem. Lobbyists have big money and big power and can get the press to say anything they want them to say.

Ask anyone who follows a low carb diet and they will tell you they lose weight, whereas low fat dieters don't seem to have the same success.
 
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