At the center this week is an episode about the obesity crisis, the great public health threat of our time. Flanking it are episodes on a possible remedy and a possible obstruction to progress. I’ll let you figure out which is which.
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According to the American Heart Association, replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat in everyone’s diet would reduce heart disease by 30%.https://www.lchfgazette.com/2017/06/low-carb-nugget-19/
The AHA bases its claim on the results of trials. Everything comes down to the trials.
It turns out that the AHA is relying on four trials to make its case in support of the 30% reduction claim. All of the trials date from the 1960s . . .
The great public health crisis of our time is not cardiovascular disease, not cancer, and not diabetes.
The dimensions of the obesity crisis are still being determined. It’s safe to say they are enormous, and growing, as a new study indicates
Does Intermittent Fasting (IF) work only because it results in a reduction in average calories consumed?
Not at all, says one fasting expert, because there is a big difference between “average” and “frequency.”
A river could have an average depth of one foot over its entire length, but there could be infrequent 10 foot holes that you could step into and drown.