Don’t Give Up the Fat, II

I find no sweeter fat than sticks to my own bones. –Walt Whitman A few days ago, we looked at why we should not give up on animal fat. Specifically, five reasons. We go now to reasons six and seven.

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Don’t Give Up The Fat!

The rate of cardiovascular disease suffered by both rural and urban Chinese males is almost indistinguishable from the rate experienced by American males, while the rates…for both rural and urban Chinese women is significantly higher than those suffered by American females….The notion that the Chinese don’t have disease of the heart…is what we like to […]

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Cholesterol Mythology

Not really, and actually my cholesterol was 190 when I had the heart attack. 190, which isn’t that high. –Mike Ditka Guess who else’s cholesterol was well within the Mythical Safe Range when he had his first heart attack? Dwight Eisenhower, who was the ideal weight for his height and was very fit when his […]

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Paging Dr. Oz…

Everything must be taken into account. If the fact will not fit the theory—let the theory go. ― Agatha Christie “Paging Dr. Oz. Dr. Oz to the ER, stat.” Nurse, what’s wrong? Doctor, thank goodness you’re here. One of your patients is doing very poorly. Oh no! Which one? Lipid H. Po. Thesis NO!

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The China Study

China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese. –Charles de Gaulle And that’s about the quality of the information we can glean from The China Study. The China Study is a book by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell that purportedly proves without a doubt that the eating of animal foods causes all […]

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Objections, 3

Nullis in Verba –Motto of the Royal Society of London In Objections 2 we started talking about fat and explored just a little bit of the history behind the rise and dominance of the lipid hypothesis–that fat is the cause of obesity and health problems. Now let’s talk a bit about the science.

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Objections, 2

It is of no great difficulty to raise objections against another man’s oration; nay, it is a very easy matter; but to produce a better in its place is a work extremely troublesome. –Plutarch In the previous post I listed a common objection I hear to eating very-low carb: your brain needs glucose! In this […]

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