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An article in Business Insider by Daniel Duane:
For more than half a century, the conventional wisdom among nutritionists and public health officials was that fat is dietary enemy No. 1 — the leading cause of obesity and heart disease.
It appears the wisdom was off.
And not just off. Almost entirely backward.
According to a new study from the National Institutes of Health, a diet that reduces carbohydrates in favor of fat — including the saturated fat in meat and butter — improves nearly every health measurement, from reducing our waistlines to keeping our arteries clear, more than the low-fat diets that have been recommended for generations.
“The medical establishment got it wrong,” says cardiologist Dennis Goodman, director of Integrative Medicine at New York Medical Associates. “The belief system didn’t pan out.”
It’s not the conclusion you would expect given the NIH study’s parameters. Lead researcher Lydia Bazanno, of the Tulane University School of Public Health, pitted this high-fat, low-carb diet against a fat-restricted regimen prescribed by the National Cholesterol Education Program.
“We told both groups to get carbs from green, leafy vegetables, because those are high in nutrients and fiber to keep you sated,” Bazanno says. “We also told everyone to stay away from trans fats.” The fat-restricted group continued to eat carbs, including bread and cereals, while keeping saturated fat — common in animal products — below 7 percent of total calories.
By contrast, the high-fat group cut carbs in half and did not avoid butter, meat, and cheese. Most important, both groups ate as much as they wanted — no calorie counting, no going hungry.
One year later, the high-fat, low-carb group had lost three times as much weight — 12 pounds compared with four — and that weight loss came from body fat, while the low-fat group lost muscle. Even more persuasive were the results of blood tests meant to measure the risk of heart disease and diabetes. The high-fat group, despite eating nearly twice as much saturated fat, still saw greater improvements in LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides. . . .
Continue reading. The article in context includes these links:
Considering fat simply as a food feels odd at first, but then it becomes a relief and a pleasure. And in the meantime the sugar industry, which has zero concerns about our health but big concerns about its bottom line, is fight fiercely to keep the Nutrition Facts label from showing us how much sugar has been added to our foods. (Note: 1 tsp sugar = 4 grams, the 11 grams of sugar in one serving of Clamato juice (see video below) is almost 3 teaspoons, or 1 tablespoon, of sugar. How often do you stir a tablespoon of sugar into your drink? (Well, obviously, you don’t have to: lots of sugar has already been added, enough so that food manufacturers really don’t want you to know how much.)
No, not all men—but too damn many. Watch this video and think about how this sort of thing, day after day, year after year, affects women. From a story at Vox.
If you click the link to watch the trailer on YouTube, you’ll see a bunch of related clips in the column at the right.
More info on the movie at its home site.