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What is the optimal diet?

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Something happened in 1926, and I have no idea what it was. Look at the two charts in the video at 00:44 to 00:51. Note the sharp change in rate of increase that happened in 1926. Any ideas about that year?

— Update: Just received a phone call from The Eldest, who works at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. She told me that it was around 1926 — in fact, slightly before — that scientists began to discover the chemistry of food: what things in food made it nutritious. She sent me a PDF of a timeline of nutrition research. 

Still, that leaves open the question of what happened in 1926 to bend upward the rate of deaths from heart disease — e.g., 

Chart from the video below, which includes also a chart for Females (showing the same upward bend at 1926)
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Written by Leisureguy

9 August 2022 at 11:47 am

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  1. Could it be vegetable (seed) oils? Dr. Chris Knobbe – ‘Diseases of Civilization: Are Seed Oil Excesses the Unifying Mechanism?’ – YouTube
    Note graph at 15:55 for a correlation of what happened around 1926.

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    Arne

    15 August 2022 at 6:37 am

  2. Very interesting chart. Many thanks. I’ve posted that. It does seem a likely possibility.

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    Leisureguy

    15 August 2022 at 8:45 pm


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