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Study Questions Fat and Heart Disease Link
New York Times ^ | MARCH 17, 2014 | ANAHAD O'CONNOR

Posted on 03/18/2014 8:16:42 AM PDT by reaganaut1

Edited on 03/18/2014 8:46:52 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Many of us have long been told that saturated fat, the type found in meat, butter and cheese, causes heart disease. But a large and exhaustive new analysis by a team of international scientists found no evidence that eating saturated fat increased heart attacks and other cardiac events.


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TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: diet; fat; health; saturatedfat
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Government meddling in lifestyle issues depends on the strength of the lobby as well as the strength of the evidence. The government won't say that male homosexuality is dangerous and to be discouraged, because the homosexuals are well organized.
1 posted on 03/18/2014 8:16:42 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

http://authoritynutrition.com/8-ridiculous-myths-about-meat-and-health/


2 posted on 03/18/2014 8:23:39 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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http://dietheartpublishing.com/diet-heart-timeline


3 posted on 03/18/2014 8:25:51 AM PDT by Salamander (SNEK!!!)
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Government meddling in lifestyle issues depends on the strength of the lobby as well as the strength of the evidence.

This.

4 posted on 03/18/2014 8:26:06 AM PDT by dfwgator
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I am so sick of all this “health” garbage. Exactly what it is - garbage. They don’t really know what is “good” or “bad” unless it has poison. They keep changing their minds.

Not only don’t I really believe stuff about the fat in foods, but I don’t really believe fat people are more likely to have XXX and WWWW and YYY. I DO believe being fat mechanically causes problems (my DH’s knees, and MIL), but I don’t think there is really any evidence being fat causes more heart problems, diabetes, etc than being thin.

Part of this is because I know there are people who just are genetically fat, and it’s not just that they eat poorly or whatever. If lots of people are naturally fat, yet don’t die at age 35, then it must not be the worst thing in the world. Similarly, lots of thin people who did everything “right” up and die suddenly. If there is any link, it is probably a negligible advantage to be on the thin side.

I think it’s just a prejudice campaign against fat people. Yes, they don’t look good, but don’t try to make it out to be about “health”.

Sorry for the slight tangent.


5 posted on 03/18/2014 8:28:04 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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Well...well..
The new York Times is catching up...too bad govt has fattened so many of its citizens with their lobby promoted health fads


6 posted on 03/18/2014 8:30:16 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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But..... but.... but...... it’s science! And like Global Warming, the science is settled. That T-bone steak is bad for the ticker and you should only eat lettuce! So is the NY Slimes entertaining the option the science in fat intake is not settled after all?????? Welcome to the Flat Earth Society NY Times!


7 posted on 03/18/2014 8:33:57 AM PDT by The South Texan (The Drive By Media is America's worst enemy and American people don't know it.)
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when people cut down on fats they tend to eat more bread, cold cereal

8 posted on 03/18/2014 8:34:06 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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my DH’s knees

Well, as long as he can still swing a bat, it doesn't matter if your Designated Hitter can field or run the bases.

9 posted on 03/18/2014 8:35:51 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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If lots of people are naturally fat, yet don’t die at age 35, then it must not be the worst thing in the world. Similarly, lots of thin people who did everything “right” up and die suddenly. If there is any link, it is probably a negligible advantage to be on the thin side.

Especially of that thin person ends up being accidentally crushed by a fat person.

10 posted on 03/18/2014 8:37:19 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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“Eat this! Don’t eat that!” “Oh wait, it’s OK to eat that! Don’t eat this anymore!” If the doctors can’t get their story straight, who can be surprised that the Gore-bull warming people aren’t taken seriously?


11 posted on 03/18/2014 8:40:16 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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Alcohol’s bad. No, a glass a day is OK.
Coffee’s bad. No, coffee’s OK.
Eggs are bad. No, eggs are OK.
Fat’s bad. No, fat’s OK.
Ice age is coming. No, global warming is coming.

Seems like I see something in all this...


12 posted on 03/18/2014 8:43:41 AM PDT by polymuser
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Many of us have long been told that saturated fat, the type found in meat, butter and cheese, causes heart disease.

One more bit of liberal elite stupidity bites the dust...

13 posted on 03/18/2014 8:48:27 AM PDT by GOPJ ("Fighter pilot manoeuvers"? One of the Saudi’s we trained in Texas years ago?)
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Many of us have long been told that saturated fat, the type found in meat, butter and cheese, causes heart disease.

One more bit of liberal elite stupidity bites the dust...

14 posted on 03/18/2014 8:49:28 AM PDT by GOPJ ("Fighter pilot manoeuvers"? One of the Saudi’s we trained in Texas years ago?)
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Woody Allen’s ‘Sleepers’ has him going 200 years into the future finding everybody smoking cigarettes. He said “are you crazy, do you know this will kill you.” “No, actually a hundred ago it was found that it was actually good for you”.


15 posted on 03/18/2014 8:54:01 AM PDT by AU72
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Human mortality rate is 100%. When the control nannies change that, we can talk. Until then, they need to butt out.


16 posted on 03/18/2014 8:54:07 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Washington: "I cannot tell a lie". Obama: "I cannot tell.....I lie")
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Maybe the New York Times intellectuals will also realize that it’s darn cold outside for March.


17 posted on 03/18/2014 9:00:01 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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“It’s the high carbohydrate or sugary diet that should be the focus of dietary guidelines,” he said. “If anything is driving your low-density lipoproteins in a more adverse way, it’s carbohydrates.”

Federal Government Bastards.

But I repeat myself.

18 posted on 03/18/2014 9:14:49 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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I use coconut oil, for several reasons and it is very high in saturated fat. It is also very high in medium-chain triglycerides which is said to be thermogenic. Tastes great, and cleans up very easily.


19 posted on 03/18/2014 9:16:07 AM PDT by matthew fuller (No, I don't miss GWB- I miss Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.)
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“It’s the high carbohydrate or sugary diet that should be the focus of dietary guidelines,” he said. “If anything is driving your low-density lipoproteins in a more adverse way, it’s carbohydrates.”

Bingo! Just compare the increase in obesity with the increase in per capita consumption of sugar.

20 posted on 03/18/2014 9:16:27 AM PDT by randita
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