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Low-Fat Debunked, Scientists Back Low-Vitamin Diet
Scrappleface ^ | 2006-02-08 | Scott Ott

Posted on 02/08/2006 10:20:06 AM PST by Tarkin

(2006-02-08) — In the wake of a $415 million study of 49,000 women showing that a low-fat diet will not prevent, or even reduce the risk, of heart disease and cancer, nutrition experts today said they now believe that the pathway to health is found in eating foods low in vitamins and high in monosodium glutamate (MSG).

(...) “Science works by first making definitive recommendations, and then doing several years of research to discover if we were right,” said an unnamed NIH spokesman. “During the research phase, our job is to vigorously promote our assumptions until the facts disprove them.”

(...) “We feel even stronger about the Paramus Beach Diet than we did about the health effects of reducing dietary fat,” he said. “Americans should trust us, because our faith in our assumptions is rock solid.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: fat; health; low; nutrition; science; scientists; scrappleface
Warning - Scrappleface
1 posted on 02/08/2006 10:20:09 AM PST by Tarkin
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To: Tarkin
My grandmother is a health aficionado bur doesn't know "Scrappleface" or Mr. Ott

I suppose I could send her this article and see if she'll fall for it.

2 posted on 02/08/2006 10:21:48 AM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: Tarkin
nutrition experts today said they now believe that the pathway to health is found in eating foods low in vitamins and high in monosodium glutamate (MSG).

LOL!

3 posted on 02/08/2006 10:23:23 AM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Tarkin

"You mean I've been eating crap for nothing????"
4 posted on 02/08/2006 10:24:33 AM PST by Andy from Beaverton (I only vote Republican to stop the Democrats)
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To: Tarkin

I stick to the basic four food groups-alcohol, caffeine, salt and grease.


5 posted on 02/08/2006 10:26:10 AM PST by Spok (Est omnis de civilitate.)
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To: Tarkin
...study of 49,000 women showing that a low-fat diet will not prevent, or even reduce the risk, of heart disease and cancer

I can guess who some of those women were.

I can also wager that more than a few made their way into the US Senate & House of Representatives.

6 posted on 02/08/2006 10:27:04 AM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: Tarkin
“Science works by first making definitive recommendations, and then doing several years of research to discover if we were right,” said an unnamed NIH spokesman. “During the research phase, our job is to vigorously promote our assumptions until the facts disprove them.”

I didn't know that this thread was about (anthropogenic) global warming!

7 posted on 02/08/2006 10:40:53 AM PST by Jibaholic (We wouldn't let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas? -- Josef Stalin)
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To: Jibaholic
I didn't know that this thread was about (anthropogenic) global warming!

If it had been, then the statement would be: “During the research phase, our job is to vigorously promote our assumptions until long after the facts disprove them.”

8 posted on 02/08/2006 10:54:38 AM PST by KarlInOhio (During wartime, some whistles should not be blown. - Orson Scott Card)
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To: Andy from Beaverton
Rosie O'Donut doesn't eat crap.

She eats carpet.

9 posted on 02/08/2006 10:56:35 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Tarkin

LOL. Almost got me. Gotta look out for that Scrappleface.


10 posted on 02/08/2006 10:57:41 AM PST by radiohead (Hey Kerry, I'm still here; still hating your lying, stinking guts, you coward.)
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To: Andy from Beaverton

Well you are what you eat.


11 posted on 02/08/2006 10:59:42 AM PST by ghitma (Lifter)
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To: Tarkin
“Science works by first making definitive recommendations, and then doing several years of research to discover if we were right,” said an unnamed NIH spokesman.

What an abomination: this person does not even know what science is! Science does not make recommendations: social engineers who pretend to be scientists do that. Science formulates hypotheses and withholds judgment until these hypotheses are either refuted (the best outcome) or sufficiently corroborated, in which case they are cautiously accepted for the time being.

This "scientist" is a good example and an explanation why physicists and engineers can send a spacecraft millions o miles away and nutritionists keep changing their minds about everything every two weeks. It's not the complexity of their tasks but the lack of scientific honesty and other values that renders them impotent. And, in the case of the quoted "scientist," also stupid.

12 posted on 02/08/2006 11:08:49 AM PST by TopQuark
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To: TopQuark

Pssst: Hey(in whisper)buddy, this is scrappleface.


13 posted on 02/08/2006 11:15:44 AM PST by calex59 (seeing the light shouldn't make you go blind)
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To: calex59
"Um, Miss Emily, this is scrappleface."

What's that ? Scrappleface?
Oh, never mind..........

14 posted on 02/08/2006 11:18:52 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: calex59
this is scrappleface.

And "scrappleface" is something like Shakespeare or Dostoevsky which we must have heard about without comments?

I've not heard of it and unlikely will after this post.

15 posted on 02/08/2006 11:25:03 AM PST by TopQuark
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To: Spok

You may as well because sooner or later that diet will be touted as the best, too.


16 posted on 02/08/2006 11:27:44 AM PST by A knight without armor
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To: Tarkin

This is soooo true. People tell me God does not exist because of our beloved scientists and all they 'know'. My father especially, his religion is science. I say there requires just as much faith in science as their is in religion.


17 posted on 02/08/2006 11:30:37 AM PST by sandbar
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To: Tarkin
“Science works by first making definitive recommendations, and then doing several years of research to discover if we were right,” said an unnamed NIH spokesman. “During the research phase, our job is to vigorously promote our assumptions until the facts disprove them.”

I know this is satire, but this is a pretty close description of how the "Scientists in the Public Interest" group actually operates.

18 posted on 02/08/2006 11:38:11 AM PST by LexBaird ("I'm not questioning your patriotism, I'm answering your treason."--JennysCool)
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To: Tarkin

How about a No-Food diet?


19 posted on 02/08/2006 11:38:38 AM PST by RockinRight (Attention RNC...we're the party of Reagan, not FDR...)
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To: TopQuark
I've not heard of it and unlikely will after this post.

Scrappleface is a satire site, often linked to on FR. It's humor, okay?

20 posted on 02/08/2006 11:40:54 AM PST by LexBaird ("I'm not questioning your patriotism, I'm answering your treason."--JennysCool)
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To: TopQuark
And "scrappleface" is something like Shakespeare or Dostoevsky which we must have heard about without comments? I've not heard of it and unlikely will after this post.

Scrappleface is a website that makes fun of just about everything, in this case a scientific report that was released yesterday saying that low fat diets do not work for women. You may certainly make comments but the article was not serious, although scrappleface is famous for writing articles that certainly appear that way at first read, just enough truth to make them seem like the real thing.

I thought everyone knew about scrappleface, apparently not.

21 posted on 02/08/2006 11:50:39 AM PST by calex59 (seeing the light shouldn't make you go blind)
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To: calex59; LexBaird
Many thanks for your prelies. I have indeed not heard of this source before, and this post is the first one for me.
22 posted on 02/08/2006 11:55:17 AM PST by TopQuark
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To: Tarkin

I'm generally practicing two different diets at any givin time as one diet doesn't provide me with enough food. ;^)


23 posted on 02/08/2006 12:04:47 PM PST by HEY4QDEMS (Learn from the past, don't live in it.)
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To: TopQuark
Many thanks for your prelies.

Prelies: Another word for a Politcian clearing his throat. ;^)

24 posted on 02/08/2006 12:06:10 PM PST by LexBaird ("I'm not questioning your patriotism, I'm answering your treason."--JennysCool)
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To: LexBaird

I have no idea how that word got in: I meant to say "your replies." Thank you.


25 posted on 02/09/2006 4:25:07 PM PST by TopQuark
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To: Tarkin

The human body depends on the following :

1. Vitamins and minerals for proper bodily functions

2. Fiber for a healthy GI tract (especially the colon...I have heard that the "mucoidal plaque" that the colon cleanse marketers are hyping is actually nothing but gelatinated psyllium, as most of those colon cleanse products have psyllium as a key ingredient)

3. Water

4. Protein for the muscles

The low-carb diets may help people lose weight, but I have observed numerous flaws in these diets :

1. The diets are usually high in fats, especially triglycerides.

2. Fresh fruits are considered a no-no in the diet. Any diet which does not allow you to eat vitamin-rich and mineral-rich foods such as fruits is a diet to stay away from. Sure you could take a vitamin supplement and a fiber supplement, but that is just lazy.


26 posted on 08/15/2006 4:30:05 PM PDT by bigdcaldavis (Xandros : In a world without fences, who needs Gates?)
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