Skip to comments.The Cholesterol Myths: Exposing the Fallacy that Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease
Posted on 10/30/2001 9:25:13 AM PST by sourceryEdited on 07/22/2005 11:03:05 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
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But only if swallowed in small amounts over a long period of time (One of George Carlin's better jokes)
Is this starting to look like a quack rant or what?
You know I don't think there would be any lack of volunteers for a multi year study in which half get generous rations of steak and eggs, and half get to eat what is today considered a "balanced diet," if the food is furnished free. It shouldn't be that hard to hide the results. One thing which is not pointed out here is any connection to activity levels and/or exercise and/or overall weight (high fat tends to be high calorie, and saturated fat seems to be the easiest fat to get). And how about other nasties suspected, such as increased cancer rates for the susceptible. How about the "brown fat" and other genetic connections for some peoples with a high meat diet (e.g. the Eskimos), which makes them able to burn off more calories, and perhaps to deal with saturated fats better. This rant sounds like the data cherry pick it complains about itself.
There are also some indications that low-fat diets and Nutrasweet all contribute to widening the very tiny gaps between ganglia in the brain. These gaps must be small for the electrochemical reactions to occur that give us THOUGHT. Widening the gaps leads to inabilities to think, reason, remember, exert motor control over oneself, etc.
A couple of decades ago, the Navy accidently discovered that ELF (extra-low frequency) radio waves immediately and dramatically increased the triglycerides in the bloodstream of those exposed. Triglycerides are what cause hardening of the arteries.
There are dozens of anecodotes of folks across the country being diagnosed for "tinitus" for a persistent ringing/humming sound heard. Taos, New Mexico is well-known for folks having to move away from it because of the persistent humming they hear.
-- Joey Tribiani, Friends
Everyone seems to agree that a reasonable amount of exercise can only be good for you, and that total abstinence from exercise is not recommended.
As for weight loss/maintenance, the scientific evidence is irrefutable: it's solely a function of the calories consumed less the calories burned. This has been confirmed by numerous experiments. The advantage that fat calories have over carbohydrate calories is that they are more satisfying, and help you "feel full" longer. The evidence also shows that eating both fat and high fiber (low glycemic index) carbohydrates together results in the best and longest lasting feeling of satiety. Obviously, the less calories required to feel satisfied, the easier it will be to lose or maintain weight.
And how about other nasties suspected, such as increased cancer rates for the susceptible.
The evidence is quite clear that neither aturated fat nor monounsaturated are culprits when it comes to cancer. The reverse is true for polyunsaturated fats.
However, it may be that the chemicals formed when meat is cooked in certain ways cause cancer.
How about the "brown fat" and other genetic connections for some peoples with a high meat diet (e.g. the Eskimos), which makes them able to burn off more calories, and perhaps to deal with saturated fats better.
Anaerobic exercise (weight training) builds brown fat.
This rant sounds like the data cherry pick it complains about itself.
All information is always suspect. No theory or belief can ever be proven to be absolutely true, and is always subject to criticism and disproof. The best that can be done is to make one's best approximation based on the evidence currently available, but to also realize that revisions may be necessary in the future.
My point...EAT!...What???...you want to live forever??...Who in their right mind would want that?
HuH??I have tinitus..and have bigger synapses due to nutra sweet would you run that buy me one more time?
Interviewer--"What does your doctor say about you smoking 6 cigars a day?"
George Burns---" My doctor is dead."
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