Skip to comments.Low-fat diet may be low in benefit
Posted on 02/07/2006 9:47:42 PM PST by Dubya
WASHINGTON Low-fat diets do not protect women against heart attacks, strokes, breast cancer or colon cancer, a major study has found, contradicting what has been promoted as one of the cornerstones of a healthy lifestyle.
The eight-year study of nearly 50,000 middle-age and elderly women by far the largest, most definitive test of cutting fat from the diet did not find any clear evidence that it reduced their risks, undermining more than a decade of advice from many doctors.
The findings run contrary to the belief that had prompted health authorities to begin prominent campaigns to get people to eat less fat and the food industry to line grocery shelves with low-fat cookies, chips and other products.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Want to lose weight? Eat less. Don't believe me? Go get your stomach stapled.
I still do the Atkins.
Ok, I have done the research and ran the nubmers. My study proves conclusively that being born is the most dangerous thing that can happen to you. 100 percent of people who are born, die. Most of them die before they are 100 years old and all die before the reach 200 years old. We must stop births!/SAR
What is an Atkins. Is that a new workout machine like BowFlex?
I like artichokes in drawn butter mixed with garlic an lemmon, roast beef, mashed potatoes, with deep thick gravy, spinache drenched in butter and salt and pepper. Dessert is blueberry-apple pie with Breyer's vanilla ice cream and Creme Boulliet liquieur. And I weigh the same today, at 56, as I did 40 years ago.
This summer, we're going to have a lobster fest. Lobsters drenched in drawn butter, clams, egg salad, and cole slaw. A dozen bottles of Black Swan Chardonay. And a few pounds of strawberries with real whipped cream.
In between eating meals we eat NOTHING.
Julia Child is vindicated once again!
Think of all those people who have suffered for nothing.
A little while ago I came to this conclusion on my own. From then on, natural fats in moderation and no more obsessing.
Then I went out and bought one of these:
(Got the two-stick version, fits a pack of Lurpak perfectly. Go Denmark!)
It won't be the nail in the coffin, as stated, as that will take another 20 years now for this to be turned around. As a nurse I have said for years that it's not the fat content, but the content of the fat that matters. I have a very high total cholesterol, but extremely high HDL. I eat all the eggs I want, red meat, whatever. I do avoid margarine, most cooking oils except olive oil and p-nut oil for my popcorn. I use olive oil or butter in all my baking, even use lard in my pie crusts. My doctor says that he couldn't ask for a better HDL/LDL ratio, so keep my diet the same.
What most people don't realize, too, is that low-fat products are very high in carbohydrate, which is converted to fat and stored in the body.
Me too. I went years working nights, and eating high carb food. I got up to 400 (approx) Now I've been working days and doing atkins for almost 2 years. Now I'm under 220. I'm very happy with Atkins, but so strange eating green beans (w. flaxseed meal sprinkled on top) for Breakfast.
It seems like everything points to genetics. Prostate Cancer runs in my family and no matter how many Saw Palmetto supplements I take I wonder by what % my odds of getting the cancer will decrease. I am starting to think not very much.
Maybe this study will get Krispy Kreme stock moving again. The stock has tanked in the last few years as the low carb craze has persisted. While eating non fat foods may not decrease your odds of cancer, I still believe it impacts your weight. I'm no scientist, but I think carbs play 10 times the role in weight gain compared to fatty foods
Krispy Kremes are only really good hot and fresh. otherwise they are just like any other doughnut.
Because of Type 2 diabetes I made some radical diet changes about 18 months ago. I cut out carbohydrates and now eat a diet that has a very high fat and fiber content. I also started to exercise more. I have lost weight and my cholesterol levels are so low my doctor regards me as his "poster patient". The net is that (in my case) weight loss and exercise were the key to lower cholesterol, in spite of high levels of fat in my diet.
making doughnuts at home is a very messy job...
Excellent argument for abortion--the most humane and loving thing one can do.
I just won't go there (frying) I remember my mother making doughnuts as a kid. she was a messy cook and did not clean up after herself. the kitchen was a real big mess when she finished...
NoWay!!! Krispy Kremes are the best!
to each his own. I only like them when they are real warm and fresh out of the fryer.
DING DING DING!!!! WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!
It amazes me that with the myriad of weight-loss schemes out there, simply eating smaller portions seems to receive so little mention. I guess there's no money to be made in eating less food!
Eating less of whatever you want coupled with even a minimal amount of physical exertion will do wonders.
Krispy Kreme donuts are overrated. The best donuts I've ever eaten in my life are from the King Soopers bakery. King Soopers is a supermarket chain located in the region around Colorado.
Add to that we stopped eating them because they really aren't that great.
Which really points, if you can believe any of the competing studies, to what mom and grandma told us all as kids. Moderation, exercise, healthy fats, fruits and vegetables. Mediterranean diets achieve this. I have memories of my grandfather eating lard sandwiches. That's right, lard, sliced about 1/4 inch thick (ugh), on brown bread, sometimes with a thick slice of raw onion. He died at 92, after a misdiagnosis (he had pneumonia) sent him home instead of to the ICU.
I was about to say the same thing. Basically "Everything in Moderation". Boom, thats it. We are fatter as a society simply because we are eating more and exercizing less. Some of the new foods we eat (lots of trans-fats, basically artificial fats created in a lab) are also bad for us, go figure, we never evolved (and/or God never made us) to eat them. But even if you eat some of those "Bad for you" things, if you just eat less overall, you will be healthier, bottom line. The calorie reduction people are on to something.
-My study proves conclusively that being born is the most dangerous thing that can happen to you.-
Har! I agree! Folks keep looking for ways to avoid death, but it's always there somewhere. As soon as you're born, you're already headed for it. If you want to live forever, make yourself a good life and leave a legacy!
Pork fat STILL rules!!!
Ok, I have done the research and ran the nubmers. My study proves conclusively that being born is the most dangerous thing that can happen to you. 100 percent of people who are born, die. Most of them die before they are 100 years old and all die before the reach 200 years old. We must stop births!/SAR>>>>>>>>>>>
Your conclusion is beyond dispute! I do have a question though. What are nubmers?