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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

"They could see no link to coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease, ischaemic stroke or type 2 diabetes"

Global warming isn't the only lie from government scientists.

From the London Daily Mail:
People who eat lots of butter or cream are no more likely to have an early death than anyone else, a study suggests.
Researchers trawled through the health records of hundreds of thousands of patients and found no statistical link between eating saturated fat and falling ill with heart disease, strokes or type 2 diabetes.
The findings, published in the British Medical Journal, raise further doubts about 32-year-old guidelines that warn people to avoid butter, full-fat milk and other meat and dairy products with high levels of saturated fats.
Britons were advised in 1983 to cut their fat intake to 30 per cent of their total energy, and saturated fat intake to 10 per cent, while increasing the amount of carbohydrates they ate.
But the latest evidence suggests that saturated fats may not be bad for you after all.
Academics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, looked at 12 previous studies, involving between 90,000 and 340,000 patients in each study, and calculated the overall link between saturated fat and different health conditions.
They could see no link to coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease, ischaemic stroke or type 2 diabetes.
Of course, this is just one study and I have little faith that its researchers got it right, either.


  1. You might want to look further into this by reading The Big Fat Surprise

  2. Gee, an opposing viewpoint to 30 years of government recommendations. We have reason to distrust our government. Did Big Dairy finance this study?

  3. Here's one study whose results I'd really, Really, REALLY like to know: How much weight has Michelle Obama lost during her campaign of terror against America's eating habits? Underneath al those fancy clothes from haut couture designers, is she still just the same old fatty? (Not that there's anything wrong with a mature woman whose had children being naturally Rubenesque, if you know what I mean.)

  4. If the study says that eating butter is healthy, then the study must be correct, in all respects. Likewise well-marbled steaks.


  5. Have our nutrition "science" .gov friends gotten *anything* right in the last 40-50 years?

    It's become a giant joke as far as I can tell. The list of things they got wrong is so, SO long and has led to out of control diabetes that has cost billions and made millions of people very sick.

    I understand that it's very very hard to run reliable studies on nutrition, but that's kinda the point - this stuff is really hard to draw conclusions from, so let's stop, eh?


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