'Carbohydrates are killing us'
BigotUnsatisfied

Folsom, LA

#1 Jul 10, 2018
'Carbohydrates are killing us'
By Eric Thorn -- Sunday, July 8, 2018

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

This year, more than 610,000 Americans will die from heart disease. It’s the leading cause of death for both men and women.

For decades, doctors and nutritionists prescribed low-fat diets to people trying to lower their risk of heart disease. Saturated fats in meats and dairy products were thought to clog our arteries. Grains — especially “whole” ones — were thought to help everything from high cholesterol to digestion.

A growing body of research suggests this advice was wrong. For most people, it’s carbohydrates, not fats, that are the true cause of heart disease.
Snidely

Folsom, LA

#2 Jul 10, 2018
The mistaken belief that fats cause heart disease stems from weak, outdated research. Back in 1961, the American Heart Association published its first report recommending that people limit consumption of animal fats and dietary cholesterol. The report cited several studies that showed a correlation between high-fat diets and heart problems.

But that hypothesis had never been put to the test in a clinical trial. A controlled trial is the only way to prove a cause-effect relationship, rather than a mere correlation that could occur due to random chance or some other unknown variable.

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#5 Jul 16, 2018
For the entire modern history one type of diet after another has been put forward as "the healthiest". The same stuff that was claimed to be bad for you 10 years ago is now thought to be good for you. 10 years from now it will reverse again.

The way to live a long and healthy life is to take things in moderation. Simple as that. You like coffee - have a coffee. Like a hamburger - have one. Just eat a variety of foods and don't overeat. You'll be fine.

Since: Dec 15

Cleveland, GA

#8 Oct 1, 2018
PNWest wrote:
For the entire modern history one type of diet after another has been put forward as "the healthiest". The same stuff that was claimed to be bad for you 10 years ago is now thought to be good for you. 10 years from now it will reverse again.

The way to live a long and healthy life is to take things in moderation. Simple as that. You like coffee - have a coffee. Like a hamburger - have one. Just eat a variety of foods and don't overeat. You'll be fine.
I think genetics play a big role in longevity. Both my parents lived into their 80s and my grandmother lived to be 90. She drank whole milk, and ate pork and eggs for breakfast and made her biscuits with lard. Not considered healthy be any means, so other factors besides food can have a bearing on longevity like not smoking and drinking in moderation, as well as genetics.

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#9 Oct 1, 2018
elliott104 wrote:
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I think genetics play a big role in longevity. Both my parents lived into their 80s and my grandmother lived to be 90. She drank whole milk, and ate pork and eggs for breakfast and made her biscuits with lard. Not considered healthy be any means, so other factors besides food can have a bearing on longevity like not smoking and drinking in moderation, as well as genetics.
I would have liked to visit your grandparents. PNWest loves stuff like that. I'll let you in on a secret - PNWest knows where you can actually but real lard up here in Central Oregon. Biscuits and sausage gravy. YUM!

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