So you might know the in depth inquiry on transfats, I dredged the archives of the genius, the Milloy.
My father the physician, an Iowa farmboy, was always mad that the food nannies condemned butter, eggs and red meat–he was right–they are nutty obsessives who need to manufacture scares.
I believe that ridicule is a very potent rhetorical device, but I will spare you my Don Rickles attack on nutritionists. They have enough trouble trying to pretend to do important things like advising on eating healthy.
Nutritionists help diabetics and people with specific dietary needs, but offer no scientific basis for “eating healthy” except they could say–eat a variety, it’s probably better for you, even though some people do well with no variety–wadduino? Nutritionists in many cases are a not so funny version of Seinfeld’s food nazi.
Ascherio and Willett and their group of data dredgers take the reputation of Harvard into the mud on a regular basis mining questionnaires for “associations” and then putting the positive associations with some political cache’ up with their claim that the study was statistically significant without an adjustment for multiple inquiry. My goodness they have gall and sometimes the “associations” are not only small but ridiculous.
Milloy’s alert on the trans fat ban crusades.
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