5 thoughts on “This study 40 years ago could have reshaped the American diet. But it was never fully published.”

  1. Diet is important – try eating nothing but Cheetos and watch what happens to you. But Activity Level – Exercise – and Genetics are equally important. Esp. Genetics, which tends to be ignored for political reasons. We shouldn’t profile after all, and race is just a construct, lest we offend.

    That’s why one-size-fits-all health recommendations rarely hold water over the long term.

    Just a thought.

    VicB3

  2. With the sole exceptions of water and salt, all of the food we consume is either processed by or produced by our enteric microbes. There are over 1000 KNOWN species of microbes that can thrive within the human digestive system and not all are benign. For example, Gram-negative bacteria such as Escherichia coli and Enterobacter cloacae produce substances (lipopolysaccharides) within their cell walls which, when the bacterium dies, are absorbed by the human digestive tract and produce toxic effects. People without these bacteria can eat identical diets and suffer no ill effects.
    Then there are the fungi, amoebae, and parasites to worry about. It is estimated that 9% of Americans (about 30 million people) have Toxoplasmosis, some more acutely than others.
    Diet is more than just what you eat – it is what you share your food with.

  3. It seems now you can choose your race while selecting your gender preference.
    The really good news is you’re entitled to have the tax payers foot the bill for your identity confusion.
    I’d rather help pay for a good shrink to help them.

  4. Mike: Perhaps if a person is obese, they can”imagine” they are skinny and everyone must agree with them.

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