Category Archives: Diet-Heart Hypothesis
Evidence from randomised controlled trials did not support the introduction of dietary fat guidelines in 1977 and 1983
ACSH discusses the fashionable Mediterranean diet and how a study of thousands of Greeks shows it reduced by 47 percent the rate of cardiovascular disease.
Last week, many newspapers ran some version of a Washington Post piece entitled “The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol.” Reporter Peter Whoriskey lavishes more than 1800 words on a story that is well-summarized in his first two paragraphs:
Bad Day for Food Nannies: Gov’t withdraws warning against eating cholesterol — 40 yrs of ‘consensus’ science flushed
Right again. Continue reading
Once reputed to be effective for killing werewolves, modern day silver bullets are seemingly magical solutions to complex problems. However, most of the time you see “silver bullet” in print it is in the negative as “XYZ is not a silver bullet against [fill in the blank].” And, in a double irony, according to tests run by ballistics experts, silver bullets aren’t even silver bullets. They tend to travel slower, with inferior target penetration, and are less accurate than conventional lead projectiles.
“The unexpected findings of the study suggest that the concept of glycemic index is less important than previously thought.” Continue reading