“Public health officials for years have urged Americans to limit consumption of red meat and processed meats because of concerns that these foods are linked to heart disease, cancer and other ills.
But on Monday, in a remarkable turnabout, an international collaboration of researchers produced a series of analyses concluding that the advice, a bedrock of almost all dietary guidelines, is not backed by good scientific evidence. …
While the new findings are likely to please proponents of popular high-protein diets, they seem certain to add to public consternation over dietary advice that seems to change every few years. The conclusions represent another in a series of jarring dietary reversals involving salt, fats, carbohydrates and more. …”
Listen to P.D. Mangan.
He has been right about this for years.
Whether by design or coincidence, society wants you weak.— P. D. Mangan ?? (@Mangan150) September 24, 2019
*a prescription drug for every problem
Choice is yours.
First man to have access to large amounts of sugar. pic.twitter.com/IrK2s2XQYM— P. D. Mangan ?? (@Mangan150) October 1, 2019
Before and after, 10 years ago and today.— P. D. Mangan ?? (@Mangan150) September 22, 2019
From skinny, weak, and sick, to strong, healthy, and fit.
I’ll soon turn 65. pic.twitter.com/wGL4cKnaj5
Meltdown in progress, Big Brother summoned. https://t.co/Yg73wx942O— P. D. Mangan ?? (@Mangan150) October 1, 2019
Meat is healthy and so are other animal foods: Cheese, Butter, and Eggs Are Good for You https://t.co/M0stSZB8V3— P. D. Mangan ?? (@Mangan150) October 1, 2019
But when did low-quality evidence ever get in the way of public health pronouncements?— P. D. Mangan ?? (@Mangan150) October 1, 2019
The low-fat experiment that caused the obesity epidemic was also based on low-quality evidence, and ignoring counter-evidence.
Many of us always knew that the evidence was weak.— P. D. Mangan ?? (@Mangan150) October 1, 2019
This is just the first time that anyone in authority dared to say it.
The Harvard nutritionists always knew it too, but they had an agenda.
So they lied.
I have personally had problems with my weight.
In my case, the original culprit was getting in the habit of drinking too much soda in my youth and later beer with friends on the weekends in adulthood. Combine that with fried foods, eating fast food and spending too much time online and I developed a weight problem.
If you want to lose weight, then download MyFitnessPal, track what you consume, do resistance training and cut carbs especially sugar and alcohol. You will be fine.
Deep dive into America’s obesity epidemic from a mainstream source. Big Sugar paid scientists to generate the “low fat is healthy” meme. How many died or had their lives ruined due to this “scientific consensus”? https://t.co/zSRjhH0w0Y— Richard ?? Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) October 1, 2019
Richard Spencer notes on Twitter that the sugar industry was the culprit in promoting the low-fat diet which became the conventional wisdom:
“In the 1960s, the sugar industry funded research that downplayed the risks of sugar and highlighted the hazards of fat, according to a newly published article in JAMA Internal Medicine.
The article draws on internal documents to show that an industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation wanted to “refute” concerns about sugar’s possible role in heart disease. The SRF then sponsored research by Harvard scientists that did just that. The result was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1967,with no disclosure of the sugar industry funding.
The sugar-funded project in question was a literature review, examining a variety of studies and experiments. It suggested there were major problems with all the studies that implicated sugar, and concluded that cutting fat out of American diets was the best way to address coronary heart disease.
The authors of the new article say that for the past five decades, the sugar industry has been attempting to influence the scientific debate over the relative risks of sugar and fat.
I’ve never come across a physical fitness influencer on YouTube with practical experience at helping people with weight loss recommending eating lots of sugar. It is pretty much the worst thing you can put in your body and the number one thing to cut out of your diet.
Note: I’ve added Mangan’s site Rogue Health and Fitness to the sidebar.