Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Great Blog Post by Eades on Cholesterol

Dr. Eades had a great blog post the other day about cholesterol and a Times article that was published 30 years ago.  Here’s an excerpt:


Although Mr. Shragai’s case is that of but one individual, since this vapid 1984 Time article came out launching the jihad against fat and cholesterol, the entire country became unwitting subjects in a long-term experiment testing the hypothesis that a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet is healthful.  And in the intervening 26 years, obesity has skyrocketed and type II diabetes has reached epidemic proportions, leading me and many others to say that the low-fat diet has failed.  At least as applied to large groups of subjects.


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