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Documentary about How ‘Low Fat’ Diets were Pushed through Fraud

A couple of days ago, I came across another documentary (on YouTube) about how ‘low fat’ diets were pushed on the american public through bad and fraudulent research. What makes this one interesting is that it shows how the ‘low fat’ lies still continue to live today. Remember this anytime a liberal tells you that “science is self-correcting” or “science is objective” etc. It is my opinion that the unraveling of ‘low fat’ scam was a major factor in people starting to lose faith in institutions. Will post on something original in a day or two.

What do you think? Comments?

  1. bonzo
    November 8, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    Article you might find interesting (unrelated to diet): https://troynikov.io/elite-underproduction/

  2. November 8, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    I’m 65 and lived through the entire evolution of the low fat diet theory, and I’ve always known that its hype lies at the feet of Dr. Dean Ornish and his manic quest to discredit Dr. Robert Atkins. Well, we now see how that turned out.

  3. Fatt Morney
    November 8, 2021 at 7:45 pm

  4. November 9, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    I don’t dispute the claims in the documentary (didn’t watch yet but I will). Nevertheless, I have a problem with pendulum swings in theories about diet. Just because no fat and high carbs was a bad idea does not automatically mean that the complete opposite is good. Nor does it mean that huge quantities of anything is ever safe. You can poison yourself with water if in large enough quantities.

    That begin said, certain things are probably best avoided: refined sugars, trans fats, etc. But 99% of the science on nutrition is far too complex for absolute answers. Meanwhile, all the average Joe ca do is to strive for some moderation and more physical activity.

    • November 9, 2021 at 8:03 pm

      Also there’s another issue. Proponents of low fat (some of them at least) did not say “replace fat with sugar”. But the problem is, by removing fat, many food items don’t taste as good and sugar sometimes is added with other flavors to correct the taste. I mean, there is such a thing as “fat free sour cream”. You gotta expect some shit added to that if you want fat free sour cream.

      • doldrom
        November 10, 2021 at 12:27 am

        Everybody likes sugar. Breast milk is somewhat sweet, and you need it to survive.
        But sugar is not that old. 60 years ago sweets were still a treat. In the 19th century it was a luxury for most.
        People have always thought of butter and meat as desirable, if you have it. Of course natural sugar (fruit) was also considered highly desirable. But of course it was never available in unlimited quantities … so people ate nuts, roots, beans, pulses, vegetables, and (whole) grains, none of which were available ready to eat at hand.

  5. ubermensch
    November 11, 2021 at 8:27 am

    I bought my shirt for my visit to to wolves of vineland!

  6. ubermensch
    November 11, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    AD, when will you join the antimaskbrigade?

  7. A Texan
    November 12, 2021 at 4:02 am

    All I want to know from the allegedly smart dieticians and nutritionist is that if a high protein diet is bad, how did early man survive? How did the Lewis and Clark expedition get along without anyone dying of too much protein? Go read up on what they packed and ate. Not too many fresh fruits or vegetables.

    The food pyramid is garbage science at best and a government endorsed death sentence at worst. It’s almost like they really have it in for everyone. Also in the 1970’s was the increased use of HFCS in products.

    Funny to that these same experts on food tell us that all vitamin supplements are bad and waste of money, yet government regulations are in place to fortify white bread and other products with vitamins.

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