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Why we're fat
marymary100 - 9-10-2017 at 17:11

Fed up


Back in the 1960s, a sugar industry executive wrote fat checks to a group of Harvard researchers so that they’d downplay the links between sugar and heart disease in a prominent medical journal—and the researchers did it, according to historical documents reported in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. One of those Harvard researchers went on to become the head of nutrition at the United States Department of Agriculture, where he set the stage for the federal government’s current dietary guidelines. All in all, the corrupted researchers and skewed scientific literature successfully helped draw attention away from the health risks of sweets and shift the blame solely to fats—for nearly five decades. The low-fat, high-sugar diets that health experts subsequently encouraged are now seen as a main driver of the current obesity epidemic.

Theravad - 9-10-2017 at 19:50


Katzy - 9-10-2017 at 20:09

Can't say I'm surprised, to be honest. Look at all the surveys, today, which say whatever's fine, yet the survey's done by "interested parties".

Political pollsters are just as bad.

JackInCT - 9-10-2017 at 20:10

Metabolism declines as one ages. Without a regular exercise program, and without some major changes, i. e, a reduction in one's day in-day out caloric intake, weight will be added. Obviously sugar has no nutritional value whatsoever, but lets not blame sugar intake for ALL the added weight.

marymary100 - 9-10-2017 at 21:08

The link is rather more in depth than that of course.

LSemmens - 9-10-2017 at 22:35

Drugs! That's what did it to me. I'll give birth one day!

Katzy - 10-10-2017 at 10:34

I weigh exactly the same as I did when I was thirty, as it 'appens! (I'm 61).

John_Little - 10-10-2017 at 13:56

I blame the beer myself.

LSemmens - 10-10-2017 at 22:20

Right up until my accident I weighed exactly the same as I did in my teens. It's only since they put me on the drugs to keep me sane.