The High-Fat Diet Myth

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The High-Fat Diet Myth

Research in the 1950s suggested populations who ate the highest-fat diets had the highest risk of dying from heart disease.

The trouble is, the researchers disregarded populations (like the Masai in Africa, the people of Crete in the Mediterranean, and the Greenland Eskimos) who had extremely high-fat diets (much higher than the typical American’s) but who had extremely low rates of heart disease.

This was especially true of the Masai and Eskimos, who also eat a high-cholesterol diet.

These were simply unsightly facts ruining a great theory.

Therefore, these populations were conveniently ignored.

However, this mythology led to the endorsement of low-fat (and high glycemic-load) diets, like the USDA Food Pyramid.

These diets have caused our current epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

This in turn has increased our levels of silent inflammation in the United States.

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(Based on Dr. Barry Sears’ “The Anti-Inflammation Zone”)

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