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Nutrition science isn’t broken, it’s just wicked hard | Jenna Gallegos Washington Post

Nutrition science isn’t broken, it’s just wicked hard

My dad is an old-school rancher who uses a flip-phone, refuses to wear a seat belt and swears by the Atkins diet. Like many Americans on both sides of the political aisle, he’s skeptical of science. But not because he thinks Al Gore invented climate change, vaccines cause autism or GMOs are an elaborate corporate conspiracy.

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Coconut oil isn’t healthy. It’s never been healthy.

Coconut oil isn’t healthy. It’s never been healthy.

The American Heart Association recently released a report advising against the use of coconut oil. The Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory reviewed existing data on saturated fat, showing coconut oil increased LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in seven out of seven controlled trials.

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Yes. It’s Not as Simple as Calories in Calories out but Calories Still Count. Here’s Why.

Yes. It’s Not as Simple as Calories in Calories out but Calories Still Count. Here’s Why.

When it comes to the calorie argument, there are generally two camps. Camp 1: Then there’s Camp 2: And then they do this: Then there’s a third camp. Those who, like me, believe that both of the other camps kinda, sorta, have a point and should calm the fuck down.

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Is Salt Actually Bad for You? | Today I Found Out

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A large scientific review study shows that curcumin in turmeric has no medicinal properties — Quartz

If you like the floor turmeric imparts on the food you cook use. If your reasoning is its supposed health benefits your thinking is in error.

Forget what you’ve heard: Turmeric seems to have zero medicinal properties

Turmeric has done the full circle: from ancient remedy to hipster Western drink. Even today, Indians readily apply it on fresh wounds, chicken-pox scabs, and insect bites. Medical professionals prescribe it for urological diseases, worm infections, and even cancer. Such has been the hype that the yellow-golden spice is widely touted as a validation of traditional medicine….

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Children who drink full-fat milk end up slimmer than those on skimmed | Telegraph UK

Via Nina Teicholz on FaceBook I learned…

Children who drink full-fat milk end up slimmer than those on skimmed

But in 2009, the FSA warned that children were now consuming so much fat that it was clogging their arteries. Parents are now advised to switch their children to semi-skimmed milk from the age of two. The new research suggests such efforts could be counter-productive.

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Is Sugar Killing Us? – WSJ

Is Sugar Killing Us?

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Experts warn that it may have an outsize role in causing obesity and diabetes-thus increasing the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease At the risk of being a Grinch, the Christmas season is a pretty good time to consider the possibility that sugar is killing us.

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Sugar Industry and Coronary Heart Disease Research

On Facebook David Ludwig, M.D., PhD wrote:

An exposé in JAMA Internal Medicine shows how the sugar industry corrupted the scientific debate on heart disease, leading to a focus on reducing fat intake while ignoring sugar. It’s time to insulate food policy from industry manipulation – in government and professional nutrition associations!

and then linked to:

Sugar Industry and Coronary Heart Disease Research

In the 1950s, disproportionately high rates of coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality in American men led to studies of the role of dietary factors, including cholesterol, phytosterols, excessive calories, amino acids, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals in influencing CHD risk.

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How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat – The New York Times

How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat

The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to downplay the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead, newly released historical documents show.

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Is MSG Bad for You? – Reactions

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