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Author Topic: Food consumption and the actual statistics of cardiovascular diseases  (Read 1278 times)

Offline ChrisSmolinski

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Food consumption and the actual statistics of cardiovascular diseases: an epidemiological comparison of 42 European countries

Results: We found exceptionally strong relationships between some of the examined factors, the highest being a correlation between raised cholesterol in men and the combined consumption of animal fat and animal protein (r=0.92, p<0.001). The most significant dietary correlate of low CVD risk was high total fat and animal protein consumption. Additional statistical analyses further highlighted citrus fruits, high-fat dairy (cheese) and tree nuts. Among other non-dietary factors, health expenditure showed by far the highest correlation coefficients. The major correlate of high CVD risk was the proportion of energy from carbohydrates and alcohol, or from potato and cereal carbohydrates. Similar patterns were observed between food consumption and CVD statistics from the period 1980–2000, which shows that these relationships are stable over time. However, we found striking discrepancies in men’s CVD statistics from 1980 and 1990, which can probably explain the origin of the ‘saturated fat hypothesis’ that influenced public health policies in the following decades.

Conclusion: Our results do not support the association between CVDs and saturated fat, which is still contained in official dietary guidelines. Instead, they agree with data accumulated from recent studies that link CVD risk with the high glycaemic index/load of carbohydrate-based diets. In the absence of any scientific evidence connecting saturated fat with CVDs, these findings show that current dietary recommendations regarding CVDs should be seriously reconsidered.

http://journals.co-action.net/index.php/fnr/article/view/31694
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Taubes

If you can get a look at his 2002 NYT Magazine article, it's worth the effort. I believe that article jumpstarted this whole debate, at least in popular culture. He continues to roil the debate.


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Yes, Gary has done great things in the LCHF field.
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They should look into low cholesterol diets and alsheimers.
Conveniently located near Vincennes Indiana.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Taubes

If you can get a look at his 2002 NYT Magazine article, it's worth the effort. I believe that article jumpstarted this whole debate, at least in popular culture. He continues to roil the debate.

Eat your vegetables, Al. You need the fiber. We all know how cranky you act when you get more irregular than you already are.