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Are butter, cheese and meat that bad?
CNN, by Nadia Kounang

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 6/7/2014 4:23:59 AM

"To eat, or not to eat?" For many people these days, that really is the question. For the past four decades, we´ve been told to stay away from red meat, dairy and cheese -- foods high in saturated fats -- because saturated fat is bad for the heart. But investigative reporter Nina Teicholz says that isn´t the case. "When the dietary recommendations came out in 1961 saying that saturated fat causes heart disease, that was based on total cholesterol," Teicholz said. "But our understanding of heart disease has evolved enormously." She said the science condemning saturated fats just isn´t there. In her new book,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Globalwarmer, 6/7/2014 4:32:35 AM     (No. 9876098)

So the McGovern report on nutrition was all BS? Democrats strike again!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: varkdriver, 6/7/2014 5:28:55 AM     (No. 9876117)

Moderation in all things, I say. Instead of a three-inch thick steak, only go for two!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 6/7/2014 5:52:22 AM     (No. 9876124)

If you ever listen and practice what these food police tell you, then you´re a fool.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tren9, 6/7/2014 8:01:27 AM     (No. 9876193)

Over the decades I have been exposed to five different ´food pyramids´ telling me what I should eat. If they all have been wrong - except for the current one - then they are telling me that they always got it wrong until now.

I think that if they always got it wrong in the past then they have it wrong now. I´ll just stick with what Mother told me: you´ve gotta eat some of everything.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jsulman, 6/7/2014 8:02:31 AM     (No. 9876194)

Read Taubes´ books, "Why We Get Fat" and "Good Calories, Bad Calories." Shows the idiocy of government dietary recommendations.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: eoddad, 6/7/2014 8:33:13 AM     (No. 9876228)

Hitler was a did not smoke and was a Vegetarian.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Avogadra, 6/7/2014 8:35:11 AM     (No. 9876232)

Amen, #5. Ten years ago I lost 70 pounds by listening to what people like Gary Taubes said, and abandoning the government´s food pyramid. The 70 pounds are still gone, and I´m feeling much better than I ever did on the government-approved way of eating. No diabetes. No heart disease. And butter, cheese and meat taste much better than all that other stuff I was eating!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 6/7/2014 8:40:37 AM     (No. 9876241)

I have long suspected that the Devil is not in the Gin but, rather, in the Tonic.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: chumley, 6/7/2014 9:23:46 AM     (No. 9876278)

I´ve been around a while and have seen study after study telling me whats bad for me. Funny, its almost always something I like. Never do they say eggplant is bad, or liver, or onions, or jogging, or yard work. Its always meat and salt and butter and smoking.
I dont believe any of them any more. #4 is right on the money. These people fall at the feet of every currnet study as if it were brought down by Moses, when they were at the feet of the previous study just before that. They will defend their facts to the pits of Hell, until the next facts come out.
No thanks. I do what I want. The lower stress is worth more than the perceived health benefits of following the advice de jour.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: columba, 6/7/2014 11:16:47 AM     (No. 9876422)

Animals eat plants. Humans eat animals.

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