What if it's all been a big, fat lie?

  1. After years of trumpeting the low-fat, high carbohydrate diet as the ideal, respected researchers are questioning the government's insistence of that diet as the best way to maintain health and proper weight.

    New York Times, July 7, 2002


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  3. by   adrienurse
    I don't understand why dieticians don't speak up more about good old fashioned nutritious eating. These fad diets ot there don't make an ounce of sense if you've ever taken a class on nutriton, but yet they get so much damn publicity!
  4. by   ceecel.dee
    Everything is cyclical.....even coffee was bad for you at one point, and I think I took that with a grain of salt, too.

    But.....didn't Dr. Atkin's (poster doc of fat and chol) recently have a heart attack??? Perhaps moderation in all things......
  5. by   EricaCCRN
    For the record.....Dr Atkins did NOT have an MI. He has cardiomyopathy acquired from an infection he got several years ago while traveling overseas. He has ventricular arrythmias (common in these patients) & sustained a period of pulseless v tach from which he was successfully resuscitated. A coronary angiogram showed at the age of 72 he has no evidence of CAD and his coronary arteries are 100 percent clean.

    I am a believer in his diet, as are many physicians and nurses that I have encountered. Don't knock it until you've read all the evidence. He has been researching this for over 30 years and has the numbers to prove this way of life is the BEST.

    By the way, I am the only one who sees a direct correlation between the way people eat today and the size of their wastes?
  6. by   ceecel.dee
    For the sake of argument, I believe there has also been a bit of evidence written on the counter side.

    Moderation, in all things, is key IMHO.
  7. by   oramar
    Thanks for posting this Karen. It is not the usual sort of thing you post but it is interesting all the same.