Saturday, August 21, 2010

How Scientists Lie About Fat

"Lie" is a strong word, indeed, and this scientist may not intend to tell an untruth.  But that is unfortunately the effect of it.

Absolutely brilliant post from Peter at Hyperlipid.
"Now, I was looking through Axen and Axen's 2010 paper on managing metabolic syndrome in rats. First you have to make them obese. Hmmmm, now how might you do that? Ah ha! A high fat diet. In fact just 60% of calories will do the trick. Wow. Lets look at Table 1, column 2, HF diet used to induce obesity in rats. There it is: 60% fat, 25% protein and a mystery 15% carbohydrate."
So fat makes you obese, huh?  Well, that depends on what you mean by "fat".  Follow the link, read the whole thing, and the next time a Paleo dieter explains they eat "healthy" fats, you'll understand exactly what they *don't* eat.  And neither should you.

Need some more encouragement to read the whole thing?
"They have been poisoning America with it for decades."
That means you.