Monday, April 28, 2014

Seth Roberts: RIP

I'm shocked:
"Hello, this is Seth’s sister, Amy, with the sad news that Seth died on Saturday, April 26, 2014. He collapsed while hiking near his home in Berkeley, CA. He had asked that any memorial gifts be made to Amnesty International. Thank you to all for following and sharing Seth’s work."
I've followed Seth's blog for quite a while, and was lucky enough to have met him at the Ancestral Health Symposium in 2012. He will be missed.

P.S. "Seth Roberts’ Final Column: Butter Makes Me Smarter":

"These results made me stop believing saturated fat is bad. The results were very clear. Sleep is central to health. Something that improves your sleep is likely to improve your health. My experiments were far from perfect but I found them more convincing than any of the evidence used to claim saturated fat is bad. Almost all that evidence came from surveys that compared people who ate more saturated fat with people who ate less. The two groups always differed in other ways (e.g., income) besides fat intake."
Seth was the archetypal scientist: unafraid to follow the evidence to its logical conclusion.

P.S. "Cause of Death":

"We’re told that we’ll get a full coroner’s report in about 6 months. In the meantime we were given only “Cause A: Occlusive coronary artery disease” and “Other significant conditions: cardiomegaly.”"
A heart attack, in other words. Cardiomegaly means an enlarged heart, which can have many causes, including infection.