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#1 Old 02-11-2006, 05:32 AM
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I can't find the original thread, but about the study that showed low fat eating didn't help prevent heart disease. The first thing I thought to myself was "What about Dr. Ornish, whose low fat nearly vegan (but for yogurt) diet reversed heart disease" and wondered what he thought.



Here's his response. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11225530...eek/from/RL.4/
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#2 Old 02-11-2006, 09:28 AM
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Very interesting. Here's my thread about the study. https://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...ad.php?t=49396

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From reading both articles and some others I found - it indicates the "study" was incredibly poorly done!! I'm amazed they were even allowed to publish results.



Sad that many women (well, any people really- this particular study was aimed at women's health) will take anything done by a "study" from whatever group, and assume it's accurate.
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And here's what Dr. McDougall had to say. Similar After reading these and more about that study...what a load of crap!



http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2006...0200lowfat.htm
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I've read a few articles on that lower-fat diet study now, and I'm still wondering.... How did they get 25,000+ women to follow the lower-fat diet for 8-13 years? Your average person has broken his/her New Year's resolution by February, yet all of these ladies can claim they made a lifestyle change that they stuck to for at least three quarters of a decade? I'm skeptical.
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But in science, even a "failure" is helpful and informative. Like the Nurses Study, this result suggests that simply cutting out visible fat is NOT the key to good health, particularly when one continues to eat a diet high in refined flour, refined sugar, and animal products.



PS: Oh, I agree, Karen, when I saw that 1 pound loss after 8 years of dieting, I thought, "You mean after 8 years of filling out forms SAYING they're dieting!"
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I don't care what any study says.. I'd rather eat a medium fat diet. Low fat is blech.
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I hear ya! Mediterranean all the way!
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I hear ya! Mediterranean all the way!





Woo Hoo! How boring would life be without olive oil and hummus?
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life without olive oil and hummus?




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i couldn't live w/o my olive oil and hummus...



or my sesame seeds or sunflower seeds or walnuts or whole grains or soymilk.....



nor could i live on the SAD...
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and sesame oil..
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or avocados.
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From reading both articles and some others I found - it indicates the "study" was incredibly poorly done!! I'm amazed they were even allowed to publish results.



Sad that many women (well, any people really- this particular study was aimed at women's health) will take anything done by a "study" from whatever group, and assume it's accurate.

More like they will hear what they want to.
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