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Large study finds saturated fats good!

The uncertainty of science: A new and very large health study has found that eating a high fat diets is actually healthy, and that the previous government dietary recommendations are seriously flawed.

That’s the conclusion of a massive new study published in Lancet that followed 135,335 people in 18 countries on five continents. The study found that consumption of fat was associated with a lower risk of mortality, while consumption of carbohydrates was associated with a higher risk. It found that the kind of fat didn’t matter when it came to heart disease, and that saturated fat consumption was inversely related to strokes.

The researchers say, ever so politely, that “dietary guidelines should be reconsidered in light of these findings.”

I’m not sure this new study should be trusted that much either. Regardless, it does indicate that the field of diet and health has a great deal of uncertainty, and that we should all consider with great skepticism any recommendations from the government, based on that science.

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From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.


“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.


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  • ken anthony

    You’ll have too pry my stick of butter out of my cold dead greasy hands!

  • Localfluff

    I find saturated fats good, so I’m not surprised.
    I trust nature more than these idea-cancers growing inside the heads of some apes who believe that they thereby exist outside of nature. And that they thus should obey some constructed prophetic laws instead of using their own brains to confront reality whatever it happens to be like.

    Adaptability is the core human strength, we should constantly stir things up to ensure that only we keep the upper hand.

  • F16 Bill

    I have gone to the “No sugar, No grains” (NSNG) side of nutrition. Seems so many of our illnesses are caused by too much insulin in the body, resulting in Metabolic Syndrome and inflamation causing weight gain, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, etc. I would humbly submit the following for those interested in better health: (free 20 page PDF guide)
    The Case Against Sugar, by Taubes
    Undoctored, by Dr William Davis
    Youtube/TED Talk Video’s by Dr Peter Attia, Iver Cummins,
    The Obesity Code, Jason Fung

  • F18 Aaron

    I recommend a funny four minute video on youtube about this by Funny or Die. If the link doesn’t work put “time travel dietitian” in the search bar.

  • F18 Aaron: Most excellent. Now that would have made a great evening pause.

  • wodun

    F16 Bill notes what a lot of knowledgeable people have been saying lately. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence to back it up and even some studies.

    But it is soooo hard to give up carbs and sugar.

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