Article: Do High Fat Diets Really Work

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    I'm calling BS on this study. It evaluates the goal of Sweeden trying to lower cardio vascular disease rate in northern Sweeden, but the measurement in the research study wasn't the incidence of CVD, but of cholesterol levels. Screw cholesterol levels, was there more or less incidence of cardio vascular disease?
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    Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    I'm calling BS on this study. It evaluates the goal of Sweeden trying to lower cardio vascular disease rate in northern Sweeden, but the measurement in the research study wasn't the incidence of CVD, but of cholesterol levels. Screw cholesterol levels, was there more or less incidence of cardio vascular disease?
    I'm not understanding you clearly here, are you asking whether or not there was more or less CVD? Because if you are, how can you "screw cholesterol levels"?
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    Originally Posted by asdfvtn View Post

    I'm not understanding you clearly here, are you asking whether or not there was more or less CVD? Because if you are, how can you "screw cholesterol levels"?
    Absent other factors, high cholesterol has nothing to do with cvd. If the goal was to test lowering cholesterol levels at least that would be valid, but since high cholesterol doesn't itself cause cvd, thief study should have looked at just cvd levels
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    Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    Absent other factors, high cholesterol has nothing to do with cvd. If the goal was to test lowering cholesterol levels at least that would be valid, but since high cholesterol doesn't itself cause cvd, thief study should have looked at just cvd levels
    The bigger problem with this is that it doesn't have anything to do with a high-fat diet as far as fitness/health is concerned. A 3-5% decrease in fat intake is a tiny change in overall diet. If you do a 40/30/30 diet at 2000 calories, that's an 18 calorie a day difference.

    The big problem here is that:
    After 2005 the levels of total and saturated fat intake began to increase, returning to levels above those in 1986, and the amount of complex carbohydrates eaten decreased. The timing of this matched the promotion of low GI diets in the media.
    They're eating saturated fat with simple carbs and saying that, because Keto diets became more popular, that Ketogenic diets must raise cholesterol. I mean, eating little-debbies all day long is not a high-fat diet in the sense that they're implying.

    This whole article is full-retard. Like, so retarded that these guys should be taken back behind the shed and shot for giving science a bad name.

    What's even worse is that they basically just say that "well, because we promoted a low fat diet and people were already eating healthier their cholesterol went down. Then they started eating cake and bacon all day around the time that other people somewhere promoted a diet totally different than what we're seeing and their cholesterol went up!" Obviously the only valid conclusion to draw is that ketogenic diets are the devil.
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