A Big Fat Lie ... Busted!
The beginning of truth and common sense, finally. February 8, 2006 marked an important milestone in health and nutrition - the "low-fat diet is healthy" myth was finally put to rest. For the better part of four decades, we have been subjected to the outdated, industry-driven dietary propaganda that a low-fat diet is the key to losing weight and preventing cancer and heart disease.
Despite study after study that proved otherwise, this message has been broadcast on high by public health officials and much of the medical profession. It has been reinforced by the food industry (which, of course, sells low-fat, high-profit-margin, fake foods). And the pharmaceutical companies have only added to the confusion with their admonishments about "cholesterol" ... reaping billions from the resulting fear.
But all of that nonsense was finally unmasked last month when the Journal of the American Medical Association published results stemming from the $415 million Women's Health Initiative, a study involving almost 50,000 women over the age of 50.
The researchers divided the women into two groups. One group of 19,541 women was counseled to follow a low-fat diet. The other group of 29,294 women consumed their usual diet. The researchers followed up with the women for eight years. They expected to find that the low-fat diet helped the women maintain a healthy weight and reduced their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Wrong! At the end of eight years, the researchers discovered that the low-fat diet had no measurable impact on obesity. Nor did the diet show any measurable risk reduction (incidence or mortality) for cardiovascular disease, stroke, colorectal cancer, or breast cancer.
Although the authors of the study set out to prove just the opposite, they had to acknowledge that their results "... do not justify recommending low-fat diets to the public to reduce their heart disease and cancer risk."
The results of this study just go to show you that Eating Healthy really is simple. Fresh and Pure. If you want to reduce your risk of these deadly diseases - and maintain a healthy weight - it's far more important to limit your consumption of sugar and refined carbohydrates instead of fat
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