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Old 08-16-2018, 19:56   #1
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I heard this story on the morning news as I was waking up - something we tend not to think about but much ... I don't think I follow the USDA-recommended diet as it's likely carb rich but I guess the bottom line - we're lucky to be living in wealthy countries ...

If the world ate the USDA-recommended diet, there wouldn't be enough land to grow it | CBC News

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Here's another interesting article - there seems to be a growing media trend to attack the Low Carb diet. The study they are quoting is somewhat suspicious as their study was somewhat inadequate, based on interviews and (observational studies) of the subjects and appear to lack science to make a definitive staetment so they are saying "could" or "might" ... so some conjecture that is likely getting media attention.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeands...th-study-finds

What I found interesting was this statement:

"She added that it the findings raise questions about the current hyping of low-carb diets for people with diabetes. “The feting and promotion of GPs promoting often bizarre low carb diets to manage diabetes has gained much media traction,” she said. “If nothing else, this study provides some redress to this one-sided debate, and adds caution to such practice for long term management.”

I've never met a GP that has promoted the diet - interesting that the report suggests this. As well - "The authors said they could not prove cause and effect, because of the nature of the studies."

When are they going to a study on the health impacts of observational studies that make BIG sweeping statements?

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This may be the same study my wife sent me a link to. Biggest thing I saw at a glance was that their definition of extra-low-carb diet was 30% or less of their calories from carbs. REALLY, 30% is extra-low-carb??? Why don't they do a study of 5-10% carbs, I think they know and it is not in their interest to put that info out.

Of course you can't eat a bunch of carbs and a bunch of fat without issues. You can eat LCHF or you can eat HCLF, but for a diabetic it should be a simple choice. LCHF but not by their definition of what is low carb. Even for a non-diabetic, I think an improvement in heath would be realized.

Another "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, then baffle them with BS" study IMO.

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Some follow up to the low carb article from a Chris Kresser email with a link to an article he wrote. I'm sure there will be more "au contraire" articles by others.

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Hi, everyone,

Last week, a new study was published in The Lancet that claimed to find that both very-low- and very-high-carb diets shorten our lifespan.

Predictably, the mainstream media jumped on this finding without doing a shred of due diligence—more on that below—and we were subjected to splashy headlines like this:

Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests (BBC News)
Low and high carb diets increase risk of early death, study finds (CNN)
Low-carb diet may cut years off life, study suggests (Newsweek)
Your low-carb diet could be shortening your life (Fast Company)
Paleo fail: meat-heavy low-carbohydrate diets can shorten lifespan, researchers say (South China News)
I’ve been writing about health and nutrition for more than a decade now, and without fail, at least once a year a study like this is published. I could set my watch to it.

Understandably, my Twitter, Facebook, and email accounts blow up with messages from concerned readers, who want to know if the diet they are following is going to kill them.

But is that really true?

>>Check out my recently published article to find out.

It’s long, but I think you’ll find it well worth your time—especially if you were alarmed by the recent headlines.

In health,
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Here is another critique of the study

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I'm not even sure that the debate is well focused when they make it high carb vs low carb because since I've switched to LCHF my intake of garden vegetables has probably tripled. And, surely, that dietary change has got to be healthier than just counting grams of twinkies.

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Interesting to see a news piece on the Reporting of Food Studies as most food/nutritional studies are of interest - especially to people living with diabetes. This forum is good for leading to discussion on the merits of such studies, news reports and nutritional trends. As the article title states - A good idea to take news reports on food studies with a large grain of salt.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/secon...usal-1.4810474

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"If the world ate the USDA-recommended diet, there wouldn't be enough land to grow it"

And yet there are millions of acres of unused land filled with vegetation on mountains and other places. These places could support millions and millions of goats or other animals - without ANY harm to the environment and in fact it would improve it - and produce huge amounts of real food for people. Mass monocultuire agriculture on the other hand is massively destructive to the environment.

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