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A true Plant Based diet such as outlined by T. Collin Campbell, Dr. Esselstyn, Dr. Ornish, Dr. Furhman, Dr. McDougall will produce even better results.
Unlike a true Plant Based Diet, most vegan diets are high in fat, salt, sugar and highly processed foods.
Totally agree. It’s a shame that the word is not out in this.
‘The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.’
Richard Horton richard.h [email protected]
Quoting from a May 1, 1999, statement—“Why U.S. Environmental Protection Agency scientists opposes artificial water fluoridation”—written by William Hirzy, PhD, [Union of Scientists] Senior Vice-President, Chapter 280:
This stuff is even worse, they no longer have hypotheses and experiments, but merely sit at a desk and run statistic packages against other people’s nonsensical, paid for results, somehow claiming that because they use a figure of 3,000 instead of 1,000 it is more meaningful.
“The opinion of 10,000 men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject.” —
Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 121–180 A.D. and Stoic philosopher
or worse, they are paid to hold those opinions.
I don’t give a damn what you or anyone else eats, I happen to have been Vegan for 35 years and am doing great. Your health is your problem not mine.
This study started with the conclusion that cholesterol in the blood causes heart problems. From that premise, they concluded that any means to lower that fat would reduce the risk of those problems. If cholesterol in the blood has been proven to cause heart disease, please show me the studies. I claim the cholesterol in the blood is the body’s way of correcting an underlying problem and is thus a marker, not a cause of heart disease. This study is as meaningless as all the underlying studies without proof of this basic assumption.
While looking for studies proving cholesterol causes heart disease, please explain why the cholesterol seems to pick a specific location to cause blood clots. Since the cholesterol travels throughout the bloodstream, why is the entire artery or vein not coated in fat rather than forming a clot in a specific location? Also, explain why several studies show that higher cholesterol in those over 50 is associated with longer life. Then, take note that the number-needed-to-treat for statin drugs is over 100. Since, according to this study, diet is less effective than statin drugs, it would require more than 100 people to adopt the diet to prevent a single heart problem.
Finally, I note that the study focuses on heart problems and not all-cause death. The body is a complicated system that we clearly do not fully understand. Any intervention, especially one as complicated as a change in diet will necessarily change many parameters. If you focus on a single parameter, you will miss the fact that you are destroying some other process and shortening lifespan.
I conclude that this study is worthless in providing information about my food choices.
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