Thursday, February 09, 2006

MINOR error?

So, all of the press that this recent study is creating is mildly rediculous. Dody posted something about it on the nomadlife mainpage, but it was largely ignored.

Today, I'm reading through my industry briefs (I work in healthcare) and couldn't help laughing at this:
"Study: Low-fat diets may not stave off illness
A new study of about 50,000 women concludes a low-fat diet later in life does not lower the risk of developing strokes, certain cancers and heart disease. Walter Willett of the Harvard School of Public Health said it may have been a mistake to stress the health benefits of a low-fat diet instead of attempting to differentiate between good and bad types of fat. "People were given the idea that it was only fat calories that counted," Willett said. "This should be the nail in the coffin for low-fat diets."

(bolding is mine)

MAY HAVE BEEN A MISTAKE?! Are you off your effing rocker? Of course it makes no sense not to distinguish between good and bad types of fat. OF COURSE that makes a difference, just like Mel pointed out in her comment to Dody's post. Jeepers, and these guys are doctors.

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