Plos published a nice article exemplifying how deep the cognitive dissonance of the medical world regarding FAT is BAD has become.
The article boldly claims to have added to the case of there being a causal link between BMI and IHD, in other words FAT is BAD. Climate alarmism is spreading as a ‘scientific method’.
What are the facts? BMI is a lousy way to measure body mass. It doesn’t differentiate between muscle mass and other mass, nor by type of other mass. As such is it is virtually meaningless. A calculation that gives the same value to a highly trained heavy weight boxer and a couch potato is definitively faulty.
So the basic assumption is already false, so the whole article is useless. However to add insult to injury the final conclusion heavily promotes the idea that FAT is BAD by suggesting (not proving by any scientific standard) that there is a mathematical calculated link between BMI
(i.e. FAT )
and IHD and therefore causality is overwhelmingly likely but at the same time admitting that the real causality is NOT BMI but other factors.
It seems there is so much grantmoney floating around to fuel the obesity craze that any paper gets published nowadays in a frantic scramble for the big bucks.
A sad state of affairs indeed.
The offending article (PDF alert):
Proving cognitive dissonance is rampant
Who’d have thought:
Basic assumption that Cholesterol causes CVD is again proven wrong, but still they don’t get the message.
But statin vendors need not worry. A totally new even more scary reason has been discovered to take statins:
Quick buy that stuff.