Fat is still not Bad

Again reality crashes in on the sin of gluttony doom sayers. Nutritionists keep telling us how bad full-fat dairy is for your health. Just looking at it makes your heart clog up. But science comes (somewhat belatedly) to the rescue. Fat is actually good.

To comprehensively review the data on the relationship between the consumption of dairy fat and high-fat dairy foods, obesity, and cardiometabolic disease.
We have conducted a systematic literature review of observational studies on the relationship between dairy fat and high-fat dairy foods, obesity, and cardiometabolic disease. We have integrated these findings with data from controlled studies showing effects of several minor dairy fatty acids on adiposity and cardiometabolic risk factors, and data on how bovine feeding practices influence the composition of dairy fat.
In 11 of 16 studies, high-fat dairy intake was inversely associated with measures of adiposity. Studies examining the relationship between high-fat dairy consumption and metabolic health reported either an inverse or no association. Studies investigating the connection between high-fat dairy intake and diabetes or cardiovascular disease incidence were inconsistent. We discuss factors that may have contributed to the variability between studies, including differences in (1) the potential for residual confounding; (2) the types of high-fat dairy foods consumed; and (3) bovine feeding practices (pasture- vs. grain-based) known to influence the composition of dairy fat.
The observational evidence does not support the hypothesis that dairy fat or high-fat dairy foods contribute to obesity or cardiometabolic risk, and suggests that high-fat dairy consumption within typical dietary patterns is inversely associated with obesity risk. Although not conclusive, these findings may provide a rationale for future research into the bioactive properties of dairy fat and the impact of bovine feeding practices on the health effects of dairy fat.

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The disease FAT does not exist

Exercise and Obesity

And yet again the obesity hype has scored another victim. The exercise dogma. We westerners get fat because we don’t move enough.
This latest study puts that one to rest:

Western lifestyles differ markedly from those of our hunter-gatherer ancestors, and these differences in diet and activity level are often implicated in the global obesity pandemic. However, few physiological data for hunter-gatherer populations are available to test these models of obesity. In this study, we used the doubly-labeled water method to measure total daily energy expenditure (kCal/day) in Hadza hunter-gatherers to test whether foragers expend more energy each day than their Western counterparts. As expected, physical activity level, PAL, was greater among Hadza foragers than among Westerners. Nonetheless, average daily energy expenditure of traditional Hadza foragers was no different than that of Westerners after controlling for body size. The metabolic cost of walking (kcal kg−1 m−1) and resting (kcal kg−1 s−1) were also similar among Hadza and Western groups. The similarity in metabolic rates across a broad range of cultures challenges current models of obesity suggesting that Western lifestyles lead to decreased energy expenditure. We hypothesize that human daily energy expenditure may be an evolved physiological trait largely independent of cultural differences.

That’ll make a lot of exercise guru’s very unhappy.Exercising

Hunter-Gatherer Energetics and Human Obesity

Alternate views of reality in the Middle East

Being right and getting it is proving ever more difficult. When Jordan annexed a part of the river Jordan’s valley way back that annexation was never recognized by anyone. Nobody cared about a stretch of land in the desert even though originally it was alloted to the Jewish state during the English Mandate.

When Israel took possession of this legally Nomansland after they were attacked by Jordan and others the world cried murder.

Recently an Israeli court ruled quite rightly that:

The panel headed by retired Supreme Court Justice Edmond Levy found that the term of occupier is not applicable to Israel since the West Bank never belonged to a Palestinian state and its capture by the Kingdom of Jordan never won international recognition. The team proposed the creation of a special court for property disputes. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu referred the report to the Ministerial Committee on Settlements for decisions on implementation.

the denouncement was fast.

The ever so morally just USA worded:

Washington has sharply criticized the Israeli legal panel ruling that Jewish settlements on the West Bank are not illegal under international law: US State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell said Monday: “We do not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity and we oppose any effort to legalize outposts.”

Here we get this having your cake and eat it. Any bunch of ragtag squatters has the right to settle Nomansland except Israel, international law be damned.
Next time the USA makes claims under international law they better look in the mirror the see the hypocrisy on their faces.