Fat is still not bad, lack of fat however…

Fat is still not bad, lack of fat however…

Abstract

Objectives

National dietary guidelines were introduced in 1977 and 1983, by the US and UK governments, respectively, with the ambition of reducing coronary heart disease (CHD) by reducing fat intake. To date, no analysis of the evidence base for these recommendations has been undertaken. The present study examines the evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) available to the US and UK regulatory committees at their respective points of implementation.

Methods

A systematic review and meta-analysis were undertaken of RCTs, published prior to 1983, which examined the relationship between dietary fat, serum cholesterol and the development of CHD.

Results

2467 males participated in six dietary trials: five secondary prevention studies and one including healthy participants. There were 370 deaths from all-cause mortality in the intervention and control groups. The risk ratio (RR) from meta-analysis was 0.996 (95% CI 0.865 to 1.147). There were 207 and 216 deaths from CHD in the intervention and control groups, respectively. The RR was 0.989 (95% CI 0.784 to 1.247).

There were no differences in all-cause mortality and non-significant differences in CHD mortality, resulting from the dietary interventions. The reductions in mean serum cholesterol levels were significantly higher in the intervention groups; this did not result in significant differences in CHD or all-cause mortality.

Government dietary fat recommendations were untested in any trial prior to being introduced.Conclusions Dietary recommendations were introduced for 220 million US and 56 million UK citizens by 1983, in the absence of supporting evidence from RCTs.

British Medical Journal

I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here’s How.

I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here’s How.

Other than those fibs, the study was 100 percent authentic. My colleagues and I recruited actual human subjects in Germany. We ran an actual clinical trial, with subjects randomly assigned to different diet regimes. And the statistically significant benefits of chocolate that we reported are based on the actual data. It was, in fact, a fairly typical study for the field of diet research. Which is to say: It was terrible science. The results are meaningless, and the health claims that the media blasted out to millions of people around the world are utterly unfounded.Here’s how we did it.

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hype powered cars …

hype powered cars …

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Coal powered to diesel powered electric cars. Heh.

Wishful thinking from the environmentalist movement has pictured alternative energy as a suitable alternative to coal, gas and nuclear power. Ignoring the need for coal to make steel, and enormous amounts of electricity to make aluminum products, they cite the success of alternative energy at, wait for it … Kodiac Island off Alaska.

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Almost Friday Funny – Tesla is apparently recharging ’emissions free’ electric cars with a diesel generator

Bishop Hill points us to this video of the Tesla Supercharging station at the Harris Ranch exit of Interstate 5 in California. He writes: “How can one resist posting a video of Tesla electric cars being recharged (so it is claimed) using a diesel generator? These people love the environment you see.” The video shows…

Then comes the praising, in religious terms, of Elon Musk’s Green electricity Tesla saviour, the Powerwall battery. The…

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What Do These Findings Mean?

What Do These Findings Mean?

Well, in short: absolutely nothing.

A self reporting based ‘study’ concluding a political correct result. There is no way of determining if food or other lifestyle factors contributed to any kind of increased risk of whichever affliction. None of the ‘participants ‘ where grouped in a double blind realistic study. In fact, the ‘researchers’ mostly had reached a conclusion beforehand and just wanted it confirmed no matter how.

Here is utterly absurd paper, if you believe that contact me i have a nice tower for sale in Paris.

Healthy Eating and Risks of Total and Cause-Specific Death among Low-Income Populations of African-Americans and Other Adults in the Southeastern United States: A Prospective Cohort Study

Total BS paper

The Sea Level Scam

The Sea Level Scam

Since the end of the last glacial epoch, global sea level has risen 120 meters (393 feet), about one meter per century. Most of that was the result of melting of continental ice sheets between 18,000 and 8,000 years ago. The rate of sea level rise has leveled off to about 1- to 3 millimeters per year, about the thickness of two pennies.

 

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Why Tesla’s Powerwall Is Just Another Toy For Rich Green People


NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

Musk with utility-scale “Powerpack.” (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

You may have heard about Elon Musk’s plans to save us all from climate apocalypse by selling us all Tesla batteries, so that we can store electricity from wonderful solar panels.

A couple of articles which go into the economic detail and find that the idea just does not stack up.

It sounds like an attempt to offset the losses from their core auto business.

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