News Flash: Above 40% Dietary Calories From Fat Virtually Eliminates Heart Disease

The data is in:

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Now quick, quick, and go see the shocking rest.

(Note: Ancel Keys was an utter fraud.)

And later: I hope everyone gets the tongue-in-cheek about this post…

Richard Nikoley

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  1. Chris - on February 26, 2009 at 08:55

    Space –

    I have to agree with Richard's comment above. The study leaves WAY to much information out to tell us anything useful. However, I don't know that I'd call it "extremely severe" on high protein high fat diets.

    They concluded that all the diets with a caloric deficit caused weight loss. They didn't condemn the low carb approach, they just said they didn't find it to be magical. Personally there is MUCH more information I'd want to see to really take anything away from this. What kind of carbs where they consuming, what kind of fats, etc..

    I remember Lyle McDonald writing that he managed to offend both sides when he talked about low carb diets, because he didn't revere of condemn them. They seem to have a very polarizing effect on people.

  2. Paleo Newbie on February 26, 2009 at 05:53

    That article is basically my belief. I think just reduced calories is the key for the bell curve. People on here who do intense workouts and can follow a Paleo lifestyle like Richard can probably benefit from any type of diet modification whether its 65% sat fat or 30%.

    I have to say this is one of the more interesting blogs I read and respond too. Its good to have people that spur thought with defensable arguments instead of being a media drone.

  3. space on February 26, 2009 at 01:30

    I'm a guy that is slowly gaining lean mass by eating paleo (1m70, 63 kg). And I'll keep on doing that. But please comment on this last Harvard medical research that seems to be extremely severe on high protein high fat diet results…

    Thank you for your enligntening blog

  4. Paleo Newbie on February 26, 2009 at 10:47

    On further review, you are absolutely correct. I dont understand how that got into the NEJM. Now its all over the popular media who hasn't critically reviewed it! Arrrgggghhh as Grok would say!

  5. Richard Nikoley on February 26, 2009 at 07:52

    On cursory glance (I'll look more later), I think that study is a complete mess and doesn't show anything.

  6. Richard Nikoley on February 27, 2009 at 16:22

    Here you go, Space, and thanks for the heads up on that.

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