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Response to Doremus (Reply #27)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:45 AM

76. Sorry, the "fats cause heart disease" theory is wrong.

That theory was started in the 1960s with bad science. Trans fats and sugar are the culprits. Here's why I know: heart disease was very rare in this country until processed foods, especially trans fats, were introduced into the American diet.

http://experiencelife.com/article/a-big-fat-mistake/

"Several studies have shown that total blood cholesterol is not a reliable indicator of CVD risk, says Ron Hunninghake, MD, chief medical officer of the Riordan Clinic in Wichita, Kan., the largest nonprofit nutritional medical center in the United States. “That’s because half of the people who suffer a heart attack have normal cholesterol levels.”

Inflammation is the cause. Smoking, eating lots of sugar and refined carbs, trans fats, and genes cause heart disease. Abuse may even play a part. If you had a bad childhood, odds are you'll develop heart disease as an adult.

I have a double degree in biology and food science.

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