Support of Fats

Studies in support of fat and cholesterol!

  • Framingham Study of 6000 people began in 1948. Simple: one group ate lots of cholesterol and saturated fat, whereas the other group consumed little. Individuals were checked at five-year intervals. After 40 years the director claimed, “In Framingham, Mass., the more saturated fat one ate, the more cholesterol. . .we found that the people who ate the most cholesterol, ate the most saturated fat, ate the most calories, weighed the least and were the most physically active.”
  • A study inBritainasked men to cut the saturated fat and cholesterol in their diets, quit smoking, and to increase their intake of unsaturated oils (like vegetable oils and margarine). After a year the group with the unsaturated fat had 100% more deaths than the other group, even though the other group kept smoking!
  • A study by the National Hear, Lung and Blood Institute compared mortality rates and eating habits of over 12,000 men. They found that those consuming less saturated fat, cholesterol and smoking did show a decrease in coronary heart disease, however, their overall mortality from all causes was higher.
  • The Lipid Research Clinics Coronary Primary Prevention Trial tested cholesterol lowering drugs. Although the test group had a 24% reduction of heart disease, compared to the placebo group, they also had an increase of non-heart related diseases (cancer, stroke, violence and suicide). Thus making cholesterol-lowering drugs sketchy.
  • Heart surgeon Michael DeBakey found no correlation between cholesterol levels and atherosclerosis, after a survey of over 1700 patients.
  • A survey by the Medical Research Council found men eating butter had half the risk of heart disease compared to men consuming margarine.
  • Studies have linked low fat with failure of children to thrive. This makes since because over half of the calories of fat in breast milk are fat, and most of that is saturated.
  • Some of the healthiest nations consume diets high in fat. The Japanese have the longest life span. They consume a moderate amount of animals fats from eggs, pork, chicken, beef, seafood, and organ meats. At the same time they consume little vegetable oil, white flour or processed food. The Swiss live nearly as long and have one of the fattiest diets of the world. The third place nations-AustriaandGreecealso have high-fat diets.
  • Similarly they have done studies across the world. Comparing Jews fromYemen(eating fats of animals) and Jews fromIsrael(eating margarine and vegetable oils), they found that the latter had higher levels of heart disease. Same inIndia. Northern Indians eat 17 times as much animal fat yet have 7 times lower incidence of heart disease compared to southernIndia. Tribes inAfrica, like the Masai, whose diets consist of lots of milk, blood and beef are free of heart disease and have low cholesterol levels. Eskimos eat large quantities of animal fats and fish and marine animals, yet they are free of disease. In some Mediterranean regions their diets are comprised of 70% fat (including highly saturated lamb, sausage, and goat cheese), yet their incidences of heart disease are low. The Okinawans (the oldest living people) consume generous amounts of pork and seafood and prepare all their food in lard.
  • Lastly the French. Despite the fact that they have a diet rich in butter, eggs, cheese, cream, liver, meats, and pates (all loaded with saturated fat); they have lower rates of heart disease than most western countries. Here 315 of 100,000 middle-aged man dies of a heart attack, compared to 145 in 100,000 in the case of the French (In Gascony, known for goose and duck liver this is 80 in 100,000).
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