DailyDirt: Don't Eat Fat. Or Sugar. How About Just Less Of Everything?

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Everything in moderation. Somehow that adage seems to get lost in the media coverage of diets that claim near miraculous health results from totally eliminating X from a person's diet. Sure, there are things that you don't need even moderate amounts of, such as arsenic, lead and other toxins. But just less gluttony could go a long way. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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Filed Under: diet, fads, fat, food, health, moderation, sugar, world health organization


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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 20 Sep 2014 @ 4:02pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    The term Essential Fatty Acids is not the same as Trans Fat.
    Perhaps this would explain why there are separate wikipedia entries, you should read them - both.


    First, "trans fatty acids are not essential and provide no known benefit to human health",[2] whether of animal or plant origin.[49] Second, while both saturated and trans fats increase levels of LDL, trans fats also lower levels of HDL;[3] thus increasing the risk of coronary heart disease. The NAS is concerned "that dietary trans fatty acids are more deleterious with respect to coronary heart disease than saturated fatty acids".[3] This analysis is supported by a 2006 New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) scientific review that states "from a nutritional standpoint, the consumption of trans fatty acids results in considerable potential harm but no apparent benefit."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans_fat

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