Trimming the fat in government is great, but you may want to think twice before cutting it out of your diet. For an increasing body of research indicates that a more traditional menu â€” replete with foods such as butter and whole milk â€” is more healthful than the lean fare prescribed during the last few decades.
The latest study concerns one particular disease, cystic fibrosis (CF), and finds that Canadians suffering from it live on average 10 years longer than their American counterparts. Among the reasons for this difference, say researchers, is the â€śhigh fat diet, emphasizing cheeses, fish and nuts, recommended for Canadians with cystic fibrosis since the 1970s,â€ť writes CBC News. The United States didnâ€™t prescribe the higher fat diet for CS patients until the 1980s.
CF is a serious disease, the result of a defective gene causing â€śa thick buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other...
Chris I'm going to have to argue with you --a little-- on this topic. Diabetes can't eat a balanced meal of chocolates, candy, pizza, cookies or even bread for that matter all the staff of life stuff in other words. Well, I'm being facetious of course. Nearly all meat diets, (e.g. Atkins) are the rule rather than the exception, and a balanced diet is definitely contains daily vitamins. If you work like a horse depending on the seriousness of he diabetic condition you no doubt could sneak in some low-carb foods, Yes, so meats, fish, cheeses hmm, somebody been telling the Canadians rights. Well, as long they get plenty of exercise to keep their cholesterol down.
Why do our bodies hold on to fat despite diets? How can genetics, microbes and even viruses affect how much we weigh?
Sylvia Tara on Cspan Book TV today explores those questions and others from her book "The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body's Least Understood Organ and What It Means For You,"
There were periods in history when fat wasn't hated
"There was a time in U.S. history where fat was actually quite loved and valued. After the Civil War, there was poverty, and there was destruction, and food was hard to come by. And those who had fat were considered privileged and beautiful, and people tried to look like they had fat. And it wasn't until later, until the economy got a little bit better, food was more available, people started gaining weight again. And that's where there were some warnings from military, from business, from politicians about the nation's growing girth."
On what made people fear fat
"It used to be only the select few could afford to have it." Kind of similar to Tanning when it was a sign of leisure- before that a tan marked one as menial- now the scales move back
Tara has interesting story of a girl who could not store fat & terrible health problems-finally regulated by hormonal injections. -fat needs vary by genetics
My advice, if anyone ever wanted it, which they haven't, is to take the solid facts, the knowledge that we know to be right, and true, and good, and simply eat balanced meals and healthful snacks every 3-4hours. This keeps the body's energy balanced, and the metabolism burning the LDL fats throughout each day. What always gets me where science is concerned is that it's fluid...ever changing. I remember years ago when lettuce was said to cause cancer...don't eat it, they said. Now, it's fine again to eat, but don't eat blueberries because they will turn you into the opposite gender over time, or bagels because they'll make you go cross-eyed. Point is that I don't have much trust in studies because so many are reported as the polar opposite years later.