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  • If I recall correctly, he actually recommends certain fats in his diet — although at a much lower level that those found in high-fat or even, what one might call, mid-fat diets.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Are Carbs Worse than Fat?

  • Of course, whatever level of fat intake Ornish recommends, or whatever level of fat intake Pritikin recommends, such recommendations should be backed up with logic and evidence supporting the efficacy of the diets in realizing their goals — and, of course, that logic and evidence should be skeptically evaluated just as much as one skeptically evaluates the logic and evidence used to support the high-fat diets.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Are Carbs Worse than Fat?

  • Certainly it is important to be careful about defining what constitutes a high-fat diet and what constitutes a low-fat diet — even without regard to location.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Are Carbs Worse than Fat?

  • The argument that such low-fat diet advocates as Pritikin and Ornish have been using all along, so it seems to me, is not that you cannot lose weight on a high-fat diet but that there are many other benefits to low-fat diets that supercede just pure weight loss.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Are Carbs Worse than Fat?

  • I learned when I was about 10 that mayo is very high-fat and if I wanted to cut fat and calories I could switch to mustard on my sandwich.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Double Standard of Libertarian Paternalism

  • We must fundamentally restructure our food supply, so that the focus is not on meat and high-calorie, high-fat foodstuffs with little nutritional value.

    Should Healthy People Take Cholesterol Drugs to Prevent Heart Disease?

  • In December, the programme will break off from CARE Bangladesh to become a for-profit entity in partnership with Grameen Danone Foods, a social enterprise set up to combat malnutrition in children by selling cheap high-fat yoghurt to the poor.

    The 'Avon ladies' of Bangladesh

  • From very high-fat diets like the Inuit in Greenland who subsist primarily off of seal blubber, to diets high in carbohydrates like the Central American Indians that live primarily off of maize and beans, to those that are high in protein like the Masai tribesmen in Africa subsisting largely on cattle blood, meat and milk.

    Laura Klein: Michael Pollan Has Some Food Rules to Live By

  • And as for diabetes, there is no data to support the notion that a high-fat diet increases the risk for diabetes.

    Kristin Wartman: A Big Fat Debate

  • For many people, low-fat diets are even worse than moderate or high-fat diets because they're often high in carbohydrates from rapidly digested foods such as white flour, white rice, potatoes, refined snacks and sugary drinks.

    Kristin Wartman: A Big Fat Debate


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