Articles and Studies
Okay, so maybe you’d like to see some support for the major points I made in the film, but don’t like slogging through studies and trying to figure out what the heck a p-value is. No problem. We’ll start with a few informative and consumer-friendly articles that appeared in online publications:
Gary Taubes’ NY Times article, What If It’s All Been a Big Fat Lie?
Okay, now for some actual studies. David Evans has done a bang-up job of categorizing and summarizing hundreds of studies on his Healthy Diets and Science website, so I’m not going to repeat his Herculean efforts here. If you’re trying to find a study on a particular topic, I’d urge you to visit his site.
But in the meantime, here’s a short list of studies to back up the major points of the film:
A low-fat, high-carb diet (the kind recommended by government “experts) increases small, dense LDL … that is, the type of LDL suspected of causing heart disease.
Different study, same conclusion as above: obese people lost more weight and lowered their triglycerides (the dangerous blood fats) more on a low-carb diet than on a low-fat diet.