A couple of nights ago I had dinner with a friend. We spent nearly four hours arguing about food and diet. It was great. He is a teacher and 100% believes in conventional wisdom. Our views were exactly opposite. He believes in the low fat, high carb, whole grain garbage. (He is also only 45 and has been on statins for 5 years and now is on antihypertensives) I had an answer to every one of his arguements except one. He believes that humans as a whole are living longer now due to our diet. He also threw out the argument that we are now taller than ever before in our history. My response was about hygiene and antibiotics and medical services such as heart caths and cancer treatment that have created a society of sick but ageing people. My question to you wise folks is 1) How would you have countered that argument and 2) is it true that we as humans are now much taller than our ancestors were?
Be gentle with me, it's my first question. :)