"The primary sources of lipids in the SDA diet have historically been from corn and soy oils, and to a lesser extent oils from nuts (corn oil has partly been replaced by canola oil in the contemporary SDA diet)."
"The AHS-2 found that the consumption of red and white meat was associated with an increase of colon cancer and that, independent of meat consumption, eating legumes was protective against the disease."
"A strong inverse relationship was found between the risk of CHD and the consumption whole grain wheat bread, as opposed to white bread (~45% reduction in CAD)."
"In men, the frequent consumption of tomatoes and of soy milk was associated with a ~60% reduction in the incidence of prostate cancer."
Thoughts on Paleo:
"Nine papers of poor quality and not a single clinical trial demonstrating reduced morbidity or mortality – even in CHD or type II diabetes. Sixty-seven papers of hypothesizing 25 years after this diet was put forth."
Anyone write a substantial response to this? I have a very smart friend who eats a mediterranean vegan diet who says that eating paleo (especially the higher sat. fat archevore variant that I prefer) will shorten my lifespan, either through CVD or colon cancer.
Eat what you like. Let him eat what he likes. Fretting about it will take more years off your life than veg oil vs lard.
And when you're both 85 sitting in wheelchairs in the rest home, bean him with your cane and win the debate.
I don't know about Mike, but I think his relative Charles was balls on right. There must have been some bad trans-generational epigenetic mishaps along the way from Chuck to Mike that caused Mike to lose his sensibility
This is a link to Tasha's story about how her vegan diet almost killed her. http://voraciouseats.com/2010/11/19/a-vegan-no-more/
More vegan stories here: http://letthemeatmeat.com/
As far as your friend is concerned, you let him eat the wheat based products and the sugar of the med diet for a few more years and both of you compare your health 5 years from now.
I am old enough to see premature ageing in people doing some sort of veganism for 10 years...and invariably they all have pasty white skin and in the face they have dark rings under their eyes. I would hate to see their lipid panels.
The problem is red meat has excessive fat comparing the white meat. This is why it is not considered healthy and people are discoureged to eat it. And I think we need not to eat red meat as we can make some easy healthy meals using white meats like chicken breast.
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