Tuesday, July 24, 2012

It’s Not Just Jokes and Bacon Around Here

Well, maybe bacon.

This blog is primarily about stuff I’m interested in.  For the most part that’s booze, great food, travel, booze, my stories* and bicycling. 

Oddly, one of my seldom blogged about interests is nutrition.  If you are at all interested in the subject and specifically how the government and the media have misinformed us about the relationship between saturated fats, cholesterol and heart disease, then you’ll want to watch this.

What follows is a fascinating history of the lipid hypothesis and despite zero clinical evidence, continues to be the conventional wisdom with regards to heart health.  If you’ve read Good Calories, Bad Calories, you’ve been exposed to much of this information.  But this is still a great, concise lecture on the history of the terrible science used in the nutrition community.

And if you want to know just about everything that is knowable about the relationship between cholesterol and heart disease and you’re not afraid of lots of scientific jargon, read Dr. Attia’s now nine part epic on cholesterol that starts here.

Again, I’m sorry this isn’t funny or contains any of my stolen catchphrases like asshat and douchenozzle.  We’ll return to jackassery in the next posting, I’m sure.

* Currently that means Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones.

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