Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Nina Teicholz: The Last Anti-Fat Crusaders - WSJ - WSJ

The top scientist guiding the U.S. government’s nutrition recommendations made an admission last month that would surprise most Americans. Low-fat diets, Alice Lichtenstein said, are “probably not a good idea.” It was a rare public acknowledgment conceding the failure of the basic principle behind 35 years of official American nutrition advice.


I'm vindicated, unintentionally.

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But what should be done about these liars and incompetents? If it's been obvious to me for years that they were wrong, why wasn't it obvious to everyone with a medical or biological education? (My formal education in biology ended at The Bean.) To give them healthy incentives to be right it is necessary to punish them for being so absurdly and obviously wrong.

Posted by: dearieme | Oct 29, 2014 4:05:23 PM

Wall Street Journal, October 30, 2049

The top scientist guiding the U.S. government's response to antropogenic global warming made an admission last month that would surprise most Americans. "Man-made global warming probably wasn't at all responsible for the 0.8% rise in the Earth's temperature over the last 100 years. So even though we spent about a trillion dollars to mitigate these problems, it was mostly wasted. Our bad, I guess. But, on the bright side, look how much tax revenue it produced."

Posted by: jmod46 | Oct 30, 2014 1:00:17 PM

Perhaps the govt should no longer be in the nutrition business.

Posted by: Jonathan | Nov 1, 2014 11:38:28 AM