Summary of the Lecture - Part Two

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Part One An introduction.

part two: (This Page) Finding a Heart Healthy Diet

Part Three The Standard American Diet and it's Effects.

Part Four Lipophobia and the Sugar Debate

Part Five Nutritional Ketosis is Normal

Part Six The Obesidemic Environment and Commercial Influence

Part Seven Professionals Oppose the Paradigm

Part Eight Sources of Expertise and Some Suggestions

Part Nine Questions and Answers (To be developed)

You can ask a question here if you wish.

The first widely accepted dietary paradigm is developed.

There was a time of much disjointed work in the past, because there was no agreed basis for nutritional science. Unfortunately the initiative to recommend a healthy diet was not supported by the immature science of the 1970's. The dietary recommendations of the McGovern Senate Committee were a political compromise. The key "scientific" ideas those politicians believed, were not validated by science, and eventually turned out to be wrong.

It would be easy but unfair to blame Ancel Keys. America's post war boom, and the desire to reverse the growing numbers of people dying from heart disease, created an irresistible social, political and economic tide, that overcame the well rounded scientific objections of many experts in the field. Almost 92% of doctors and nutritionists were in favour of a "moderate dietary change."

Part Two: Finding a Heart Healthy Diet (About 15 Minutes)

The Framingham Heart Study Begins

Ancel Keys - The Diet Heart Hypothesis - Saturated Fats / Mediterranean Diets

Ancel Keys on the Cover of "Time."

President Eisenhower

Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial - Interventions

Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial - Result

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 1977

Private Public Partnerships

Thomas Kuhn - Scientific Revolutions - Paradigms

The Standard American Diet

Part Three


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