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Powerful New Study Shows High-Fat Diet is Best

It’s hard to imagine that manufacturers of processed foods continue to think it’s a good idea to put the term “low-fat” on their labels to enhance sales. Maybe it is a good idea from a sales perspective because so many people still buy into the notion that a low fat diet is a good idea. But that is absolutely in direct contradiction with current science.

In a new study just published in the highly regarded journal Lancetresearchers from multiple highly-regarded institutions around the world studied an incredibly large number of individuals ages 35 to 70 year (135,335), from 18 countries, over an average of 7.4 years. They carried out very specific assessments of the foods that these individuals ate and evaluated their food choices in terms of macronutrient composition (carbohydrates, protein, and fat), and specifically broke the fat consumption down to evaluate saturated fat, monounsaturated fat, and polyunsaturated fats. Further, they compared the diets to the risk of various endpoints including death, major cardiovascular event, stroke, and heart failure.

What the researchers discovered in this extensive study was really quite compelling. They noted that higher carbohydrate consumption, comparing the highest consumers of carbohydrate to the lowest consumers of carbohydrate, was associated with risk of death increased by 28%. Amount of total fat, as well as each type of fat, was also dramatically associated with risk for death. Those consuming the highest level of total fat had a reduced risk of death during the study of 23%. Risk for death was reduced by 14% in those consuming the highest levels of saturated fat while it was reduced by 19% in those consuming high levels of mono-unsaturated fat, and an incredible 20% in those who consumed the highest level of polyunsaturated fat. Higher consumption of the dreaded saturated fat was also associated with a lower risk of stroke – comparing those who consumed the most with those who consumed the least, by 20%. The authors concluded:

“High carbohydrate intake was associated with higher risk of total mortality, whereas total fat and individual types of fat are related with lower total mortality. Total fat and types of fat are not associated with cardiovascular disease, myocardial infarction, or cardiovascular disease mortality, Whereas saturated fat had an inverse association with stroke. Global dietary guidelines should be reconsidered in light of these findings.”

Global dietary guidelines should be reconsidered in light of these findings. That is an incredibly powerful statement based upon a powerfully robust, comprehensive, and well-conducted study. Now we continue to hear recommendations that we should be on a low-fat diet, as somehow the notion that dietary fat is bad for our health has been ingrained in the conversation. Let’s be clear, that is in no way what our most well-respected literature is telling us, and like these authors have stated, the time to reconsider global dietary guidelines is today!

  • Eugene

    This is so wrong and misleading. A whole food, low fat, plant based diet is the way to health and longevity. Look at the longest lived populations, the Okinawans or 7th Day Adventists. Look up real Doctors like Dr. Gregor, Dr. McDougall, etc. This guy is just trying to sell books. The healthiest diet is plant based 80/10/10.

    • RexBuck1 .

      Sure Eugene . . . don’t let those facts get in the way of your opinion and the opinions of the other Docs who are “trying to sell books” also. All Perlmutter is doing is quoting a new, very large study . . . you may want to read it

      • Eugene

        That’s the issue. I look at the facts, not one misleading study.

        • Henrik

          Eugene
          It is too little science existing on vegan diet, so we do not know if it is healthy or not. Vegans has always been small minorities, so it is not likely, that you are right!

          • Eugene

            Lol. The vegan diet is the only diet definitively proven to reverse heart disease. And the longest lived populations on earth has been plant based. Who funds your studies? National Association of Dairy Farmers.

          • rooibos

            Re: at least Ornish plan, it included a lot more than low fat diet… especially, it included mandatory socializing/group sessions. I think other long-lived folks also have this very important ‘vitamin’… i.e., Okinawans, etc. I recall a study using lab rabbits bred to easily get heart disease. However, one group ‘refused’ to get HD…very puzzling, but on checking all factors, it appeared that one lab asst. took rabbits out of cages, to pet, etc. Those were the ones that didn’t develop the desired disease. And then there was the ‘Irish brothers’ study. Irish men in Boston were fed a low fat diet, and their brothers in Ireland ate the typical buttery Irish diet. Guess who developed the most heart disese? And, re: T C Campbell, see Wenger’s ‘Death by Food Pyramind’.. an unbaised presentation of the history of government guidelines.

          • I have reversed coronary artery disease on high fat, low glycemic veggies, and meat. It’s been over 12 years now, so vegan it not the only way to do it. Plus, I don’t have all the deficiencies that come up with taking out a major macro-nutrient.

          • Joel Thorne
          • Greg

            No human population has ever been 100% true Vegan. Check out the work from Dr. Ede’s – http://www.diagnosisdiet.com/micronutrients-mental-health/

          • Joel Thorne

            Longest-living ppl in the world are from Okinawa They’re vegan. So much for your claim

          • Philip Domenico, PhD

            they also eat a ton of seaweed, which i believe is their claim to fame

          • Yvonne Forsman

            Anyone eating seaweed or anything from the Fukushima polluted oceans must be brainless!!! Radiation causes cancer, cancer kills.

          • AnnieLaurie Burke

            Data, please, on the “99%” figure. You are blowing smoke, not stating documentable facts. In the case of the Okinawans (who are not, by the way, the longevity champs), the hype is even worse than the usual “correlation does not equal causation” fallacy. It’s not even correlation in their case, it is merely association, and not a perfect one at that.

            And, I’ll see your Okinawans, and raise you the southern Indians. They are vegan by religion and practice, and have some of the worst CVD, longevity, and other health markers in the world.

          • Joel Thorne

            You’re uninformed and it’s not my role in life to educate you. Eat what you want. I couldn’t care less!

          • AnnieLaurie Burke

            My dear young man, it is you that is misinformed. And quite arrogant, to imagine that you can “educate” me. As I have noted previously to those espousing the unnatural vegan diet, I have been eating the HFLC diet for years. Low BP, 71+ years old, 115 pounds, operate a 7-acre organic farm and an animal rescue shelter by myself, active in several volunteer organizations, and am a nationally-recognized artist that regularly gives classes and demos. I probably put in 70-80 hours of work most weeks. Now, as a retired scientist with an advanced degree and professional registration, I realize that’s just data of n=1. And you? Dr. P summed it up a few years ago in his aptly-titled article “Low Fat, Low Science”.

          • Eva Grandell

            Right on, Greg, and Henrik, and Rex! Have you seen Lierre Keith’s talks or interview about the vegetarian myth? Excellent! As a former vegan she explains about the research she did, and how she was convinced for twenty years that eating vegan was the most natural and healthy way to eat, until she became ill. Mike Eades is another respected Doctor, as is Tim Noakes, Assem Malhotra, Jason Fung, how many experts do we need to get the lipo phobia out of our nutrition guides? I have studied Banting/LCHF and been on it for several years, and can’t say enough about the health benefits, and they are real, and Dr. Perlmutter is sincere, trustworthy, thorough and very knowledgeable. Cudos to him for releasing so much free information, thank you!

          • Joel Thorne

            Dr Joel Kahn, a renowned cardiologist and a vegan, demolished her. She is a paid stooge who dispenses BS

          • Pup Mom

            Adam and Eve, Garden of Eden.

          • Govinda-Terryl

            Vegans were a really small minority until Monsanto pumped a lot of money into marketing veganism, thinking they would sell a lot of soybean products.
            Vegans eat a lot of garlic and onions which pass through the blood-brain barrier and burn the pineal and subtle receptors of the brain making the brain dull. Pilots in the 1960’s flying small high speed military jets were not allowed to fly for at least 72 hours after eating garlic. Their minds needed to be alert to make quick movement decisions.
            A static lymph system might be served by garlic to burn up the lymph along with any virus in the lymph.

          • quiethinker

            I know so many people who ruined their health with the “vegan craze.” One, my sister-in-law developed rheumatoid arthritis and said: what was I thinking??

          • Yvonne Forsman

            I too ruined my health with that crap.

        • RexBuck1 .

          Thanks for setting me straight there Eugene. I can now discard all those misleading studies (including this one conducted over 10 years with 135,000 subjects) whose well regarded authors were apparently unaware that Eugene had all the facts.

          • Eugene

            Lol. Rex, only a fool tries to change the mind of an idiot. You enjoy your diet, that’s been shown to lead to heart disease, diabetes, etc. And ill enjoy mine that has been proven to reverse and prevent such diseases. And by the way,be sure to tell the longest lived and healthiest populations on earth 7th day Adventist, okinawans, etc. that they are doing it wrong.

          • Joel Thorne

            T Colin Campbell has the facts: Plant-based diet is best

    • Laura Iyer

      Perlmutter is a “real” doctor too. Just ignore the study, that’s cool.

      • Eugene

        Ok. And you just ignore the facts. A whole food plant based diet, with healthy fats, is the only way to prevent most diseases. Quit being enamored by one study, of which we don’t even know all the factors/variables.

        • You’re welcome to read it.

        • ron

          Studies are only as good as the Science being them, not heresay.

    • tanya

      Yes Eugene, so very confusing for me as I am tending toward a WFPB diet. When we have Cardiologists promoting this way of eating it’s hard to ignore especially when they have the evidence and can show the reversal of plaque in arteries. I have the gene that predisposes me to Dementia and Cardiovascular disease as does 25% of the population so we need to get this right. I feel that fat is probably very good for the brain, however, I’m not convinced regarding heart health. If saturated fat causes inflammation, it is now proven that it’s inflammation that causes arteriosclerosis. How do you find the balance between both of these very serious diseases ?

      • Eugene

        You sound well versed on the topic. Glad to see you are taking control of your health. I believe a WFPB diet with healthy fats, I.e. Flax, chia, hemp seeds, avocado, olives, walnuts, etc. is the way to go. I believe Dr. Gregor has it right.

        • Gerald Landry

          Dr Gregor, the Physicians Group that had a Train the Trainer Group going into Primary Schools showing young children Shock Films indoctrinating them into diets contrary to their families culture.
          When I outed them Publically they removed the Program from their Website. I would suspect that they are still doing the program, but subversively. I had questioned whether they had sent Notes home for parents permission as to whether they were in favor of their children being Indoctrinated into sentience and AR’st dogma. I would suggest parents question their children daily as to what they have been learning at School. Better yet, put the School Board on Notice that attacks on families cultural dietary practices are NoT up 4 discussion and indoctrination.

    • Joel Thorne

      Agreed. Highly reputable doctors and scientists, such as Ornish, Esselstyn, Fuhrman, Joel Kahn, Campbell agree on the hazards of saturated fat and the healthfulness of a plant-based diet, based on the data.

      • Nancy Behnke Strasser

        Check out the fact that many people on Esselstyn’s diet are depressed. The brain needs fat.

        • Gerald Landry

          So true Nancy, on Care2 I have debated lots of militant extremist vegans and concluded many suffer depression. Some wish early death and disease on omnivores and cheerlead when someone in animal husbandry dies, Eg the father and son overtaken by noxious fumes in the manure tank at their piggery. The comments were troubling.

    • Govinda-Terryl

      Avocado & Nuts are plant based.

    • Jane Jewell

      You quote the seventh day Adventists as having a long life, but fail to mention the Mormons who also enjoy longevity and do eat meat.
      This suggests that there is some other factor, or combinations of factors, responsible. Abstinence from smoking and alcohol, while enjoying plenty of fresh air and sunshine following an outdoor life are common to both groups that enjoy a long life. Picking out one variable and ignoring the others leads to a conclusion that is confounded.

      • Nancy Behnke Strasser

        Lots of cancer with Adventists.

  • Miguel Diogo

    I agree and totally subscribe. Our bodies really need GOOD Fat’s to do its magic. Living without GOOD fat’s is like driving your 4 wheel car with 1 wheel. You are not going very far. You will travel some distance but not far :), however. And this is merely one Mans humble opinion, mine. Suggesting Fat’s, for example from Animals or other man-made interventions & ingredients, is an accident just waiting to happen, however part-2. Each to their own 🙂 Each to their own 🙂

  • Cecile

    Garden of Eden Diet. the beginning of time

    • Pup Mom

      The Creator knows best. We are herbivores by nature. Just look at our digestive systems, long, complex to absorb plant nutrients. Contrast that with the true carnivore’s, e.g., cat’s short digestive system.

  • TechnoTriticale

    The View Study link leads to a circular path that never shows more than the Abstract. Is the full text supposed to be hosted here somewhere (that would be valuable if so).

    • Greg
      • TechnoTriticale

        Still pay-walled at Lancet (USD$31.50 for non-subscribers). Dr. Perlmutter has done a real service for his readers over the years by hosting any number of otherwise inaccessible papers.

    • David Perlmutter

      Thanks for pointing this out. Full study now available there.

      • Emmalee

        Dr. Perlmutter…is there any option regarding the option to deal with inappropriate posts ……name calling, etc? I don’t think nasty debates are helpful. Thanks.

        • Gerald Landry

          Emmalee, It is common debating with some that feel they have evolved to a Kinder diet. It gets threatening at times and quite verbally abuse towards omnivores. But that’s alright as I just put my duck feather coat on. With open debate and No Censorship we may come to a more civil consensus. There is upwards of an 80% backsliding rate of vegans returning to animal protein. It is through reasoning together that we become better informed on such a serious issue, our food intake and physiological health.

      • TechnoTriticale

        Thank you. Anyone planning to use this study to support any point of view on diet needs to read it for themselves, which Lancet had no apparent interest in supporting.

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  • Mario

    Oligoelementos

  • Dr Jeff

    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chembiol.2017.07.012
    This shows why it is so powerful, just released 2 weeks ago. All explained by the biochemistry

  • Linda Milkes

    What about the APoE3/3 or APoE4/4 genetic SNPs? I thought too much fat was bad for both. I’m 3/3.

  • Karen Skeffington

    I’ve read the quote of the findings 3 times and there are clearly typos in it…it should be corrected.

    • David Perlmutter

      Seems there was a transcription error. Thanks for pointing this out Karen, will edit.

      • Karen Skeffington

        Thank you Dr. Perlmutter for all you do to get timely and well researched information out to everyone!

      • Karen Skeffington

        Thank you Dr. Perlmutter for all you do to bring us well researched, timely, and informative studies and ideas.

  • Arktikos

    Looks like the vegan trolls found out about us! To them it is more about the morality issues of taking the lives of animals than what the best diet is for human beings. I can understand the morality issue but really, humans have been hunting and gathering for hundreds of thousands of years.
    Thanks for the informative study Dr. Perlmutter!

    • quiethinker

      OMG! It’s hard to read the trolls. Why don’t you just go to your old veggie sites and leave us alone???

      • Judy Derrickson

        Yeah, there is one deranged vegan pestering me. She is so totally nutso. Must be tofu on the brain.

        • Gerald Landry

          Judy, her Blood manganese levels may be high.Soy has + levels and Hexane the Neurotoxin is used to Extract it and many of the Seed Oils. Manganese is a Nutritional element but can rise to Toxic levels. We were inhaling it in a Pulp Mill plume building
          an Air Emissions Ptoject. Manganese Madness is a real symptom people can suffer from contaminated environment, even welding with a high manganese rod, 7018.

        • AnnieLaurie Burke

          Don’t be too hard on her. It may be that she is suffering some of the many vitamin deficiencies that plague vegans that are not scrupulously conscientious about their diets. Some of these cause aggressive, hostile mental states.

    • Eugene

      No vegan troll here. And I have no ethical dilemma when it comes to consuming animal products. I have hunted in the past (usually donated the meat cause dont like venison). I’m just stating the facts. A plant based diet is the best diet for health and longevity. No individual with diabetes or heart disease has ever reversed their condition on a high fat omnivorous diet. That’s a fact. But people have cured heart disease and diabetes on a wfpb vegan diet. So let perlmutter make his money and sell his books by telling people what they want to hear: Eat fat. But it doesn’t make it true.

      • AnnieLaurie Burke

        “Let Perlmutter make his money”??? Didn’t you read the article? He was reporting on a study that had nothing to do with his making money. A study that adds to the science-based evidence that the low-fat vegan diet is not natural or ideal. None of said studies was conducted by, or made profits for, Perlmutter. Your ad hominem attack on Perlmutter, while you ignore the clinical evidence against your viewpoint, is ridiculous. And you are wrong when you say that “no individual has reversed disease” with high-fat diets. In fact, Dr. P reported on the work of Dr. Bredesen and others that are using keto diets to reverse conditions, including intransigent cancers, that were formerly believed to be incurable — Alzheimer’s, MS, and others among them.

        • Jane Jewell

          Also Parkinson’s. And diabetes. Stunning results from them. A1c going from 13.4 to 5.6 in three months of keto diet – Just one example of hundreds on keto subbreddit.

          • AnnieLaurie Burke

            Yes! Thanks for adding the info on Parkinson’s – there are so many successes, I forgot that one. But, I am not hopeful that any amount of hard data will convince the fanatic vegans. I think their aversion to science, and their fixation on the “messiahs” of the vegan cult, are the result of the lack of sat-fat in their diets. The brain is primarily composed of cholesterol and other sat-fats. When the diet is lacking in these nutrients, it is likely that areas of the brain involved in more sophisticated functions, like critical thinking, become depleted, shrink and experience reduced functionality.

          • LB

            Book: The Vegetarian Myth by Lierre Keith!
            She WAS vegan for 20 years!

            The reality is multi faceted and not black-white as all fanatics want to see:
            “When the rainforest falls to beef, progressives are outraged, aware, ready to boycott. But our attachment to the vegetarian myth leaves us uneasy, silent, and ultimately immobilized when the culprit is wheat and the victim is the prairie. We embraced as an article of faith that vegetarianism was the way to salvation, for us, for the planet. How could it be destroying either”

            Cited from : Lierre Keith. ‘The Vegetarian Myth’. iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/nl/book/the-vegetarian-myth/id821653921?mt=11

          • Eva G.

            Lierre Keith’s book is brilliant and factual, and not intended to knock vegans in any way, but to enlighten and inform. A great read and an eye opener.

      • Ras_Thavas

        I reversed my T2D by going on the Atkins diet and later switching to Keto. A1C went from over 9 to 5.7 in 6 months.

        • Jane Jewell

          Well done. There are hundreds of others who have reported that they also have reversed their T2D as you have done on the keto subreddit. Example after example of dramatic reduction in A1c results.

          And it’s pretty obvious really, when you think about it. When you have diabetes your blood sugar level goes out of control and gets too high. So don’t eat sugar then! Or starch that converts into sugar.

          • John Brailsford

            Too much red meat protein also turns into sugar which makes you fat. So eat meat but keep the quanties small.

          • Judy Derrickson

            That is why I eat more fat these days. 🙂

      • Georgie Song

        Thank YOU. You correct, these doctors are becoming millionaire by exploiting on the obesity epidemic that caused by HIGH FAT DIET, cause it fatty acids that obstruct the Insulin receptors in muscles. It not Carbohydrates…People diabetes did not come from them having excess 300 lbs of glycogen on their body !!! They have 300 lbs of FAT !!!1

        • Nancy Behnke Strasser

          Eating fat does not necessarily
          make body fat.

          • Georgie Song

            That is true, when you active and have a high metabolic rate like when you are young. I never gain ONE pound while I was a meat eater for 15 years until I reached 35. But DEFINITELY will CAUSE INJURY TO YOU ENDOTHELIUM and you HEART. Start LOOKING AT ANGIOGRAM AND SCANS OF arteries and capiillaries as FAT, triglycerides in form of CHYLOMICRON is transported from the thoracic duct up to your Subclavians and to the RIGHT ATRIUM OF YOUR HEART. LOOK AT SCAN of the Subclavian vein ,Brachiocephalic vein and Superior vena cava.

        • Judy Derrickson

          You need to go back to nutrition class. All excess glucose is turned to fat in the body after each carb rich meal, after glycogen stores are met.

          • Georgie Song

            You are correct, the KEY word is EXCESS !!!.Your CARB meal you using MUST BE REFINED SUGAR AND REFINED FLOUR, not whole fruits and vegetable, and HIGH CARBO BEANS AND OATS !!!!There only enough CARBO in whole foods for ATP to KEEP ALIVE THOSE HOURS, like to heart to beat, breathe, make new blood cells, and to fire off a couple of neurons for you to THINK and even your FAT CELL to make INFLAMMATORY ENZYMES. Hundred twenty five thousands chemical reaction Per SECOND and you think there is LEFT OVER glucose to store for FAMINE ??? if you bother to exercise….glycogen storage in skeletal muscle.
            And I am not going back to nutrition class, I learned that in Biochemistry when I was Premed 50 years ago. Another key note, the process of converting glucose to triglyceride is a Energy dependent process; De Novo Lipogenesis cost alot of ATP. whereas FAT GETTING STORE AS FAT IN ADIPOSE tissue is EASY, just RE-COMBINED from the Chylomicrons (triglyceride & cholesterol) goes to the Subclavian vein and right into the right Atrium of the heart (don’t go to liver first, like fructose and protein)
            and when it gets pumped out of the heart….FIRST TO EAT…FAT TISSUES. !!!!

          • Judy Derrickson

            Obviously you feel the need to shout. A carb is a carb, and the human body was designed to store fat in times of plenty, burn it in lean times. Even “whole foods” will put on weight if more is eaten than needed immediately. The problem could be seen as one of too much availability, when our genetics program us to make hay when the sun shines, so to speak.

            If one looks at what is available in nature, most of the high sugar fruits come IN THE FALL, as well as the high carb beans, seeds, and even grains. By design, they are for the purpose of preparing creatures for winter. That includes humans. Fat storage is not necessarily a bad thing, but requiring people by mandate to load up on carbs for every meal is simply against nature itself.

          • Georgie Song

            You come on as if you KNOW BETTER than Creator or Nature. I used capital letter to emphasized to you CLOSED MINDED people who have to DEFEND your ADDICTIVE HABITS. Never mind about what NATURAL. We are NOT NATURAL, we have REFRIGERATORS, and our food is transported thousands of miles. So you LUCKY and should be GRATIFUL YOU CAN STORED FAT !!!! from your 4 calories CARBS !!!. Carbs is PRICELIESS that why you will spend ATP energy to converted to triglcerides. Creator gave us INSULIN for CARBS, and NATURE gave us CARBS !!!, We CAN’T MAKE CARBS !!!. PLANTS DO, so get off your “smart as….” and stop telling people what they are NOT suppose to eat, how Creator designed us.and what plant synthesized. YOU’RE UNGRATIFUL !!!

          • Judy Derrickson

            Good grief. I raise my own organic vegetables, of which I eat quite a bit- those natural complex carbs….pastured poultry, pick wild herbs and yes, fruit, live off grid on the land, choose my beef from a free ranging herd, etc……I would be dead if I were to be ungrateful. You need to chill.

          • Georgie Song

            Yes, you UNGRATIFUL, eveything you described, You being a parasite on this Earth. You ungratiful to the plants who are the CARBOHYRATES producer, you’re ungratiful to the INSULIN that the Creator gave us to metabolized carbohydrates for our ATP energy for survival.. And choosing your free range herd…that the MOST SELF-CENTERED act….since you that takes UP MORE LAND FEEDLOT so you can ensured yourself of THE BEST AT THE DEATH of a herbivore who never has done one human any harm.

          • Judy Derrickson

            You need therapy. Seriously.

          • Georgie Song

            Another one of your DEGRADING JUDGMENT. First you start off with your “dictatorial” statement, I need to RETURN to nutrition school. It appears you never even had a course in Biochemistry, your statement regarding carbo and de novo lipogenesis. Then, you degrade me and made your dictatorial statement I NEED TO CHILL out. Another one of your dictator command as to how I should behave, like I was a “small child”, are you a school teacher like the one I had that ‘Abuse children”. Now, you are CAPABLE and QUALIFY to exercise the JUDGMENT, I need therapy. So, you have a MD psychiatry too, beside your PhD in nutrition??? It appears to me you didn’t have a class in Biology, since you ignorant about plants producing the O2 we need to breathe and the CARBO, glucose we need to keep alive. Happy Beta Amyloid plague to you for your APOE, and TMAO, and N-glycolyneuraminic from your grass fed beef.

          • Gerald Landry

            Georgie Son be truthful and explain Anaerobic Glycolosis when excess carbohydrate intake converts to Lactic acid on setting Pain issues like the Mystery of FM, Fibromyalgia. I don’t need a PhD to figure that out. I was living it because of cellular hypoxia. Do you know how many times I asked suited Nutritionists about what diet I needed to deal with this? All answered I don’t know because I was fodder for diabetes.

          • Georgie Song

            According to the medical literature they DO NOT KNOW what is the cause of fibromyalgia. And IT NOT HYPOXIA, their guess, is trauma, nerve hypersensitivity., viral infection, by NOT LACK OF OXYGEN and formation of lactic acid from anaerobic glycolysis of glucose. Lactic acid is form yes from anaerobic glycolysis from muscles , like running, the lactic acid makes the muscle hurt , usually when glycogen is depleted and then it will go into BETA oxidation and then Acetyl COA is then used as ENERGY and BODY FAT is then used and the CRAMP IS GONE . I used to experienced that after 45 minutes of runnning for training for the marathon. Sorry, don’t know anything about fibromyalgia, know cancer. been in cancer for 35 years, now just treat prediabetes

          • Gerald Landry

            Georgie Son, Pharming Fibromyalgia sells more opioids to deal with the Chronic pain and fatigue. CF, Chronic Fatigue generally always precedes Fibromyalgia. That indicates that the energy furnace in the mitochondria has been damaged. Chemicals, prescription drugs and air pollution can onset neuropathic pain. Opoids with a Tylenol base pickle the cells because of the toxic methanol base. Environmental exposures to formaldehyde are varied from building materials, vehicle exhaust, fabric dyes, rubber products, waterproof drywall, carpeting etc. The Chemical Chain is methanol > formaldehyde > formic acid which metabolizes to Lactic acid cellularly. Simple inhalation of formaldehyde metabolizes to Formic acid then Lactic acid cellularly. Ingesting Tylenol based opioids perpetuates the cycle of pain. MCS, CF and FM are overlapping symptoms. Eg. Southern Ontario has high levels of neuropathic pain, take away the air pollution plus all the other modern exposures and levels would drastically drop. As I write Cbc Radio was just talking about the deaths caused by air pollution. Did you know 15 of the largest Container Ships emit as much pollution as all the small vehicles on the planet? So I am guilty as I just used coconut oil on a salted cracker for quick energy.

          • Georgie Song

            Well, you sound like you know your ROOT CAUSE, so why haven’t you “cure’ yourself?

          • Gerald Landry

            Did I state I was still suffering FM, Fibromyalgia? I did NoT know i was adding to my injury from the formaldehyde in vehicle exhaust driving up my cellular Lactic acid. I had honey on toast one night and my throat was burning like i dumped Hot Boiling water down my throat. [the Biggest complaint with those suffering Aspartame Disease] The Pesticide Division of Health Canada gave Apiarists permission to use Formic acid in their Bee Hives on a paper towel nap to be removed 6 weeks before honey flowed. They admitted at 80% solution it was killing the Queen Bee’s. Two nights later I had a yogurt and the same burning throat recurred with MELAS, Mitochondrial Encephalopathy, Stroke Like Symptoms, my brain and left side felt absent. You did Note mitochondrial?

            I knew enough to quit dairy and within weeks I did NoT need my Puffers for asthma, and my FM also vanished. Cellular Lactic acid is first cousins with Lactic acid in cow dairy. My ND, Naturopath suggested I try goat Or sheep dairy 1.5 years later with No complications. Georgie, this is my truth and experience, if I did NoT share it, I would consider myself a liar, stated by Margaret Atwood, author.

          • Georgie Song

            Then that your divine suffering, and when you heal, you can help others with the same problems.

          • Gerald Landry

            Georgie Son if the North American Prairies are ReWilded there will be mass Global Starvation. I could out to the edge of the ridge overlooking the Harbour and there may be a dozen Salty ships loading up with grains and pulses to feed world. If Elk, Bison etc repopulate the restored Prairie grasses grain export comes to an end. Failed crops are able to bring a reduced income to Croppers as it is Sold for Animal Feed. Eight million deer were shot by hunters and 1.5 million killed in vehicle collisions. Do you know what 8 million more deer and counting would do to gardens and all the Plant Based Crops? I appreciate the cull done by hunting.

          • Georgie Song

            Actually the only species that needs to worry about is Homo Sapien. We the only one that metastazied on Earth with cement and steel, and nuclear bombs and undegradable polymers, plastic and dioxin from coal burning. Everything LIVING AND even mountains will thrive without another BILLION HUMANS, not 8 MILLION deers.

          • Gerald Landry

            Georgie Son, meat conversion is simply grasses and water being converted from the Global Grassland Inventory nourished by rainfall and sunshine. You mentioned “we have REFRIGERATORS, and we transport food thousands of miles”. You don’t see the error in these ways. The 100 Mile Diet avoiding the heavy costs of transportation and Carbon Extraction to power pharming equipment Vs “Self propelled ruminants” ambulating about pastures on their own power. Not a metal monster that is made of iron mined from the belly of the earth as with the oily blood to power the machinery needed to produce your planetary vision of a Plant Based Diet saving the planet. What are the Full Cycle Costs of pharm tractors airplanes ships and transports needed to transport foods thousands of miles around the globe. Almond drink has 4000 Food Miles added to my local retailer. Lactating ruminant milk is within a small radius. One almond needs One Gallon of water plus all the other transported ingredients to the faux drink processing plant. A dairy cow using 2 gallons of water and grass to convert to One gallon of milk converted to a variety of dairy products NoT needing RefrigeRator$ has nourished Subsistence Hunter Gatherer Farmer people for thousands of years available out their door. I have moose walking around my rural home. Grow my own vegetables and pick berries. I have had Thanksgiving meals turkey included all from my acreage. We all can survive by re-establishing our roots to mixed farming and trading/buying what we can’t/don’t produce all within a very small radius. Root vegetables store very well in Cold Storage, most fruits need Energy intensive canning and lots of sugar Or the Transportation Fleet to fly in winter asparagus from Chili.

          • Georgie Song

            Refrigerator was made in reference to how our society is. Nothing stating about not SEEING the WRONG in the way. I disapproved of food being transported thousands of miles and using other pieces of Earth to grow food for US CITIZENS MOUTHS.

          • Gerald Landry

            Georgie Son you said one thing right, “Carbs is PRICELIE$$”.

          • Georgie Song

            Yes, Plants are the ONLY species that make Carbohydrate (glucose) along with the O2 for all animal life on Earth, for BILLIONS of years. The plants are God’s PRODUCERS, and animals are the parasite. Animals cannot utilized sunlight for energy. That why our body would STORE GLUCOSE in form of triglycerides for days for famine for survival. Go hug a tree for the O2 and give thanks everyday to the Sun and the green plants.

          • Gerald Landry

            Georgie Son, you err by stating animals are the parasite. Animals convert grasses to meat protein, some fish thrive on algae and many species eat smaller fish, basically carnivores like most Apex predators. God was in favor of a mixed carnivorous diet. In Genesis Chapter 3 Verse 21. For Adam and also for his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins and clothed them.
            Georgie, practicing good stewardship would have had roasted rack of lamb following the first leather garment making in Eden defiled.

          • Georgie Song

            I condemend your Man written book that gives you the RIGHT TO FEEL RIGHTEOUS so you can murdered and enslaved other living creatures for your MOUTH. It my opinion you DEGRADED AND Demeaned “god”‘s name. It just occurred to me the last time I reply back to you about your fibromyalgia. That it the person’s MORAL SPIRIT that gives them disease and PAIN !!!.I come to that conclusion from my late spouse, and people I see and know over 50 years!!!, and they ALL HAVE ONE COMMON MORAL spritual foundation…..THEY WORSHIP DEATH!!! and demeaned the VALUE OF LIFE…so that the SAME PETTY VALUE you have for your life….and simply in your limbic monkey mind……..pleasure is life….pain is death………and that your common denominator…..and pain is reminder of death..And Parasite is one who GET THEIR METABOLIC ENERGY OFF ANOTHER LIVING CREATURE…NOT ENERGY FROM SUN…….so ALL animals are parasite in the cycle on Earth. Your petty moral viewpoint of MEAT… AS GRASS AND WATER…that why you have PAIN….and I saw with all these people over 50 years…If you get rid of one disease you will created another.

            I was at the senior health fair,for promoting prevention for diabetes, and I spoke with the lady from the Alzheimer foundation. and about beta amyloid plaque, and she mentioned ONE OF THE BIGGEST FACTOR is MORAL SPIRITUAL foundation….and I told her, oh, I JUST come to that conclusion yesterday from this email from you.

            Good bye…God sent you as another A”hole” to help me heal. I come to realized I have INFINITE amount of food……The waste CO2 went to the plants to give me back the CARBO…GLUCOSE AND O2 to breathe…Good bye

          • Gerald Landry

            Georgie, your so kind calling me a doughnut hole, Lol, I don’t identify with sickness and disease, although a few hours watching prescription drug adds on televisions i will concur that much of society does exempting those here reading, learning, Posting and Sharing.

          • Gerald Landry

            Ooop’s, not finished. Georgie you stated, “God sent you as another A “hole” to help me heal”. So you have admitted that you have a physical condition ailing yourself. Thanks for being humble enough to admit that. I hope your Plant Based Diet brings about healing. There’s about an 80% Backsliding Rate amongst Vegans because they feel unwell. For reference the Bible you condemn has a warning in 1st. Timothy, Chapter 4 Verses 1 to 5. Verse 3… and commanding to abstain from foods, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving… 4; For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused…
            Of interest as Honey Use is a Faux pas by Vegans, is that some Medical Associations have approved honey for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. I you have any grace will you allow us un-enlightened who may befallen by this tragedy use honey?

          • Georgie Song

            The 80% backsliding vegans were self-centered people who changed for THEIR HEALTH ONLY. which is SELFISH LOVE, not UN-selfish love, like “God’s love”. so they were not DETERMINE to succeed, unlike for LIFE…the bovine’s life. And it what Tony Robbins would say…” you do it when it becomes a MUST, not a should. Must falls within the monkey mind limbic of SURVIVAL…so myself and others, will LEARNED all about nutrition and whatever it TAKES FOR US to succeed and stay healthy, and the one requirement is B12, made by SOIL BACTERIA not animals or plants. Liver can store B12 up to 20 YEARS !!!, Gentle World vegans been vegan for over 46+ years,Myself a born again vegan for 34 years, must admit when I was growing up vegan from immigrant parents, with poor nutrition of Refined sugar, refined white flour, I came down with B2, Riboflavin deficiency. I DO NOT HAVE ANY DISEASE, that was my sickely spouse, that constantly have PAIN. one disease after another. I had a serious fall when my deck collapsed from my crooked cattlemen contractor, broke bones, ribs, very painful, the doctor and nurses were shocked I had no surgery in my 69 years. And I just learned that the hospital foundation took note I was at the hospital…And from my brain scan…..I have NO ALZHEIMER developing, no loss in hippocampus tissue…Perfectly NORMAL VENTRICUES. So, I don’t expect any dementia at all at age 90, no diabetes neither.And cholesterol UNDER 150 being vegan, and normal blood pressure.
            So, my mantra is…Honor ALL LIFE…AND YOU WILL TREAT YOURSELF THE SAME WAY.

      • Nancy Behnke Strasser

        Actually I do not believe there have been any reversal studies using this type of diet.

        • Nancy Behnke Strasser

          Also….the only healthy vegan diet is a raw foods diet. Supplemented with B12 and possibly Vit A and D3. A high bean and grain diet ….simply not good for many people.

          • Georgie Song

            No, I been cooked vegan for 34 years, and the group Gentle World been vegans for 46 years, and thousands of their members. We absolutely have to have B12 because Plants don’t synthesized it, nor does animals, cattle got it from soil bacteria from grazing in feedlot they get B12 SUPPLEMENT. The recommended amount of bean is 1/2 cups and 1 cup of oats. That ALL THE PROTEIN that recommended. What recommend is HIGH LEAFY GREEN, for folate and moderate amount of fruits for antioxidants.

        • Georgie Song

          It will not REVERSE because FAT is the ROOT cause of the diseases, heart disease and diabetes and obesity…of course our GOD GIVEN Insulin is “partially” to blamed caused it mobilized the glucose, for ATP Life energy and the amino acids for cellular repair and “growth” and triglycerides for ‘FAMINE” storage in adipose tissue.

      • kathy

        Hi Eugene, I’m here to tell you I have reversed my type 2 diabetes w/LCHF diet. I had an A1c of 10.1 at one point. My last was 5.3. I’m not on medication and can pretty much eat what I want. However I choose not to eat that way. I do eat a lot of veggies, no fruit and medium amount of protein.

    • Michael Lippert

      Wrong!!! It’s millions of years!!!

    • AnnieLaurie Burke

      Sadly, there are many sanctimonious vegans that rant about the morality of killing animals for food, but are too hypocritical to acknowledge the wholesale destruction of species that the raising of plant foods entails. An entire ecosystem — the tall-grass prairie — was wiped out in the US Midwest for wheat farming in the 1800s. Rhinos, tigers and other endangered species are being exterminated in our time for palm oil production. And the routine growing and harvesting of other crops results in agonizing deaths for a lot of wildlife. And, please, spare me the blather that so much farmland is devoted to raising grains for animal feed. Those grains are an unnatural food for cattle and other livestock. Factory farming, whether of vegetables of animals, is destructive and unsustainable. That does not change the fact that growing plant crops kills animals. It’s just easier for vegans to ignore because it’s out of sight, out of mind.

      • Eva G.

        AnnieLaurie, you are spot on with everything! Well said indeed. Also in this mix, even organic crops could not be possible without animals for fertilizers, and land management.

    • Jane Jewell

      Once again, the advisability of following a vegan diet is heavily associated with the individual’s genome. While some people can seemingly “get away” with this unnatural way of eating and remain healthy, others suffer from skin problems and bone loss from a severe lack of vitamin A.
      While most of us are able to manufacture vitamin A from carotene (found in such plant foods as carrots) some people don’t have this ability, and they **must** eat animal fat to get their vitamin A intake.

      So I believe that who can eat what is strongly dependent on our genes.

      On a different point, all the diets that appear at first glance to be completely different, such as the vegan diet and the ketosis diet, have a few things in common which are worth noting;
      1. No vegetable oils.
      2. No sugar.
      3. No refined carbs.

      I suggest this is the key, what they have in common, rather than endlessly going back and forth about the merits or sins of the vegan diet or the keto diet.

      Just my two cents -)

      • AnnieLaurie Burke

        Actually, one can follow a vegan diet and consume large amounts of refined vegetable oils, sugar and refined carbs. All three of these are vegan. You won’t find many “refined carbs” in animal tissue. There are vegans that eat awful, junk-food diets. Check out some of the vegan blogs, where the commenters are sharing “high-fives” at being able to get “vegan” Oreos, and sharing the latest, greatest news on “meat substitutes”. While it is true that there are also many vegans that are very careful about what they eat, there is nothing inherently “non-vegan” about the three items you named, nor about any number of the highly-processed, unnatural, harmful food-like substances that are aggressively (and profitably) marketed to the public.

    • Mitzi Andersen

      Nothing wrong with coconut oil. In fact it is highly to be recommended.

  • purpleamaru

    the article does not mention the types of carbs most consumed in the study, highly refined, processed carbs. that would give a much different result im sure if the study compared high complex carb diet based on whole foods

  • David Boothman

    The great thing about diet is each person can decide for themselves and each one can have their own resulting mortality based upon their choices. Best to not argue with those who have decided, just give the information and let it play out.

    • David Perlmutter

      Yes. We should look to the science available, and use that to guide the best choice for each of our bodies.

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        Epilepsi hastalarının beslenme şekli nasıl olmalı teşekkürler.

  • Pup Mom

    I follow your guidelines regarding 2 tbsp. of coconut oil per day. I love it in my coffee. However, isn’t it contraindicated for those of us who carry the APOE 3 and 4 alleles making us at greater risk for AD? Also, you didn’t tell us if your family and house are ok after Irma. Thanks! Diane Cartwright

  • Hnina Gourmet

    Love this…

  • Lori

    I am a certified functional medicine practitioner and really believe it’s all in individual matter. One would be advised to look at the APOE 4 gene. Those with the variety of 3/4 or 4/4 should really be on the lower fat diet, especially saturated fats. Those at the other end are very cardio protected and can enjoy saturated fats more. Obviously grass fed organic sourced meat and poultry is the best, as is wild fish. And this assumes a high quantity of colorful vegetables! That is what my training leads me to believe.

    • Nechama

      That is what I wrote above. You are so correct.

  • T.Toth

    Dear Dr.Perlmutter
    I know you trying to help people with your advice by pointing out the latest scientific studies from various publications.
    I always believed in science, but lately not so much. I would like to draw your attention to the Full Measure interview with Dr. Marcia Angell’s who worked for the “prestigious” New England Journal of Medicine for 20 years. So what Dr Angell thinks about NEJ ?
    I became to be extremely distrustful of most of the research that was published.

    But let see the “highly regarded journal Lancet” .The current editor in chief Dr. Richard Horton, wrote a scathing editorial saying: “Much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue…science has taken a turn towards darkness.”
    So please forgive me for my skepticism toward all scientific publication.
    The Full Measure transcript can be viewed here;
    http://fullmeasure.news/news/cover-story/fake-science-08-06-2017

    • Gerald Landry

      T. Toth I read Marcia Angeles book “the Truth about Drug Companies”, published in 2002 when she retired as an Editor from the New England Journal of Medicine”. My conclusion, let food be thy medicine as spoken by a sage.

  • Vicky

    Garlic and onions are bad for the brain?? That’s news to me! If so, I’ll stop eating them daily. Dr. P. what is your recommendation regarding this?

  • Emmalee

    Goodness gracious. I was wary about posting due to the negative tone from some people.

    I have a complex GI system and understand it well. I have no gallbladder so, for me, moderate fat works most of the time. I have to be careful of fiber and FODMAP foods like garlic, onions, apples, etc. I have been celiac for 26 years and really watch carbs to keep blood sugar levels in line. Being celiac does not allow straying from a gluten free diet…..that is easy to manage. I believe as a consumer and well-informed RN, tweaking diets is necessary for some people. I am impressed with the study being published in Lancet. I would like to thank Dr. Perlmutter for his caring and sharing helpful information.

    Finally, I will be checking into guidelines for posts. This is not the place for name calling and other immature behavior. For some people this is a helpful place to start if new to various diets and/or health conditions. Let’s have mature discussions and make this a helpful place.

    • joannes

      Thank you for rational thought from another RN (retired). If people do not like Dr. Purlmtter and they believe in their vegan diet. why are they here reading what he says? I don’t even know him…..I got referred to his website by a naturopathic dr I just started seeing. BUT, at least 5 years ago, our internist told my husband it was much more healthy to eat a higher fat diet….but natural fats….real butter, olive oil and moderate meat….especially beef All the eggs and bacon he wanted but not high carbs. He has had excellent cholesterol readings, lost 30 pounds and his cardiac check ups and B/Ps are all good. I say we should all eat what we believe in, without putting the other guy down, but from an RN/science perspective. you don’t argue with a study like that cited in this article AT ALL!

      • Emmalee

        Thanks for your positive input!! Glad to hear your husband is doing well. Hope you are enjoying your retirement!

  • Dear Dr. David, Please view http://www.CreateK12Change.com This is my Scientific Hypothesis: As children we are not taught how to memorize so we do not stimulate our brain’s hippocampus as much as we could or should for increased brain growth. We really need do a controlled study of children, teenagers,adults, and seniors to see if there’s a measurable change. I’d greatly appreciate an opportunity to speak with you. Thank you! Russell

  • Lifematters

    But they fail to state that some of the most nutritious carbs on the plane, like Sweet Potatoes, are lumped in with simple carbs like cookies and muffins and similar processed foods high in refined sugar (and indeed many also containing high fat)
    My understanding is also that questioning was also limited to asking participants to relate what they ate in the last year…
    Healthy fats are necessary indeed but why on earth would we consume the fats devoid of fibre when we can have our fat and a host of other nutrient also… without further burdening the environment with “grass fed” meat and pastured dairy or “grain fed” chicken and turkeys or “class 1” carcinogens like bacon?
    Nut, seeds, avocado and the host of other Whole Plant Foods just make more sense on every levrl. Aside from those with invested interest in maintaining the industries I guess…

    • nechama

      A Plant Based Diet, fortified with “HEALTHY” fats, organic eggs, meat and chicken, wild Salmon and the smaller fish like sardines etc., omit sugar and simple carbs is what is being suggested. In fact there are common ingredients in all the sub-diets, paleo, veggie, vegan, low-carb. Veggies are the main ingredient is all these eating styles. Its not just one form of eating that is being proposed. Each person has a different nutritional makeup and each needs a complete and cognitive analysis to determine what his/her body is lacking in order to suggest foods and nutritional aids. When arguing, it is typical to argue for ONE VIEWPOINT, but that is not the reality.

    • Gerald Landry

      @ Lifematters, the Inuit the most resourceful humans who engineered kayaks framed from whale bone and covered in waterproof seal skin survived in the planets harshest climate with temperatures below -60*F, and darkness for up to 4 months. No carbon intensive food supply, self sufficientcy down to a moss wick in a soapstone bowl with whale oil as fuel. Now they suffer greater levels of T1D than the colonizers that introduced them to flour and sugar. Google “Grocery Prices in Nunavut ” on YouTube.

      Almond nuts trucked 4000 miles and avocados from New Zealand shipped to North America doesn’t make sense. I stick to my occasional bacon fat and natural animal fats converted from pasture grasses and water grown locally enabled by rain and sunshine. My free range turkeys who preferred to sleep up in poplar trees had no interest in finishing their Bag of Starter Ration. They foraged for bugs, slugs and grasses. It is the cheapest low maintenance poultry meat available.

  • Jane Jewell

    Thank you for the link, Dr Perlmutter.
    I took a look at the study and couldn’t see any mention of the genes of each individual being considered.
    I can’t help thinking that when it becomes as common for people to know their genes as it is to know their blood group, a wealth of information will be unleashed. For example, the small percentage of higher fat eaters who do succombe to disease might turn out to be all ApoE4/ApoE4 types, and the people of the high carb eating group who succombe to disease might have only 1or 2 AMY1 genes, compared to those who can pig out on carbs but remain healthy, who might have 15.

    It would be great if they did a study with gene type as one of the main variables to be examined.
    Maybe 20 years down the road…..

    I worked on the National Study of Health and Growth in the statistics department at St Thomas’s hospital back in the 1970s, and can’t help thinking that if only we had known about the genes involved in digestion back then we could have found out so much more!

  • Samuel Lim

    Dear Dr Perlmutter, I am very pleased and enligthened of the info that you shared. We here in Singapore should really re-look urgently at the current dietary guidelines too. Lots and lots of products are labelled and sold “low fat” here. Main stream media advertizes low fat stuff. Nothing here is mentioned on saturated healthy fat or oil. Saturated-fat seems to be a taboo word. Regardless, I thank you once again.

  • Charry

    My sense is that the study is worthless if they didn’t consider the TYPE of carbohydrate being consumed. Sugar and white flour? Or berries, beans, and other high fiber carbs? Until a study gets its act together and manages to make this distinction, I think the information is of very little value.

  • Sue

    I’d like some information on what to do if you have the APoe 4 gene, otherwise known as the fat bucket gene. There’s a lot of confusion over what to do – high fat diet is good for the brain, Dr Dale Bredesen’s ReCode protocol for the prevention of the disease recommends a ketogenic diet but also there’s advice around about cutting fat in the diet if you have one or two copies of this gene. Help!

  • Jan

    If reading that eating animals is ok, what about all the antibiotics that are given to the animals at the slaughter house because they are so stressed and treated so badly, then you are eating all the growth hormones etc too, and buying fresh from the butchers….they are still fed antibiotics, this can not be healthy to consume.

    • Gerald Landry

      Jan; antibiotics are introduced at Feedlots when cattle are fed an unnatural diet of grains or corn. Feedlots are an Unecessary Middle Man created to bulk up fats for higher carcass weight. Ruminants suffer metabolic acidosis from the grains so Antibiotics are mixed in with the restaurant grease and grains to prevent death.
      A good read is Michael Polans book the Omnivores Dilemma. He bought a tagged steer from a rancher and followed the steer through the system ending up at Polky Feedlot in the Dakotas who had 38000 cattle being fattened up with I think 6 Veteranairians on staff.
      All this is profiteering by middleman. The steers could go to an Abattoir from pasture. That’s why the phrase “grass-fed is best”.

  • Alfonso Enriquez

    Dr. P., What should be the normal lipid profile for those on a high fats diets?

  • Cecile

    Dairy is not a healthy fat !

    • Gerald Landry

      Cecile dairy is a conversion of grass and water = natural healthy fats with numerous products used by humanity for thousands of years. Many Subsistence people who live in rugged terrain unsuitable for vegetable and grain production have done quite well. I should retract to some extent thinking about the terraces built in mountain terrain for rice production, using buffalo and oxen for tillage of which the AR’st Vegan communities deem as animal exploitation as well as the use of honey that makes money to Subsidize the Pollination of nut and seed crops that is the alleged panacea of saving the planet with a Plant Based Diet.
      I question who the real Industry Shills are? Since monoculture and artificial fertilizer mined from the belly of the earth as well as GMO seeds and Herbicides are part and parcel of Pharming along with a high dependence on Fossil fuels to carry all this out Vs Self Propelled ruminants that provide wholesome dairy products, fiber, and leather products Vs petroleum based substitutes. Oop’s forgot healthy fats and meat.

  • Riodelsol

    The papers cited in Lancet does not limit “Fat” as animal fat only. Vegans can take plant based Fat, saturated or unsaturated, any type of natural fat are good and beneficial. Eat meat or not is not the point of discussion. Good fat is good, that is the point. But avoid oxidized fat and transfat both of which cause inflammation.

  • High Fat Diets

    The latest bullshit from the medical journals are again touting the ‘high fat diet’ full of cholesterol, low fiber and few complex carbohydrates. What a bunch of bull. Published in Lancet, they don’t identify the funding source of the study but rest assured that it is from the meat/dairy/egg industry. Don’t be fooled.

    Eat a high saturated animal fat diet, Only if you want to die young. This crap will clog up your arteries, your liver and your intestines. If you love to have someone cracking open your chest for a bypass operation, go ahead and enjoy this crap. Dump the high cholesterol egg and just eat an avocado! High fiber and good fats. Don’t be misled by these fake science articles, no doubt funded by the egg/dairy/meat industry.

    Blocked arteries requiring bypass surgery take time to get blocked up. It takes weeks to months to diagnose, schedule and perform such surgeries. That means there is time to try something else! Why not TRY a lifestyle change that could eliminate the need for heart bypass surgery? After all, when you have a clogged pipe at home, you don’t replace the pipe, you clean it out. Only in rare and extreme cases do you need to actually replace the plumbing. The same might be said for your coronary artery system in your body. Try cleaning it out before replacing it!

    http://publishing.wf4hl.com/coronary-bypass.html

  • Georgie Song

    Recently I been running to articles that say ‘QUESTION WHO FUNDED THE STUDIES “!!!
    When it comes to Alzheimer,the cause is CHOLESTEROL for Beta Amyloid Plaque from the APOE lipid transporter in the brain!!!!. For Dr. Perlmutter, I sure he must know of APOE.People who have the APOE 4 GENE are 2 time higher risk for Alzheimer. The largest population is in Nigeria Africa.BUT THEY HAVE NO ALZHEIMER !!!!, WHY NO CHOLESTEROL diet. But LONG TERM cholesterol consumption TRIPLE the threat of developing Alzheimer.
    Worst than having bad mutated genes!!!. and EGGS, the most CRUEL slave product…has 2 1/2 times more cholesterol than beef…..Divine order for highest cruelty.

  • 1907 uğur

    how epilepsy patients should be fed

  • Murph

    I have followed a high fat/low carb diet since January and have lost 42 lbs. did well, but my cholesterol skyrocketed. Little worried about cholesterol level but triglycerides are good. I am learning so much about this diet and all the health benefits to this lifestyle so I don’t want to give it up. This is the first time in my life I feel this good. And I don’t want to go on statins. Are there any studies regarding cholesterol levels on a high fat diet?

    • Gerald Landry

      Murph, Cbc Radio had a 3 part Series the Heart of the Matter with Cardiologists and embarrassed MD’s who admitted they caused more side effects with patients prescribed Statin medications. They also stated as many deaths result from high Or low cholesterol.
      Cardiac issues are complex, the person could be exposed to lots of diesel exhaust commuting. Maybe lives near a busy Highway system, these are documented as causative factors in disease. We, 1000 tradesman were inhaling potassium from Recovery Boiler emissions building a new Air Emissions Project besides an operating Pulp Mill. I was the 13th worker on the project to have cardiac issues.
      Just like living near a busy highway it is known that there are Clusters of Disease downwind of Industrial Emitters where the plume hits ground zero. Communities built around Refineries, Steel Mills and other Industry have similar issues. It also depends who is paying for the Epidemiology Study. I met someone who did his own growing up near Tailings Ponds at a Gold Mining town. It was NoT good as he went over the diseases suffered by family members in his neighbourhood.

  • Virgil Rucsandescu

    Just curious if there is any long-term literate vegan out there not taking any supplement… I suppose that would say something about how natural this ‘diet’ really is…

  • jerry

    It looks like this study focused on the relationship of varied fat consumption to cardiovascular problems. Was there any data, conclusions, or inferences on the prevalence of cancers when compared to the type and amount of fats consumed by participants?

  • Dr. gerald handler- age 88

    I am age 88 and am a practicing TMJ dentist. I am a Mr,.. OS participant at UCSD Medical school under De. Barrett Conner for 16 years and in a study with Dr. Eric Topel including very healthy participants age 85 or older. I have been taking many supplements for 35-40 years(check dosage with bold tests at least yearly), Exercise 3 times weekly and work and volunteer docent at Midway Museum20-30 hours monthly. I take no prescription drugs I never because I never get sick. I have never had any childhood diseases and no one ever believes my age. I will agree to participate in any studies that anti age anti diseases. Gerald Handler

  • Judy Derrickson

    Wow, so many trolls.

  • Nancy Pasarel

    Questions please: how do we account for polyunsaturated fats providing the greatest benefit to health as opposed to saturated or mono-unsaturated fats? The polys tend to be the vegetable oils that we believe to be unhealthful. Granted the difference is small, but I’m surprised they are showing so positively.

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