This Week in Low Carb News: Bad Science and Fat Pastors

Every week I come across a bunch of articles I want to tweet about and comment on and every week I run out of time to do it.  This is my attempt to clear out the open tabs on my browser by putting them all in one place.  Enjoy!

A high-fat diet impairs cardiac high-energy phosphate metabolism and cognitive function in healthy human subjects – A great example of a scientific study designed to make the ketogenic diet look bad.  Only a five day study that gets people right in the middle of the keto adaptation phase and then makes a bunch of measurements.  Imagine if a study took people with no history of exercise and worked them out hard, then concluded that exercise was unhealthy because it makes your muscles sore and very tired.  Just dumb.

Time Frame of an Epidemic – Author makes an excellent point.  Imagine if a disease went from affecting 1 in 10 people to 1 in 3 in a year. People would be freaking out.  But if that same progression takes 50 years to happen, no one remembers what it was like at the beginning of the progression.  That’s what obesity has done over the last 50 years.

Too Many Pastors are Digging Their Graves with Their Teeth – As an ex-pastor, this one hit home.  If you are a Southern Baptist, you eat a lot of terrible food at every church function and it leads to a lot of unhealthy pastors.  Unfortunately this author blames it on the old “Eat Too Much, Move Too Little” model of obesity and doesn’t understand that gluttony and sloth isn’t what is driving the problem.

New 4 Corners Episode – A big news program in Australia is examining the need for a sugar tax in Australia to combat obesity.  Hope it goes well! Update:   See the full episode here.

7th Day Adventist figures out Vegetarianism doesn’t work – If you don’t know the significance of this coming from a 7th Day Adventist, you need to hear my interview with Gary Fettke.

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