Ho humJanuary 18, 2010 Tim WorstallFood6 CommentsBan butter to save thousands of lives, says heart surgeon Doctors demand ban on \’damaging\’ trans fats Do make up your minds guys. previousGood old GuardiannextBritblog Roundup 257 6 thoughts on “Ho hum” JohnRS January 18, 2010 at 12:18 pm “Shyam Kolvekar says only radical action can save growing numbers of young adults…” Possibly dropping a large, heavy object on his head from a very great height might save “growing numbers of young adults” from increased blood pressure from having to listen to another interfering tosspot telling them what to do, eat, say, believe, wear etc etc. dearieme January 18, 2010 at 12:22 pm Is the evidence any better than the Ancel Keys rubbish that started the whole doctrine of Fats = Evil? Noel C January 18, 2010 at 3:04 pm My default reaction to these obnoxious, ignorant individuals is two fingers and a journal reference. http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/full/80/5/1102 Gene Berman January 18, 2010 at 5:44 pm Noel C: Thanks for that cite–very interesting. I’m going to put it in a comment over at gnxp.com, where it may be of great interest (especially if it can be established that there are identifiable genetic factors associated with presence or absence of “metabolic syndrome”). Ian Bennett January 18, 2010 at 8:47 pm I assume we all know that Dr Keys’ study was hugely flawed in the first place. He selected six countries where the data best supported his conclusions and ignored sixteen where it didn’t. Mexico and Finland have virtually identical per capita fat consumption but their heart-disease mortality rates differ by a factor of 24. (Data from “Complete and utter zebu” by Simon Rose and Steve Caplin.) But quite apart from all this, Shyam Kolvekar and the UK Faculty of Public Health can both just fuck off! David Gillies January 18, 2010 at 10:44 pm There’s a large margarine factory fairly close to where I live. On days when there’s a temperature inversion the stench from it can be smelt for miles around. I won’t have the filthy stuff in the house. I’m on a low-carb diet (<40g/day). Without saturated fats I would find it extremely difficult to maintain my weight at a healthy level. I'm hovering just above 'too thin' as it is. Busybodies like this wanker should be shot. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.