Originally Posted by Zereh
Sweden & the "Low Fat" Diet Dogma
I know nothing about Health Impact News, that was just the first link that popped up when I did my Google search. There are tons of articles about the original study out there. It's worth reading a few of them, imo. =)
Thanks for the link. There may be a genetic component to this. People from the north may be better suited to high protein/fat - low carb.
A friend of mine posted about this on LiveJournal. sps: On Diet
. He is the smartest person I know.
"There was recently a discussion on my friends list (in the context of politically motivated pet abuse, I believe) about the metabolic advisedness of the low-carbohydrate diet kept by certain good friends of mine (They say: works great! Others say: you nuts!). I thought it should not go without note that both of these individuals are of, in large part, nordic extraction. By this time of year, many of their ancestors were probably reduced to eating fish heads and seal willies, because science shows that you can't make toast out of snow. And the relevance of this is that, while your ancestors may be dead now,
they (generally speaking) weren't
dead at the time time that they were, if I may be somewhat indelicate, ‘procreating.’ I understand that this last point is a little difficult for certain fundamentalistically inclined individuals to grasp, but seriously, necrophilia does not
lead to sharp population growth.
"So perhaps if you and yours come from nice warm climes where olives grow on trees and clothing is optional, a low-carbohydrate diet makes about as much sense as giving up wine. But for those for whom fermenting honey
was actually more convenient than fermenting grapes (what, after all, are a few bee strings when you don't have
any grapes...) the situation, by which I mean the inherited metabolic situation, may be a little different.
"Of course, I may be entirely wrong, since I know essentially nothing of either human metabolic chemistry or indeed paleoclimatography"