North Karelia

The pattern of provocations, proclamations and click-bait innuendo related to saturated fat is fairly clear to anyone who
I know, you keep hearing conflicting reports about saturated fat and health outcomes. So do I. Most recently, just a few
But our faithfulness to any principle is always imperfect because we are imperfect. That does not invalidate the principle
The cottage industry in revisionist dietary history -- and make no mistake, it is an industry -- would have us believe that absurd misapplications of advice can be blamed on the advice itself. The dots, and decades, connecting Keys to Karelia, however, paint a very different picture.
Conclusions about diet study outcomes that are this precarious, that can be worked just a bit, and flipped -- are utterly useless. They are propaganda.
Medicine and the media are in some ways like a celebrity marriage: of widespread, seemingly irresistible interest; and routinely on the brink of disaster. Neither union, nor the prevailing fascination with it, is apt to go away soon.
We are no strangers to a dizzying array of distorted headlines about diet. But the last couple of weeks took it to a whole new level.
The study does not report that vegetarianism increases the risk of heart disease, cancer, or any other bad outcome. Nothing of the sort. Not even close.