the myth of high protein diets (a ny times op-ed article)
The New York Times says we are fatter and unhealthier. Ouch. Sad, but true. According to the US Agriculture Dept we are eating a diet with 67 percent more added fat, 39 percent more sugar, and 41 percent more meat in 2000 than in 1950 and 24.5 percent more calories than in 1970. But, as the NY Times says, "The debate is not as simple as low-fat versus low-carb. Research shows that animal protein may significantly increase the risk of premature mortality from all causes, among them cardiovascular disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes. Heavy consumption of saturated fat and trans fats may double the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease." Read the entire article here.