When I got into nutrition in the mid- and late 80’s, the low-fat craze had just begun and it skyrocketed during the 90’s. Fat intake should be kept low, preferable around 10 % of total calories or even less. Cholesterol was evil and saturated fats were to blame. Eggs and red meat got a lot of negative press (to the extent that people even today are still afraid of egg yolks). Later on, salt (sodium) got a bad rap for increasing blood pressure and causing hypertension. The really scary part? Most of this dogma is still prevalent today – and most doctors still believe in it!...
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Free article from 2014 written by Joachim on the misinformation and propaganda around cholesterol, dangerous statins, and salt.
- Red Meat and salt.pdf
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