1. In a study by Yudkin, people of Spain & Portugal were found to have the highest dietary fat consumption in the world. People of Argentina and Venezuela were found to have the highest consumption of sugar in the world. Guess who had that highest rate of heart disease? If you guessed Argentina & Venezuela you would be WRONG!
Source: Yudkin J. The Lancet, 11, 155-62, 1957; Yudkin J and others. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism 30(4), 261-66, 1986; Yudkin J and others. Sugar: Chemical, Biological and Nutritional Aspects of Sucrose, 1971, Daniel Davey, Hartford, CT; Lopez A. Ammerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition 18:149-53, 1966
2. Those men with early stage prostate cancer with the highest levels of vitamin B6 demonstrated increased survival rates compared to those prostate cancer patients with the lowest levels.
Source: One-carbon metabolism–related nutrients and prostate cancer survival
3. Older adults with insufficient levels of vitamin D die from heart disease and all-cause death at greater rates than those with adequate levels of the vitamin, according to a recent study.
Source: Prospective Study of Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Level, Cardiovascular Disease Mortality, and All-Cause Mortality in Older U.S. Adults
4. Women with thyroid hormone levels in the lowest 10% of “normal” ranges have a 69% increased risk of heart attack.
Source: Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.
5. Consumption of trans fatty acids causes levels of Lp(a) [a type of cholesterol] to rise while consumption of saturated fats lowers blood levels of Lp(a).
Source: Khosla, P Hayes KC. Journal of the American College of Nutrition 15, 325-339, 1996; Clevidence, BA and others. Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 17, 1657-1661, 1997
So, take your cod liver oil (Vitamin A, D, saturated fats), eat your whole foods and put down that donut!
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