“Troubles impending always seem worse than troubles surmounted, but this does not prove that they really are.”
The diet and nutrition “establishment” really just doesn’t get it, do they? You’d think that a university study (Harvard, no less!), titled thusly:
might offer a glimmer of intriguing scientific insight. Maybe a well-designed study, the results of which force a rethinking of prior-held beliefs. Not. Just have a look at the carbohydrate content of all four of the various diets used in this study. Carb. content for all of the diets used fell between 35 and 65 percent of total calories. And to make matters worse, no mention (at least not in this release. Maybe in the study itself?) of what, for the purposes of the study, constitutes a “carbohydrate” calorie. Did a carbohydrate block of Oreos and an equal block composed of leafy greens carry the same weight? Things that make ya go, hmm.
Really, I expect quite a bit more out of an illustrious institution like Harvard. I mean, it is Harvard, for godsakes. Hell, I could get the same dull-minded drivel from The Biggest Loser — which, by the way, I attempted to watch for the first time this week while awaiting the Obama address. What a complete waste of a perfectly good 5 minutes of my time. I hate to sound like a pessimist, but with the likes of The Biggest Loser and Harvard leading the way, the overall health of this nation will get a hell of a lot worse before it gets any better.