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Study raises questions about dietary fats and heart disease guidance

bmj.com/press-releases/2013...

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Calls into question some American guidance. omega-6 may not be the Messiah.

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There is no Messiah. Omega 3s and Omega 6s just have to be in the correct ratio to each other.

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Thank you for posting. To me the most important thing about this research is that it was based on "missing data" from a project carried out from 1966-1973.

I see that the BMJ is pressing for an "open data" campaign as they say that a lot of research from trials is never published.

I found the last line a bit chilling...

" This means that doctors cannot be certain that the drugs that they are prescribing daily are properly evaluated for safety and efficacy."

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How does the omega-6 differ from that found in the soya products you advocate, please?

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margarine is very bad for anyone no matter what they add to it it is the hydrogenation process that damages us.

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Not all margarines are the same. Take care what you buy.

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Yes, Dr Briffa is having a field day on this one! I still think the most important issue is the missing data not the margarine,

Even the BMJ is concerned.

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I hope they are; it's yet another incidence of the evidence that underpins some treatment (including healthy eating advice) is flawed.

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I was amused to see that the margarine was called Miracle (it didn't work many). The comments on Dr Briffas blog say that it also probably contained a lot of trans fats as well.

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Colpo goes into a little more detail:

anthonycolpo.com/research-u...

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