of doubts not available immediately from a text book level web article.
people giving testimony in a discussion are not to trusted with out scrutiny.
one has to sympathize with those who take a primary learning from
unauthentic web sites , forums--
in my opinion
either accept the learning of the learned scientists
which is depicted in articles of the ADA, mayo clinic, the Joslin institute ,the Harvard medical school,
and for any change from the us based institutions if any. etc.kindly look in
NHS choices UK,THE NIN Hyderabad for nutrition , the WHO, the EASD
[these institutions have a text book status and more .]
i do not mean people should not go through isolated research papers.
quite often they can be research just published for a promotion in professional service -where a phd and published papers are a must.
recently in Cochin university[it was in news paper]
a research scholar could not explain his own thesis when asked about ,
assessing committee--obviously it was cooked up by somebody else.
the progress of a discovery is like this:
from time immemorial:
first it appears in a science journal or university paper.
it goes round the world.
then if other people are in agreement, they repeat the experiment
and if found correct it is accepted in course of time and becomes a piece of scientific knowledge. then it appears in text books .
otherwise it goes into oblivion , the waste bin of history.many researches 'at the threshold of a phenomenon' suffer from this.
for example if some one finds high cholesterol in blood
causes atherosclerosis[arterial wall sticking of lipids]
it leads to reduced blood flow--damages obviously.
but this may not happen to everybody in the same degree of deposition
at the walls of blood vessels.
but how to give general advice to people ?
keep dietary cholesterol down to the minimum .
since cholesterol if the body wants it can synthesize inside.it is not necessary in diet.
the advice cannot be :
eat any amount of cholesterol but keep an eye on atherosclerosis--that is scanning the arteries every week by special methods .
advice is tailored with a principle-"to be on the safer side'.
i mean :learning from the forum is OK but don't get intoxicated with it.
leave it to the scrutiny of the sage as and when opportunity arises..the sages of science are from the laboratories of the universities.and those web pages are the text book level web pages.
otherwise get health damaged by some richardson or parkinson telling--
carbohydrate is carcinogenic,
and insulin is enemy of a diabetic.
all cells require glucose even cancer cells, otherwise how can it get atp and undergo the rapid mitosis ;
deprive it of glucose , mitosis also will be stopped.
set the house on fire to kill the rat.great wisdom.!!