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Ancel Keys Cholesterol Con. Part 14. 1994-2017

1994. The findings of the Multinational Monitoring of Trends and Determinants in Cardiovascular Disease (MONICA) study are reported. The MONICA study was initiated in 1974 with the goal of measuring trends in cardiovascular mortality and coronary heart disease and stroke morbidity in 21 countries and to assess the extent to which these trends could be [...]

May 6th, 2022|

What You Achieve With Healthy Living

One of the challenges we regularly face is what to eat on a daily basis. A visit to the grocery store is no longer a simple task as we’re presented with thousands of food products, all aimed at getting us, the consumers, to carry them home to our kitchens. This makes choosing healthy foods quite [...]

May 6th, 2022|

The Ancel Keys Cholesterol Con. Part 12. 1984-1993

1984 NIH Consensus Development Conference Any reasonable intellect would have to conclude that the LRC CPPT findings released in 1984, did not support Keys’ Lipid Hypothesis. They could only ever be interpreted as evidence that even if the Lipid Hypothesis was partially true, the contribution of a raised blood cholesterol concentration to CHD was miniscule. [...]

March 15th, 2022|

Ancel Keys’ Cholesterol Con. Part 11. 1979-1984 

1979. The first results of the Helsinki Policemen Study are published.   The goal of this novel study which began in 1971, was to determine whether or not insulin resistance can be used to predict those who will develop CHD in the future. Recall that up until 1965 there was real interest in the role of [...]

February 3rd, 2022|

Ancel Keys’ Cholesterol Con. Part 10 – 1978-1979

1978. The identification of dietary trans fats as uniquely damaging to human health. When in 1 Proctor and Gamble employed the German chemist E.C.Kayser to produce the hydrogenated “vegetable” oil from cotton seeds, a product that would become known as Crisco (1), they had no legal requirement to prove that their novel industrially-produced food product [...]

December 6th, 2021|

Ancel Keys’ Cholesterol Con. Part 9 – 1976-1977

1976-1977. The McGovern US Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs releases its Dietary Goals for the United States. A key event that drove the global adoption of the Diet-Heart hypothesis was the 1972 US Presidential election in which the incumbent Richard Nixon was confronted by a losing war in Vietnam, rising food prices, [...]

October 11th, 2021|

Ancel Keys’ Cholesterol Con. Part 8: 1970-1974

1970. Report of the Inter-Society Commission for Heart Disease Resources relating to the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and the Primary Prevention of the atherosclerotic process.  At the same time that the NHLBI Task Force on Atherosclerosis was meeting under the chairmanship of Fredrickson, Keys’ principal acolyte Jeremiah Stamler was convening another Commission to address the [...]

September 29th, 2021|

Noakes, Vanguards, Vaccines and Twitter: The Noakes Foundation Weighs in

  Introduction and context  The Noakes Foundation and Prof. Noakes' vision has been rooted in the promotion of pioneering academic freedom and discussion to support change and critical thinking. We believe that academic scholars should be able to voice differing opinions, challenge convention and be encouraged to push the limits of known science without the [...]

August 27th, 2021|

Ancel Keys’ Cholesterol Con, Part 5

1957: First Results From Framingham Reported The first findings in the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) were reported nine years after the study had been initiated as a result of President Truman signing the U.S. National Heart Act into law. I’ve presented some of those findings in an earlier column (1); here I review the important [...]

May 27th, 2021|

Ancel Keys’ Cholesterol Con. Part 4. by Prof Tim Noakes

How an insecure and unproven hypothesis became a global unchallenged dogma. The ultimate victory of commercial interests over science – 1948-1957 The Framingham Heart Study (FHS) is launched: 1948 - present.   Even before the National Heart Act had been signed into law, the US Public Health Service had assigned physician Dr Gilcin Meadows to [...]

May 24th, 2021|
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