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  •  Confusion (2+ / 0-)
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    Crider, FloridaSNMOM

    31 Comments in, in this one thread, people have individually asserted that:

    1. Eating meat makes you fat
    2. No, fat makes you fat
    3. No, carbs and sugars make you fat.
    4. No, fructose from HFCS makes you fat.

    No wonder people are confused.

    "Don't be defeatist, dear. It's very middle class." - Violet Crawley

    by nightsweat on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 08:54:54 AM PST

    •  They all make you fat (0+ / 0-)

      Fast food contains all four in each and every bite. Me, I subscribe to the whole foods, plant based diet. It works for Bill Clinton and it works for me. I only wish I had eaten like this for years and years instead of starting so recently.

      "Societies strain harder and harder to sustain the decadent opulence of the ruling class, even as it destroys the foundations of productivity and wealth." — Chris Hedges

      by Crider on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 09:12:14 AM PST

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    •  You're right it can be confusing- (1+ / 0-)
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      and there is evidence that all of the above is bad for you (and too much of any of it probably is).
      But maybe there are clues in the obesity rates in other countries- for instance the obesity rate in France has doubled, and is especially high among young people. The analysis seems to suggest that junk food is the culprit.

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