Tag Archives: trans-fat

How To Read a Nutrition Label

What do most people read on a nutrition label? I am guessing the most common information that people read is the total calorie count and the total fat count. That’s why those two items are listed on top of any nutrition label. The first one down after that is the amount of fat that is further broken down into saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol. As long as the total calorie count and the amount of fat (breakdown) is within people’s expectations (of what a healthy food is), the food manufacturers assume that people will buy it. How else could you explain the popularity of low fat ‘healthy’…

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Fat Controversy: How Biased Science Led To The Demonization Of Fat And Fattening Of America

In this article I am going to present the history and (pseudo)science behind the demonization of fat. What I am going to show is how a researcher’s bias can play into the results of a study (or experiment). What followed from the conclusions of that study is the fattening of America (and the rest of the world) and the current state of obesity and heart disease around the world.
Early Work
It all began in 1912 by a Russian military doctor by the name of Nikolai N. Anichkov, who was the pioneer in establishing the role of cholesterol in the formation of plaque in the arteries. His theory state…

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