las

Welcome all seeking refuge from low carb dogma!

“To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact”
~ Charles Darwin (it's evolutionary baybeee!)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Scientific Review of Lustig's Fat Chance

Scientific Review of Lustig's Fat Chance

I don't often put blog posts up on someone else's works of this nature, but I'm going to make an exception because Mark Kern has done a thorough job of looking at some of the "science" Lustig puts forth in his book.  {I await the predictable dismissal ;-) }

16 comments:

Victor Venema said...

Evelyn, without any warning, you send your readers to a propaganda text from "Sweeteners Studies, a scientific examination of HFCS & other sweeteners" funded by the Corn Refiners Association (CRA), the national trade association representing the corn refining (wet milling) industry of the United States.

Knowing this, the "review" becomes much funnier (In German: lustig). For example, that the main lobbyist of the Corn Refiners Association, MARK KERN, PHD, RD, CSSD, first argument is that Lustig is not free of bias because he may earn money by selling the book or possibly later on by speaking on it.

Knowing this you understand the lobby-speak, why he recommends a "realistic" diet, because you cannot expect people to stop drinking soda and eat Big Macs, that would be unrealistic.

Sounds like Lustig overstretched and made some errors, but I will withhold my judgement until Lustig has responded or there is a serious review of the book.

t s said...

Thank you!



BigWhiskey

carbsane said...

Did your computer explode? Did I send you to a racist site or something? NO. Lustig won't respond. Look past possible bias and look at the science. This saved me from having to do that myself on too many points to count. Do separate out sugar from HFCS as well. Lustig doesn't and paints sugar with all the woes and ills of HFCS. Seems you do to?

Lighthouse Keeper said...

The predictable dismissals will come. There is a twisted agenda out there promoting the demonising of certain foods which is butting up more and more against rational scientific counter argument as the publicity surrounding it grows. It is refreshing to read a book like Timothy Caulfield's 'A Cure For Everything' whilst having to wallow in all the aforementioned bullshit.

carbsane said...

Meanwhile his YouTube videos are chock full of offenses against established science.

carbsane said...

Whenever I read a scientific paper, I skip straight to the results and go back to the methods if any tables or figures don't make sense out of context. If I can help it, I only read the rest from abstract and background through discussion and conclusions when I've formulated my own conclusions. Unfortunately it is darned near impossible to avoid abstracts completely, but I think it's a good practice to skip as much as possible.

Anonymous said...

If some one wants expert view about running a blog then i propose him/her to pay a quick visit this weblog, Keep up the good job.


My web site ... how much should i weigh for my age

Anonymous said...

Every weekend i used to pay a visit this web page, because i want enjoyment, as
this this site conations really nice funny data too.


Feel free to surf to my web-site; how Much should i weigh for my height and age

Anonymous said...

Hurrah, that's what I was looking for, what a information! present here at this webpage, thanks admin of this web page.

Also visit my blog: stress x

Anonymous said...

It's very simple to find out any matter on web as compared to textbooks, as I found this paragraph at this web site.

Feel free to visit my website - bipolar and pregnancy

Anonymous said...

My brother suggested I would possibly like this website.
He was once entirely right. This submit truly made my day.
You cann't imagine simply how so much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

my site; depression 8 year old

Anonymous said...

I am actually delighted to glance at this website posts which consists of lots
of helpful facts, thanks for providing these kinds of information.



Here is my web site ... impotence treatments 5 ed

Anonymous said...

Your style is so unique in comparison to other folks I
have read stuff from. Thanks for posting when you've got the opportunity, Guess I will just bookmark this site.

Feel free to visit my weblog ... read more here

Anonymous said...

Great blog here! Also your web site loads up fast! What
host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host?
I wish my website loaded up as quickly as yours lol

My weblog :: inquiry

Anonymous said...

I have read so many artіcles oг reνiewѕ concerning the blοggеr lovегs but this ρost is genuinеly a
goоd article, keep it up.

Visit my site :: BlackChipPoker Promotions

Blogger said...

EasyHits4U - Your Free Manual Traffic Exchange - 1:1 Exchange Ratio, Business social network. FREE Advertising!

Post a Comment

Moderation is currently on. Thanks in advance for your patience.