The raison d'etre of this website is to provide you with hard scientific information which may help you make informed decisions in your quest for health (so far I have blogged concise summaries of over 1,500 scientific studies and have had three books published).

My research is mainly focused on the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and statin drugs on health. If you know anyone who is worried about their cholesterol levels and heart disease, or has been told to take statin drugs you could send them a link to this website, and to my statin or cholesterol or heart disease books.

David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

What has caused the rise of diseases such as cancer, heart disease and infertility?

Over the past century there has been a massive change in the type of food that people eat.

Table 1 showing consumption of butter, lard, shortening, margarine and vegetable oils from 1909 to 1985

Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet DictocratsTable 1 shows that over the past century, butter consumption has plummeted from 18 grams per person per day to 5. Consumption of lard has gone to very little while consumption of shortening has almost tripled. And the shortening in 1909 was made of coconut oil and lard. It was actually a natural product. Shortening today is made out of partially hydrogenated vegetable oil. Margarine consumption has gone up five fold. Look at just the liquid vegetable oils –more than a fifteen-fold increase. These rancid vegetable oils are completely new to the human diet. These changes in fat-and-oil consumption patterns are the major cause of our modern diseases, including heart disease, cancer, infertility and learning disabilities in our children.

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