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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Doctor says: The Diet/Heart Hypothesis is the greatest deception of our times

This post includes a synopsis of a paper published in Nutrition Today July/August 1985 - Volume 20 - Issue 4 - ppg 12-15

Study title and author:
Coronary Heart Disease- "Doing the Wrong Things"
Mann, George V. Sc.D., M.D.

This paper can be accessed at:

Dr. George V. Mann is a Johns Hopkins-educated biochemist and physician and was on the faculty of Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Mann reviewed the literaure concerning the Diet/heart Hypothesis.

After examining the evidence Mann found:
(a) The advice to replace saturated animal fat with polyunsaturated vegetable oils and restricting eggs, was a presumptuous guess because there was no supporting data to show either the safety of efficacy of such dietary strategy.
(b) Many long and expensive trails have since been designed to show evidence for the safety and efficacy of such dietary strategy. All those trials have failed.
(c) Dietary restriction of cholesterol has NOT been shown to be an effective way to lower high cholesterol.
(d) Substitution of saturated fat in the diet with polyunsaturated fat has produced ominous signs of toxicity, often manifested by increased rates of cancer.
(e) 93% of the population and the majority of physicians believe saturated fat and cholesterol are the "bad guys". The Diet/Heart Hypothesis is a propaganda success of Goebbelian proportions.
(f) Clinical trials of the Diet/Heart Hypotesis have cost billions of dollars. Never in the history of science have so many costly experiments failed so consistently.

Dr. Mann states: A generation of citizens has grown up since the Diet/Heart Hypothesis was launched as official dogma. They have been mislead by the greatest deception of our times, the notion that consumption of animal fat causes heart disease.