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Interesting but I don't think that'd be a mainstream advise
on 22 August 2013
Very interesting read. However I think that stating that any drop of meat, fish or fat will destroy the benefit of this "diet/lifestyle" is far fetch, most people switched from a very unhealthy diet (carbs, fats, protein - all eaten together) to a diet very high in fresh vegetables and fruit - so obviously improvements will be dramatic. I would be interesting to see how the addition of fat - in a reasonable way - will make a difference in a large group (beyond the anecdotical evidence).
Some of the study referenced, including the China Study, lacks of scientific rigour, for example the China Study failed to spot in its own statistics that people on higher saturated fat diet had lower CVD rate. You can also have a look at the Kitava study with people on a fish+ coconut + safe starches diet and NO occurences of CVD.
I am convinced the jury is not yet out on CVD and the genes do play a more important role than just diet.