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Truths About Nutrition
Myth: Heart disease in America is caused by consumption
of cholesterol and saturated fat from animal products.
Truth: During the period of rapid increase in heart
disease (1920-1960), American consumption of animal fats
declined but consumption of hydrogenated and industrially
processed vegetable fats increased dramatically. (USDA-HNI)
Myth: Saturated fat clogs arteries.
Truth: The fatty acids found in artery clogs are mostly
unsaturated (74%) of which 41% are polyunsaturated. (Lancet 1994
Myth: Vegetarianism is healthy.
Truth: The annual all-cause death rate of vegetarian men
is slightly more than that of non-vegetarian men (.93% vs .89%);
the annual death rate of vegetarian women is significantly more
than that of non-vegetarian women (.86% vs .54%) (Am J Clin Nutr
Myth: Vitamin B12 can be obtained from certain plant sources
such as blue-green algae and soy products.
Truth: Vitamin B12 is not absorbed from plant sources.
Modern soy products increase the body's need for B12. (Soybeans:
Chemistry & Technology Vol 1 1972)
Myth: For good health, serum cholesterol should be less than
Truth: The all-cause death rate is higher in individuals
with cholesterol levels lower than 180 mg/dl. (Circulation 1992
Myth: Animal fats cause cancer and heart disease.
Truth: Animal fats contain many nutrients that protect
against cancer and heart disease; elevated rates of cancer and
heart disease are associated with consumption of large amounts
of vegetable oils. (Fed Proc July 1978 37:2215)
Myth: Children benefit from a low-fat diet.
Truth: Children on low-fat diets suffer from growth
problems, failure to thrive & learning disabilities. (Food Chem
Myth: A low-fat diet will make you "feel better . . . and
increase your joy of living."
Truth: Low-fat diets are associated with increased rates
of depression, psychological problems, fatigue, violence and
suicide. (Lancet 3/21/92 v339)
Myth: To avoid heart disease, we should use margarine
instead of butter.
Truth: Margarine eaters have twice the rate of heart
disease as butter eaters. (Nutrition Week 3/22/91 21:12)