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28 Jan 2004

"The Slow Burn" F.Hahn, M.Eades & M.Eades
I have just been reading the abovementioned book. It seems to go against everything that I have been indoctrinated into believing up until now. Even the diet at the back of the book insists on animal fats instead of polyunsaturated fats and a high protein diet with eggs and red meat almost every day. Apparently they have been in the diet business for 20 years.

I would like to hear your views on this.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Rose
I think sometimes that I should take time off answering diet questions to write a book on dieting - I have been in the business for over 30 years. Just because someone writes a book and sounds convincing, does not mean that what they say is necessarily correct or based on scientific fact - the book on the 'blood diets' is a case in point. Keep in mind that these authors are also 'indoctrinating' you to believe their story. There have been hundreds and thousands of research studies which shown that an excessive intake of animal fats contributes to obesity, raised blood cholesterol levels, heart disease, certain types of cancer and diabetes. Take the example of most populations that eat low-fat, high-fibre diets and are physically active, such as indigenous African people, and you will find populations with hardly any obesity, heart disease or diabetes - makes you think doesn't it?
Best regards
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