Nutrition “science” joke

Pardon my plagiarizing this joke to make a point:

1. The Japanese eat very little fat; the Spaniards eat a lot of fat: both suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

2. The Japanese drink very little red wine; the Italians and French excessive amounts: both suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

3. Germans drink lots of beer and eat lots of sausage and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.

Eat and drink what you like. Apparently, speaking English is what kills you.

This is known as an association. No actual connection, definitely not causation, but just an observation of some bit of data that occurs at the same time as some other bit of data. I am just amazed at how much bad information comes from nutritionists. It’s mostly just pure opinion and when there is any attempt to tie back to science usually they misinterpret, or misstate, or cherry-pick the science, which, when it comes to nutrition, is usually very guarded in its conclusions.



About dmill96

old fat (but now getting trim and fit) guy, who used to create software in Silicon Valley (almost before it was called that), who used to go backpacking and bicycling and cross-country skiing and now geodashes, drives AWD in Wyoming, takes pictures, and writes long blog posts and does xizquvjyk.
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