Modern nutrition is a joke of a science and the quacks who promote it from the government to the American Heart Association to the Dietetics Association are a bunch of addled, money-grubbing, intellectually dishonest, duplicitous frauds. I have forgotten more about healthy eating than they ever knew.
Even worse is the army of personal trainers selling supplements, cleanses, and other rot, or telling you to “eat clean,” which is arguably the stupidest catch phrase of the last five years. Never forget that the average personal trainer has a high school diploma and is best suited to helping you count your reps.
Analyzing the reams of old records, Ramsden and his team found, in line with the “diet-heart hypothesis,” that substituting vegetable oils lowered total blood cholesterol levels, by an average of 14 percent.
But that lowered cholesterol did not help people live longer. Instead, the lower cholesterol fell, the higher the risk of dying: 22 percent higher for every 30-point fall. Nor did the corn-oil group have less atherosclerosis or fewer heart attacks.