Cholesterol and Lapdog Journalists of The New York Times

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An Article Eating Crow Series

Majid Ali, M.D.

In this article, I show how the lapdogs of The New York Times admitted that their nutritional advice was perverse and harmed generations of their readers. They did so without eating crow. Please read the article and then decide if I take cheap shots at the Times here.

The New York Times’s Bad Diet Advice – for Decades

Let us consider the following quotes from an op-ed article published on February 21, 2015 entitled “The Government’s Bad Diet Advice.” It would have been more appropriate if the title of the article were “The New York Times’s Bad Diet Advice – for Decades.” If the Times’ writers had been watchdogs for Americans, as they claim, they would exposed the fraud in the so-called government advice decades ago. All they needed to do was to ask who is help people reverse diabetes and related cardiovascular and neurologic disorders. They would have found out the difference between healthy fats (insulin-friendly) and toxic (insulin-unfriendly) fats, between health proteins that the unhealthy processed proteins. They would have discovered that the whole cholesterol theory is a massive deception to sell cholesterol drugs. They would have saved hundreds of millions of Americans and people worldwide from toxicity of cholesterol drugs and adverse consequences of excluding healthy food items from their “scientific diets.”

The Times’s Lapdog Joes

Do you think anyone at the Times take up the challenge and prove to us that they have been watchdog journalists, not lapdog Joes. Now to the quotes from the Times’ story of February 21, 2015:

“For two generations, Americans ate fewer eggs and other animal products because policy makers told them that fat and cholesterol were bad for their health. Now both dogmas have been debunked in quick succession.”

“First, last fall, experts on the committee that develops the country’s dietary guidelines acknowledged that they had ditched the low-fat diet. On Thursday, that committee’s report was released with an even bigger change: It lifted the longstanding caps on dietary cholesterol, saying there was “no appreciable relationship” between dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol. Americans, it seems, had needlessly been avoiding egg yolks, liver and shellfish for decades. The new guidelines, the first to be issued in five years, will influence everything from school lunches to doctors’ dieting advice.”

The Harvard Deceptions

Now consider this quote from the same article: “Much of the epidemiological data underpinning the government’s dietary advice comes from studies run by Harvard’s school of public health. In 2011, directors of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences analyzed many of Harvard’s most important findings and found that they could not be reproduced in clinical trials.”

“It’s no surprise that longstanding nutritional guidelines are now being challenged.”


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