Imagine a nature documentary which showed gorillas frying up hamburgers, eggs and bacon as part of their staple diet. I think that it might be met with some skepticism.
Actually gorillas have a reduced small intestine in comparison with humans and a larger colon which would suggest that they evolved to eat a more plant based diet than we did.
See: Leonard WR, Snodgrass JJ, Robertson ML. Evolutionary Perspectives on Fat Ingestion and Metabolism in Humans. Montmayeur JP, le Coutre J, editors. Fat Detection: Taste, Texture, and Post Ingestive Effects. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press; 2010. Chapter 1. Frontiers in Neuroscience.
I think that there is a pattern here. If you read the book "Merchants of Doubt" see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merchants_of_Doubt you will see how for 60 years industry sponsored "think tanks" have challenged mainstream science on everything from the hazards of tobacco smoke, to acid rain, to DDT, to the ozone hole to climate change.
This meticulously researched book, which some have suggested is the top science book of 2010, shows that the industry strategy has always been the same, invent or distort facts to create a contrarian position, then denigrate respectable mainstream scientists as militant extremists or worse.
You cannot argue science with these people as the arguments really centre on propaganda, not science at all. The key issue is not science but dollars, and there is always a good supply of convenient "facts" available to support the contrarian arguments.
If high fat meat based diets were really superior from a health standpoint, then this would be obvious from large epidemiologic studies. In reality, the oppostite is true. This does not deter the industry sponsored think tanks from pushing their viewpoints.
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Very bad tendentious article, completely ignoring paleoanthropological evidence of the important role of meat in human evolution and numerous new experimental, epidemiological and clinical evidence about the health benefits of animal food in human nutrition.
So far, I have read nothing in the plant-food world about chronic kidney disease. It's almost as if the subject is avoided. What is your advice about this?
ArchiesBoy- here is some info on kidney disease and plant based diets: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/treating-kidney-failure-through-diet/
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