good sense of humor. i can appreciate that. however, the greeks are not even in the top 10 european obesity list. UK was recently surpassed by hungary [ironically].
here's just one link/graph of many:
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Olive oil is not healthy. Any oil can add to plaques and there are links to cataracts, and lung cancer if cooking with oil with insufficient ventilation.
Many Italians are obese and die of causes other than strokes, and their evidence of olive oil helping heart attacks did not hold up to scruitiny. The Mediterranean diet adds more vegetables and grains and less meat, and that is the most likely cause of any health benefits. The people are often obese and ones who are studied are found to be obese with 43% calories from fat, 55% of that fat from olive oil. Olive oil is not healthy.
The article was funded by a nut company and an olive oil company. It said that low fat diets were not helpful in reducing heart attacks. But they refuse to study an actual low fat diet such as DrMcDougall's (I am using an article from Dr. McDougall as a source right now for reference). Low fat diets that prevent and reverse heart disease are about 7% fat. What the olive oil study called low fat was people only slightly cutting their fat content from 39% to 37%.
The study therefore, is bogus and once again sets good health to the back burner while promoting products.
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