Spiritual but not religious
Thanks for analysing the reductionist f & v research and eliciting the inevitable flaws.
Additionally we need to incorporate into these studies the food ratios carbs-proteins-fats %s. Obviously someone eating fruits and veges with too much overt oil (10% by calories as a benchmark)will negate the benefit of f& v compared to someone careful about this important parameter.
The researchers themselves have to have a comprehensive integrated understanding of nutrition in order to design a useful study... We have a long way to go....!
right on deborah
reductionist science just cannot get a rounded understanding..."laboratory hermits knowing more and more about less and less".....
and please Ms Olivia do not resort to gene explanations as if genes are determinants - that is "post" reductionist and has led us to the present mis directed science both in medicine and agriculture...
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The puzzlement the author refers to is probably due to falsely assuming that obesity is the cause; when really, it is a co-existant symptom of ill health.
I think her difficulty understanding the cause-and-effect relationship would be solved quickly if she showed more interest in the effects of diet and exercise.
There seems to be no doubt that fruits and vegetables protect us against cancer, but there is a factor in most Americans' diets that might trump the beneficial effects of those fruits and vegetables. That is, the chronic ingestion of mammal meats, and their milk (and milk products). Here's how:
After you read that study, look up Neu5Gc in PubMed. Read the studies, and I think you'll see how our habit of eating the flesh of other mammals, and drinking their milk, is very harmful, not only for our risk of cancer, but of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, and any other condition aggravated by inflammation.
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