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Do Vegetable Oils Make Us Fat?


"All you need to do to realize how much obesity there is out there is take a look at an old movie or an old TV show.

Rent 'Dirty Harry' (which I did not long ago) and watch it for a few minutes. All the people look like stick people, compared to people we see today.

The contrast is startling.

Or Google Woodstock and look at the images of all the folks there in 1969.

Granted most are young people, but compare them to young people today on college campuses everywhere. Although there are a few mildly overweight kids sprinkled here and there in the photos, most of them look like stick figures compared to today’s college students.

Why has this happened to us?" - Dr. Michael Eades, M.D.

To read the entire blog post, Click Here.

Will The New Dietary Guidelines Make Us Even Fatter?

Here is more from the article by Dr. Eades:

"When we say that people are eating an extra 350 calories per day today as compared with 1970, that’s an abstraction.

The reality is that some people are eating 1000 calories extra, while others are eating, say, 200 fewer calories than they did in 1970. I am one of those who eat fewer calories now than I did in 1970 when I was thin and exercised almost no restraint.

So, why do I always have to watch what I eat? I should be lighter than I was in 1970, not heavier. Which I am, by about 10 pounds.

What’s the difference in my behavior now vs then?" - Dr. Michael Eades, M.D.

Click Here to read the rest of the article.

Note: Here is an additional list of articles about vegetable oils and obesity:

"Dining out and bad fats" - Dr. Michael Eades

"How Vegetable Oils Replaced Animal Fats in the American Diet" - The Atlantic

"Butter vs. Canola Oil: Spot the Real Food" - Tom Naughton

"PART 1 of 2: The Evolving Hypothesis of Obesity - the role of polyunsaturated fats" - Joy Kiddie, MSc, RD

"PART 2 of 2: The Evolving Hypothesis of Obesity – how polyunsaturated fat makes us fat" - Joy Kiddie, MSc, RD

P.S. The more I learn about vegetable oils and their negative effect on obesity, the less I want to eat out in restaurants.

Why not eat at home, where you have more control over your food?

By the way, did you know there are NO vegetables in vegetable oils?

These inflammatory oils (canola oil, soybean oil, corn oil, peanut oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, cottonseed oil) are made from seeds. They should be more accurately called seed oils.

Is it slick marketing by the big food companies to refer to seed oils as vegetable oils?