Many traditional living populations have thrived on carbohydrate, including wheat rich diets, casting doubt on many of the claims of promoters of Low-Carb, Paleo and Primal diets. This article examines the health of these populations as well as the adverse effects of Low-Carb and Paleo diets.
2013 marks the 100th year anniversary of when Nikolai Anichkov first used the rabbit model to show that the ingestion of dietary cholesterol alone is a primary cause of atherosclerosis. This article examines the evidence surrounding dietary cholesterol and health accumulated since Anichkov's time.
A number of populations throughout Asia Pacific subsisted almost exclusively on animal or plant foods before the globalization of the western diet. This article examines the evidence of the health of these traditional living populations and how these findings provide implications for disease prevention.
Although the controversy surrounding the lipid hypothesis is considered largely resolved, controversy has lingered over the role of blood lipids on the risk of stroke. This article examines how blood cholesterol and blood pressure may influence the risk of stroke and which foods may reduce the risk.
The documentary Forks Over Knives and the book The China Study have influenced many to adopt a plant based diet, inevitably attracting the attention of advocates of animal rich diets who have criticized these works. This article examines whether many of these criticisms are actually evidence based.