I was disappointed with the article about eating more bread makes you healthy. I assume it was written with tongue-in-cheek. Weight loss and a drop in cholesterol levels does not necessarily imply better health. Chemotherapy will sometimes produce the same result. I am wondering if the positive response is due to the "we like to hear good news about our bad habits" effect. In any case, drawing such conclusions from one rather old study, in my opinion, proves nothing. We can come to the opposite conclusion, that replacing carbs with fat produces better health if we used the same kind of reasoning from the recent study on PubMed, Saturated fat, carbohydrates and cardiovascular disease.Kuipers RS, de Graaf DJ, Luxwolda MF, Muskiet MH, Dijck-Brouwer DA, Muskiet FA.
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. Instead of referring to outdated studies, or claims that starches produced great civilizations, we should be willing to look at evidence from both sides of the fat/carbs arguments, and deal with them in a scientifc manner. It may be that each side can learn from the other.