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BIG FAT Lies: Porky Pies about obesity

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Re: New study shows dietary fat doesn't cause problems

"Where I struggle to believe you is in regard to the number of calories consumed"

We've all heard the tales of women who "just look at a cream cake" and pile on the pounds, compared to people who can "eat what they like" and not get fat. Is there something in it? Or just an urban legend? El Reg readers are obviously interested in techy stuff. A simple equation between energy in and energy out is very attractive, but the processes of how the body deals with the food you give it cannot be reliably modelled by that equation. Have a read of:

This http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/12/obesity_fats_and_figures/

This: http://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/full/10.2217/fmb.11.142

and this http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=7816697&fileId=S0007114510000176

and all the links in this search:

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/quickSearch?quickSearchType=search_nutsoc&inputField1=Gut+microbiota&journalParam=British+Journal+of+Nutrition&journals=All&fieldStartMonth=01&fieldStartYear=1800&fieldEndMonth=12&fieldEndYear=2014&searchType=ADVANCESEARCH&searchTypeFrom=quickSearch&fieldScjrnl=All&fieldSccats=All&selectField1=%23&jnlId=BJN&journalSearchType=all

and wrt Fat, this:

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/early/2010/01/13/ajcn.2009.27725.abstract

(as well as the paper linked to by the OP).

It''s better for your brain:

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/mind-guest-blog/2013/10/01/the-fat-fueled-brain-unnatural-or-advantageous/

Restrictling calories will "work". You will lose weight, but it stresses the body (in the sense that stress hormones increase).

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