What's more, eating fat [even as added oil] causes the body
itself to manufacture excessive amounts of cholesterol, which explains
why vegetarians who eat oil, butter, cheese, milk, ice cream, glazed
doughnuts, and French pastry develop coronary disease despite their
avoidance of meat.
Having the USDA design your food pyramid is like having Al Capone
do your taxes.
Here are the facts. Coronary artery disease is the leading
killer of men and women in Western civilization. In the United States
alone, more than half a million people die of it every single year.
Three times that number suffer known heart attacks. And approximately
three million more have "silent" heart attacks, experiencing minimal
symptoms and having no idea, until well after the damage is done, that
they are in mortal danger. In the course of a lifetime, one out of
every two American men and one out of every three American women will
have some form of the disease.
~ Caldwell Blakeman Esselstyn Jr., M.D., (born December 12, 1933),
American physician, author, and former Olympic rowing champion; Director of the cardiovascular prevention
and reversal program at The Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute; author
Taste Addiction, Added Oil, & Heart Disease
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