Are we really only what we eat?
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at a low-fat diet and its effect on heart disease and cancer. For the 49,000 women ages 50-79 studied, those assigned to a low-fat diet for 8 years had the same rates of breast cancer, colon cancer, heart attacks and strokes, as those who were not on a low fat diet.
In this study, all types of fats were reduced in the low-fat diet group, including some of the GOOD fats found in fish, olive oils, flax, nuts and seeds. Even though this was a
valid study, it does not address the many other lifestyle behaviors (and genetics) that contribute to cancers, heart disease and stroke.
A large study has found that a low-fat diet has no effect in reducing the risk of getting cancer or heart disease….