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Lila

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Ideas about oats?
« on: January 07, 2015, 04:57:38 PM »
Just heard about this report on the nightly news.


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/01/06/whole-grains-diet-lifespan-study/21339741/


They mostly talked about oats.


It would be great to be able to have some nice hot oatmeal. Old Fashioned or steel cut.

Randal

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Re: Ideas about oats?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2015, 07:17:15 PM »
You might want to read Denise Minger's "Death by Food Pyramid" where she thoroughly debunks these and other types of studies.


They are asking people to fill out surveys remembering what they ate over a period of time. These are thoroughly unreliable as people tend to forget, or more likely, lie to themselves and the survey.


Furthermore, it's using this weak, poorly gathered data to equate a "correlation" (which it isn't, since the data is faulty) with causation: whole grains reduces cardiovascular disease (which we all know to be false, having read the good doctor's book).

Bob Niland (Boundless)

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Re: Ideas about oats?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2015, 07:29:30 PM »
Yet another visit to the Nurses Study data.

Yep, if you turn the grain dial from 100 to 95, chronic non-infectious disease goes down by 5%.
That's basically what switching to whole grains does.

What happens when you set the dial to zero?
We know, but researchers don't even permit that conjecture to enter their tiny brains. Funding sources won't pay for studies that might look at it. The Nurses Study data probably can't even isolate such a cohort.

It's come up on the WBB before.
Came up again this week.

The most benign form of oats is straight bran, and even that's too high in carbs for a reasonable portion size.

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Re: Ideas about oats?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2015, 07:29:30 PM »

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