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Author: inparadise Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 30418  
Subject: Re: Eggs are bad again Date: 9/10/2012 4:49 PM
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You think this is what is going on with me? I.e. that my body uses cholesterol better?

I don't know, and can't know since you are not my guinea pig, but my gut tells me that way too many assumptions are made, data gets extrapolated and tortured way further than it should, by the medical profession.

I think that doctors are more technicians than scientists. They are trained that if A then B, and no deviation to the norm need apply. Technicians are trained to run tests, collect data, and then have scientists evaluate. I don't see a whole lot of evaluation of the applicability of tests going on by the medical profession. Scientists are trained to evaluate the test to see if the test actually measures for the question being asked. So when my type 1 diabetic husband has a total cholesterol that is by the numbers marginally too high, with an uber low triglyceride and a very high HDL, the doctors still want to put him on Statins? NFW. Yeah, I understand that Statins have been shown to be beneficial for many diabetics, but are they on a diet of less than 30 carbs per day?

Before kids I was a research chemist. It is impressive how much pressure is applied to get a researcher to torture the data into talking points that the data may suggest under torture, but not conclude. I don't like to take summaries of studies without reviewing the details to see if true scientific thought was applied.

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happily going the Mom route instead, torturing my own family with my various nutrition experiments ;-)
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