In all of recorded human history all successful healthy trim populations have eaten a starch based diet.Isn't that what Dr McDougall is always saying?But its total bull.Anyone who travels in the far east can tell you thats not true.They are not as healthy as the average American but they are much thinner and weaker.If they have better cardio markers such as cholesterol its because they are thinner and not because they eat starch.Being thin offsets the disadvantages of their poor diets lacking in SFA.I would like to say this in the Lounge but I would be booted off so I'll just continue my subtle jabs and hope Dr Mc does not find me out.By the way the china study is a crock of highly manipulated figures but it gets used to back up a starch diet all the time.So much McDougall bull I just have to vent.
I have never heard anyone claim that the Chinese are not healthy, relative to the western countries.I know they eat more and more western foods with each pasing year and that the smog problem is far worse than in the US.
They have less ILGF-1 which accounts for them being smaller and possibly weaker (measure of muscular strength) but don't they also have less cancer compliments of lower ILGF-1?And their endurance is likely to be better than the westerners.
Also Dr McDougall gives examples of other cultures around the world(not just Asia)that show benefits from a starch based diet.
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