Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Shame of the Fourth Estate

Chain of events:

The Center for Science in the Public Interest put out another list of the worst restaurant foods (yes, they're still using this scare tactic), ABC decided to do a decidedly slipshod investigation into said foods, and Dr. Eades (of Protein Power fame) tore the investigation to shreds in a wonderful post.

So first I'll give you the ABC piece where two reporters dare to eat deep-fried mac and cheese:

Second, I'll urge you (no COMMAND YOU) to look at Dr. Eades rebuttal.

The three biggest points for me were the fact that...

1) It goes unmentioned in the ABC piece that they ended up eating 3.1 cups of sugar each! And they're blaming "sluggishness" on fat? What about the carb coma?

2) Apparently ALL blood looks like that after a meal (i.e., fatty). Saying it was an abnormality caused by excess saturated fat was a blatant lie on the part of the physician.

3) And last, the arterial narrowing shown by the ultrasound is a NORMAL response to a giant meal.

Now, I'm not going to recommend you eat any of these foods (they're garbage), but this kind of "journalism" is just criminal.

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