Yesterday, there was a report published, based on a single study from the University of East Anglia, relating high protein diet to improved cardiovascular health. The World Health Authority was quoted in the report, which raises the interesting question: who funds them, and what are their interests in business and the stock markets?
In the most recent report, WHO funding was 80% from voluntary donations (!) and 20% from the member states. http://www.globalhealthpolicy.net/?p=826. The biggest single donor after the US government is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation:
"Remember, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the second biggest single donor to the WHO after the United States and yet, here it is, investing heavily in the likes of Coca Cola, McDonald’s, Kraft, Nestle – manufacturers of notoriously calorific products, and pariahs in the eyes of many public health activists." http://www.globalhealthpolicy.net/?p=826
So, should we be surprised at the WHO apparently advocating daily doses of meat, dairy, protein bars etc? They fail to mention the connection between high animal protein diets and prostate problems (including cancer). They also fail to mention the connection between this type of diet and corporate farming practices that put small farms out of business and turn much of the 'developed' world into GMO, toxically sprayed soya and maize prairies.
If eating lots of animal protein is protecting someone from eating lots of fat and refined junk food, it's bound to be an improvement, but the best dietary advice comes from long-term, large-scale demographic science: long term studies of large populations; and the results are always the same:
This is good for you: Fresh (or quickly frozen), unprocessed food. Lots of vegetables and fruit. Water! lean meat, white fish, oily fish in moderation. whole grain carbohydrates (where possible).
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