and I think that was the same so I did a lot of Training in the 90s as well. And of course, that was sort of the Heyday of the low-fat diet. And if you remember being Cardiology at those step one step, two diets. If you remember, they were terrible like so these days readers, the listeners don't know what they are. Is this was an idea back in the 90s where if you had a heart attack you should lower your dietary fat to less than 10%, which is really impossible, but it was based on the idea that fat caused heart disease. He's right. So the problem was that that didn't really cause heart disease and so you're just eating this terrible diet that wound up being full of carbohydrates. And most of those carbohydrates were refined and a lot of sugar because people didn't care about sugar back in the 90s, they only cared about fat, that was the only thing anybody cared about. And then if you have another heart attack on this low-fat diet, the step one day, you'd go to a stuff do diet, which one seven percent total fat, which was just horrible stuff. It was all it was well, Bad as long as you put enough sugar in there, right? So you're eating pasta and cookies and stuff, this is fine, except that it was really bad for you. And then all these studies came out that said, well first of all these low-fat diets actually didn't work at all. So there's a the Leon study and there's a number of other studies and led to this whole, remember the French paradox where they said, hey, these French people are eating way more fat eating this full-fat, Dairy, crazy people. And they're eating like me. Then like foie, gras and stuff. Like they're crazy. They're going to get hard text. Of course, they had a third of the heart disease that Americans did right because the fat wasn't that bad for you. So this led to this whole discussion about the French paradox and that was where people said well you know we know that fat is bad and they're eating a lot of faster. Therefore they must be doing something else right? Which is the red wine and it's like, okay well that might have been true or not but it was probably that the fat just wasn't that bad for you. And then in the 2000s they came out with all these studies that started to show that. Hey, there's a ton of Fat sources. Dietary fat Source says, that were really, really good for you. Like Omega-3s in fatty fish and nuts and olive oil Mediterranean diet and avocados and all this stuff, right? It was just, you know, a total repudiation of what we did in the 90s. So then, of course, you know, everybody started eating more fat. And then now, you know, they can people talk about saturated fat and there's a lot of evidence that even the stuff, the butter.
Doctors Used to Think Dietary Fat Caused Heart Disease
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