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    Two totally conflicting pieces of "research" from Physcology today, at least they are balanced.
    This one suggesting too much insulin is the issue
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/b...sier-you-think
    And this one favouring a very high carb diet for a healthy old age.

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/b...nd-brain-aging
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    The concluding sentence of the second study is very telling.
    "The unfortunate truth is that this study was simply not designed in a way that can tell you anything about human diets, meat, or how much protein or carbohydrate you should eat."

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    I liked this part:

    The lead author of the study, Devin Wahl, a graduate student at the University of Sydney, told the Canberra Times in this interview that he believes people should minimize red meat consumption based on his research, yet there wasn’t a single morsel of meat of any kind in his study.
    And this was pretty good too:

    A more accurate headline might look something like this:

    If your diet consists entirely of ultra-processed mystery pellets made from dairy protein extract, refined starches, sugar, and soybean oil, and you are a mouse, your brain may be slightly better off if you switch to mystery pellets much lower in dairy protein extract and a little bit higher in refined starches and/or sugar. We’re not going to tell you exactly how much sugar, starch or dextrinized starch should be in your pellets, but we don’t think you should worry about such details. Instead, we’d like you to simply believe that more carbohydrate is always good (regardless of degree of refinement), protein (by which we hope you’ll assume we mean meat) is bad, and that we have conducted a serious study relevant to human nutrition that is worthy of your consideration.
    Trust the process, the results will come

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    Excellent summation Christelle!

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    Vanna, I would love to take the credit for this headline, but this was what the author wrote...
    (in case you thought I was the clever one)
    Trust the process, the results will come

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    It’s still good, even if you didn’t write it! (I did think it was you )! Sorry Christelle

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