Wednesday, July 23


You don't need them to lower your cholesterol if you switch to a vegetarian diet, according to a small Canadian study (and one, I should point out, was partially funded with Almond money). The preliminary but dramatic results could have "far-reaching implications for a large number of patients" by enabling them to lower their cholesterol without drugs," as one scientist was quoted. The implications, however, could reach even further: Study leader David Jenkins "believes that humans may be evolutionarily adapted to the [vegetarian] diet, which is similar to that eaten by gorillas and orangutans." Ain't that a kicker! But wait, there's one more... "The patients generally found the ape diet acceptable, with the main complaint being the large quantity of food that had to be eaten in order not to lose weight." You read that right.

No comments: