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Old 06-26-2009, 06:35 AM   #9
Darryl Shaw
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Originally Posted by Scott Kustes View Post
Where's Occam's razor when the French, Italians, Masai, and Inuit come up with their high-fat diets and supreme health? Oh, and I suppose if I put this it means I'm just being friendly, right? Hah!
The French (and possibly Italian) paradox can be explained by the time lag between them adopting diets high in saturated fat and the onset of disease and it appears that although the Masai do develop atherosclerosis their low body weight, high energy expenditure and high levels of fitness protects them from heart disease.

Why heart disease mortality is low in France: the time lag explanation

Daily energy expenditure and cardiovascular risk in Masai, rural and urban Bantu Tanzanians.

Atherosclerosis in the Masai.
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