Tuesday, February 07, 2006

The Theology of Dieting

Today, the New York Times ran an article reporting the results of a major study showing that low fat diets do absolutely nothing for people. The evidence is overwhelming, but nevertheless, some people refuse to believe.

"What we are saying is that a modest reduction of fat and a substitution with fruits and vegetables did not do anything for heart disease and stroke or breast cancer or colorectal cancer," said Dr. Nanette Wenger, a cardiologist and professor of medicine at Emory University Medical School. "It doesn't say that this diet is not beneficial," she added.

As far as I can tell, they've just proved that low fat diets have absolutely no health benefits. So, the only possible benefits must be spiritual, which by definition are unprovable. The Earth Mother must love people who eat food that tastes bad.