Fasting and Eating for Health

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50 1 1977

Committee chaired by Senator George McGovern; recommended maximum of 35% fat

1) increase carbohydrate consumption to account for 55 to 60% of calorie intake;
2) reduce overall fat consumption from 40% to about 30% of calorie intake;
3) reduce saturated fat consumption to account for about 10% of total calorie intake; and balance with poly-unsaturated and monosaturated fats, which should account for about 10% of energy intake each;
4) reduce cholesterol consumption to about 300 mg a day;
5) reduce sugar consumption by almost 40% to account for about 15% of total energy intake;
6) reduce salt consumption by about 50 to 85% to approximately three grams per day."

Dr. Hegsted Press Conference: "The risks associated with eating this diet (rich in meat, other sources of fat, sugar, and refined carbohydrates) are demonstrably large. The question to be asked is not why should we change our diet, but why not?... Ischemic heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and hypertension are the diseases that kill us. They are epidemic in our population. We cannot afford to temporize. We have an obligation to inform the public of the correct food choices. To do less is to avoid our responsibility."

ChCh04, Certificate in Plant-based Nutrition, Fasting and Eating for Health, The China Study - Book
237 2 1990

Lifestyle Heart Trial. Diet, exercise, meditation. 28 patients. AHA, ADA, and low-fat vegetarian diets compared. Cardiac catheterizations. Majority of subjects in control groups had progression of disease. 82% of patients in experimental group experienced reversal of heart disease. Even elderly improve. Reversal even above 150 cholesterol. Even blocked-for-years arteries opened. Small, gradual changes don't work. Control group experienced 165% rise in frequency of chest pain.

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639 3 1975
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658 4 1992

From Dr. Fuhrman: "The 1992 Bogalusa Heart Study discovered atherosclerotic lesions, the early signs of clogging of the arteries, in most children, teenagers, and young adults. Autopsies were conducted on over 60 percent of all children who died, mostly by accidental deaths. They confirmed that this disease process begins very early in life, setting the stage for a premature death later on." Fatty streaks and fibrous plaques.

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661 5 1971
Staszewski J. Age at menarche and breast cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1971;47(5):935-40.

Early puberty increases the risk of breast cancer

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715 6 1979
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716 7 1983
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717 8 1988

A cohort of 27,529 California Seventh-day Adventist adults were followed for mortality between 1960 and 1980. Meat consumption was positively associated with mortality because of all causes of death combined (in males), coronary heart disease (in males and females), and diabetes (in males). Egg consumption was positively associated with mortality because of all causes combined (in females), coronary heart disease (in females), and cancers of the colon (in males and females combined) and ovary. Milk consumption was positively associated with prostate cancer mortality.

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718 9 1991
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719 10 1983

Rats fed every other day had a mean lifespan of 124 weeks compared to 103 weeks for rats who could eat at will.

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720 11 1975

Early study proposing that nutrition plays a role in hormone-dependent cancers

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721 12 1986

Diets high in simple sugars cause urinary chromium loss (Dr. Fuhrman notes: "even though the chromium levels may have been normal before the introduction of these refined products.")

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722 13 1943

depleted thiamine and polyneuropathy

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723 14 1980

early beriberi from thiamine deficiency

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724 15 1990
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725 16 1983
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726 17 1910
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727 18 1990
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728 19 1984

All-cause mortality showed a significant negative association with green salad consumption and a significant positive association with consumption of eggs and meat. For green salad and eggs, the association was stronger for women; for meat, the association was stronger for men.

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729 20 1977

Prostate cancer patients had higher levels of animal fat in their diet

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730 21 1992
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731 22 1991

The response to a step 1 diet is too small to have any value in the clinical management of adults with serum cholesterol concentrations above 6.5 mmol/l.

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732 23 1982

The most striking effect of the weight reduction was an increase in the HDL cholesterol levels. Fasting according to the described regimen thus seems to provide a safe method for treatment of obese patients.

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733 24 1984

Supplemented fasting appears to be a safe and useful tool in the treatment of obese type II diabetics. It causes, at least during a limited follow-up period, a significant improvement in glucose control and lipoprotein metabolism in spite of a concomitant reduction of the antidiabetic medication.

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734 25 1951

1951 study; Cancer seems to consume atherosclerotic plaque.

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735 26 2007

Persons with Type 1 diabetes can participate safely in prolonged fasts provided they reduce their usual insulin dose significantly and adhere to guidelines regarding glucose monitoring and indications for terminating fasting. Similar study from 1915.

Allen FM. Prolonged fasting in diabetes. American Journal of the Medical Sciences 1915;159(4):480-485.

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736 27 1969

fasting of diabetic patients has positive results

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737 28 1981

Following a prolonged fast, obese diabetics show substantial improvement in most parameters of insulin function--an effect which is to some degree independent of weight loss; long-term remission of diabetes may be possible if the benefits of therapeutic fasting are conserved by appropriate eumetabolic measures.

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738 29 1979

Antigen-Antibody Complexes were detected with high frequency in the synovial fluid by each assay

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739 30 1975

Rheumatoid arthritis extremely rare in a rural South African Negro population.

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740 31 1991

After four weeks at the health farm the diet group showed a significant improvement in number of tender joints, Ritchie's articular index, number of swollen joints, pain score, duration of morning stiffness, grip strength, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, C-reactive protein, white blood cell count, and a health assessment questionnaire score. In the control group, only pain score improved score.

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741 32 1983

Exacerbation of SLE associated with alfalfa ingestion.

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742 33 1983

amines or hydrazines likely induce some cases of lupus

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743 34 1985
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744 35 1992
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745 36 1985

secretory immunoglobin A (IgA) protect especially against intestinal infections. The food antibodies in human milk may influence the infant's immune response to foreign food proteins introduced during weaning.

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746 37 1985

Early exposure to cow's milk increases the risk, not only of adverse reactions to this milk but also of developing allergies to other foods. It is suggested that early introduction of cow's milk may enhance the risk of future respiratory allergies

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747 38 1961

Exclude cow's milk or cheese from diet for resolution of Ulcerative Colitis. Early weaning likely yields later UC.

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