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Hack the mayo clinic's butter vs margerine analysis

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created February 17, 2012 at 7:01 PM

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/butter-vs-margarine/AN00835

5af4bc9d2c390b0bcad9524f149c1b4f

(1101)

on February 19, 2012
at 04:47 AM

I love Scrubs. I'd consider dubbing over any CW in the show for sanity's sake, though. :)

685e3c967e63b4eacccf02628fd9a3ac

(1026)

on February 18, 2012
at 09:59 AM

I wonder why they call themselves the mayo clinic? They don't like cholesterol and saturated fat... STUPID

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on February 18, 2012
at 09:32 AM

That is adorable!

0607529af9b78bb5b178f7ffabdc4693

(701)

on February 17, 2012
at 10:39 PM

Darn it. I thought this was another mayonnaise question.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on February 17, 2012
at 09:45 PM

Throw in the three "references" (click the little references tab at the bottom) that supposedly was used to come up with these recommendations and its even more laughable.

537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on February 17, 2012
at 07:07 PM

they are at least 10 years behind science

88a669ef87f8138d6bbfbdace533a482

(425)

on February 17, 2012
at 07:06 PM

It's SAD dreck.

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5e5ff249c9161b8cd96d7eff6043bc3a

(4713)

on February 17, 2012
at 07:11 PM

I mean really?

"Margarine is made from vegetable oils, so it contains no cholesterol. Margarine is also higher in "good" fats ??? polyunsaturated and monounsaturated ??? than butter is. These types of fat help reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or "bad," cholesterol, when substituted for saturated fat. Butter, on the other hand, is made from animal fat, so it contains cholesterol and high levels of saturated fat."

As if you needed to read beyond that...which of course I did, you get to this gem:

"check the Nutrition Facts panel and pay particular attention to the grams of saturated fat and trans fat. Look for products that have the lowest combined amount."

Followed by this:

"look for products that are a blend of butter and olive or canola oil."

So that's what I need? More canola oil. Oh wait...

Conclusion:

That article is the anti-paleo. Hacked.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on February 17, 2012
at 09:45 PM

Throw in the three "references" (click the little references tab at the bottom) that supposedly was used to come up with these recommendations and its even more laughable.

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D7cc4049bef85d1979efbd853dc07c8e

(4029)

on February 17, 2012
at 11:59 PM

I have access to the Mayo Clinic's EmbodyHealth portal through my employer. I have been generally disappointed with most of the Mayo Clinic's advice. Disappointingly conventional.

I was able to let them know in a survey what I thought about their advice, and that I hoped they started offering advice "friendlier" towards people finding success with the Paleo/Primal lifestyle.

See, I had a persistent cough for years. Doctors have been dumbfounded as to the cause, generally pegged as GERD related. I was prescribed various acid reducers for almost 10 years. Tried cutting out all the foods believed to be causes of excess acid (greasy foods, caffeine, etc). Tilted my bed. Didn't really help, though the acid reducers did "reduce" the hot feeling in the chest most of the time. The cough was diminished, but would occasionally return for months at a time.

I was on the verge of going to the Mayo Clinic next for the matter. Then I went Paleo/Primal. The GERD is gone, I'm off the meds. The cough has disappeared. All because of my new diet. The diet that Mayo seems to distrust. When the conventional advice that Mayo doctors (according to their own website) I was trying did nothing. Things like that earn distrust over other unrelated health matters, I'm sad to say.

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5af4bc9d2c390b0bcad9524f149c1b4f

(1101)

on February 18, 2012
at 08:40 AM

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on February 18, 2012
at 09:32 AM

That is adorable!

5af4bc9d2c390b0bcad9524f149c1b4f

(1101)

on February 19, 2012
at 04:47 AM

I love Scrubs. I'd consider dubbing over any CW in the show for sanity's sake, though. :)

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7e1433afbb06c318c4d90860d493c49d

(5959)

on February 17, 2012
at 07:10 PM

Waste of time. My advice: hold the mayo.

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