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Please hack this VCO study

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 08, 2012 at 2:43 PM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20832799

According to the summary, feeding extra fat in the form of cocnut oil, with no increase in calories, has multiple bad outcomes. Is the study flawed in some way?

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

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on February 11, 2012
at 04:52 PM

well, duh! I will go looking for it again. Yet, I guarantee you will be disappointed.

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on February 11, 2012
at 04:51 PM

oh, then they probably used those huge incisors, as well as their lengthy claws to scale the sides of my coconut tree and carry the nuts down. I am in fear.

9dd4d453f7ebd7fd2a82814d08fc8f17

(581)

on February 08, 2012
at 09:41 PM

rabbits r vegans (their digestive system is based on veggies), right? so their natural diet wouldn't including saturated fat at all (lettuce, carrots, grass/leafs). it's just like the studies that said "red meat consumption promotes cancer and we know this because we fed red meat to rabbits and they developed cancer"

11b7b7ba720a5cd43c74a0ef99a16adb

(3448)

on February 08, 2012
at 07:05 PM

+1 If you feed an animal foods that aren't natural for their diet, of course they'll get sick (that's why corn fed cows have to be pumped full of drugs to keep them alive). The question should be: why did this study get approved for funding to begin with? It makes as much sense as doing a study to determine if feeding rabbits saturated fat increases their ability to ride a bicycle.

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

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on February 08, 2012
at 05:46 PM

Watch out; he'll nibble your bum: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcxKIJTb3Hg

Aebee51dc2b93b209980a89fa4a70c1e

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on February 08, 2012
at 05:16 PM

Where is the summary?

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on February 08, 2012
at 04:42 PM

+1....aren't these just the silliest experiments in the world? I got this plant that I feed hot bacon grease...damn thing died....guess bacon grease is bad for us.

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on February 08, 2012
at 03:55 PM

No, but they have those vicious incisors, nasty, big, pointy teeth combined with a vicious streak a mile wide, vicious enough to make knights soil their armour.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on February 08, 2012
at 03:46 PM

Wascally wabbit!

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on February 08, 2012
at 03:13 PM

Ooops! Sorry about that post. I realize that rabbits don't have canines. My bad.

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on February 08, 2012
at 03:12 PM

Here's a summary, a bit more readable

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

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on February 08, 2012
at 03:10 PM

clearly, people don't get out much. Why, just the other day, I saw a bunch of rabbits in the yard, shaking the nuts off my coconut tree and using their canines to poke holes into the coconut. Nasty little buggers! I had been waiting for that coconut to be ready all winter long.

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

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on February 08, 2012
at 03:00 PM

can you please make this a question

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Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on February 08, 2012
at 03:01 PM

I'm not a scientist or doctor, but here's my critical take.

  1. Rabbits, not humans
    1. Needs human study to be meaningful
  2. "HFD feeding induced marked metabolic disorders including increased plasma levels of free fatty acids"
    1. This is almost certainly not what happens in humans. There is, however, a correlation in humans that eat excess carbohydrates and high triglyceride levels.
  3. "To examine whether these disorders affected the development of atherosclerosis, two HFD groups were further fed with a diet containing 0.3% cholesterol for another 18 weeks. We found that 10%-HFD group showed a prominent accumulation of adipose tissue and developed 2-fold greater aortic atherosclerosis than 3%-HFD group."
    1. AFAIK, rabbits are not omnivores or carnivores, only herbivores. Cholesterol is a sterol solely created by animals, and only found in food from animals. I'm surprised being fed cholesterol didn't screw up the rabbits even more than it did.
    2. If there is some correlation to human diet, I'd want to take a critical look at what the rest of the "standard chow" they were fed was made of.

What a waste of food - we should be eating rabbits, not running diet experiments on them. ;-)

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on February 08, 2012
at 03:13 PM

Ooops! Sorry about that post. I realize that rabbits don't have canines. My bad.

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on February 08, 2012
at 05:46 PM

Watch out; he'll nibble your bum: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcxKIJTb3Hg

Medium avatar

(2923)

on February 08, 2012
at 03:55 PM

No, but they have those vicious incisors, nasty, big, pointy teeth combined with a vicious streak a mile wide, vicious enough to make knights soil their armour.

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on February 08, 2012
at 03:10 PM

clearly, people don't get out much. Why, just the other day, I saw a bunch of rabbits in the yard, shaking the nuts off my coconut tree and using their canines to poke holes into the coconut. Nasty little buggers! I had been waiting for that coconut to be ready all winter long.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on February 08, 2012
at 03:46 PM

Wascally wabbit!

9dd4d453f7ebd7fd2a82814d08fc8f17

(581)

on February 08, 2012
at 09:41 PM

rabbits r vegans (their digestive system is based on veggies), right? so their natural diet wouldn't including saturated fat at all (lettuce, carrots, grass/leafs). it's just like the studies that said "red meat consumption promotes cancer and we know this because we fed red meat to rabbits and they developed cancer"

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on February 11, 2012
at 04:51 PM

oh, then they probably used those huge incisors, as well as their lengthy claws to scale the sides of my coconut tree and carry the nuts down. I am in fear.

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0242b468fe1c97997749db416c92e7ed

(4528)

on February 08, 2012
at 04:31 PM

There are tons of studies out there that prove saturated fat is extremely unhealthy... for rabbits. That's because rabbits are natural vegetarians and don't thrive on saturated fat.

11b7b7ba720a5cd43c74a0ef99a16adb

(3448)

on February 08, 2012
at 07:05 PM

+1 If you feed an animal foods that aren't natural for their diet, of course they'll get sick (that's why corn fed cows have to be pumped full of drugs to keep them alive). The question should be: why did this study get approved for funding to begin with? It makes as much sense as doing a study to determine if feeding rabbits saturated fat increases their ability to ride a bicycle.

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8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on February 08, 2012
at 02:59 PM

If you are an actual rabbit, don't eat this stuff. Eat rabbit food instead.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on February 08, 2012
at 04:42 PM

+1....aren't these just the silliest experiments in the world? I got this plant that I feed hot bacon grease...damn thing died....guess bacon grease is bad for us.

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