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Has anyone else seen this article - more evidence that mainstream media is buying in

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created July 19, 2012 at 4:30 PM

I consider Livestrong.com to be the mainstream media, at least when it comes to health and fitness. It looks like they are finally getting it in terms of eating fat: http://www.livestrong.com/article/557726-eat-fat-to-burn-fat/

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on July 19, 2012
at 08:43 PM

How about this one: "omega-3 fatty acids, a type of MUFA..."

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on July 19, 2012
at 05:45 PM

Livestrong perceived as the mainstream media says some really sad things about the mainstream media.

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on July 19, 2012
at 05:03 PM

About the only thing they got right was that fat keeps you feeling full longer and fat tastes good.

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on July 19, 2012
at 04:48 PM

3rd grade book reports....So true!

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on July 19, 2012
at 04:46 PM

Livestrong is a content troll site. It amazes me they get away with it. Their articles are like 3rd grade book reports. Take a quote from this site, one from that site, and tie them together and don't provide proper credit.

Here's an example from that article:

Livestrong: "Many nutrients including vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat-soluble, meaning that the body can???t absorb them without fat"

Bellenews: "including vitamins A, D, E and K ??? are fat soluble, meaning your body absorbs them more efficiently when taken with fat"

Livestrong:???old??? fat stored in the body???s peripheral tissues???around the belly, thighs, or butt (also called subcutaneous fat)???can???t be burned efficiently without ???new??? fat to help the process

news.wustl.edu: ???old??? fat stored in the body???s peripheral tissues ??? that is, around the belly, thighs or bottom ??? can???t be burned efficiently unless ???new??? fat is eaten in the diet or made in the liver.

If you steal from livestrong, you are stealing twice.

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on July 19, 2012
at 08:43 PM

How about this one: "omega-3 fatty acids, a type of MUFA..."

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on July 19, 2012
at 04:48 PM

3rd grade book reports....So true!

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on July 19, 2012
at 05:33 PM

Good ol' Livestrong operated by Demand Media. Demand Media is a content farm whose only goal is make advertising $ by publishing a variety of low quality articles. eHow is their most prominent property.

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on July 19, 2012
at 04:35 PM

Until the "fat plate" picture consists of a bloody piece of meat, our efforts will not have come fully to fluition.

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on July 19, 2012
at 05:03 PM

About the only thing they got right was that fat keeps you feeling full longer and fat tastes good.

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on July 19, 2012
at 05:01 PM

The article is complete non-sense. They advocate PUFA, they still demonize saturated fats. It is bad science at best, and will do the cause of proper nutrition absolutely no good. Livestrong.com is, just as CD stated above, a content troll site. You can find all sorts of contradictory information on it. They are trying to appeal to the masses by both advocating fat is ok, but only vegetable fat.

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on July 19, 2012
at 06:57 PM

My indian grandmother "bought in" the coconut thing about 60 years ago. Yeah and red palm oil too.

Juts kiding. ;)

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on July 19, 2012
at 05:57 PM

Livestrong, in addition to everything others have said, contradicts itself all the time. Kombucha is bad, kombucha is good, CLA supplements are not helpful, CLA supplements are helpful... they are not mainstream media.

On the other hand, Scientific American did have a good article last month about gut flora - http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=microbes-manipulate-your-mind

Unfortunately SciAm is still in the "saturated fat is bad" bandwagon, but, baby steps.

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on July 19, 2012
at 04:47 PM

They are recommending PUFA and also only veggie fats, it seems.

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