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January 1, 1970

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The best way to avoid a heart attack, according to the study, was to worship God






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Another study in Israel followed ten thousand male civil service and government employees for five years and found no correlation between heart attacks and anything they ate. (The best way to avoid a heart attack, according to the study, was to worship God, since the more men identified themselves as being religious, the lower was their risk of having a heart attack.)

At the twenty-three-year follow-up of this study, researchers found a very weak relationship between saturated fat and myocardial infarctions, which the authors themselves dismissed as unimportant (Goldbourt 1993). Nevertheless, the Israeli Civil Service Study, as it’s called, is routinely cited by prominent scientists demonstrating a “positive relationship” between saturated fat intake and coronary heart disease risk (Griel and Kris-Etherton 2006, 258).

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Diet-Heart Hypothesis
The diet-heart hypothesis, also known as the lipid hypothesis, proposes that there is a direct relationship between dietary fat intake, particularly saturated fat and cholesterol, and the development of heart disease. It suggests that consuming high amounts of these fats leads to an increase in blood cholesterol levels, specifically low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which in turn contributes to the formation of atherosclerotic plaques in the arteries. Some consider this hypothesis nothing more than wishful thinking.
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