Ancel Keys

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Ancel Benjamin Keys (January 26, 1904 – November 20, 2004) was an American scientist. He is known for researching human nutrition. Keys died when he was 100 years old.[1] Keys was the cover of the January 13, 1961 issue of Time magazine.

He showed studies that saturated fats is the reason why heart disease is rising despite getting the results by cherrypicking the data.[2] He has disparaged some work against sugars, one example in which:

It is clear that Yudkin has no theoretical basis or experimental evidence to support his claim for a major influence of dietary sucrose in the etiology of CHD; his claim that men who have CHD are excessive sugar eaters is nowhere confirmed but is disproved by many studies superior in methodology and/or magnitude to his own; and his "evidence" from population statistics and time trends will not bear up under the most elementary critical examination. But the propaganda keeps on reverberating ...[3][4]

Multiple studies already proved him wrong.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Brody, Jane E. (23 November 2004). "Dr. Ancel Keys, 100, Promoter of Mediterranean Diet, Dies" – via NYTimes.com.
  2. Guys, The Food. "Sugar vs. Cholesterol: John Yudkin vs. Ancel Keys". www.mtpr.org. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
  3. Keys, Ancel (1971). "Sucrose in the Diet and Coronary Heart Disease". Atherosclerosis. 14 (2): 193–202. doi:10.1016/0021-9150(71)90049-9. PMID 4940760.
  4. Keys, Ancel (1975). "Coronary Heart Disease - The Global Picture". Atherosclerosis. 22 (2): 149–192. doi:10.1016/0021-9150(75)90001-5. PMID 1103902.
  5. Malik, Vasanti S; Schulze, Matthias B; Hu, Frank B (2006-8). "Intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and weight gain: a systematic review". The American journal of clinical nutrition. 84 (2): 274–288. ISSN 0002-9165. PMC 3210834. PMID 16895873. Check date values in: |date= (help)