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.[2]

He showed studies that saturated fats is the reason why heart disease is rising despite getting the results by cherrypicking the data.[3] He has criticized 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 ...[4][5]

Multiple studies already proved him wrong.[6]

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  1. Brody, Jane E. (23 November 2004). "Dr. Ancel Keys, 100, Promoter of Mediterranean Diet, Dies". The New York Times.
  2. "The TIME Vault: January 13, 1961". Retrieved 2021-06-12.
  3. Guys, The Food (2 May 2015). "Sugar vs. Cholesterol: John Yudkin vs. Ancel Keys". Retrieved 2021-04-16.
  4. 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.
  5. Keys, Ancel (1975). "Coronary Heart Disease - The Global Picture". Atherosclerosis. 22 (2): 149–192. doi:10.1016/0021-9150(75)90001-5. PMID 1103902.
  6. Malik, Vasanti S; Schulze, Matthias B; Hu, Frank B (August 2006). "Intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and weight gain: a systematic review". The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 84 (2): 274–288. doi:10.1093/ajcn/84.1.274. ISSN 0002-9165. PMC 3210834. PMID 16895873.