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    Impoverished nations have a high incidence of obesity. This is coupled with the majority of the population employed in manual labour and comsuming a low amount of calories.

    The "Seven Deadly Sins"

    Grains (wheat/rice/oats etc) . . . . . Dairy (milk/yogurt/butter/cheese etc) . . . . . Nightshades (peppers/tomato/eggplant etc)
    Tubers (potato/arrowroot etc) . . . Modernly palatable (cashews/olives etc) . . . Refined foods (salt/sugars etc )
    Legumes (soy/beans/peas etc)

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    That's the point of Gary Taubes' research. It wasn't so much about Americans wanting to lose weight, but to try to answer the question of how we get obesity in poverty.

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    I think there are a ton of studies that support Taubes theory that it isn't just about calories. I've heard his references section is 100+ pages.

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    IMNSHO history will show that Ancel Keys was a diversion. 21st Century dietary research is following up pre-Keys knowledge with a far greater amount of detail (things like leptin, ghrelin, anandamide, incretins etc. have only recently been discovered and how they all fit together will take a while to work out)

    The last fifty or so years of Conventional Wisdom will come to be seen as naive to the point of being dangerous to health.

    It'll take a while longer though.

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