All those new cases of Type II diabetes, obesity, heart disease, ADD, etc. -- everyone knows that's due to our high-fat Western diet, right? If only we could bully the corporate overlords into providing low-fat alternatives to their consumer-wards, we'd see these afflictions disappear nearly overnight!
I plan on showing how things have changed in food availability and consumption, probably at GNXP.com, to get better exposure. But consider just one example -- whole milk vs. low-fat or skim milk. According to USDA data, here's how the availability of the two types have changed from 1910 to 2007:
The less fat that milk contains, the more it becomes made up of sugars (lactose), since the protein amount isn't different. And we all know that sugar is a health food, unlike that artery-clogging saturated fat found in whole milk. So, after heaving all that saturated fat overboard and feasting only on rejuvenating sugar, how have we been doing healthwise?