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The Vanishing Youth Nutrient

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Susan Allport, author of The Queen of Fats: Why Omega-3s Were Removed from the Western Diet and What We Can Do to Replace Them, looks into why the disappearance of omega-3s from our diet may be responsible for the high rates of obesity, heart disease, cancer. Her article "The Vanishing Youth Nutrient" appears in the September issue of Prevention Magazine.

Guests:

Susan Allport

Comments [4]

Cosmo Lee from Brooklyn NY

The audio for this segments ends w/ Leonard saying that the conversation with the guest will continue after a break, but then the segment ends. Can you provide a link to the full segment?

Nov. 27 2009 12:26 AM
Ron Jackson from NYC

Darn: I was looking forward to your traditional gospel show. Are you not doing that anymore?

The Lopate Show responds:
Don't worry! We'll be doing our traditional Christmas Gospel show in December.

Nov. 26 2009 12:47 PM
Barbara Lifton from New York City (Where rational people live!)

I have been taking large doses of Omega-3's in capsule and diet form for 18 years. I have Crohn's disease, diagnosed in 1991, and I researched, on Medline, papers by scientists who had done controlled studies with Crohn's patients and intravenous doses of Omega-3 oil. There was a very high remission rate. These studies have been repeated in many countries by many researchers, with the same result.
I have been major-symptom free for years, and still have a high dietery intake of these oils in addition to traditional Crohn's medication. However, I can't get ANY American gastroenterologists to agree, including mine. They are very close-minded!
Also, I am 75 years old and feel great- eat large amounts of fish and veggies and have amazing HDL/LDL healthy counts!

Nov. 26 2009 12:44 PM
Jgarbuz from Queens, NY

As one who has been on the so-called "Atkins Diet" for over a dozen years now, I have witnessed with horror how the romoval of healthy fats and their replacement by more carbohydrates in today's processed foods has made Americans grossly obese. When the typical working man's diet was meat and potatoes, you simply did not have this degree of obesity in America, nor this epidemic of diabetes and heart problems. It may be anecdotal, but I think it's simply self-evident. To our shame and that of the establishment that vehemently castigated Atkins, who was a great advocate of omega-3 and other vitamins and nutrients.

Nov. 26 2009 12:12 PM

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