Did I ever mention that I’m the kind of person who skips to the end of a book early on or watches the end of a movie first because I hate suspense? Or maybe it’s my low frustration tolerance.
Anyways, I’m still doing my initial read of the carb density hypothesis paper I mentioned earlier today. I couldn’t help myself from scanning ahead in the full text to check out the conclusion, which states:
A dietary pattern with carbohydrates exclusively from cellular low-density sources may remove the root cause of a range of our most prevalent diseases. The potential savings in health-care costs should be borne in mind, and the hypothesis tested.
Given that carbohydrates from high-density sources comprise the lion’s share of the profit source of Big Food, I suspect that a dietary pattern from low-density sources is hardly going to be welcomed. Heck, Big Food doesn’t even want you to buy two smaller drinks rather than one monster drink.
If this hypothesis shows any promise, it’s far more likely that the solution will be drugs or other treatments that will enable us to eat Cinnabons that don’t disrupt our gut flora. I’m sure that will work out well (remember fen-phen?).
As an aside, a commenter on Emily Deans’ Facebook page made a good point re other differences between Westerners and Kitavans. He mentioned meal timing, location near equator (vitamin D?), and stress as possible differences. Well worth considering IMO.