Sep 7, 2011

carbs and cancer

For those of you who read this blog for the carb stuff this is an incredibly fascinating video spotted by Fat Head. It is the President and CEO of the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center discussing how cancer grows.

The money begins around the 20 minute mark but it is worth watching the whole thing. In case you miss it at the end, he very clearly spells out the following - eating carbohydrates will increase your chance of cancer. It's amazing how 1/3 of the class completely misses the essence of this guys talk.

I've always suspected that cancer and carbohydrates were linked but this is a pretty damning testament. I'll go on record that I believe that we'll find that things like Alzheimers will eventually be linked to carbohydrates as well in short order.

That 1/3 screw up the answer to his simple question is a testament to how brainwashed we can all become. This ability to hold onto our beliefs is such a remarkably embedded quality in humans. I was reminded of this when a kerfluffle occurred in the low carb community around if carbs really were the problem or something else.

My knee-jerk reaction was to think the opposing side is just plain wrong. But then this is what 1/3 of the people did when they answered incorrectly. I need to dig a little deeper into this controversy and figure out if there is a solution to the disagreement.

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