I previously noted that data from the China Study reported by Denise Minger were highly supportive of the Perfect Health Diet. In particular, the China Study supported our claims that:
- Animal protein is healthier than plant protein.
- Dairy fats are good, but dairy proteins can be problematic.
- Grains are bad – especially wheat – but rice is OK.
- Calories should come predominantly from fat.
What the Perfect Health Diet and the Optimal Diet have in common is that around 65-70% of calories come from fats, not carbs or protein. (The Optimal Diet is a bit higher in protein than carbs, the Perfect Health Diet a bit higher in carbs than protein, but the two are close.) By the standard of both diets, popular diets all over the world have too much carbs and (arguably) too much protein, not enough fats.
So we would expect to see that in China, people who eat more fat have better health, while people who eat fewer carbs or less protein have better health. And that’s exactly what Stan reports.
His charts show that:
- Cardiovascular mortality trends down as fat increases, but trends up as carb or protein intake increases.
- Cancer mortality trends down as fat increases, but trends up as carb or protein intake increases.
Go to Stan’s site to see the charts!