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Blog: "Where Do Gorillas get Their Protein?"

I stumbled across a great blog, Where Do Gorillas Get Their Protein? by Laurie Endicott Thomas. She writes well and makes very good points.

She describes herself:

"I am a technical editor who has worked on medical textbooks and journals and so on for more than 20 years. As a result, I know how to search the medical literature, and I understand what I read. ... I have waited all that time for the information in the nutrition books I edited early in my career to become common knowledge. My patience finally ran out, so I bought a gorilla mask and set up this Web site."
Her recent post discusses body weight and cholesterol levels:
Weight and Cholesterol: When Average Is Abnormal:
"In the late 1990s, the China-Cornell-Oxford Project found that the average total cholesterol level in rural Chinese people was 127 mg/dL. As a result, heart attacks were rare in China. Overall, American men were 17 times as likely as Chinese men to get a heart attack. American women were about 6 times as likely as Chinese women to get heart attacks."
Thomas credits the Chinese' low cholesterol and low incidence of heart attack to diet:
"Overall, the Chinese were eating only about a tenth as much animal protein and three times as much fiber as Americans were eating. The less animal protein people ate, the lower their cholesterol values were, and the less likely they were to die of heart disease and various cancers."
There's a lot of good reading on her blog. And it doesn't appear she has any commercial motive.
Photo from Thomas' blog. I couldn't resist.

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