We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"dietary guidelines should be reconsidered in light of these findings."
Which is the euphemistic way of saying "Every recommendation we made about low-fat, carbohydrate-rich diets for the past 40 years was a pack of self-serving homicidal lies, and there's no way we're going to accept responsibility for a obese generation with reduced lifespans. You Suckers."
I do believe that the way these statistical studies are performed I could prove any food or food group is bad or good. and it would still all be meaningless.
Your health and longevity is "mostly" determined by your parents genes. It is likely that if your father died of a heart attack at age 45 that you may well die at age 45 too, unless you are lucky enough to be golfing that day with a doctor. If you have high blood pressure, fatty arteries or obesity you probably got that from your parents as well.
Eat, drink and be merry for we will all surely die.
"Cutting through the Paleo hype: The evidence for the Palaeolithic diet
"The Palaeolithic diet is currently over-hyped and under-researched. While the claims made by its celebrity proponents are not supported by current evidence, the Palaeolithic diet may be of benefit in the management of various metabolic derangements. Further research is warranted to test these early findings. GPs should caution patients on the Palaeolithic diet about adequate calcium intake, especially those at higher risk of osteoporosis."
Unlike most research published, this one is large enough and sufficiently long to be statistically significant. It presents an appalling vista for governments who have been responsible for endorsing and sponsoring several decades of diametrically incorrect advice. It was all probably done with the best of intentions. If the purpose was truly a conspiracy to reduce future pension burdens, it has spectacularly failed, with increased health costs far outweighing the pension savings.
My dad died at age 62 from smoking and excessive drinking (2 strokes and then died of throat cancer). I neither smoke nor drink, in part because I saw what it did to my father. I also exercise, which he always scorned, and regularly do 5 mile runs.