Decades of government warnings, regulations and bans against drinking whole milk have been in error.
“What we have learned over the last decade is that certain foods that are high in fat seem to be beneficial,” a University of Texas epidemiologist has concluded.
In fact government efforts to steer people away from these choices forces them to miss out on “a huge opportunity for the prevention of disease,” said Marcia Otto, according to The Washington Post.
Making this revelation even more unseemly? The extent to which government has eliminated whole milk consumption amongst children – who don’t need to cut calories but do need to develop strong immune systems.
Government doesn’t care, though.
“Replace whole milk and full-fat milk products with fat-free or low-fat choices,” the latest federal guidelines insist.
The libertarian-leaning Cato Institute said this latest public health failure was the continuation of a “familiar pattern.”
“Previous advice from Washington about the supposed hazards of eggs and other cholesterol-laden foods, the advantages of replacing butter and other animal fats with trans fats, and the gains to be made from switching from regular to diet soda, have all had to be re-evaluated and sometimes reversed in later years,” Walter Olson wrote. “And yet some in the public health establishment – including a few who are quoted in (the) Post article – still aspire to use the power of government to coerce changes in citizens’ diet. They seem to imagine that with people like themselves in charge, next time will be different.”
Sort of like the whole “Mo Money” argument …
If we just spend a little bit more, everything will be fine!