I just want to point out the importance of knowing a) who is behind any health/nutritional study and b) how accurately the study was carried out.
Headlines in today's health related news touts a new study, so important to all of us, that it was ended early for our health safety so we could reap its benefits... Tasty diet cuts heart disease
This isn't the first time a study focuses on the importance of maintaining a Mediterranean style diet, high in fruits, nuts, and vegetables, and low in "evil saturated fat", in order avoid heart disease.
Unfortunately this all to common and deadly misconception that fat and cholesterol equals death, ultimately leads to the very diseases so called "low (saturated) fat" diets are supposed to prevent.
This latest study led by a researcher from the Carlos III Health Institute is by no means an uninfluenced independent study by any stretch of the imagination. As a matter of fact a simple Google search will quickly lead you to this "Public Health Institutes" means of funding...
First on the list is the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, which if you've followed the news would know that this "philanthropic" foundation has donated tens of millions in research money to Monsanto, the leader in GMO's and pesticides, in order to save all the many starving nations by somehow spreading the very seed that is quickly destroying sustainable agriculture the wold over.
Finally, rounding up the list of very gracious foundation partners is none other than a pharmaceutical company. And we all know big pharma has our better interest at heart... no profit driven greed there.
It is very important to remember that no legitimate health related study, carried out by an independent research organization, is ever cut short for your benefit. The only driving force behind such shady practice is money, plain and simply!