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January 06, 2020

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Elbow Muscles, Part 2

In the final installment of his landmark series on the history of heart disease research, Prof. Timothy Noakes summarizes the scientific malfeasance perpetrated by Ancel Keys, the famous progenitor of the diet-heart and lipid hypotheses. Taking on the voice of the prosecution in a hypothetical criminal trial, Noakes levels a series of charges against Keys. These range from scaremongering and manipulating data to withholding important trial results that could have saved millions of lives. Most important, Noakes charges Keys with defying the first rule of medicine — do no harm — and concludes with an indictment of Keys' character: "Keys and his acolytes must be held accountable for the wretchedness their over-promotion of his wrong ideas has wrought on the health of so many people."

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