STANFORD TWINS STUDY: Vegan Diets Are Healthier Than Omnivore Diets. INTERNET: Nope!

STANFORD TWINS STUDY: Vegan Diets Are Healthier Than Omnivore Diets. INTERNET: Nope!

Netflix’s blockbuster You Are What You Eat documentary claimed a Stanford study showed vegan diets are healthier than omnivorous diets. Accurate?

PAPERS:

Cardiometabolic Effects of Omnivorous vs Vegan Diets in Identical Twins
A Randomized Clinical Trial (Stanford)
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2812392

Unveiling the Epigenetic Impact of Vegan vs. Omnivorous Diets on Aging: Insights from the Twins Nutrition Study (TwiNS)
https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2023.12.26.23300543v1.full

Gut-microbiota-targeted diets modulate human immune status
https://www.cell.com/action/showPdf?pii=S0092-8674%2821%2900754-6

A word of caution against excessive protein intake
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41574-019-0274-7

Lack of an association or an inverse association between low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol and mortality in the elderly: a systematic review by Uffe Ravnskov & David Diamond
https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/6/6/e010401.long

Association of lipoprotein levels with mortality in subjects aged 50 + without previous diabetes or cardiovascular disease: A population-based register study
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23941088/

BLOGS:

A study comparing the effects of vegan and omnivorous diets fails Science 101 by Peter Attia

British Heart Foundation: Flawed cholesterol study makes headlines
https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/heart-matters-magazine/news/behind-the-headlines/cholesterol-and-statins

Stanford’s Vegan Twin Study: Science or PR Stunt? by Nina Teicholz
https://unsettledscience.substack.com/p/stanfords-vegan-twin-study-science

REPORTS:

Grazed and Confused, by Oxford University
https://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/downloads/reports/fcrn_gnc_report.pdf

CARBON FOOTPRINT EVALUATION OF REGENERATIVE GRAZING AT WHITE OAK PASTURES by General Mills
https://blog.whiteoakpastures.com/hubfs/WOP-LCA-Quantis-2019.pdf

Truth, Lies and Culture Wars. Social listening analysis of meat and dairy
persuasion narratives
https://changingmarkets.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Truth-lies-and-culture-wars-final.pdf

VIDEOS:

Food Sustainability – American Heart Association 2022 Keynote Presentation by Christopher Gardner

Meet the People Getting Paid to Kill Our Planet | NYT Opinion

Why scientists believe meat has dire consequences for the planet

BOOKS:

The Triumph of Doubt: Dark Money and the Science of Deception by David Michaels

Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming by Naomi Oreskes
https://www.amazon.com/Merchants-Doubt-Handful-Scientists-Obscured/dp/B0BY3CSP22/ref=sr_1_1

Doubt Is Their Product: How Industry’s Assault on Science Threatens Your Health by David Michaels

Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating by Walter Willett
https://www.amazon.com/Eat-Drink-and-Be-Healthy-audiobook/dp/B076HSFZTZ/ref=sr_1_1

Nutritional Epidemiology (Monographs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics) 3rd Edition by Walter Willett

Life Without Diabetes: The Definitive Guide to Understanding and Reversing Type 2 Diabetes by Roy Taylor
https://www.amazon.com/Life-Without-Diabetes-Definitive-Understanding/dp/B07YN1SZZH/ref=sr_1_9

0:00 Head explosions from the Netflix Twins Documentary
1:04 The first Stanford paper
2:18 Are Stanford scientists biased towards veganism?
3:42 The Internet lost its mind over Netflix
4:59 The fascinating backstory
9:12 The difference between Netflix and Stanford
12:25 The negative reviews
13:20 Nina Teicholz
15:15 The Triumph of Doubt
16:02 the supplement salesmen: Paul Saladino
21:23 Popular health book misinformation: Peter Attia
25:45 Low carb misinformation
28:10 Why LDL?
31:36 What Walter Willett thought
33:25 Funding
34:21 Louie Psihoyos: telomeres

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