- ...little to no effect on reducing premature deaths from all causes or in reducing hospitalizations, but it didn't matter because it's really about getting people to change their lifestyles.
- Perhaps, it's little wonder, then, that the results of every major randomized, controlled clinical trial of healthy eating and lifestyles to date have been ignored, downplayed, or explained away... or their benefits greatly overstated.
- As incredible as it seems, they have failed to demonstrate significant benefit in preventing chronic diseases of old age, like the big three diabetes, heart disease or cancers, or in living longer.
- Nor has any healthy eating intervention been credibly shown to give everyone a government-approved BMI.
- The preventive health movement has become a major industry,... and the healthy eating and lifestyle ideology has been an easy one to sell.
But no amount of refutation of the science seems sufficient to overcome the axiomatic status such junkscience has been accorded within government circles and ideological programs for social reform continue unabated: e.g. here and here.
Of course, indoctrination is easier when you are the government and can use the apparatus of the state to impose your message.