What is the greatest risk factor to our health?
From 1955-1961 there was a research study done in Roseto, Pennsylvania. The study was to determine why the population didn’t have the same rate of heart disease that was seen in the rest of the states.
“There was no suicide, no alcoholism, no drug addiction, and very little crime. They didn’t have anyone on welfare. They looked at peptic ulcers. They didn’t have any of those either. These people were dying of old age. That’s it.”
-John Bruhn, Oklahoma sociologist
Was it diet?
They found that the people had a high fat diet, such as meatballs fried in lard. They were obese, didn’t exercise, and smoked.
So what was the difference? Lissa Rankin discusses this study on TEDx.
The #1 Public Health Issue Doctors Aren’t Talking About | Lissa Rankin, MD | TEDxFargo