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Old 01-17-2024, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Juneau, AK + Puna, HI
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Just watched the first episode on Netflix.

Here's a brief summary:".. Netflix's four-episode series, titled "You Are What You Eat: A Twin Experiment," follows four sets of twins for the eight weeks of the experiment, which found that a plant-based diet resulted in many health benefits, including reduced cholesterol, increased healthy gut bacteria, decreased inflammation and decreased insulin.,,"

https://www.axios.com/local/san-fran...-you-eat-vegan

Actually there are 20 sets of twins in the experiment.
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Old 01-18-2024, 01:28 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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...then why don't horses look like cows?

EIGHT weeks? Give us a break.
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Old 01-18-2024, 03:22 AM
 
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I was not impressed with the results of the show because it became vegan propaganda. I hoped to see more about the individual, the diet and challenges, the workouts and challenges, on and on; and then the end results/facts. That propaganda peppered throughout the episodes was irritating and a waste of time that could have been focused on the team & individual efforts.
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Old 01-18-2024, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Dessert
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...then why don't horses look like cows?
Because horses don't eat cows. ; )

If you are what you eat, I'd be an egg, I eat so many of them.
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Old 01-18-2024, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Juneau, AK + Puna, HI
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Because horses don't eat cows. ; )

If you are what you eat, I'd be an egg, I eat so many of them.
LOL. Of course he's implying that genetics is of primary importance.

However, that doesn't appear to be true in health or longevity. It's worth about 25% of the equation.

The senior author of the study is not vegan. He says: “I’m always trying to get people to eat more healthfully, and it often doesn’t work,” said Gardner, the Rehnborg Farquhar Professor and a professor of medicine. “I don’t actually care if they eat a vegan diet, just more plants and less meat. That’s what I’ve been all about for a long, long time.”

https://news.stanford.edu/report/202...-netflixs-eat/
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Old 01-18-2024, 09:22 AM
 
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I was not impressed with the results of the show because it became vegan propaganda. I hoped to see more about the individual, the diet and challenges, the workouts and challenges, on and on; and then the end results/facts. That propaganda peppered throughout the episodes was irritating and a waste of time that could have been focused on the team & individual efforts.

I always found it comical that whenever a documentary gets released about healthier eating there is , from a decent amount of people, a knee jerk reaction of "thats just vegan propaganda" hahaha


As if the billions of dollars that is spent on the advertising of fast food isn't "meat industry propaganda"
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Old 01-18-2024, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Where clams are a pizza topping
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My husband starts Veganuary for the month of January each year, and usually cruises through the rest of winter. Every time he drops a good 15 pounds and his cholesterol, and triglycerides, and blood pressure all improve. And cookout season rolls around and he's right back at square one by the end of the year.
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Old 01-18-2024, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I was not impressed with the results of the show because it became vegan propaganda. I hoped to see more about the individual, the diet and challenges, the workouts and challenges, on and on; and then the end results/facts. That propaganda peppered throughout the episodes was irritating and a waste of time that could have been focused on the team & individual efforts.
These kinds of documentaries show up on Netflix often, and you do have to look beyond face value. Who made the film and why, who wasn't included in the production, etc. Documentary doesn't mean unbiased. It's all part of media literacy.
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Old 01-18-2024, 10:45 AM
 
Location: 'greater' Buffalo, NY
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These kinds of documentaries show up on Netflix often, and you do have to look beyond face value. Who made the film and why, who wasn't included in the production, etc. Documentary doesn't mean unbiased. It's all part of media literacy.
I'm guessing that the characterization of this documentary as 'vegan propaganda' is sensationalism. I don't think Stanford professors of medicine are typically in the business of propagandizing for veganism or anything else beyond the pursuit of knowledge and improved public health. I of course could be wrong, but I think this is misplaced cynicism
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Old 01-18-2024, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Middle of the valley
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It was interesting, and I am super pro plant based diet, though I am an omnivore.

I DO wish they went over the resulting data more, I was hoping for general charts (there were more participants than featured) and such, and they kinda veered off to farming methods.
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