...on the heads of pins, of course!
In my whole-archive reading of Hyperlipid, I'm well into that point where the comment section is full of an entire different caliber of people than it originally was. Instead of the serious students of nutrition and metabolism, we now have the Monday-morning quarterbacks. [sigh]
So many amateur debaters! So many theoreticians! So many people who don't have a horse in the race, but who love to try to convince each other that obscure physiological details matter in the cause and solution of obesity!
So many people who SHOULD have something better to do with their lives. Are they doing this at work/school instead of attending to business? If they're doing it in their evenings and nights, they probably need to re-think how they're wasting their youth!
I, and many others like me, have inborn (or acquired) health issues which can be ameliorated by diet and supplementation. What I've learned in the past three years has improved the quality of my life immensely. I've learned what foods make me feel good, and which ones sap my energy and damage my well-being. My continuing trials of supplements and minor tweaks of macronutrient balance (within a LC-paleo template) are still teaching me about what my body doesn't do well, for which I NEED help.
But those healthy young people -- why aren't they out there DOING THINGS instead of obsessing over conditions that they'll never have to deal with? It's a shame they're not concentrating on getting as much as they can out of life, their social possibilities, families and careers, instead of burning the midnight oil. For the gods' sake, take advantage of this period in your lives!