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Debate Propositions & Examples
Meta-Nutrition

• All foods are definitionally health-promoting.

Durdee, 1

Durdee, 2

• Humans are naturally obligate omnivores.
• The optimal human diet is likely heavily artificial.

Nutrition Science


• Non-hydrogenated vegetable oils are overwhelmingly healthy.

BasedBee

Brad Cohn

Henry

Pedro

Tater

• Saturated fat is overwhelmingly unhealthy, with few exceptions.​

Brian Sanders

Robbie Puddick

Yeti

• Dietary cholesterol increases heart disease risk via LDL.

• Chocolate, despite its saturated fat, is generally healthy.​

• Non-churned, non-homogenized dairy is generally healthy.

• Fish, particularly fatty fish, is overwhelmingly healthy.

• Red meat and processed meat are overwhelmingly unhealthy.

 Stormblessedj

• Preformed DHA seems prudent, but not required, for vegans.

• Soy products are overwhelmingly healthy, with few exceptions.

• Fructose doesn't uniquely cause fatty liver disease.

• Carbs do not uniquely cause fat accumulation or obesity.

• Excess sodium intake increases cardiovascular disease risk.
• Whole plant foods are overwhelmingly healthy.
• Fibre, whether whole or refined, is overwhelmingly healthy.
• TMAO is unlikely to be causative of heart disease.
• The omega-6/omega-3 ratio is unlikely to matter for health.

Kurosava

• Epidemiology generally provides good causal estimates.

• Highlander

• Marek Doyle

notRick

Dietary Patterns

• Keto currently has limited unique clinical utility beyond epilepsy.
• There is little to no robust evidence that supports any raw diet.
• Vegan, pescatarian, and vegetarian diets are all similarly healthy.
• Plant-based diets do not appear to clinically reverse heart disease.
• Ancestral diets are likely to be suboptimal for long term health.

• AlphaMalesExist

Brian Sanders

Captain Ammo

Chris Masterjohn

Isaiah

Joey Shwartz

Olicsa

Veganism

• The rejection of veganism entails either absurdity or incoherence.

Acmelx

Andrew

Brian Sanders

Carnivore Police

Davis

Firestarter

Headache

Highlander

Pheonix

Shawn Baker

Tart Vader

thehexhemist

• As the object of moral value, sentience entails the least hilarity.

Jordan

Regenarian

• Hunting odd-order predators is conditionally compatible with veganism.

Appoota

LC

Raspberry

Vssj91

• Farming and eating bivalves is compatible with veganism.

Benny Malone

• Eating accidental roadkill is conditionally compatible with veganism.
• Eating discarded animal foods is conditionally compatible with veganism.
• Eating eggs is conditionally compatible with veganism.
• Cultured animal tissue is compatible with veganism.
• Crop-deaths are conditionally compatible with veganism.

Anti-War Mindset, 1

Anti-War Mindset, 2

Garland Farms

Henry

Indolic

SD

Non-Nutrition

• ApoB-containing lipoproteins dose-dependently cause atherosclerosis.

Sameer Dossani

• Regenerative animal agriculture is basically pseudoscience.

Brian Sanders

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