A lot of interesting stuff here. Mostly on whether sugar and carbohydrate are implicated in the obesity epidemic.
Nutrition Rounds is an excellent health-related podcast I’ve been enjoying. The host is a cardiologist and all the guests have been MDs. The second episode with Dr. Angie Sadhegi was especially good.
Mann told the Guardian that the research “does contribute to the debate considerably. Here we have got very strong evidence that a high-fibre diet, which for the majority of people is at least high-ish in carbohydrates, has an enormous protective effect – a wide range of diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer benefit from a high-carbohydrate diet.”
Editors of the Lancet: We need to talk about meat
Fascinating (for nutrition nerds) history of research on sugar, fat, and heart disease.
It could not be more clear. Cut back on dairy, cheese and meats of all kinds, do not replace them with processed foods rich in the “deadly whites” of refined flour and sugar, but rather, replace them with polyunsaturated fats and whole grains. The argument is closed and over and the confusionists decade of headlines should be considered as RIP.
David Katz: The Greatest Diet Myth of All
These days, the most common take-away about diet and health is that everything we thought we knew about diet and health is a myth. As best I can tell, however, the notion that reputable journalistic platforms are interested in getting at a reliable, stable truth about diet and health is the myth.
While some research suggests that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids can protect brain health, a large clinical trial by researchers at the National Institutes of Health found that omega-3 supplements did not slow cognitive decline in older persons.