Top Cardiologist Blasts Nutrition Guidelines

–Salim Yusuf says new evidence fails to support many major diet recommendations. One of the world’s top cardiologists says that many of the major nutrition guidelines have no good basis in science. “I’m not a nutrition scientist and that may be an advantage because every week in the newspaper we read something is good for…

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BMJ Paper Criticizes Proposed US Dietary Guidelines

Once again experts are passionately disagreeing about the proper role of saturated fats and carbohydrates in the diet. The latest volley comes from a full-scale critique  published in the BMJ  of proposed new US dietary guidelines. The author of the critique, Nina Teicholz,  is the author of The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat, & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet. In both the…

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Studies Provide Little Support For Guidelines On Dietary Fats And Supplements

The precise cardiovascular effect of dietary fats and supplements has been the subject of heated controversy. Although there is no strong supporting evidence from clinical trials, current guidelines tend to discourage or minimize the role of saturated fats and trans fats and to encourage the intake of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Two new studies published today help clarify…

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