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    Post by graham64 on Thu Apr 13 2017, 22:29

    Official Eatwell Guide a disaster yet supporters refuse to discuss the obvious  low carb alternative

    http://healthinsightuk.org/2017/04/13/official-eatwell-guide-a-disaster-yet-supporters-refuse-to-discuss-the-obvious-low-carb-alternative/


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    Post by Jan1 on Fri Apr 14 2017, 11:38

    @graham64 wrote:Official Eatwell Guide a disaster yet supporters refuse to discuss the obvious  low carb alternative

    http://healthinsightuk.org/2017/04/13/official-eatwell-guide-a-disaster-yet-supporters-refuse-to-discuss-the-obvious-low-carb-alternative/

    Thanks for posting this Graham, I thought it a good article by Jane Feinmann, and also good to see Dr David Unwin mentioned.

    A couple of paragraphs.

    "So why are the clear benefits of low carb being ignored?
    Straws in the wind? On the one hand, there’s a huge interest in low carb. At the same time, important ongoing discussions that will decide policy for years are ignoring evidence that it could dramatically improve people’s health and save NHS funds.  Such willful blindness is not only unscientific; it is not hard to identify plausible and unedifying reasons. One, professional pride, is understandable. Admitting 40 years of advice was wrong is hard. Another is less forgivable. The links between the diabetes profession and the large food companies has already been described in detail here.
    Dietitians often defend their position by saying that it’s excess calories and lack of exercise that make you put on the weight that can lead to diabetes. This is a claim that chimes perfectly with the line taken by food and drink companies. Research published earlier this month in the BMJ found that: ‘Industry money was used to covertly influence journalists with the message that exercise is a bigger problem than sugar consumption in the obesity epidemic’. (BMJ 2017;357:j1638  It’s this advice that many believe has led to the current epidemic of both obesity and T2D.

    Now is a time when openness on the evidence base on diet and health is essential
    A review of the evidence on saturated fat and health by the government advisory committee SACN is due to appear sometime this year, which perhaps explains the timing of the Dairy Council’s latest monograph. It was one of the scandals of SACN’s carbohydrate and health report two years ago that the Committee refused to consider evidence on fat as an alternative to carbohydrate.
    This new SACN report should lead to major shift in UK’s nutritional advice. A new Eatwell Guide might, for instance, encourage the population to consume a minimum of five (or even between five and ten?) portions of healthy dairy daily – instead of a Plate that gives the impression that nutritious dairy food is something best avoided.
    Above all it’s time for public debate. Those who are in position to provide influential advice to people with T2D or pre-diabetes must be prepared to discuss their policy publicly. They cannot be allowed to carry on hiding behind cancelled appearances in order to keep the lid on such a critical debate."

    I wonder what, if anything, may happen next?

    We must keep spreading the news about the benefits of LCHF  Smile

    All the best Jan
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    Post by chris c on Sat Apr 15 2017, 22:47

    Dairy will never be recommended because animals. They might conceivably replace some of the grains with fruit though.

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