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    The fear of fat goes into freefall....

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    AliB
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    The fear of fat goes into freefall....

    Post by AliB on Fri Dec 26 2014, 13:21

    http://www.dietdoctor.com/the-fear-of-fat-goes-into-free-fall

    If you tap on the BMJ article it should open. You can't save it, but you can read it.
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    Re: The fear of fat goes into freefall....

    Post by Eddie on Fri Dec 26 2014, 14:42

    These guys had it sorted a long time ago. As you can see they are not blokes running a blog but highly qualified medical professionals.

    "There are three kinds of foods--fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. All of these provide calories. But the carbohydrates provide calories and nothing else. They have none of the essential elements to build up or to repair the tissues of the body. A man, given carbohydrates alone, however liberally, would starve to death on calories. The body must have proteins and animal fats. It has no need for carbohydrates, and, given the two essential foodstuffs, it can get all the calories it needs from them."

    Sir Heneage Ogilvie, former vice president of the Royal College of Surgeons, England.

    Dr. Malcolm Kendrick on…the idiotic dietary advice we give to diabetes patients

    "Personally, I do not believe that fat consumption has the slightest impact on heart disease in people with or without diabetes, and I would defy anyone to unearth a controlled study on restriction of dietary fat that has shown any impact on CHD."

    Sylvan Weinberg, former president of the American College of Cardiology: 'The low-fat "diet heart hypothesis" has been controversial for nearly 100 years.

    "The low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet, promulgated vigorously by the National Cholesterol Education Programme, National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association since the Lipid Research Clinics-Primary Prevention Program in 1984, and earlier by the US Department of Agriculture food pyramid, may well have played an unintended role in the current epidemics of obesity, lipid abnormalities, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndromes. '

    This diet can no longer be defended by appeal to the authority of prestigious medical organisations or by rejecting clinical experience and a growing medical literature suggesting that the much-maligned low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet may have a salutary effect on the epidemics in question."


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    Re: The fear of fat goes into freefall....

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Dec 26 2014, 17:10

    There are many good people who are spreading the news that by living a LCHF lifestyle no matter if you are diabetic, or not it is possible to make improvements to your health.

    Many Drs., Bloggers and ordinary people like me and you also do there best to share positive experiences to help others. Great to read these two paragraphs.

    " The food revolution continues and the credibility of the old theory that butter is harmful is in free fall. Here’s a real slaughter of the fear of fat in one of the leading scientific medical journals, The British Medical Journal. It’s written by an expert on evidence-based medicine, one of the leaders of the Cochrane Collaboration.

    The conclusion? The advice to eat less fat was a gigantic mistake from the beginning, new science show that it isn’t beneficial. Instead it may have led to an increased intake of bad carbohydrates, which is likely fueling today’s epidemics of obesity and diabetes.
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    ........just off to add plenty of butter to some mashed swede  Very Happy


    All the best Jan
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    Re: The fear of fat goes into freefall....

    Post by mo1905 on Sat Dec 27 2014, 15:16

    Good fats are certainly back in fashion. Butter sales are through the roof and the old "low fat" options are under scrutiny as poor alternatives. We're slowly getting there ! Remember, not so long ago, the Earth was flat :-)


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    Re: The fear of fat goes into freefall....

    Post by Jan1 on Sat Dec 27 2014, 18:13

    As a child I can remember going into my Grandmas' kitchen and there would always be dripping fat available ......that seemed to go out of fashion for quite a while !

    I am so pleased more and more people are using butter, it's an item that is nearly always first on my shopping list.
    Well, sometimes it's double cream Smile Sometimes it's eggs Smile

    All the best Jan
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    Re: The fear of fat goes into freefall....

    Post by graham64 on Sun Dec 28 2014, 21:45

    @AliB wrote:http://www.dietdoctor.com/the-fear-of-fat-goes-into-free-fall

    If you tap on the BMJ article it should open.  You can't save it, but you can read it.

    Hi Ali, as well as the PDF on the Diet Docs site you can read the full article on line plus the rapid responses here:

                                      http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g7654


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