In a recent issue of “Food Science and Technology”, Professor Judith Buttriss, who is Director General of the BNF, discusses the role of sugars in diet and health (1). Based on draft reports from the World Health Organisation...Read More
This contribution is by Judy Barnes Baker and I am most grateful to her for permission to re-post here. The original can be seen at http://carbwars.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/calories-in-versus-calories-out.html Ask anyone...Read More
Jamie has been very busy with his Food Revolution Day which is part of his campaign to persuade governments to take action to combat obesity. While this is obviously a laudable objective, the harsh reality is that the strategies...Read More
In a previous blog (1) I was highly critical of the article on obesity which was written by The Guardian health editor, Sarah Boseley (2). It now emerges that the article was based on a book by Boseley which has just been...Read More
The conventional view of energy in food is that it is measured by the bomb calorimeter, which many of us used in our physics classes in school. A known amount of material is placed in the calorimeter and incinerated. The rise in...Read More
According to The Guardian (8september 2014) Professor Sir Stephen Bloom is developing an “intelligent microchip” which will send signals to the brain that will stop the urge to eat. Bloom is head of the diabetes, endocrinology...Read More
The IEA has just published a report which concludes that: “The rise in obesity has been primarily caused by a decline in physical activity at home and in the workplace, not an increase in sugar, fat or calorie consumption” (1)....Read More
As I explained in the previous blog (1) Robert Clark has now submitted his report, following the Inquiry he conducted into the actions of Jennie Brand-Miller and Anthony Barclay at the University of Sydney set up in response to...Read More
In my previous blog (1) I explained the background to the allegation against Jennie Brand-Miller and Alan Barclay by Rory Robertson. Essentially he argued that the so-called Australian Paradox which claimed that the increased...Read More
In an article entitled “The shape we’re in” Guardian health editor Sarah Boseley presents “ten shocking facts about Britain’s health crisis” which claim to be the truth about obesity (1). Unfortunately she simply re-hashes the...Read More
“State of the Nation’s Waistline” is the title of a report prepared by the National Obesity Forum which makes the usual dire predictions about how obesity is getting worse and the failure of individuals, health professionals and...Read More
Obesity is now classed as a disease according to a recent decision taken by the American Medical Association (AMA)which is the official body representing the medical profession in the USA. This decision was reached despite the...Read More
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