Carbohydrates

204. Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) Report on “Carbohydrates and Health”

In December I wrote to my MP, Julian Smith expressing my concern about the failure of the current UK policy on Type 2 Diabetes (T2D). I pointed out that the recommendation to reduce fat and increase carbohydrates was not working and that many people had discovered that it made their condition worse. By contrast, there […]

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187. Letter to Health Minister in New South Wales about Official Advice on Low Carb

SUBMISSION TO: Hon. Jillian Skinner, MP, Government of New South Wales FROM: Dr Verner Wheelock I am extremely concerned about the expulsion of Jennifer Elliott from the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) because of her recommendation to lower carbohydrate diets to people with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes (T2D). Furthermore I find it incomprehensible that the

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107. Support for Diets High in Fat and Low in Carbohydrates Gathers Momentum

There is a growing body of scientific evidence and personal experience which demonstrates that the high content of sugar and refined carbohydrate foods is one of the main factors responsible for the rapidly increasing levels of obesity and diabetes. This in turn increases the risks of conditions such as heart disease, cancers and Alzheimer’s Disease.

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89. Draft Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) Report on Carbohydrates

After deliberating for 6 years we finally have the draft report on carbohydrates (1). In view of the current concern about the effects of sugar on health, there is likely to be considerable interest in the findings. The report consists of a comprehensive evaluation of the available scientific evidence which provides information on the role

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56. Changing Patterns of Food Consumption

Epidemiological studies into changing patterns of food consumption and disease statistics can provide valuable insights into the relationships between diet and health. In Great Britain data from national statistics show that amount of fat consumed has fallen from 120gm/day in 1969 to 74gm/day in 2000. When expressed as a proportion of energy consumed the fat

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33. Type 2 Diabetes(T2D) and Low Carbohydrate Diet…Case Studies

In my previous post I referred to research which indicated that T2D can be overcome by switching to a diet with a relatively low content of carbohydrate. In this post I will present a few case studies based on the personal experience of individuals. The first is from Dr John Briffa’s blog(1). It is information

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