If I am asked “What is the first step to take to improve the nutritional quality of my diet?” my answer is that you should reduce sugar intake as much as possible. But this may prove to be very difficult. Lots of sugar First of...Read More
Background The development of the Dietary Guidelines in the USA during the 1970s and 1980s has had a huge impact on food consumption patterns ever since. Because the advice to reduce fat was enthusiastically taken up by the food...Read More
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
Following on from the previous blog (1) based on the epidemiological evidence in John Yudkins’ book “Pure, White and Deadly: How Sugar Is Killing Us and What We Can Do to Stop It” this will focus on results from the experiments...Read More
“Pure, White and Deadly: How Sugar Is Killing Us and What We Can Do To Stop It” is the title of a book written by Professor John Yudkin, who was in the Department of Nutrition at Queen Elizabeth College, London for many years...Read More
The original work of Ancel Keys which eventually led to the dietary guidelines recommending a reduction in total fat and particularly saturated fat (SFA) was based on epidemiological studies which related the national fat data...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
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...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 February 2013 the official advisory body on nutrition In Australia issued its latest version of the Australian Dietary Guidelines. The report produced by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) includes new...Read More
Sugar is definitely in the news these days. The “Action on Sugar” campaign has certainly hit the airwaves but has been challenged by The Grocer with various articles including one with the headline “Action on Sugar Case is...Read More
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