Saturated fat

203. Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Another Fine Mess!

The cornerstone of the original dietary guidelines was the recommendation to reduce the intake of saturated fat (SFA). This in turn led to the advice to increase the consumption of complex carbohydrates and the polyunsaturated fat (PUFA). The fundamental basis was the so-called “cholesterol theory” which was that the risk of developing heart disease was […]

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174. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Comments on Latest version of Dietary Guidelines for Americans

.Every 5 years the Dietary Guidelines in the USA are reviewed. The latest exercise is in progress and the first draft was released in February 2015 (1). The crucial and potentially contentious aspects relate to fat, sugars and salt. The position of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) was that it: “…encourages the consumption of

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162. Another Desperate Attempt to Defend the Conventional Dietary Guidelines.

In the light of the excellent paper by Zoe Harcombe and her team which demonstrated conclusively that there was no reliable evidence on which to base the official dietary guidelines when first devised in the USA and in the UK, the BBC has featured this issue in a radio programme (1). This includes interviews with

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