Tag Archives: diet

Not just any fat – saturated fat is key

During the last year in the UK I have noticed an increase in positive reviews over low carb diets. It certainly feels that the low carb awakening has started and that awareness about low carb diets is increasing. However, still many Brits seem to associate saturated fat with something you should avoid and the majority […]

A billion overweight in developing countries – time for a change?

The obesity epidemic affects not only the already rich world. According to a new report, the proportion of people with weight problems in developing countries has quadrupled since 1980. The development can be seen everywhere in the world. The chart shows proportion with weight problems in various parts worldwide. The report from a British think […]

Expert Committee: A Low-Carb Diet Most Effective for Weight Loss

Is LCHF the most effective lifestyle for weight loss? Earlier this week was a historic day in Sweden. After over two years of work, a Swedish expert committee published their expert inquiry Dietary Treatment for Obesity (Google translated from Swedish). This report from SBU (Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment) is likely to be the […]

Toxic Sugar

Why is sugar toxic and the cause of the obesity epidemic? A recent video called Toxic Sugar from the major Australian science program Catalyst, Is a great introduction on the true causes of the obesity epidemic. The program features professor Robert Lustig, science writer Gary Taubes and obesity expert professor Michael Crowley. The video correctly blames the […]

The Men Who Didn’t Make Us Thin

After last year’s 3 episodes The Men Who Made Us Fat, Jacques Peretti is now back with new episodes called The Men Who Made Us Thin. The episodes are about those men who actually didn’t make us thin at all. It’s about the men who made big fat rich profits out of making us think they would […]

Any defence of sugar is pure confection

This is a great piece highlighting the irresponsible marketing by the food industry in combination that we are given wrong dietary advice by doctors. The incorrect assumption has been made that increased fat in the bloodstream is caused by increased saturated fat in the diet. Modern scientific evidence is however proving that carbohydrates and sugar are actually […]