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Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics Commends Strong, Evidence-Based Dietary Guidelines

Source: Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics Commends Strong, Evidence-Based Dietary Guidelines Report — WASHINGTON, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —

 

This article is about  the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,  the world’s largest organisation of food and nutrition professionals and their review of recommendations for  “2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans”.

Some quotes….

“the Academy supports the DGAC in its decision to drop dietary cholesterol from the nutrients of concern list and recommends it deemphasize saturated fat from nutrients of concern, given the lack of evidence connecting it with cardiovascular disease.”


“a growing body of research suggesting that the low sodium intake levels recommended by the DGAC are actually associated with increased mortality for healthy individuals


the evidence is strongest that a reduction in the intake of added sugars will improve the health of the American public”

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The way the media lies to us about health

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On ABC radio yesterday they reported on am Australian study by  Lisa Wood that shows saturated fat can worsen asthma.  “Associate Professor Lisa Wood discusses a new finding that an unhealthy diet high in saturated fats and low fresh food can exacerbate asthma and make it more difficult to treat.”

This was a little surprising to me,  given that saturated fats have recently been found to be beneficial. So I did a little bit of research only to find that the article itself by Lisa Wood says exactly the opposite  of what ABC radio reported.

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Media frenzy over Catalyst documentary on Cholesterol

Catalyst, a very conservative ABC science program, ran a great episode on Saturated Fat and Cholesterol on 24th October. (Similar material to my post here.) How dare Catalyst criticise our long held views on Saturated Fat. Check out the response!

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Australia is WAY behind the rest of the world on all this stuff

We’re way behind…  Travelling round NZ recently made me realise how backward we are in Australia. We are so conservative in the way we trust the medical profession  and the media and we are also unaware of the different views that other countries hold. Continue reading

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Saturated fat is good for you

 

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Where did you get your ideas about saturated fat? Are you a product of the 1980’s when we were brainwashed into switching from butter to margarine.

Here are some journal articles to get you thinking.

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