Sugar and carbs and fat - who's right?
There is a definite 'medical' row on at the moment. Things don't get much bitterer in medicine than they are at the moment - and it's about food guidelines.
Here's the summary.
The USA food guidelines are being rewritten at present and will be the recommendation for the next 5 years. This affects the lives of hundreds of millions of people in the USA and around the world as many countries including Australia take their lead from the USA.
The recommendation that currently stands is to pretty well continue on recommending sugar, carbs and avoiding saturated fat. As far as I am concerned this is nonsense and I am not alone. The British Medical Journal has allowed this piece from Nina Tiecholz to be published and they are backing her all the way.
The BMJ has been quite vocal from an editorial aspect for some time about flawed research findings, particularly from the US journals, and is questioning several established practices.
Not surprisingly the backlash from the US is there and is getting quite ‘colourful’ on Twitter. Who is funding the associations being quoted? ‘Big food’ and ‘Big pharmaceutical’. I am sticking with the British underdogs on this one.
The BMJ article
The other side