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Author Topic: Eat more FAT to stay HEALTHY: Article on Drudge this morning  (Read 619 times)

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Since my PC skills are limited I have copied (giving all proper credit to the sources) and article on the Drudge Report that supports our LCHF model....I did not see an area to post this that would cover all interests, so I choose the Type II area...but the MODS may want to move it our maybe just post a matter here goes...

Eat more FAT to stay HEALTHY: Food experts at war over new advice on nation’s diet
By Giles Sheldrick and Olivia Lerche
PUBLISHED: Express (British Daily News), 06:21, Mon, May 23, 2016 | UPDATED: 13:58, Mon, May 23, 2016

EATING more fat will reverse Britain’s obesity and diabetes epidemics, it is claimed today.   Leading doctors and scientists said popular 'low fat' and 'proven to lower cholesterol' messages have had a disastrous impact on public health.
The National Obesity Forum said it was time to 'bring back the fat' with 'real food', like steak, eggs, butter and full-fat milk.
They were essential for maintaining health and preventing diseases which cost the NHS tens of billions of pounds to treat.
The bombshell report is the first to unite dozens of pieces of research that shatter the myth that 'low fat' is good. The report's authors also called for an urgent overhaul of dietary advice.
But they have angered the health establishment which has called them 'irresponsible' despite the report having the support of an international coalition of doctors, dieticians, nutritionists, sports scientists and activists.
Professor David Haslam, chairman of the forum, said: “Guidelines from on high suggesting high-carbohydrate, low-fat diets were the universal panacea are deeply flawed.
“My patients don’t lose weight or improve their health by cutting fats or calories.
"The proof being that obesity levels are higher than they have ever been and show no chance of reducing.
“A new approach is needed – a return to 18th century values, drawn up before modern interference with basic principles occurred.”
The report, produced in association with Public Health Collaboration, says poor dietary advice has been given for too long because of vested interests and flawed science.
Researchers say decades-old, state-sponsored public health messages are responsible for creating the UK’s obesity and Type 2 diabetes catastrophes.
Saturated fat, they add, does not cause heart disease and we should stop counting calories if we want to lose weight. It even claims the establishment 'colluded with industry for financial gain'.
The report says: “The most natural and nutritious foods available – meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, nuts, seeds, olive, avocados - all contain saturated fat.
"The continued demonization of omnipresent natural fat drives people away from highly nourishing wholesome and health promoting foods.”
A survey revealing 83 per cent of doctors thought butter was worse than margarine and 66 per cent believed vegetable oils were beneficial was 'shocking'.
Consultant cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra said: “The change in dietary advice to promote low-fat foods is perhaps the biggest mistake in modern medical history resulting in devastating consequences for public health. Sadly this unhelpful advice continues to be perpetuated.”

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The report cites the work of pioneering family GP Dr David Unwin who put patients on a low-carb high-fat diet, saving the NHS £45,000 a year in medication.
Professor Robert Lustig, president of the Institute of Responsible Nutrition, said: “Einstein’s theory of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”
Dr Alison Tedstone, of Public Health England, said: “In the face of all the evidence, calling for people to eat more fat, cut out carbs and ignore calories is irresponsible.
“Our independent experts review all the available evidence, run full-scale consultations and go to great lengths to ensure no bias.
"International health organisations agree too much saturated fat raises cholesterol, increasing the risk of heart disease and obesity is caused by too many calories.”
Professor John Wass, the Royal College of Physicians' special adviser on obesity,  agreed with Dr Testone, adding said there was 'good evidence that saturated fat increases cholesterol'.
He said: "What is needed is a balanced diet, regular physical activity and a normal healthy weight. To quote selective studies risks misleading the public."
Dr Mike Knapton, Associate Medical Director at the BHF, said there is not enough evidence in the report to take the findings seriously.
He said: “This country’s obesity epidemic is not caused by poor dietary guidelines; it is that we are not meeting them.
"Diets that are high in saturated fat have been shown to increase cholesterol. High cholesterol is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease hence why current recommendations emphasise the importance of reducing this.
“Heart disease is a multifactorial condition with a range of risk factors and any dietary and lifestyle advice worth noting should consider the overall impact that our diet and lifestyle has on our health.
"Focusing on single foods, nutrients or risk factors is short sighted and will perpetuate confusion and fear amongst the public about what they should and shouldn’t eat to protect their heart health.”

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Re: Eat more FAT to stay HEALTHY: Article on Drudge this morning
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2016, 01:18:09 PM »
Thank you for sharing.  Very interesting.  All I have is my own experience, but I certainly do feel better overall since changing the way I eat.  I have much more energy for one thing.  I am sleeping better, and I feel like my mental focus has improved.  My blood work has shown improvement in almost all areas as well. 

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  • Diabetes Type: T2
  • Diagnosis Year: 2012
T-2 dx 2/2012 FBG 243 A1c 9.5%
6/2012 A1c 5.7%  In the 4% A1c club since July 2013. 12-2016 A1c 5.1%. 6-2018 A1c 5.3%.
No meds since 3/2015, diet controlled.  Minimal exercise.