The new Public Health England programme to combat the obesity and diabetes epidemics is welcome, but I fear it won’t make much difference
What we do and don’t know about dietary science.
The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fat as the culprit instead, newly released historical documents show.
Kids in the United States are sweet on sugar, but a major health organization is issuing new guidelines to curb children's consumption of sugary foods and beverages.
In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar – and not fat – was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the world’s top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long?
Article by Alice Park and published by Time reporting on studies conducted by Dr. Robert Lustig, from the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco.
This is a fascinating article published in the Telegraph in 2014 about John Yudkin, a British physiologist and nutritionist and the founding Professor of the Department of Nutrition at Queen Elizabeth College, London. In the early 70's, when the food industry was blaming fat for the increase in heart disease and promoting the low-fat diet, he argued that his research pointed to sugar as the more probably cause. He published his findings in the book Pure, White and Deadly in 1972. Sit down with a coffee for ten minutes and have a read. It might change your food choices and what you feed your kids.
Ever since definitions of healthy bodyweight changed in the 1990s, the world has feared an obesity epidemic. But the food giants accused of making us fat are also profiting from the slimming industry.
We are, on average, 3st heavier than we were in the 60s. And not because we're eating more or exercising less – we just unwittingly became sugar addicts.