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    If you're new to this site, please read this post first. It explains how the site is organised and how to gain access to participate. ...
    Published on 18th July 2016 05:16 PM
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    Are we wrong to focus on sugar to try to tackle obesity?

    This week’s story didn’t make a big impact. I spotted it on a left hand side page (p22) in one of the Saturday newspapers, occupying just a few column inches with no picture. The BBC covered the story a couple of days earlier. The headline of the story was a caution not to focus on sugar as a cause of obesity, because calories and fat mattered more.

    Published on 11th July 2016 05:02 PM
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    Can pasta help you to lose weight?

    On Monday 4th July, a somewhat implausible headline was gracing world newspapers. From the US to the UK , the claim was “Eating pasta can help you to lose weight” – according to an Italian study.

    Can this really be the case? Let’s take a look:

    Published on 4th July 2016 05:30 PM
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    Should dietary fat guidelines have been introduced?

    In September 2012 I started a PhD to study the evidence base for dietary fat guidelines. There are two specific guidelines: i) consume no more than 30% of calorie intake in the form of total fat and ii) consume no more than 10% of calorie intake in the form of saturated fat. These two guidelines were introduced in 1977 in the US and 1983 in the UK and have not been retracted since.


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