People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have favoured for decades, a major new study shows.
The science linking saturated fats to heart disease and other health issues has never been sound. Nina Teicholz looks at how governments started advising incorrectly on diets. Here's an extract from the new book, The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet', by Nina Teicholz.
There's no keeping him out of the headlines! Prof Tim Noakes makes a large front-page splash in today's Cape Times with this report, advising in a talk he gave yesterday that instead of carbohydrates such as pap and bread, children should be fed animal organs, which carry more nutrition.
Low carbohydrate diets, as advocated by Prof Tim Noakes of UCT's Sports Science Institute, result in no more weight loss than "recommended balanced diets", a Stellenbosch University study, just released, has found. Noakes has dismissed the findings.