richard (Richard Morris) #1
The link links to a blog that links to facebook and cuts up a lot of info. So i’m just adding the good stuff below. I couldn’t be more excited about this.
Summary of Guidelines changes they are seeking…
- Clearly communicate to the public and health-care professionals that the low-fat diet is
no longer supported, and can worsen heart-disease risk factors (5,6,7,8,22,24,27,31).
- Be created without influence from the food industry (4).
- Eliminate caps on saturated fats (8,20,22).
- Be nutritionally sufficient, and those nutrients should come from real foods, not from
artificially fortified refined grains (9).
- Promote low-carb diets as at least one safe and effective intervention for people
struggling with obesity, diabetes, and heart disease (10,11,13,21,27).
- Offer a true range of diets that respond to the diverse nutritional needs of our population
- De-emphasize the role of aerobic exercise in controlling weight (14,32).
- Recognize the controversy on salt and cease the blanket "lower is better”
- Stop using any language suggesting that sustainable weight control can simply be
managed by creating a caloric deficit (14,21,27,28,29,30).
10.Cease its advice to replace saturated fats with polyunsaturated vegetable oils to prevent
cardiovascular disease (17,18,19,20).
11.Stop steering people away from nutritious whole foods, such as whole-fat dairy and
regular red meat (18).
12.Include a cap on added sugar, in accordance with the updated WHO guidelines, ideally
no greater than 5% of total calories (25).
13.Be based on a complete, comprehensive review of the most rigorous (randomized,
controlled clinical trial) data available; on subjects for which this more rigorous data is not
available, the Guidelines should remain silent