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Exercise: Is a lot more a lot better?

Introduction A study was published in the BMJ on 9th August 2016. The study was called “Physical activity and risk of breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, ischemic heart disease, and ischemic stroke...

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South African Dietary Guidelines

On 16th September 2016, it was announced that Nina Teicholz and I would be going to Cape Town to appear as expert witness in the hearing of the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) vs....

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Carbs in dairy products

My brother, Adrian, was staying with us last week. He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a teenager. He is finally taking the steps to move to a very low carb, low protein, high fat diet and is...

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The PURE study

Did you ever think you’d wake up to the headline “Low-fat diets could increase the risk of an early death: Major study challenges decades of advice as it reveals fat has a PROTECTIVE effect”? That’s...

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Belgian Dietary Guidelines

On October 9th 2017, Professor Tim Noakes tweeted about a new food pyramid in Belgium asking “Wonder what anyone hopes this will achieve? On basis of what evidence? Will outcomes be measured?” The...

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World Diabetes Day

Tuesday November 14th is World Diabetes Day. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) defines diabetes as follows: “Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to...

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Low, moderate or high carbohydrate?

In 1977 the Senator McGovern committee issued some dietary goals for Americans (Ref 1). The first goal was “Increase carbohydrate consumption to account for 55 to 60 percent of the energy (caloric)...

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World diabetes day

World Diabetes Day is held on the 14th November each year. In last year’s newsletter I looked at the International Diabetes Federation definition of diabetes (which used the word glucose five times...

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SACN consultation on lowER carb diets & T2D

Executive summary Please login to view this content Introduction We’re returning to our normal world this week, which I hope is refreshing if you’re a bit COVID-19 overloaded. On March 5th, 2020,...

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Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020

Executive Summary * The Scientific Report for the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans has just been published. This is the comprehensive document (835 pages), which precedes the Dietary Guidelines...

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