New paper owns the DGAC

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by Torka, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. Torka

    Torka White Belt

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    The journal Nutrition just published a paper titled In The Face Of Contradictory Evidence: Report Of The Dietary Guidelines For Americans Committee. The authors are Adele Hite, MAT; Richard Feinman, PhD; Gabriel Guzman, PhD; Morton Satin, MSc; Pamela Schoenfeld, RD; and Richard Wood, PhD.

    It's long as hell but a great read.

    Link

    In particular, they found that the "science is inaccurately represented" for low carb diets and the "conclusions do not reflect quantity and/or quality of relevant science." They go over salt, saturated fat, glycemic load/index, fiber, salt, etc.


    Much of this won't be news to D&S regulars but it's always nice to have scientifically credible information to give out to interested people.
     
  2. XTrainer

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    I've only read the abstract so far, but I'm very interested. Thanks for posting. Hope I have time to read more soon.
     
  3. oyaji poi

    oyaji poi oyaji belt

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    I like the opening quote.

    "We need more information, not advice".
     
  4. 10thpjj

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    Great post, thanks TS
     
  5. largemansmay***

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    "caloric intake remains within recommended levels"...BS!!!!!

    Where did they get that info??? Seriously, if that was true, there wouldn't be an obesity epidemic. Its not like eating 2,000 calories of low carb is going to make someone skinny and 2,000 calories of high carb will make them fat. They probably got all that info from the quote in the first post about people's levels of calories and fat from surveys that people sent out, and fat people notoriously underestimate their calories and level of fat in those things.

    Just start googling the authors of the study. I googled the first three names and all of them are low carb advocates. This is the same sort of thing as a bunch of vegetarians doing a study saying meat is bad for you.
     
  6. immovablestone

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    I love this:

    "We ask whether it would be preferable to convene an impartial panel of scientists consisting of biochemists, anthropologists, geneticists, physicists, etc., who are not directly tied to nutritional policy. Such a panel would be able to hear all sides in the debate with few preconceived notions. Recommendations issued by this group would be more likely to be moderate, circumspect, and established on a complete and accurate assessment of available science rather than a narrow perspective of accepted nutritional practice. Public health nutritional policies produced from such recommendations may then serve the honorable intentions of those first dietary goals “to maximize the quality of life for all Americans” "

    Yeah, like any of that is in the interests of the AMA/FDA/etc.
     

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