Lähes 200 kanadalaista lääkäriä ja muuta terveydenhoitoalan ammattilaista vaati maansa terveysministeriölle osoittamassaan avoimessa kirjeessä pikaista ja perusteellista remonttia ravitsemussuosituksiin.Marika Sboros: IN PRAISE OF LOW-CARB: CANADIAN DOCTORS RISE UP AGAINST DOGMA
This is big: nearly 200 doctors and allied health practitioners in Canada have signed an Open Letter to their government calling for urgent, radical reform of nutrition guidelines to include low-carb diets.
They say that authorities told Canadians to follow low-fat, high-carb guidelines for nearly 40 years. During that time, nutrition-related diseases, such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease, increased sharply. The doctors are also concerned about sharp increases in childhood obesity and diabetes rates.
They say that the evidence does not support conventional low-fat dietary advice. In fact, they say it worsens heart-disease risk factors. They say that those responsible must be free to compile dietary guidelines without food and drug industry influence. They want the guidelines to promote low-carb diets as “at least one safe, effective intervention” for people with obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
At heart, the letter’s signatories call for mainstream medical advice to include low-carb, healthy-natural-fat. Here’s more of these doctors’ powerful challenge to orthodoxy.
It’s a daring initiative given that some signatories have already faced ridicule and attack from establishment quarters for their views on low-carb. There are also salutary examples in other countries of doctors who dared to challenge dogma and go up against powerful vested interests. In this case, there’s probably safety in numbers.
Muiden muassa seuraavia muutoksia vaaditaan:
•Eliminate caps on saturated fats;Vajid Khan: An Open Letter to Health Canada and the Health Minister
•Stop advising people to replace saturated fats with polyunsaturated vegetable oils to prevent cardiovascular disease.
•Favour “real” food, that is, whole, unprocessed foods that include full-fat dairy and regular red meat;
•Recognise controversy on salt and avoid a blanket “lower is better” recommendation;
•Not emphasise aerobic exercise as a weight-loss tool. In other words, language should not suggest that people can manage their weight sustainably just by creating a caloric deficit;
•Involve a complete, comprehensive review of the most rigorous data available, and
•Offer “a true range of diets” that responds to the population’s diverse needs;
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