NZ experts slam the low carb high fat diets

“They will do nothing to counter New Zealand’s growing obesity epidemic” says Professor Jim Mann. 

Professor Mann, Dr Lisa Te Morenga, Dr Rachael McLean and Professor Murray Skeaff, all researchers in human nutrition from the University of Otago, commented on this topic in the latest issue of The Lancet. 

They all said how foolish and dangerous the ‘low carbohydrate/high fat’ (LCHF) diets are, in one of the world’s leading medical journals. 

“It is an ominous sign that among some people in Sweden who had adopted a low carbohydrate/high fat diet, there were rising cholesterol levels, in parallel with an increase in saturated fat intakes. Reduction of conventional cardiovascular risk factors, including blood cholesterol, has contributed to dramatic declines in death rates from coronary heart disease in most Western countries during the past 30-40 years. Low carbohydrate/high fat diets continue to attract media attention, despite a substantial body of evidence…”
Professor Mann, Dr Lisa Te Morenga, Dr Rachael McLean and Professor Murray Skeaff, all researchers in human nutrition from the University of Otago, as commented in The Lancet on October 26, 2014.

Posted: Thursday 4 December 2014