Coca-Cola Funds Scientists Who Shift Blame for Obesity Away From Bad Diets

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The New York Times reports that Coca Cola has been busted for funneling millions into scientific research that promotes a lack of exercise as the main contributor to obesity, rather than the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages and calories. The group’s website also omitted mention of Coke’s backing until Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, an obesity expert at the University of Ottawa, wrote to the organization to inquire about its funding.

Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants

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TYPEONEGRIT is a Facebook group where adults and parents of children with Type-1 Diabetes share the science and provide support for managing the disease using a Low Carbohydrate diet. It can be very difficult going against the mainstream advice of Endocrinologists, Diabetes Educators and Dietitians and in this post Marty Kendall says thank you to some brave individuals.

Ketogenic Diets to Treat Cancer

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Drs. Richard David Feinman and Eugene J. Fine have created a campaign to raise funding for further research into the use of ketogenic diets to treat cancer. Pledging $17 to the campaign will get you a very cool ‘ketone bodies’ t-shirt and aid their research.

Is Fructose Really The ‘Healthy’ Sugar?

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Dr. Steven Lin provides an excellent analysis of fructose and how our consumption of the perceived ‘healthy’ sugar has changed with the industrial food revolution. Isolated fructose overrides our hunger signals and leads to metabolic decline.

Expelled by DAA! (Dietitians Association of Australia)

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In April 2015, Registered Australian Dietitian Jennifer Elliot (B.Sc, PostGradDip Dietetics) was expelled by the Dietitians Association of Australia for recommending a Low Carbohydrate diet for her patients with Insulin Resistance and Type-2 Diabetes. Low Carb Down Under believes this action by the D.A.A. to be completely without cause or merit and we proudly stand by Jennifer and hope that she fights this appalling decision.

More eggs, please. Cholesterol is OK now

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Published in ‘The Times’, 25th May 2015. Writer Matt Ridley explores the u-turn on dietary advice about to be accepted by the U.S. Government and how low-fat eating has made us fat and sick. He summarises the article nicely with ‘Obesity and diabetes are the price we have paid for getting fat and cholesterol so wrong’.

No link found between saturated fat and heart disease

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Researchers at Cambridge University have reviewed previous studies on the supposed links between consumption of saturated fats and heart disease. They have concluded that saturated fat does not cause heart disease while so-called ‘healthy’ polyunsaturated fats fail to prevent cardiovascular problems.

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