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Friday, 8 April 2016

Why 40 years of official nutritional guidelines prescribed a low-fat diet that promoted heart disease


A masterfully told history of the life of John Yudkin, once the UK's leading nutritional expert, turns into an indictment of the nutritional scientific establishment, which coalesced in a cult of personality around Ancel Keys, who was convinced that fat made you fat and cholesterol raised your cholesterol, and belittled and marginalized anyone who disagreed, including Yudkin, who believed that sugar, not fat, was the cause of obesity and heart disease.

The sugar conspiracy

Via: BoingBoing

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