Why the heck can’t scientists agree on what is good to eat?

By Dr Scott Lear  With each passing week, we’re inundated with information regarding what to eat, what not to eat, when to eat and the latest diet trends. Do we aim for macronutrients, calories or food patterns? New studies come out either telling us what we know or that we’ve had it wrong all this […]

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Long-term maintenance of weight loss: challenges and opportunities

By Joseph Matthews (@JoeJohnMatthews) Dr Kevin Hall and Dr Scott Kahan’s commentary, titled ‘Maintenance of Lost Weight and Long-Term Management of Obesity’, was recently published in the Medical Clinics of North America journal. Key challenges faced by individuals attempting to maintain weight loss are outlined in the paper (1). These include: Appetite changes – “…it has […]

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Discussion continues for #clarityofmessage: Day 2, 2015 Low Carb High Fat Summit (#LCHF)

Johann Windt, Liam West (@Liam_West) and Ania Tarazi The low carbohydrate diet discussion continues: does the LCHF diet fall better under well-researched intervention or ill-advised fad? Today the focus was on various health parameters, including metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. Check out the Day 2 Storify here! Dr Eric Westman – #LCHF […]

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An attempt to untie knots: day 1 at the low carbohydrate, high fat (#LCHF) summit

Last week we asked if the low carbohydrate, high fat (#LCHF) diet was a fad. This week, we’re at Cape Town to find out. Here are the highlights from the first day of the #LCHF conference. Also, check out our #LCHF Day 1 Storify. Time for scientific humility The opening keynote, Gary Taubes (@garytaubes), author of ‘Why […]

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In response to: “Challenging beliefs in sports nutrition: are two ‘core principles’ proving to be myths ripe for busting?”

Letter to the Editor by Javier T. Gonzalez, Research Fellow, Department for Sport, Health & Rehabilitation, Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK IN RESPONSE TO: Brukner P. Challenging beliefs in sports nutrition: are two ‘core principles’ proving to be myths ripe for busting? British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2013;47(11):663-64. The editorial by Brukner [1] provokes an interesting debate […]

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Worst Drinks in The World – Drinks that Kill You with Calories

This smorgasbord of liquid cardiac stress tests  is fascinating because some of them look so benign (see SoBe Tea). And I’ve even handled some of these weapons of self-destruction (the Starbucks logo is so pretty against a coffee background). And feel free to check back to Neil King and John Blundell’s review in the December […]

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