PART 1: To #LCHF or not to #LCHF – that’s the dietary question!  

By @JohannWindt, @Liam_West & @AniaTarazi Attendees of the 2015 Old Mutual Health Convention were fattened with four full days of low-carb, high fat (#LCHF) information #PunIntended. For brief summaries, see daily blogs of Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3. Combining our notes, conference speaker interviews, and your questions, #TeamBJSM hope this blog captures and summarizes […]

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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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Low carbohydrate, high fat (#LCHF) nutrition: a neglected form of healthy eating, or a dangerous dietary fad?

By Johann Windt, Ania Tarazi & Liam West Global experts in #LCHF nutrition are gathering in Cape Town, February 19th – 22nd, for the 2015 Old Mutual Health Convention. Hosted by Professor Tim Noakes, the summit looks at the effects of the #LCHF diet on key health issues including type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease, […]

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Zero to 25,000 steps a day: My personal story (and numbers) of lifestyle, and physical transformation

By Stephen Morrison @howmanymiles_ “People remember dead babies,” not the most heart-warming of statements, but one that Professor Karim Khan used to illustrate a point in a recent presentation; point being that you will remember an emotional story or event more than a set of statistics. The audience at the FSEM and BASEM Walk 500 miles […]

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Assessing Nutritional Knowledge in Elite Badminton Players: Study Results

By Freddy Brown, and Prof Cathy Speed ABSTRACT Background: Badminton is an “intermittent” racquet sport, requiring technical skill and sport-specific-fitness. This study aimed to assess the nutritional knowledge of badminton players to shape the delivery of future support, and to facilitate fuelling and recovery strategies. Methods: The General Nutrition Knowledge Questionnaire was administered online to […]

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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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Challenging beliefs in sports nutrition: let’s not replace one myth with another

By Dr. Matt Higgins (PhD), University of Northampton In a recent BJSM editorial Dr Peter Brukner discussed the need to challenge two core strategies often adopted within the field of sport and exercise nutrition. The first tenet, that thirst is not a good indicator of hydration and that an individual must drink lots of fluids before, during […]

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