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Credit Suisse: The Future is Lower Carb, Higher Fat

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The fear of fat is a thing of the past. In the coming years demand for fat will soar worldwide, while demand for carbohydrates will fall. The entire world will start eating higher fat, lower carb diets (on average).

This is what a big report from Credit Suisse predicts, based on trends and the evolving medical scientific knowledge.

Bloomberg Business: No Bread, Please, Just Pass the Butter as Fat Demand to Soar

PRNewswire: Credit Suisse Publishes Report on Evolving Consumer Perceptions about Fat

The report:

Credit Suisse Research Institute: Fat: The New Health Paradigm


The report is fascinating reading and I highly recommend the first two pages (introduction and summary). It gives you a quick look into how expert prognosticators look at the evolving debate.

  • Fat is on its way back in a big way and there are no longer any valid scientific reasons to fear saturated fat or cholesterol in the diet. Global demand will rise by 43 percent by 2030.
  • Carbohydrates are the main cause of the epidemics of obesity and diabetes. More and more people understand that. The worldwide consumption will fall by 8.3 percent by 2030 (despite a growing population).
  • Surveys by the institute show that a majority of nutritionists and doctors still have outdated beliefs about fat and cholesterol, incorrectly believing it to be bad for cardiovascular health. Modern science shows this belief to be false, according to the report. This fact is likely to spread fast as more and more experts update their knowledge.

The future is lower carb, higher fat.


The First Drug to Reduce Mortality in Type 2 Diabetes Revealed! And it’s Low Carb in a Pill!

How the drug works

How the drug works

Finally there’s a drug that can help people with type 2 diabetes live longer and healthier lives.

As incredible as it sounds most drugs in type 2 diabetes – like insulin – only helps to control blood sugar. They don’t actually improve the disease or help patients live longer. Sometimes they even make things worse.

Yesterday at the huge diabetes conference in Stockholm that changed. Results from a large trial shows that the drug Jardiance can help people with diabetes get less heart disease AND live longer (besides lowering blood sugar, blood pressure and even helping people to lose weight).

This is massive news for anybody interested in type 2 diabetes. And it makes perfect sense.

While other drugs are trying to hide the problem in type 2 diabetes (too much sugar in the body), Jardiance and other similar SGLT2-inhibitor drugs try to get rid of the problem. They increase the loss of glucose via the urine, by making people pee out up to 70 grams per day of the carbohydrates they eat.

Of course you can get a much stronger effect – and avoid all of the side effects – by simply not eating the carbohydrates in the first place. But hey, nobody can make money selling that. Read free advice on how to do it.


I wrote about a similar drug (Farxiga) two years ago: Low-Carb Diet in a Pill – A Good Idea?


A HIGHER Fat Mediterranean Diet Reduces Breast Cancer Risk By 62%

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Do you want to avoid breast cancer? Then eat a higher-fat diet.

A new study published yesterday looks at the PREDIMED trial where participants either got a low-fat diet (ouch!) or a higher-fat Mediterranean diet (with plenty of extra nuts or olive oil). After five years the risk of breast cancer was much higher in the group told to eat a low-fat diet. The higher-fat Mediterranean diet apparently protected against cancer.


LATimes: Diet heavy on olive oil cuts breast cancer risk by 62%, study says

The Graph

Here’s the graph over the number of people who got breast cancer in the three groups. “Control” is the low-fat diet, the other two are Mediterranean diets with extra nuts or extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO).



A low-fat diet may promote cancer. Very likely the cause could be that low-fat diets are higher in carbs, increasing blood glucose and the hormone insulin, which drives cell proliferation.

This of course completely contradicts the old and failed idea that low-fat diets are supposed to be healthy. This means a lot of cognitive dissonance for people who still believe in low fat. It’s possible to see that in the discussions of a possible mechanism with magic cancer-protecting substances in olive oil.

It’s just like the French Paradox. They traditionally ate loads of fat and were very heart healthy. So people said it must be due to magic heart-protecting substances in red wine. Yeah right.

Likely this awkward antioxidant/polyphenol speculation is 99% pure BS. There’s a much simpler and more likely explanation.

Natural fat (like olive oil) is good for us – whether we’re talking about heart health, cancer or weight management. And too much refined carbs, especially white flour and pure sugar, is really bad.


Here’s earlier super-exciting findings from the PREDIMED trial:

More on Mediterranean diets:


“Fat is Your Friend”


Four New Video Interviews on Losing Weight and Gaining Health!

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