I’m one of the presenters and today is the deadline for an abstract. I just finished a draft. You are welcome to read it and comment. This 150 word text will hopefully make people interested in listening to my lecture:
Evolution of a Diet Revolution
How do we change the world? The failure of conventional nutritionism is horrifying. An ever bigger majority of the population in the industrialized world fall prey to the metabolic syndrome: obesity, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and all the related diseases. As the disaster unfolds the conventional advice is to keep doing the same thing: Double or nothing.
Modern science shows the mistake: The unnecessary fear of saturated fat. It made us fear real food. Instead we eat ever more pure sugar and easily digested starch: the very problem behind today’s epidemic.
Now we know and now it’s time to act. Time to change the world. But how? Luckily there are lessons to be learned from an unexpected place. In a small country in northern Europe the diet revolution is already on its way.
Is it a sign of things to come? That may be in our hands.
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