Sky News: “Eat more fat – and stop counting calories”

Here’s a fun report from yesterday. Sam Feltham from the Public Health Collaboration faces off against a government obesity advisor and professor on the topic of low-carb diets.

Unfortunately the professor seems uninformed, emphasizing that low-carb studies only test Mediterranean diets and never with unlimited amounts of saturated fats. She’s wrong. There are many such studies, here’s one of the more well-known examples.

It’s not too strange that the UK official guidelines are so bad, when the government’s own obesity adviser talk with absolute certainty about an important topic, while being wrong.


Massive Headlines in the UK: Eat More Fat


  1. Marion
    Good to see someone calling a spade a f*cking spade! I get so tired of the 'politeness' in most interviews, where LCHF doctors/experts will cautiously weaselword, namby-pamby-ing around the 'difficult topic', afraid to speak out and challenge the Establishment. No! Fifty years ago, the idea was born that the natural foods that humans had been eating for millennia was 'killing them' and making them fat, and that those foods ought to be replaced by chemically derived seedoils, margerines and starchy and sugary foods that have been only a recent addition to our diet, and until that time a very rare one at that. It was up to them to prove that this new eating pattern was better for us, and guess what? It wasn't. Heart disease, diabetes, obesity, they all skyrocketed. So they were proven wrong over and over again. These people don't deserve to be coddled and namby-pamby-ed because as long as LCHF doctors/experts keep being 'polite' to them, they will keep on hiding in their ivory towers. Well done, Sam Feltham!
  2. Eddie Mitchell
    "The government’s leading obesity adviser has strongly denied suggestions from a medical journal that her independence has been compromised by taking funding from the sugar and other food industries for research projects."

    "Jebb, professor of diet and population health at the University of Oxford, and previously with the Medical Research Council, has received support for her research from Coca-Cola, Sainsbury’s, Cereal Partners and Rank Hovis McDougal. Food companies have funded 10 projects in which she was involved to the tune of £1.37m since 2004. All were completed before Jebb took up the government position in 2011."

  3. Tor H
    Apparently DAA told Channel7 to censor this clip:


  4. Mary T
    Yes, yes , yes. Don't be afraid of natural saturated fat. Eat it eat it Carbohydrates are the dumbest foods that we eat and they are worshipped like a golden calf.
  5. Apicius
    You go, Sam! Good job standing up to that government official spewing off factoids without data. Funny how Sam comes to the table prepared with data...the governmental official armed instead with rhetoric alone.

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