Amazing read: The sugar conspiracy

Here’s an amazing read:

In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar – and not fat – was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the world’s top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long?

How DID they get is so wrong for so long? This is possibly the best thing ever written on the topic. Read it and enjoy it:

The Guardian: The Sugar Conspiracy


The Cause of Obesity and Diabetes – Gary Taubes
Why We Get Fat – Gary Taubes
Vegetable Oils, the Unknown Story – Nina Teicholz
Why We Get Fat – Gary Taubes
The Big Fat Surprise – Nina Teicholz
The Myth of Vegetable Oils – Nina Teicholz
Is the Mediterranean Diet Healthy? – Nina Teicholz
Can Red Meat Kill You? – Nina Teicholz


180 Dinosaurs Can’t Be Wrong, Can They? – Call for BMJ to Retract Criticism of Dietary Guidelines

“Why Mainstream Researchers Think the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Lack Scientific Rigor”

The British Medical Journal Slams Unscientific and Biased Low-Fat Dietary Guidelines!


  1. bill
    Very very good article.

    But they have fallen into the same
    thinking that Diet Doctor has. From
    the article:

    "Refined carbohydrates break down at speed into glucose in the blood, prompting the pancreas to produce insulin."

    Potatoes are not "refined." Corn on the cob is not "refined."
    Boiled rice is not "refined." Fruit is not "refined." Carrots
    are not "refined." Jams and jellies are not "refined." Whole
    wheat bread is not considered "refined." Honey is not
    "refined." Maple syrup is not "refined." Low fat milk is
    not considered "refined."

    This site is "Low Carb..." It's carbs. They turn into glucose
    in your body. Stop already with the "refined carbs."
    It only muddles the argument.

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  2. Warren
    When it comes to government advice on diet, drinking, sleep etc. everyone always says 'I wish they would just make up their minds'. Well, this is what happens when they make up their minds.
  3. Ian
    I feel the same way about "added" sugar. Dried figs and grapes are pretty much all sugar with no added sugar. The article is great though.

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