Sugar-fighting doctor gets censored?

Dr. Aseem Malhotra

The fantastic Dr. Aseem Malhotra was on Australia’s Lateline show recently. He keeps up the brave fight against the disinformation from Big Sugar about “balanced diets” and exercise. There is zero need for added sugar in a balanced diet.

Lateline: Cardiologist says sugar and carbs are the main cause of rising obesity rates

Dr. Malhotra may soon take the title of Big Sugar’s enemy #1 from Professor Robert Lustig.

At the same time, Dr. Malhotra’s recent paper – the one saying that “you cannot outrun a bad diet” – that started his publicity tour seems to have been censored. It’s “temporarily removed following an expression of concern”.

I wonder who is “concerned”. Who could possibly be concerned about telling people the truth about the dangers of junk food?


Let’s Stop Lying About Physical Activity and Obesity


  1. bill
    Censured or censored? Or both?

    Will you be posting about Dr Noakes?

    Reply: #2
  2. Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, MD Team Diet Doctor
    My bad, fixed it. No blog on Dr Noakes at the moment, have to read up on what's going on.
    Reply: #6
  3. Doreen
    Imagine the impact when companies are forced to remove added sugars from products because more people are informed, or when more people learn the truth about products containing low fat, high sugar, and horrible seed and vegetable oils. This will effect money making companies in major proportions. Is it any wonder why the information is being censored?
  4. I call a foul! I wonder if you provide a copy of the paper here. More might want to read it because of this new development.
  5. Vexx
    It would definitely affect the economy of the province I live in Doreen. Not that I care or anything.
  6. Sally UK
    is there anywhere else we can see this full transcript?
  7. Murray
    A tweet by Professor Noakes suggests the issue was whether or not he should have declared his joint authorship of Real Meal Revolution as a conflict of interest. The royalties from the book go to a foundation to fund medical research and none goes to Professor Noakes, so evidently there is some uncertainty in applying the disclosure requirement. Presumably someone complained to the journal about the non-disclosure. Presumably the disclosure issue will be resolved and the paper reposted. Stay tuned.
  8. Stacy
    "Big Sugar"


    What an awful construct. Big Sugar doesn't exist in a vacuum. In fact, it only exists at all, at least in the USA, because the federal government subsidizes it and "regulates" it. And by regulates, I mean publishes the dietary guidelines all government institutions (public schools, etc.) are required to follow which includes sugar as a necessary nutrient.

    "Big Sugar" and government exist in an incestuous relationship. Let the public decide based on self education how they prefer to feed themselves and their families. Under those circumstances "Big Sugar" will quickly lose market share and cease to exist as all failed product manufactures who produce inferior products do - as long as their not propped up by government money.

    Let the market reward and punish without the interference of government agencies "who know best for us".

  9. erdoke

    Women in the study who had certain genetic markers gained weight after following a strength-training regimen for a year
    The findings may mean that women whose genes predispose them to obesity need to do more exercise to get their desired weight-loss results

    Same old twisted interpretation to suit expectations? They GAINED weight after the same exercise regimen, so they apparently need to do MORE exercise? Brilliant logic.

  10. Nate
    Thanks for the article in Biznews. The Update at the end of the article makes me wonder about the sequence of events. Did Claire Strydom make her accusation against Tim Noakes before she had read her own association's guidelines? Or, did their guidelines change after the accusation, which i think happened in 2013? Either way, I think that Noakes is right to say that this brouhaha will be good and cause a public discussion of nutritional advice.
  11. greensleeves
    Wow, Willett has more conflicts of interest than Noakes, and he publishes all kinds of accepted junk regularly. Why pick on Noakes or Malhotra?
  12. Penny
    Quite depressing that yesterday was International No Diet Day and yet all the interviews that I heard on the radio were with people stuck in the past, talking about the importance of a 'balanced diet' according to the 1977 food pyramid.

    I guess people will not wake up to the truth that Noakes, Malhotra and many other esteemed medical professionals are expressing, whilst they are financed by cereal manufacturers.

  13. Rachael
    They may have censored them, but you can't hide stuff from the internet.

  14. Vicente
    According to this comment, the article was definitely censored.

    The parts in bold face have been removed:

    "This sabotage was achieved using a ‘corporate playbook’ of denial, doubt, confusing the public and even buying the loyalty of bent scientists, at the cost of millions of lives."

    "A large econometric analysis of world-wide sugar availability, revealed that for every excess 150 calories of sugar (say, one can of cola), there was an 11-fold increase in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes, in comparison to an identical 150 calories obtained from fat or protein."

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  16. Janet R
    You asked if any one had quit coffee?
    I have several times. During the "cold turkey" quitting it gave me severe head aches also dizzy and sick to my stomach. That lasted for several days up to 1 week. Yes I did get off but the smell of coffee got me back on it and this time I limit my coffee to a couple of cups a day if that. Then only if it taste good I may drink the whole cup. If it does not taste as good as it smells it is left on the table. That is my rule if it does not taste as good as it smells then quit. Some days I will drink several cups as it taste so very good. The next day some or none and I have a slight headache.

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