Diet Doctor Podcast #15:

Prof. Andrew Mente

The PURE study is one of the largest epidemiological studies in recent memory, and it’s findings seriously question the dietary guidelines around fat, carbohydrates and salt. In fact, the PURE study suggests that higher fat intake reduced mortality, that lower salt intake increases mortality, and it even shows us how LDL is a poor predictor of health outcomes.


 
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The PURE study is one of the largest epidemiological studies in recent memory, and it’s findings seriously question the dietary guidelines around fat, carbohydrates and salt. In fact, the PURE study suggests that higher fat intake reduced mortality, that lower salt intake increases mortality, and it even shows us how LDL is a poor predictor of health outcomes.

As an epidemiology study, how much faith can we place in the results, and how do these results fit into to our current knowledge base? Professor Mente helps us make sense of these questions and more.

About the video

Recorded in October 2018, published in February 2019.
Host: Dr. Bret Scher
Sound: Dr. Bret Scher
Editing: Harianas Dewang

Table of contents

   1:45  Introduction to The PURE study
  6:30  Deep dive into the PURE study; looking at carbs vs. fat connected to mortality
13:12  Does the PURE study provide strong enough evidence?
15:30  Looking at risk markers in a diet high in saturated fat vs. carbs
22:58  Increase fruit, vegetables and legumes intake to decrease mortality?
25:20  About salt intake
28:43  The problem with basing guidelines on the DASH study
38:06  Final words


Transcript

Table of contents

   1:45  Introduction to The PURE study
  6:30  Deep dive into the PURE study; looking at carbs vs. fat connected to mortality
13:12  Does the PURE study provide strong enough evidence?
15:30  Looking at risk markers in a diet high in saturated fat vs. carbs
22:58  Increase fruit, vegetables and legumes intake to decrease mortality?
25:20  About salt intake
28:43  The problem with basing guidelines on the DASH study
38:06  Final words


The PURE study is one of the largest epidemiological studies in recent memory, and it’s findings seriously question the dietary guidelines around fat, carbohydrates and salt. In fact, the PURE study suggests that higher fat intake reduced mortality, that lower salt intake increases mortality, and it even shows us how LDL is a poor predictor of health outcomes.

As an epidemiology study, how much faith can we place in the results, and how do these results fit into to our current knowledge base? Professor Mente helps us make sense of these questions and more.

Transcript

About the video

Recorded in October 2018, published in February 2019.
Host: Dr. Bret Scher
Sound: Dr. Bret Scher
Editing: Harianas Dewang

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