We tend to think that somewhere, somehow, someone has diet and nutrition completely figured out.
We could be wrong.
The people who "ought to know," nutritional research scientists, are apparently just as confused about healthy eating as the rest of us. And, since many of us look to them for guidance, this is not a good thing.
A recent "meta-analysis" study of several dietary therapies for Type 2 diabetes gives us a very frank, warts-and-all look at how researchers:
still believe and use outdated or disproven hypotheses for current research
can't agree on basic approaches to low-carbohydrate dieting (like Paleo)
even think vegetables are "too expensive" to recommend in a diabetes diet
The study winds up recommending weight loss for diabetes (based on bariatric surgery results with diabetics) over more sustainable dietary changes. Weight loss is extremely important to health--but surgery itself, or diets or even pills that mimic that surgery, might not be the most prudent course.
To see why, view my full article at Dr. Loren Cordain's website, ThePaleoDiet.com :
And don't forget:
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