NASEM is the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Andy Harris writes that:
The nation’s senior scientific body recently released a new report raising serious questions about the “scientific rigor” of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This report confirms what many in government have suspected for years and is the reason why Congress mandated this report in the first place: our nation’s top nutrition policy is not based on sound science.
Dr. Harris notes that since 1980, when the guidelines were first published, rates of obesity have doubled and diabetes has quadrupled.
Current recommendations to reduce saturated fat consumption and to eat health whole grains do not, after all, reduce rates of cardiovascular disease. That was my conclusion about saturated fat in 2009.
For a mere $68 you can read the NASEM report yourself. Better yet, read Tom Naughton’s thoughts for free.
Steve Parker, M.D.
PS: The diets I’ve designed are contrary to U.S. Dietary Guidelines.
I eat a well balanced diet and follow the ADA diet given to me 40 years ago when I was diagnosed with tye1 diabetes. I still have perfect health and no diabetic complications.
Ivan, that’s wonderful. I’m happy for you. Best wishes,
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