A political, emotional, even moral issue.
February 22, 2014 7:27 PM Subscribe
Sugars and cardiometabolic health: A story lost in translation?
posted by Ouisch (43 comments total)
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On February 11, 2014, John Sievenpiper, MD, PhD, presented a talk at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, asking important questions about both the scientific research and the popular narratives concerning fructose intake and health.
Interesting points include ecological studies showing a "sugar intake paradox" in certain countries, the effect sizes of individual nutrient intakes compared to effect sizes from behaviours like smoking, and the importance of taking observational research in nutrition forward by conducting trials on overall dietary patterns, using hard endpoints.
Be sure to click the "Chapters" tab if you don't have a whole hour. The historical background of the great nutrition debate (sugar vs. fat) in Bookmark 4 is especially interesting.