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Researchers in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences have today independently responded to a report from the National Obesity Forum that calls for a "major overhaul" of current dietary guidelines.

The report recommends for a return to “whole foods” such as meat, fish and dairy, as well as high-fat, healthy foods including avocados, arguing that “eating fat does not make you fat.”

Writing in a CEBM blog post, Dr David Nunan and Dr Kamal Mahtani, from the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, examine the reliability and robustness of the report based on the methods used to generate its findings.

Speaking to Radio 5 Live, Professor Susan Jebb, Professor of Diet and Population Health, comments on the report saying "the reason people gain weight is because they are consuming more calories than they are burning off. The difficulty is putting this knowledge into practice by convincing people to eat less."

The report "Eat Fat, Cut The Carbs and Avoid Snacking to Reverse Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes" was published on Sunday 22 May 2016 by the National Obesity Forum, in association with the Public Health Collaboration.


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