WEB DESK: It may sound strange, but cutting down on fatty foods and switching to low-fat diets are having “disastrous health consequences”, experts have warned.
According to The Guardian, the National Obesity Forum and the Public Health Collaboration is calling for “major overhaul” that challenges the common dietary guidelines. The report suggests that the low-fat diets are not overcoming obesity crisis, whereas eating between meals (snacks) are making people fat.
The report was of the view added, “Eating a diet rich in full-fat dairy, such as cheese, milk and yoghurt, can actually lower the chance of obesity,” as a result causing huge backlash among the scientific community.
“The most natural and nutritious foods available – meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, nuts, seeds, olive, avocados – all contain saturated fat. The continued demonisation of omnipresent natural fat drives people away from highly nourishing, wholesome and health-promoting foods,” the report said.
According to the Daily Mail, Professor David Haslam, chairman of the National Obesity Forum, said, ”As a clinician, treating patients all day every day, I quickly realised guidelines from on high, suggesting high carbohydrate, low fat diets were the universal panacea, were deeply flawed.”
Aseem Malhotra, co-author of the report, and also a founding member of the Public Health Collaboration, an organization composed of of dietitians, scientists and doctors, said that the promotion of low-fat foods was “perhaps the biggest mistake in modern medical history resulting in devastating consequences for public health.”
Source: Business Recorder