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Nice iconoclastic article in BMJ

This week's BMJ (10 Sept 2011) has a nice article by Nigel Hawkes expressing doubt about the validity of much of the dietary advice we are so often regaled with.

The lesson we should have learnt by now is that laying down dietary guidelines that are based on the evidence of the day is a task to be undertaken with humility, Almost every nutritional 'fact' is in reality an opinion, often based on poor quality evidence.

Hawkes is making the same point as Gary Taubes in The Diet Delusion. Both repay reading by anyone of a sceptical turn of mind.


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