Behold, a new diet-health observational paper appears! (What, this one, again?) There are two long term observational studies of diet and health that get more press coverage than all the others combined. New papers on these studies, which say the same things with minor variations, are published every few months in high-impact journals. The editors of […]

  The spirit of science is not merely faith in the power of reason; it is also a belief that our problems may be simpler than they appear to be. – Colin Wilson, The Strength to Dream This recent pilot study is an example of good science for two reasons – it suggests that a […]

High cholesterol ‘does not cause heart disease’ new research finds, so treating with statins a ‘waste of time’ – or at least that’s the headline in the UK papers following the Just published paper in the BMJ . This, the latest study to question the established view that high cholesterol is always a bad thing, looked […]

A British charity called the National Obesity Forum, in association with the Public Health Coalition, is in the news today for attacking the low-fat dietary guidelines and food industry manipulation of science (in the UK known as the Eatwell Guide), and suggesting a way out of our growing public health crisis in this document. The […]

Diet advice is so varied today, and nutrition science is changing so fast, that it’s easy to forget how monolithic low-fat weight loss advice was only a few years ago. We recently discovered a US nutrition textbook from 1999. This book has a good claim to represent the orthodoxy. It contains the views of multiple […]

Grant Schofield and George Henderson On the same day that our low carb and diabetes paper was published in the New Zealand Medical Journal, a new analysis of the correlation between New Zealanders’ fat intakes and cholesterol levels from the public health epidemiology team at Otago University was published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal […]

  The Lancet: People who live in activity-friendly neighbourhoods take up to 90mins more exercise per week (link to the full paper) We’ve been collecting data in my research team for almost 20 years now on how active people are, how that affects their health, and what helps them get more active. The direction we’ve taken […]

Just out –  our latest paper in the New Zealand Medical Journal – a review and viewpoint on low carb for diabetes. We’re just continuing to make the point that low carb eating is a very sensible way to go for people with diabetes. The outcomes are better. Here’s the abstract. Full text here ABSTRACT  […]

By George Henderson and Grant Schofield (….gets technical, mainly due to George) There’s been a bit written about NZO mice and how they are used to understand the physiology of diabetes, and how dietary compositon works amongst it all. We wrote about it here. What are we to make of all of this moving forward? Animal experiments are […]

Reminder – myself, Dr Caryn Zinn and Olympian Tim Gudsell talking abbot teenage athletes and their parents.  This is shaping up as  great event. Don’t miss out. Date: Wednesday 16th March Time: 7.00pm – 8.45pm Location: Rosmini College Auditorium, Takapuna, Auckland Tickets: $10 buy online at shop.autmillennium.org.nz Book now THE SCHOOL WILL ALSO YAKE CASH EFTPOS ON THE NIGHT […]

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