The Big Fat Surprise with Nina Teicholz

 In Cholesterol, Diabetes, Diet, Fats, Health, Heart Disease, Sugar

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Date: December 4, 2017

Episode Description

In the 1970’s the low fat diet became national policy, backed by the American Heart association and nutritionists.  With growing evidence, we are now realizing the damage that has been done by avoid fats for decades.  In her book “The Big Fat Surprise”, Nina Teicholz goes over the history of fat, low fat and the studies behind it all.  Join us for this riveting episode.

Dr. Risk’s Thoughts

Once again, the topic of bureaucracy and politics has come up, and related to food no less.  The low fat fad went on for years, and for some reason I felt there was something wrong with it.  How could things like cheese and butter be worse for us than margarine?  I found the history fascinating to help me understand this situation, and hope now that we have a basic understanding of the importance of fat in our lives.

Guest Information

Nina Teicholz is an investigative journalist and author of the International and New York Times bestseller, The Big Fat Surprise. The Big Fat Surprise has upended the conventional wisdom on dietary fat and challenged the very core of our nutrition policy. A review of the book in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition said, “This book should be read by every scientist…[and] every nutritional science professional.” In the BMJ (British Medical Journal), its former editor wrote, “Teicholz has done a remarkable job in analysing [the] weak science, strong personalities, vested interests, and political expediency” of nutrition science.

The Big Fat Surprise was named a 2014 *Best Book* by The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Mother Jones, and Library Journal.

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