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Fatal Flaws in Federal Nutrition Guidelines Promote Obesity

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  • According to new study, 40 years of nutrition research funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may be invalid, due to serious flaws in nutritional data collection
  • Caloric intake has been under reported for the past four decades, and the rise in obesity isn’t necessarily a side effect of increasing calorie consumption—it might just be an artifact of slight improvements in the reporting, the researchers say
  • Not addressed in this study is the fact that the entire “calorie in/calorie out” hypothesis is a myth as well. You don’t get fat because you eat too many calories. You gain weight because you eat the wrong kind of calories
  • If you want to lose weight and, more importantly, improve your health, then you must replace “empty” calories from processed, denatured foods with nutrients from real, whole foods—especially healthful fats

By Dr. Mercola

According to a new study by the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina, 40 years of the NHANES American nutrition research funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may be completely invalid.


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