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Dr. Briffa Versus UK’s NHS: Low-Carb Diets Are Better Than Low-Fat

The United Kingdom’s National Health Service recently published guidelines favoring low-fat diets over low-carb ones. Dr. John Briffa objects: 

“See here http://authoritynutrition.com/23-studies-on-low-carb-and-low-fat-diets/ for a comprehensive review of 23 studies which demonstrates superior results achieved by low-carb diets with regard to weight loss and disease markers. To my mind, dietician Sian Porter and the NHS Choices website have done a bad job of communicating the facts and summarising the evidence. I wish to formally complain about the inaccuracies in this article and its (to me) clear bias and lack of balance.”

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