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How strong is the science behind the U.S. Dietary Guidelines?

The U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans influence nearly every aspect of how we eat, but some are questioning the science behind them.

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Dr. Barry Sears

This might be a valid statement if the person making it had any scientific credentials.  Unfortunately, writing a book on low-carb diets doesn’t rank very high on my list, especially since I have read it.  This is compounded by the obvious lack of scientific knowledge on the role of palmitic acid on disruption of satiety pathways via increased inflammation in the hypothalamus.  A simple search of Pub Med using either of the key phrases “palmitate-induced inflammation” or “palmitate-induced insulin resistance” would have generated a lot of articles for her to consider.  However, it was excellent PR for her book.

 

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