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Canada's Food Guide Consultation

This is a list of general food references attached to the letter Canadian doctors sent to Health Canada, Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion. Where possible I link to a full text version.

Food Guide References

1. Twells, LK, Midodzi W, et al. Current and predicted prevalence of obesity in Canada: a trend analysis. CMAJ Open. Mar 3, 2014. Vol 2 (1), E18-E26.(Full Text)

2. Diabetes Website: 2011 Report - Diabetes: Canada at the Tipping Point – Charting a New Path

3. Janseen, Ian. The public health burden of obesity in Canada. Canadian Journal of Diabetes. Apr 2013. Vol 37 (2), 90-96. (Abstract Only)

4. The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology, "Obesity in Canada: A Whole-of-Society Approach for a Healthier Canada." (Full Text)

5. Harcombe Z, Fergal G et al. Evidence from randomised controlled trials did not support the introduction of the dietary fat guidelines in 1977 and 1983: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Open Heart 2015, 2. (Full Text)

6. Mansoor N, K Retterstol et al. Effects of low-carbohydrate diets v. low-fat diets on body weight and cardiovascular risk factors: a meta-analysis of randomized control trials. British Journal of Nutrition. Feb 2016. 115 (3), 466-479. (Abstract)

6a. Tian Hu, Katherine T. Mills, et al. Effects of Low-Carbohydrate Diets Versus Low-Fat Diets on Metabolic Risk Factors: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials (Full Text)

7. Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015 – 2020, Eigth edition.

8. Siri-Tarino P, R Krauss et al. Meta-analysis of the prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease. The Am J Clin Nutr. Mar 2010. 91 (3), 535-546. (Full Text)

9. Food Based Dietary Guidelines, Brazil.

10.Feinman R, R Sundberg et al. Dietary carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management: critical review and evidence base. Nutrition. Jan 2015. 31 (Full Text)

11.Willet W, J Manson, S Liu. Glycemic index, glycemic load, and risk of type 2 diabetes. Am J Clin Nutr. Jul 2012. 76 (1), 2745-2805. (Full Text)

12.Price, Weston. Nutrition and Physical Degeneration: A Comparison of Primitive and Modern Diets and Their Effects. 1998. A Project Gutenberg of Australia eBook.

13.Tobias D, F Hu et al. Effect of low-fat dietary interventions versus other diet interventions on long-term weight change in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. Dec 2015. (Abstract)

14.Malhotra A, T Noakes, S Phinney. It is time to bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity: you cannot outrun a bad diet. Br J Sports Med. Apr 22, 2015. (full Text)

15.DiNicolantonio J, J O’Keefe. Hypertension due to toxic white crystals in the diet: should we blame salt or sugar? Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. July 20, 2016. (Abstract)

16.Mente A, M O’Donnell, S Yusuf. The population risks of dietary salt excess are exaggerated. Can J Cardiology. May 2014. (Abstract)

17.DiNicolantonio J. The cardiometabolic consequences of replacing saturated fats with carbohydrates or O-6 polyunsaturated fats: Do the dietary guidelines have it wrong? Open Heart 2014 (1). (Full Text)

18.Kratz M, T Baars, S Guyenet. The relationship between high-fat dairy consumption and obesity, cardiovascular and metabolic disease. European Journal of Nutrition. Feb 2013. (Abstract)

19.Chowdhury R,E Angelantonio et al. Association of dietary, circulating, and supplement fatty acids with coronary risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals Int Med. Mar 18, 2014. (Good Summary)

20.De Souza R, S Anand et al. Intake of saturated and trans unsaturated fatty acids and risk of all cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. BMJ 2015, 351.

21. SATURATED FATS: Do They Cause Heart Disease? Review of papers in the last five years.

22.Brehm B, D D’Alessio et al. A randomized trial comparing a very low carbohydrate diet and a calorie-restricted low fat diet on body weight and cardiovascular risk factors in healthy women. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2009. (Full Text)

23.Schwingshackl L, G Hoffman. Dietary fatty acids in the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease: a systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression. Nutrition and Metabolism. BMJ Open 2014. (Full Text)

24.Teicholz, Nina. The scientific report guiding the US dietary guidelines: is it scientific? BMJ 2015; 351. (Full Text)

25.WHO Sugar Intake for Adults and Children [Free PDF].

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