How We've Responded to the Dietary Guidelines
Developing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans was a political triumph. It established an agreed formula for marketing, for research, and for public health policy.
Other nations didn't want to repeat the long exhausting debate themselves, it was too contentious and too difficult, so they chose instead to enact their own version of the American Guidelines.
So there was progress, markets opened up, new research was undertaken, and public policy to support the recommendations was developed. Then the process went wrong. The public began to get obese and type 2 diabetes rates began to rise. That is being caused by following the recommendations. There is a problem.
The Key Assumptions of the Guidelines are Wrong.
In the last 20 years, science has demonstrated that the low fat diet wasn't healthy, and that our fear of saturated fat was unfounded. But we've failed to understand and to use that knowledge very well.
Part Three: The Standard American Diet and it's Effects (About 16 Minutes)
Hormones Drive Obesity - Insulin