This week the Daily Mail reports on the rising popularity of bone broth during New York Fashion Week.
Earlier this month many papers, including The Guardian, ran articles on Zoe Harcombe’s study showing that national fat guidelines introduced 30 years ago “lacked solid scientific evidence“. You can listen to Zoe being interviewed about her team’s study in this BMJ’s Open Heart podcast.
Meanwhile, the New York Times notes that the new Dietary Guidelines for America have shifted somewhat due to ‘better science’. The influential guidelines now say that dietary cholesterol is OK. Coffee and eggs get the thumbs up, but sugary drinks ‘should be reduced’. Whilst limits on saturated fat remain unchanged, fat in general is now OK, and the recommended upper limits on salt have been raised a little too. A step in the right direction we think.
New Scientist tells us that the new NICE guidelines on sun exposure at last recognise the benefits of sunshine: “the authors conclude that as long as people don’t get sunburned, we should be actively trying to soak up the rays”.
Finally, The Telegraph has a nice little piece on the rise in popularity of the Paleo Diet.