I offer our readers a momentary respite from the otherwise-constant barrage of National Party propaganda. Fuck I hate election years.
The disastrous pseudoscience of Nutrition continues to stagger from one prize example of foolishness to the next. Today’s fine effort is the Nutrition column of the Listener of February 23 2008, in which a reader asks for dietary advice that would help avoid Type 2 diabetes, and is prescribed a diet guaranteed to increase their chances of getting it. The article is currently only in print, but will be online here from 15 March.
The (abridged) question:
Recent blood tests revealed I have blood sugar level problems. I was told this could lead to early onset Type 2 diabetes… Can you offer any specific dietary advice that would help?
The specific dietary advice (also abridged):
…six-plus servings of wholegrain breads and cereals to increase fibre intake.
…5+ servings of fruit and vegetables
Choose high-fibre and low-fat foods.
I don’t want to write a big long treatise on this all over the front page of our blog, but I’m happy to argue the case in comments.