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Education > Big Sugar takes on the World Health Organization

Big Sugar Takes on
the World Health Organization

By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM June 29th, 2015 Volume 25

What happened when the World Health Organization had the gall to recommend a diet low in saturated fat, sugar, and salt and high in fruit and vegetables?

 



The World Health Organization recommends we reduce our consumption of salt, trans fats, saturated fats, and added sugars

The World Health Organization recommends we reduce our consumption of salt, trans fats, saturated fats, and added sugars. Why? Because consumption of such foods is the cause of at least 14 million deaths every year from chronic diseases.

Several decades ago, it was heresy to talk about an impending global pandemic of obesity, but now we're seeing chronic disease rates skyrocket around the world. We have exported our Western diet to the far reaches of the planet, with white flour, sugar, fat, and animal-sourced foods replacing beans, peas, lentils, other vegetables, and whole grains.

Understanding the reasons underlying this trend toward increased consumption of animal products, oils, and sugar, and the reduced consumption of whole plant foods, begins with understanding the purposeful economic manipulations that have occurred since World War II relating to agricultural policies around the world.... Visit the website nutritionfacts.org to read the rest of this video transcript.

 

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