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Episode 254: Food and You – the evidence conundrum – PART III

In episode 254, James and Mike finish of their dietary podcast buffet. We tackle weight loss and then look at all the best available evidence around overall nutrition and it comes up looking pretty good for the Mediterranean diet – or something similar. We hope at the end of this trilogy on nutrition all our listeners enjoyed each course and that you will stay tuned for more BS Medicine podcasts – or as we refer to them – dessert with a cherry and whipped cream on the top.

Show notes

1) Weight loss

N Engl J Med 2008;359:229-41

Food & Nutrition Research 2012,56:19103

PLOS ONE 2014;9:e100652

Ann Intern Med 2014;161:309-318

JAMA 2014;312:923-33

N Engl J Med 2009;360:859-73

2) RCT of dietary impacts on cardiovascular disease

Lancet 1994;343:1454-9

JAMA 2006;295:629-642, 643-54, 655-66

Lancet 2002;360:1455-61

N Engl J Med 2013; 368:1279-90


3) Saturated fats

Am J Clin Nutr 2010;91:535–46

Ann Intern Med 2014;160:398-406

BMJ Open 2014;4:e004487 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004487

BMJ 2013 Feb 4;346:e8707. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e8707.  

4) Red meat

Circulation 2010;121:2271-83

American Journal of Epidemiology 2013DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwt261

5) Sugar

BMJ 2012;345:e7492 doi: 10.1136/bmj.e7492

Circulation 2012;125:1735-41

JAMA Intern Med 2014;174:516-24

6) Overall

Annu Rev Public Health 2014;35:83–103

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