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Tuesday 28 April 2015

Cardiologist says sugar and carbs are the main cause of rising obesity rates (Video)

Sugar and carbohydrates are the main culprits in rising obesity rates, and exercise doesn't actually help you lose much weight. That's according to a provocative article in a leading medical journal by three health experts. British cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra is one of the co-authors and he spoke to Lateline's Emma Alberici.

Follow the link to watch the video or  read the transcript.

Check out the original BMJ article by Malhotra, Noakes and Phinney here



Galina L. said...

The idea that exercise is the main weapon in the obesity war definitely backfired - the message was read upside down - if you exercise, you may pay less attention if any attention at all on what you eat. I have met a lot of people who exercise in order to feel less guilty eating junk food. According to my observations, it doesn't work for the most.

Anonymous said...

Yes do not eat these foods but exercise is still good for the well being of the body especially running.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Big business always comes before the interest of the average citizen. Big business buys legislatures so regulations aren't going to change. Sugared drinks certainly contribute to the problem but it is really difficult to find any foods that are not over processed and loaded with carbs, sugars, and empty calories.

Galina L. said...

To Roses and Lilacs,

It is super easy to find unprocessed food, and it is what we can do from our side, and it is our powerful weapon - to fight with our purchasing strategy what we don't approve.