Last week the front page of The Times carried a story that was an opening shot in a revolution. I’m sure that the editors didn’t intend it as that and that the readers didn’t see it that way either. It was a story about shifting from the long recommended low fat diet to one that cut back on carbohydrates instead. Standard fare for the cuddly lifestyle pages, hardly material for social upheaval.
Current Posts – 22 August 2016
A band of radical clinicians are questioning whether randomised controlled trials are right way to discover how life-style changes can best beat the obesity epidemic. RCTs are scientific medicine’s gold standard but the radicals say they are too cumbersome, slow and unreliable. A fast grassroots research project gathering real life data to update guidelines on the fly is underway. Their first report has just been published.