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World-eminent cardiologist debunks current dietary guidelines

Prof Salim Yusuf LOne of the world’s most regarded heart disease experts, cardiologist Dr Salim Yusuf, President of the World Heart Federation, has recently delivered a talk at a Zurich cardiology conference, outlining how his research finds fat is not harmful, even beneficial, while the high carb diet recommended worldwide is the ‘worst thing’ for CVD.

Dr Yusuf is one of the world’s most influential cardiologists – with a DPhil, FRCPC, FRSC and OC, behind his name, and Professor of Medicine at McMaster University in Canada ahead of it.

Given at Zurich Health House 2017, the new PURE Study contains key data to prevent CVD.

Says LCHF expert, Sweden’s Dr Andreas Eenfeldt on the talk: “Get ready for action, with this new attention-grabbing talk by the president of the World Heart Federation, Professor Salim Yusuf.

“Here are just a few of the controversial, but likely correct, quotes:

  • ‘Above 40% carb we see a steep increase in CHD risk. Fats are protective.’
  • ‘Contrary to common belief the current recommendation to reduce saturated fat has no scientific basis.’ (at 20:20)
  • ‘You must have heard of the book Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz. She shook up the nutrition world. But she got it right.’ (at 20:33)

“Yusuf also gets into the mistaken war on salt, where a moderate amount of sodium (3-5 grams per day) may be optimal.

“It’s an excellent talk, if you can stand the slight over-reliance on observational data at some points (it normally does not prove cause and effect). Still, highly recommended!”

View/hear the President of the World Heart Federation’s talk here….

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