- Micheal Hirasuna
- Columbia, MD
- United States
Should the USDA admit that its dietary guidelines are flawed.
Peter Attia's TED Talk is just one aspect of how much damage the USDA dietary guidelines have caused. Gary Taubes has documented how the current low fat dietary guidelines were based on bad science. His critics counter by saying that science does not prove that a low carb diet is better. But that misses the point.
It could be that diet is far more complex that what we formerly thought and no dietary guidelines can be given. Also with so many success stories on a large variety of diets, it could be that our physiologies differ so much that a single dietary recommendation will not be suitable for all.
Perhaps the only common factor in successful diets is the limiting of sugar consumption, particularly in the form of fructose. Robert Lustig has been the primary proponent of this view. Yet the USDA has refused to make any recommendations against sugar.
At very least, TED should invite Gary Taubes and Robert Lustig to speak.