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Chef Simon Gault “Why Are We Fat?” presenter and human guinea pig, Prime TV, NZ, 10 Sept, 8.30pm

One of my recent jobs has been as a researcher for television programmes. “Why Are We Fat?” is a 3 x 1 hours documentary series asking why we have this extraordinary obesity epidemic that has spiralled out of control in the last 50 years. Closely related is the tsunami of type 2 diabetes, once called […]

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Sugar – the most common reason kids get a general anesthetic in New Zealand

The most common reason children get a general anesthetic in New Zealand is to pull out painful rotting teeth, costing the taxpayer $5000.00 per operation. Back in 2012 I worked as the researcher on a programme fronted by Nigel Latta, a popular psychologist in New Zealand, as part of ‘The Hard Stuff’ series. It was […]

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Another take on the study that shows a high protein diet leads to more weight gain

Well this study [ Effect of Dietary Protein Content on Weight Gain, Energy Expenditure, and Body Composition During Overeating] has had a lot of press recently, mostly under headlines such as this: Calories, not protein, matter most for fat gain For the current study, researchers led by Dr. George Bray from the Pennington Biomedical Research […]

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