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Questions Answered in This Episode
- [01:50] How should one interpret the systematic reviews done by Hooper et al that report no association between modification or reduction of saturated fat intake with cardiovascular mortality, total mortality, non-fatal MI?
- [22.10] Given most people don’t meet them, are public health targets for fruit and vegetables too high?
- [29.10] What is the role of homocysteine in heart disese? Is it causal?
- [40:45] Monounsaturated Fat: Good, Bad or Indifferent?
- [50:13] Is there evidence to suggest an upper limit for BMI, where even individuals with a ‘healthy’ body composition would be at elevated risk?
- [59:32] Where does the current research stand on the impact of diet on brain health?
- [01:08:48] Based on recent findings, do we have to throw out previous research on diet’s impact on the gut microbiome?
Episode Transcript (Premium-only)
Co-hosts for this Episode
Dr. Alan Flanagan has a PhD in nutrition from the University of Surrey, where his doctoral research focused on circadian rhythms, feeding, and chrononutrition.
This work was based on human intervention trials. He also has a Masters in Nutritional Medicine from the same institution.
Dr. Flanagan is a regular co-host of Sigma Nutrition Radio. He also produces written content for Sigma Nutrition, as part of his role as Research Communication Officer.
Danny Lennon has a master’s degree (MSc.) in Nutritional Sciences from University College Cork, and he is the founder of Sigma Nutrition.
Danny is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Sports Nutrition Association, the global regulatory body responsible for the standardisation of best practice in the sports nutrition profession.
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