I recently went to a public talk, ‘Bring back the fat’ hosted by Christine Cronau, Nutritionist and Author, who transformed her weight and health on a high fat, low carb diet 18 years ago.
Her presentation shared case studies, benefits and more on adopting a ketogenic diet (high fat, adequate protein, low carb), which I’ll share more on at another time.
It was the speaker after the break, Dr Aseem Malhotrah, a cardiologist, author, researcher and professor of evidence-based medicine that I was curious to hear from.
Dr Aseem is well credentialised. A Cardiologist, Harley Street Roc Private, The King's Fund - Trustee, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges - Choosing Wisely Steering Group, Advisor National Obesity Forum. He’s written numerous health and academic articles for medical journals and mainstream media on topics related to obesity, heart disease and health policy. He’s also won a number of awards for his work and was named in the Sunday Times Debrett's list in 2016 as one of the most influential people in science and medicine in the UK.
His opening slide read;
‘The demonizing of saturated fat and cholesterol and the mass prescription of statins; the biggest mistake in the history of medicine?”
It got my attention.
Here’s a brief overview of what he shared;