We are a group of concerned Canadian physicians who have been working very hard to make sure Canada's new Dietary Guidelines are based on evidence. We represent approximately 3500 Canadian physicians and allied health providers who are seeing patients, friends and family reverse metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, obesity and fatty liver disease by ignoring the guidelines and focussing on a whole food approach.
The current low fat guidelines were never supported by evidence.
Since the low fat dietary guidelines were issued, the costs associated with treating diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome have steadily risen and are expected to bankrupt our health care system.
A recent report from the Heart and Stroke Foundation states that sugar sweetened beverages alone will cost our health care system 50 billion dollars in the next 25 years.
As physicians, we have a responsibility to advocate for change to these dietary guidelines, and as a profession, we have been too complacent for too long.
And signed by over 700 other physicians and allied health professionals