Friday, July 29, 2011

Nutrition vs Calories

This AM Dr. Sharma stepped in it again.

Point 2 states"2) It is likely that the metabolic changes observed in South Asians may be prevented by avoiding chronic over nutrition, thereby preventing its consequences (including adipocyte hypertrophy, abdominal adiposity, and ectopic fat deposition). "

I object to the use of "nutrition" in this contest. Overeating would be a much more clear term.

Nutrition is the conglomeration of items, minerals, vitamins, fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. Statement like this are misleading by the use of the word "nutrition" when it is calorie intake that is the target, likely carbohydrates given the typical Asian diet. These people are often sub-clinical deficient in minerals, vitamins, and protein, but get excess sugars and starches and omega 6 oils.  These peoples often suffer from "nutritional displacement", too much low nutrition, high calorie sugars and starches, according to the Price Foundation.

One more reason to not to eat sugars, starches and omega 6 oils.

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