Inappropriate conclusions on body mass index

Flegal KM, Ioannidis JPA, Doehner W. Flawed methods and inappropriate conclusions for health policy on overweight and obesity: the Global BMI Mortality Collaboration meta-analysis. Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle. 2019 (Open Access).

"The fl
awed conclusion that overweight is uniformly associated with substantially increased risk of death and thus should be combated in any circumstances may lead not only to unjustified treatment efforts and potential harm in a wide range of clinical conditions but also to a tremendous waste of resources"

Food for thought: a conference (BMJ)

"Nutrition, which is often neglected, is one of the biggest drivers of the global epidemic of chronic lifestyle diseases, including obesity and diabetes. However, the evidence base for dietary advice is beset with poor quality science and unresolved controversy". Conference.

Obesity: Contrary Evidence and Consilience

Archer E, Lavie CJ, Hill JO. The Contributions of Diet, Genes, and Physical Activity to the Etiology of Obesity: Contrary Evidence and Consilience. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2018

The "Metabolic Tipping Point" paradigm and the "Maternal Resources Hypothesis" provide comprehensive mechanistic explanatory narratives that answer the two "Fundamental Questions of Obesity".

Supplements for CVD Prevention and Treatment

Jenkins DJA, Spence JD, Giovannucci EL et al. Supplemental Vitamins and Minerals for CVD Prevention and Treatment. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018;71:2570-2584.

"Conclusive evidence for the benefit of any supplement across all dietary backgrounds (including deficiency and sufciency) was not demonstrated"