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Oct 16, 2023ยทedited Oct 16, 2023

Just an aside, but I noticed the little dig at the university press releases. It's a common myth that university press offices are to blame for over-hyping nutrition research (found also in Tim Spector's most recent book). In reality, press teams have no shortage of researchers asking for their resource, and not much incentive to damage their credibility by over-inflating research by one academic team. If you want to blame someone, blame the celebrity academics who have a much greater stake in sensationalising their own research.

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Brilliant piece - thank you!

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Brilliantly put ๐Ÿคฉ

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Thanks for this piece Vittles. It's so helpful. I find it very hard to discern what's evidence-based science around food and what's market-driven nonsense that fosters disordered eating.

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Thanks a lot Laura, super insightful. Isn't it just that we need to shift to MORE availability of seasonal, regional whole, unprocessed foods. At prices that are not just affordable for those who shop in Richmond planet organic. It shouldn't feel radical to suggest that. Absolutely agree that UPF can be brilliantly nutritious and helpful things. Bovril. What would I do without it. F*** making my own bone broth every day. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

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Very interesting. Initially I had been seduced by the UPF arguments, but when I found that foods like wholemeal bread and various cereals had been classified as UPF, I began to question the line that they are all bad. Laura Thomas puts the case against the binary approach really clearly and has made me rethink my ideas. Thanks!

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Thank you for a thoughtful article Laura

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Great piece

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