Uploaded on May 22, 2008
January 17, 2008 presentation by Christopher Gardner for the Stanford School of Medicine Medcast lecture series.
The case for low-carbohydrate diets is gaining weight. Christopher Gardner, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, has completed the largest and longest-ever comparison of four popular diets using real-world conditions, which he discusses – the lowest-carbohydrate Atkins diet came out on top.
For some more information regarding Christopher Gardner the one time/ long time vegetarian and nutritionist who gave this lecture (and the study and lecture itself too):
- 594: Stanford Diet Researcher Dr. Christopher Gardner Still Following Up On Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat Diets For Weight Loss | The Livin La Vida Low-Carb Show
- The Tag-Christopher Gardner « Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ La Vida Low Carb Blog
- Moved to LivinLaVidaLowCarb.com/Blog: Stanford Researchers Confirm Atkins Diet Best For Weight Loss, Improved Health
- Exceptionally Brash: Dr. Christopher Gardner
- My New Hero: 25-Year Vegetarian Christopher Gardner | Free The Animal
…You’ve got a 25 year vegetarian, with three children as vegetarians and one on the way. And yet, he is going to tell you — and he’s extremely likable as a lecturer — that the Atkins diet (as practiced by subjects educated in it) kicked ass against four other diets (including chubby-face Ornish) in every single marker measured; i.e., weight loss and disease risk factors. So, it’s fun too.”It was a bitter pill to swallow,” says he….(read the complete article…)
- Low-carb gaining a foothold…with the mainstream » The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.
- Gary Taubes and Christopher Gardner – Diet Trends and Food Policy – Jeffry Gerber, MD – Denver’s Diet Doctor
- Weight loss and LC: Time to stop denying the science | DietDoctor.com
- JAMA Network | JAMA | Comparison of the Atkins, Zone, Ornish, and LEARN Diets for Change in Weight and Related Risk Factors Among Overweight Premenopausal Women: The A TO Z Weight Loss Study: A Randomized Trial
- CAP – Christopher Gardner
Published on Apr 20, 2013
T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., wrote “The China Study” in 2005. A professor emeritus at Cornell University, Campbell was the director of the China-Oxford-Cornell study on diet and disease in the 1980s. The book chronicles his findings about diet and health from his career in basic science. While not calling himself a vegetarian or vegan, Campbell supports a whole-food, plant-based, low protein/low fat diet.
Eric Westman, M.D., has conducted clinical trials regarding the Atkins diet, made famous by Robert Atkins in 1972. The Atkins diet, sometimes called the antithesis of the China Study, suggests that lower consumption of carbohydrate and higher consumption of fat leads to better cardiovascular health. Westman is a physician specializing in obesity medicine and associate professor of internal medicine at Duke University.
The two squared off at a public debate on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
Listening to the presentations I though Dr. Campbell’s presentation was rife with logical fallacies and at time he very conveniently left out information that didn’t or wouldn’t support his position (cherry picking).
For some more information regarding the Low Carb v. China Study debate and this debate in particular:
- UAB – Atkins Diet vs. China Study — a debate
- UAB Debate: China Study’s Dr. T. Colin Campbell vs. New Atkins’ Dr. Eric Westman « Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ La Vida Low Carb Blog
- The China Study vs the China study » The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.
- Low-Carb for You: Thoughts on the China Study
- Fat Head » The ‘Atkins’ Study (ahem, ahem) According To Ornish
- Low-Carb vs Vegan and Vegetarian Diets – Time to Retire The Fad
- Rest in peace, China Study
- The China Study: Fact or Fallacy? | Raw Food SOS—