The Money Behind The Fight Over Healthy Eating

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October 08, 2015

When Nina Teicholz called out the authors of the federal dietary recommendations for shoddy science and conflicts of interest in a prominent medical journal late last month, she left out some key details about herself. ... Her most recent book is a take-down of the nutrition establishment called, “The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet,” which advocates the health benefits of a high-fat diet – considered heresy in many quarters. ... She’s also an organizer of a fledgling group that is engaged in a vigorous advocacy campaign to reshape how the U.S. government determines what makes a healthy diet.

That effort is being bankrolled by billionaire Houston philanthropists, John and Laura Arnold. (Chase Purdy and Helena Bottemiller Evich, 10/7)

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Politico: The Money Behind The Fight Over Healthy Eating