I heard on the radio a couple of days ago an interview with Dr. Sheri Weiser, Associate Professor of Medicine at UC San Francisco, CA, who was being interviewed about a pilot program where 1,000 patients with congestive heart failure are being "treated" with medically-designed "healthy" food tailored to their condition, three "free" meals a day, paid for by health insurance. This "Food Is Medicine" pilot program is modeled after a similar one in Philadelphia called M.A.N.N.A. (Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance).
This is the link to the text of the interview highlights, and there's a play button on that webpage where you can actually listen to the interview. It's only about 10 mins long. But the interviewer didn't ask, and Dr. Weiser didn't say, what the so-called "healthy" foods were, which I found frustrating.
I poked around the internet to try and find out what foods they're "prescribing", and I came across a 7-day meal plan but now I can't find it! I remember it was carb heavy, three times a day! Perhaps one of you bloodhounds on here would like to try to sniff it out...
Links to other articles about it here and here and here and here and here and here to mention just a few. Perhaps Zoe already did an article on this that I missed?
There was an article in The Metro in Scotland today (A free newspaper...) I cant seem to post a photo of it, (I don't know how to create a url from a photo..) so here is a similar article published by Aberdeen University https://www.abdn.ac.uk/news/12079/
I am sure that it will come as no surprise to Zoe, that a diet made up of 30% carbohydrates including sugar, combined with fat caused the mice to put on weight.
It says they tried 30 diets. I would be most interested to know whether they tried a zero carb / high fat diet, or conversely a zero fat with high carb, as part of their 30 diets. I suspect not, or their results might have been different
This article was in the Daily Mail. (sorry about that) I can only bear to look inside the pages of the DM (online) when I am feeling calm and stable. At other times it enrages me too much that I give it a wide berth.
It made me think though. We are all seeking health and either a weight loss or the maintenance of a prior weight loss. How far would you go with surgery for your aims?