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Dietary fat recommendations – experts respond

Laura Goodall posted in on February 12th, 2015.

A research review published in the journal Open Heart claims that decades-old recommendations on dietary fat intake in the UK and US are completely unfounded. The authors of the study say that the trials that the recommendations were based on did not include any women, and that no trials tested any dietary guidelines or recommended that any dietary guidelines be drawn up. “It […]

Fat review re-ignites debate on NZ diet advice

Laura Goodall posted in on February 12th, 2015.

A research review published in the journal Open Heart claims that decades-old recommendations on dietary fat intake in the UK and US are completely unfounded, sparking debates on whether New Zealand’s Ministry of Health should review its current eating guidelines. The authors of the study say that the studies that the recommendations were based on did not include any women, and that no trials […]

Latest review backs IPCC report findings, calls for more transparency

Dacia Herbulock posted in on July 7th, 2010.

A major review of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s fourth assessment report by the Netherlands Environment Agency wrapped up this week, finding no significant errors in the report’s main conclusions on regional impacts of climate change. It is the latest in a series of reviews that have largely validated mainstream climate science conclusions, while […]

NBR/NZPA: Crown Research Institutes to be reviewed

Peter Griffin posted in on October 29th, 2009.

Research, Science and Technology Minister Wayne Mapp has announced that the country’s Crown Research Institutes are going to be intensively reviewed. A “high-powered taskforce” will be employed to find out whether the CRIs are their purpose. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Dr Mapp said they were a crucial part of New Zealand’s research sector. […]

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