NBSV 148: Dr. Scott Lear on the Mediterranean diet, oils, and what Forks Over Knives got wrong
You’ve probably heard a lot of the discussions. They may sing the praises of the Mediterranean diet, talk about the detrimental nature of oils, and frame Forks Over Knives as the be-all, end-all. Beyond the surface though, what does the actual science say?
Dr. Scott Lear has been a leading scientist in preventing heart disease for over 20 years. Scott is a professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, and he conducts research into how lifestyle can prevent and manage heart disease - and other chronic diseases.
He has heart disease himself and writes a bi-weekly blog (Become Your Healthiest You) and co-hosts the How to Health podcast to share his expertise and patient experience regarding healthy living.
Important topics and points you don't want to miss:
>> It's not just what you don't eat, what you replace it with matters, too
>> Critiquing an article by Forks Over Knives and how they interpreted research (https://www.forksoverknives.com/wellness/why-olive-oil-is-not-healthy-for-your-heart)
>> Scientific communication: how (and whether) scientists communicate their research to the general public
Connect with Scott:
>> Scott's website
>> Scott on Instagram and Twitter
>> Access the full transcript of this episode here.
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