Anti-obesity campaigners resign over low-fat diet report

Two leading figures in Britain’s leading anti-obesity campaign have resigned after it published a report which suggested that urging people to follow low-fat diets and to lower their cholesterol is having “disastrous health consequences”.

The National Obesity Forum’s clinical director, Dr Matt Capehorn, and Sangeeta Agnihotri, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, quit the NOF board as a result of the 23 May report, Eat Fat, Cut the Carbs and Avoid Snacking to Reverse Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. The NOF is a charity set up in 2000 to raise awareness of obesity and promote ways to tackle it through “achievable and manageable lifestyle changes”.

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