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With new Canada Food Guide due soon, debate over ‘healthy eating’ continues

For the first time in 11 years, Health Canada is gearing up to release a revamped food guide, even as debate continues beyond the pages of diet and wellness websites about the best foods to promote optimal health.


August 7, 2018
By CBC News

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Some Alberta-based doctors are leading a critique of what they say is a “vilifying” approach by Health Canada to foods with high saturated fat content, such as red meat and full-fat milk.

“We’re trying to influence Health Canada … to say, ‘Don’t label saturated fats (as bad) and force us to eat more unprocessed food,’ ” Dr. Blair O’Neill, a professor of medicine and preventative cardiologist at the University of Alberta. | READ THE FULL STORY