Annika Dahlqvist Debates Annika Rosengren About Saturated Fat On Swedish Television

Filed under: Events,Health — @ March 27, 2009

Annika Dahlqvist and Annika Rosengren faced off in a televised debate

In the country that gave us their famous meatballs, the Volvo vehicle, and the classic hit-making 1970s singing group ABBA, there’s quite a firestorm of controversy and discussion going on within the realm of public debate regarding the validity of a high-fat, low-carbohydrate nutritional approach (LCHF) on health. I’ve already blogged about the explosion of exposure that livin’ la vida low-carb is getting this year in the nation of Sweden and it shows no sign of slowing down thanks in large part to the work that Dr. Annika Dahlqvist is doing to spread the TRUTH about the health benefits of consuming fats, even saturated fats, while cutting down on the carb intake.

The latest turn of events in this ongoing diet battle took place on March 15, 2009 when one of the leading public service morning television news programs on Sveriges Television (SVT) interviewed a physician about a study showing a lower occurrence of cardiovascular disease over the past couple of decades since low-fat diets have been promoted. Predictably, they marched out this university professor named Dr. Annika Rosengren who made the statement that the lack of saturated fat in the recommended diet has kept cholesterol levels low and that was the primary factor in the improved heart health results.

Needless to say, this didn’t sit too well with proponents of LCHF, including Dr. Dahlqvist, Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, and other leaders of the low-carb movement in Sweden. CLICK HERE to read about how they responded to this and the controversy that erupted in the Swedish low-carb community as a result.


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