The obesity rate in the United States is at an all time high:
- Between 1980 and 2000, obesity rates doubled among adults. About 60
million adults, or 30% of the adult population, are now obese.
- Similarly since 1980, overweight rates have doubled among children and
tripled among adolescents – increasing the number of years they are
exposed to the health risks of obesity.
The mainstream advice continues to focus on the tired and unproven hypothesis that a combination of overeating and lack of exercise are to blame.
Noone chooses to be fat and unhealthy on purpose. If the solution to the obesity epidemic were so easy, everyone would follow the recommendations to eat less and exercise more.
And in fact, Americans are exercising more than ever before, and eating less calories from fatty foods, as the mainstream diet advice directs them to do. But this mainstream advice to eat a diet based on whole grains and low fat foods is not working to curb the obesity epidemic. In fact, current recommendations have given way to large increases in obesity and disease.
The Society believes that the therapeutic potential of low-carbohydrate diets for the treatment of obesity is under-investigated and under-utilized.
Despite scientific research telling us what constitutes a healthy diet, we are told by governing organizations to eat foods that have been proven to contribute to decline in public health.
Our mission is to have the governing agencies eliminate the current dietary guidelines, acknowledge the scientific research supporting health through proper nutrition and fund further research in this area.