Excessive fats/low fats? Excessive carb/low carb? A UAB debate appears to be like at general well being and most cancers prevention.
On this nook, the writer of “The China Research,” a bestselling guide on diet which touts a plant-based, excessive carbohydrate/low protein food regimen for general well being and most cancers prevention. Within the different nook, co-author of “New Atkins for a New You,” an up to date model of the excessive fats/low carb Atkins food regimen. The 2 sq. off at a public debate on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., wrote “The China Research” in 2005. A professor emeritus at Cornell University, Campbell was the director of the China-Oxford-Cornell research on food regimen and illness within the Nineteen Eighties. The guide chronicles his findings about food regimen and well being from his profession in fundamental science. Whereas not calling himself a vegetarian or vegan, Campbell helps a whole-food, plant-based, low protein/low fats food regimen.
Eric Westman, M.D., has performed scientific trials relating to the Atkins food regimen, made well-known by Robert Atkins in 1972. The Atkins food regimen, generally referred to as the antithesis of the China Research, means that decrease consumption of carbohydrate and better consumption of fats results in higher cardiovascular well being. Westman is a doctor specializing in weight problems drugs and affiliate professor of inner drugs at Duke University.
The general public debate between Campbell and Westman, “Excessive vs. Low Carbohydrate Diets for Most cancers Management and Total Well being,” will happen from 5-6:30 p.m. March 27 on the UAB Alumni Home, 1001 thirteenth Road South. It’s offered by the UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care and the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. The occasion is made attainable via a present by Deane Corliss and the Corliss household. Corliss was a member of the UAB Heart for Palliative Care Group Advisory Board.
“This public discussion board is an impressive approach to mark March as Nationwide Vitamin Month in an academic and fascinating manner,” stated Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Ph.D., R.D., a professor within the UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences and affiliate director for most cancers prevention and management within the UAB Complete Most cancers Heart. “Drs. Campbell and Westman are two of the main figures within the nation within the research of food regimen, diet and well being.”
Campbell has labored as a senior science adviser to the American Institute for Most cancers Analysis and sits on the advisory board of the Physicians Committee for Accountable Medication. He’s identified particularly for analysis, derived partly from the China Undertaking, which seems to hyperlink the consumption of animal protein with the event of most cancers and coronary heart illness.
“Consuming a whole-food plant-based food regimen has develop into an pressing matter from a number of views,” stated Campbell. “Not solely will it enhance your well being – and the proof behind this declare is now overwhelming – however it would additionally dramatically scale back well being care prices, in addition to scale back violence to the environment and to different sentient beings.”
Westman is the director of the Duke Way of life Medication Clinic, an affiliate editor for the journal Vitamin & Metabolism and president-elect of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. He was commissioned to put in writing “The New Atkins for a New You” with Stephen Phinney and Jeff Volek by Atkins Nutritionals.
“The science behind Atkins-like diets is powerful, and I take advantage of the Atkins food regimen in my scientific apply,” stated Westman. “The Atkins food regimen has at all times been about selecting good sources of carbs, protein and fats. Atkins is wholesome consuming. I feel the general public notion is that it’s nothing however beef and bacon, however there are quite a lot of totally different protein sources – seafood, rooster, eggs, cream and cheese. And it consists of greens – it’s low-carb, not no-carb.”
“We’re trying ahead to a stimulating dialogue,” stated Elizabeth Kvale, M.D., affiliate professor within the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care and a scientist within the UAB Complete Most cancers Heart. “Every speaker will current their views, with time for rebuttal and questions from the viewers.”
Campbell may even current Division of Medication Medical Grand Rounds at midday on March 27 at Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium.