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Petition: Reinstate Dr David Unwin's sugar infographics as a NICE endorsed resource

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by ringi, Aug 19, 2020.

  1. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just seen this on Twitter

    In 2018, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) endorsed a set of infographics created by NHS Innovator of the Year 2016, Dr David Unwin. These infographics illustrate how certain foods may affect blood glucose in terms of equivalent teaspoons of sugar. The calculations presented on the infographics are based on the well-studied rating systems of glycaemic index and glycaemic load.

    Unfortunately, on Sunday 12th July 2020, The Mail on Sunday published an article that pushed NICE to remove the infographics from its website and assess its endorsement. Following this assessment, NICE conceded that the science upon which these graphics are based is sound, and yet decided to remove its endorsement, citing that such an endorsement implies support for a low-carbohydrate diet
    See http://chng.it/67XhPCRqJ9 for the details and to sign the petition.
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Waterfall 888 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Done....thanks for posting!
     
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    carol43 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    pdmjoker Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Signed.

    Part of MOS proposed publication (should NICE not remove their endorsement) from the FOI request reads:

    NICE state that doctors must only provide education to patients that is ‘evidence based’ – yet Dr David Unwin’s
    claims, made in a study he carried out himself, were never published in a peer‐reviewed journal, considered a
    gold‐standard for any treatment or intervention.​

    I gather that to be inaccurate. This is the paper: https://insulinresistance.org/index.php/jir/article/view/8/11 and I attach David's Twitter response to MOS article which says "peer reviewed journal."

    Can anyone verify from another source if Journal of Insulin Resistance is peer reviewed, please? Might be worth pursuing...

    PS Just read on the petition page they confirm it IS peer reviewed! :)

    unwin response.jpg
     
  8. pzw123

    pzw123 Type 2 · Member

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    Done and tweeted
     
  9. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Signed, but I'm not on Twitter, Facebook etc.
     
  10. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It is peer reviewed, but all the peers are part of the low carb movement. Unlike other journals where members of the low fat movement block articles that are possitive about low carb.
     
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  11. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    Rustytypin Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Signed, but not on twitbook etc
     
  13. pdmjoker

    pdmjoker Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
     
  14. Debandez

    Debandez Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Done and Tweeted the life out of it. Also on Facebook. POSTING ON DUK too! Let's hope justice will prevail.
     
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  15. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Done. Thanks for posting
     
  16. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Now at 1600 people signing, all the comments on the petition are worth reading as well.
     
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  17. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    Lets keep this thread active so as many forum members get a chance to vote if they want to

    BUMP
     
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  18. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Personally I think a this should only be bumped when it has slid down the recent thread page.
     
  19. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Well, I went and signed, got told I'd get an email to confirm my details which led me to page with a whole lot of pestering to donate, post on Facebook, etc but nothing to say how to confirm so I gave up...:banghead::banghead:
     
  20. ringi

    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think you have comfirm and signed by clicking on the link in the email.
     
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