My Big Fat Diet re-broadcast

The documentary is going to be re-broadcast on CBC Newsworld, The Lens, on August 18, 2009. Check your local listings for the times.

I have other news – my wife is pregnant with our second child. She is due at the end of August. It has been a low-carb pregnancy and everything has been fine. Two things seem different from the first pregnancy (nine years ago!) – she didn’t have any morning sickness and she hasn’t gained excess body fat. I will post a note after the delivery.

I plan to take some parental leave and will have more time to devote to this blog. I also am planning to do some writing and, if I can find a publisher, perhaps get a book out on this diet.

I am also in the process of developing a couple more research projects. One in children and the other in adults, both looking at the benefits of low-carb for metabolic syndrome. I am intrigued by recent literature that suggests that it is the fructose component of carbs that may have the most damaging effect when it comes to metabolic syndrome. I am hoping to compare a low-carb approach, which we know works, with a fructose-free diet, to see what are the relative benefits. In the meantime, I have no hesitation telling people, especially with regard to children, to minimize their fructose intake. High fructose corn syrup is an obvious villain, but remember that plain old sugar, in any of its forms, is 50% fructose, too. I think we are heading to a time when there will be recognition that all caloric sweeteners are dangerous to your health. Stay tuned on that one.