Dear @tesco - please provide the British public the option of FULL FAT yoghurt to help reverse #obesity #NHS pic.twitter.com/sNCP1CjKLP— Dr Aseem Malhotra (@DrAseemMalhotra) August 4, 2015
Because eating full fat yoghurts is definitely the way to 'reverse obesity', right?
There are a couple of things to say about this.
Firstly, Tesco's do sell full fat yoghurts.
Secondly, Tesco's full fat yoghurts contain two and half times as many calories as their fat-free yoghurts and are therefore unlikely to be a silver bullet to 'reverse obesity'.
With a tip of the hat to Slipp Digby, here are the fat-free and full-fat versions of Tesco's Greek yoghurts:
Note that they both contain quite a bit of sugar because they're yoghurts. Also note that there are 55 calories in the fat-free version but 124 calories in the version Malhotra thinks people should eat to stay slim. I guess that's because calories are a lie created by Big Food to get people eating carbs (or whatever drivel he believes this week).
This is a guy who looks after people's hearts for a living telling us to eat more saturated fat and consume more calories. He has implicitly told people not to bother exercising and seems to be on a mission to deter people from using statins.
What does a cardiologist have to do to get struck off these days?