An interesting article by Matt Ridley in today's Times on the muddle over deciding whether sugar or fat diets leads to obesity. I liked his statement: " Scientists are performing a screeching U-turn on dietary advice, away from demonising fats and towards carbohydrates. In the case of obesity, they cannot quite bring themselves to admit it. They want to tell us not to eat sugars, yet won't exonerate fat. This is typical of science (but not of me as one of them I hope - my insertion) When paradigms break, you rarely hear scientists say "we were wrong"!. They tiptoe away from their previous position" (hoping no-one notices - my insertion). Yet this has been a costly mistake".
Relevant to thyroid diagnosis and treatment, do you think? Perhaps I can hear tiptoeing in recent papers I've read. When the BTA/BTF guidelines oh-so-subtley change (though "really we haven't changed merely clarified our previous correct stance") the millennium will arrive.