In recent years, low carbdiets have earned praise from a growing number of medical experts. Now talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz has joined their ranks and proclaimed white foods such as flour and sugar to be the main causes of obesity in aFriday interview with the Edmonton Sun.

Dr. Oz avoids all white foods and advises others to do the same: White rice, white pasta, white sugar and white flour. “All those white foods are the bane of our existence in the west,” he declared, echoing the recent Standard American Diet (SAD) shaming in “The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet.” However, he’s not yet advocating buttered bacon for breakfast but reserving his ammunition for starch and sugar.

Author of “YOU: On A Diet Revised Edition: The Owner’s Manual for Waist Management,” Dr. Oz contends that those starchy foods and sugar “lead to obesity more than anything else.” He also recommends avoiding fried foods.

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