David Ludwig on the Diet Wars

"This is not nuclear physics where you can objectively define your criteria for truth and all work together. Nutrition and human physiology is much more complicated than nuclear physics."

- David Ludwig

It's been forks at dawn for years in the infamous Carbs vs Dietary Fat controversy (as in, which is worse for you). David Ludwig, a Professor of Nutrition at Harvard Chan School of Public Health, thinks that it's high time we recognized that dietary science actually is rocket science, and can't be so neatly solved in black-an-white arguments. As recounted in a recent Guardian news piece, it might behoove the various scientists involved to stop taking such polarized views - and attacking one another on social media.