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Fructose may be making us eat more

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 09 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f74

Re: Fructose may be making us eat more

A balanced diet is compatible with the design of our alimentary canal, supplies all necessary nutrients, and minimizes cravings. The design of our alimentary canal, especially our teeth and intestines, suggests that we are herbivorous omnivores, which means that we should eat primarily, but not exclusively, a vegetarian diet. This matches the lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet, which is intermediate between carnivorous and herbivorous, and supplies all necessary vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, soluble fiber, and insoluble fiber. The balance of life is based on anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry.

Competing interests: No competing interests

14 January 2013
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO, USA