Superhyped: superfoods. The concept is ridiculous, yet wealthy Americans are buying into it big time. Depending on how you define them, superfoods either don't exist at all – or we're surrounded by them. One ACSH advisor, the Director of Medical Nutrition at Columbia University Medical Center, weighs in.
The TV show "The Biggest Loser" may provide entertainment, but it does so at the expense of the contestants. ACSH advisor Dr. David Seres explains why, while delivering this message: Stop telling the obese to lose weight.
We have written numerous times about the folly of the supplements industry, the latest incident (see the original report by the Times Anahad O'Connor) where GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreens were forced to pull supplement products from their shelves by New York state attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman.
ACSH friend Dr. David Seres, the director of nutritional medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, wrote a thought-provoking piece in The Hill about rampant Ebola paranoia the US, entitled What we learned from Ebolanoia .
The supplement industry, an industry which we have written about numerous times, is a $30 billion industry, with more than half of Americans taking some form of supplement. However, as David Seres, ACSH friend and