nutrition

Sometimes it's hard to tell what foods are good, bad or just OK when it comes to health. One might expect labels of the front of packages to help out and they should but sometimes they're more misleading than helpful.
Want to advocate for a food you want to sell or criticize a competitor? There's a study for that.
Many of us can recall pushing away broccoli, carrots and peas as kids. In a world where Sugar Frosted Chocolate Bombs exist (well, they should) what kid wants to eat broccoli? That said, if you want to get your kids to adopt a balanced diet for life, get them started at an early age.
A new systematic review of published calcium articles reveals new findings on what to expect from different types of calcium and their correlation to bones.
Here s a hard truth: We don t know enough about human nutrition. With all the discrepancies that have been reported lately in collecting data for nutrition studies we should probably throw out everything we ve learned about nutrition over the past century.
A blog posting on the NYTimes site discusses the Green Revolution in Africa. While gratifying to read about progress being made, some major omissions need to be addressed in this piece, including the lack of Dr. Norman Borlaug s contributions.
It s been an issue for as long as scientists sought to quantify what people do and don t eat. How does one get the data? According to Dr. Edward Archer of the University of Alabama, Birmingham and colleagues, the current data have been based on inaccurate methodologies that make most of these
US health officials have long warned that too much salt intake as a child can raise lifelong risk of high blood pressure. However, a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests it s actually potassium intake that kids should be aware of.
Could it be: saturated fat unproven as heart risk? What s next: drugs and alcohol also OK? Not what momma told us!
In a well-written and lucid presentation, Gary Taubes takes on the confusion inherent in the current status of nutrition research. He explains why, after literally thousands of studies we still don t understand exactly what the best diets are, or what in our environment really triggers obesity and diabetes.
In case you re wondering, superstar athletes like LeBron James and Peyton Manning don t seem to be in the know about the nutritional value of the foods they re promoting.
On Thursday, April 25th, Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Conn., held a conference entitled “Changing the Community: A Symposium on Childhood Obesity.” The one-day conference included presentations by three speakers, as well as two workshop sessions. The keynote speaker, Dr. William Dietz, former director of the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity in the Center for [...] The post Fighting childhood obesity one community at a time appeared first on Health & Science Dispatch.