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.