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Navigating a World of Groundbreaking Studies

Leo Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Leo Brown

As camps of scientists, all with fancy degrees, bicker over whether meat, dairy or carbs are bad for you as they jockey to release the latest groundbreaking research, the public is apt to zone out. Studies say chocolate is good for me? Now it's bad for me? Whatever.

Restaurant Meals Not Getting Healthier: Smart Swaps for Six Favorite Cuisines

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 12.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

According to a study published in the October issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the average calorie and sodium levels of meals served at restaurant chains have not changed much in recent years.

Why I Gave Up Peanut Butter Cups Forever

Leo Brown | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Leo Brown

I wouldn't be here today without Western medicine, but we have a long road to the place where patients have the information they need, where doctors won't hesitate to tell it how it is, and where corporate interests have been purged from public health conversations of massive economic and social importance.

Bloody Aftermath of the Diet Wars

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

Not only is there major disagreement over the amount (and type) of protein we should be eating, but there's wild disagreement over the role of fat, the importance of carbs, the value of exercise, the need for calorie counting, and just about anything else you can think of.

Why Fad Diets Are A Don’t

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 03.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

What do Kate Middleton, Victoria Beckham and Kourtney Kardashian have in common? A nasty three-letter word. Can't figure it out? It's F-A-D. As in fad diet.

'Freshman 15' And Other Life Stage Weight Gain: What's Real?

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 01.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Unless you're on a media-free diet, you've probably heard the news about the 15 pounds college students supposedly pack on freshman year. Just in case you missed it, the "Freshman 15" has been deemed nothing but a media myth.

It's Time for an NIH Institute for Nutrition

T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.

What controls the expression of genes that lead to health and disease events? Experimental and extensively published research from my lab has convinced me that nutrition provides this control.

Do Multivitamins Cause Breast Cancer?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Do multivitamins cause breast cancer? An observational cohort study conducted in Sweden, recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggests they may.

Scholars Skeptical Of Incentive Dieting Plans

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

ATLANTA — How much money would it take to get you to lose some serious weight? $100? $500? Many employers are betting they can find your price....