Nutrition

  • New Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
    by Staff on November 13, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Although many people view exercise as a way to lose weight, it plays a key role in the wellbeing of the body beyond weight loss. Research strongly supports its benefits across a range of physical and mental health conditions for people of all ages. However, busy lifestyles and an environment that induces sitting for most … Continue reading "New Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans" […]

  • 5 Quick Tips for Dealing with Sugary Halloween Leftovers
    by Staff on October 29, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    Halloween can be a special time of year for children, but parents may be stressed about sugar overload. Candy is intentionally excluded from the Kid’s Healthy Eating Plate, but one night a year of extra sweetness is not the main problem. The concern is that the candy rarely lasts one night. Leftovers often linger, and … Continue reading "5 Quick Tips for Dealing with Sugary Halloween Leftovers" […]

  • PREDIMED Study Retraction and Republication
    by Staff on June 22, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    What Changed, What Didn’t, and the Big Picture On June 13, 2018, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) retracted the 2013 study, “Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases with a Mediterranean Diet,” [1] as a result of error in randomization procedures affecting a portion of participants in the PREDIMED (Prevención con Dieta Mediterránea) trial. Concurrently, … Continue reading "PREDIMED Study Retraction and Republication" […]

  • Coffee Warning Label Conflicts With Public Health Guidance
    by Staff on April 2, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    A recent ruling by a Los Angeles County Superior Judge states that all California coffee shops and sellers must warn consumers about the “potential cancer risk” from drinking coffee—a judgment following a lawsuit focused on the specific chemical acrylamide, which has been linked to cancer in rats. However, scientists are adamant that coffee does not … Continue reading "Coffee Warning Label Conflicts With Public Health Guidance" […]

  • How Meat Is Cooked May Affect Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
    by Staff on March 23, 2018 at 1:17 am

    You may have heard that grilling and barbecuing meats may create cancer-causing substances. You may have also heard that eating a lot of red meat—especially processed meats—may be linked to certain cancers. Now, new research suggests a possible connection between high-heat meat cooking and type 2 diabetes. The study, published in Diabetes Care by researchers from … Continue reading "How Meat Is Cooked May Affect Risk of Type 2 Diabetes" […]

  • Always Delicious
    by Staff on March 5, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    In Always Delicious, the cookbook companion to Always Hungry?, Dr. David Ludwig teamed up with Chef Dawn Ludwig to create over 175 delicious and easy-to-make dishes. Featuring  “luscious high fat ingredients, savory proteins, and natural carbohydrates,” these recipes focus on quality ingredients designed to help “conquer cravings, retrain your fat cells, and keep the weight off permanently.” Interested in … Continue reading "Always […]

  • Precision Nutrition and Type 2 Diabetes Management: Is It Ready for Prime Time?
    by Staff on February 9, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    When it comes to the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes, a combination of regular exercise, maintaining a healthy body weight, and following evidenced-based dietary recommendations remains sound guidance for the general population. However, in combination with recent technological advances, the emerging field of precision nutrition offers a novel approach to tailor prevention and treatment … Continue reading "Precision Nutrition and Type 2 Diabetes Management: Is It Ready […]

  • Mediterranean and DASH Tie for Top Spot in Recent Ranking
    by Staff on January 19, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Each year, U.S. News & World Report releases a ranking of popular diets—assessed by a panel of health experts based on seven categories, including weight loss, nutrition, safety, and ease of compliance. Topping 2018’s list of “best diets overall” is a tie between the Mediterranean and DASH Diets, which received high marks for being healthy … Continue reading "Mediterranean and DASH Tie for Top Spot in Recent Ranking" […]

  • What’s New in Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy, 2017
    by Staff on October 15, 2017 at 4:10 am

    In 2001, the first edition of Dr. Walter Willett’s Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating made its debut in bookstores, nestled among dozens of weight loss “how-to’s.” Not to be outshined by other flashy titles, it stood out as a non-diet, straightforward guide on what to eat (and … Continue reading "What’s New in Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy, 2017" […]

  • Meta-analyses in nutrition research: sources of insight or confusion?
    by Staff on September 18, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Nutrition is a complex field regularly cursed with provocative media headlines that often preface an oversimplified summary. If you’re a savvy consumer of nutrition news, you may have become wise to look past the catchy headlines to assess the quality of the study being reported—sizing-up the latest finding in context of existing evidence on the … Continue reading "Meta-analyses in nutrition research: sources of insight or confusion?" […]