The Latest in Nutrition Research
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Failing GRADE for Annals of Internal Medicine Meat Studies
The meat industry comes up with a perversion of evidence-based medicine.
Observational Studies Show Similar Results to Randomized Controlled Trials
How legitimate is the common corporate criticism of the scientific nutrition literature that the credibility of observational studies is questionable?
Friday Favorites: Is Fiber an Effective Anti-Inflammatory?
Most Americans get less than half the recommended minimum fiber intake a day and the benefits of fiber go way beyond bowel regularity.
How Big Sugar Manipulated the Science for Dietary Guidelines
How did Big Corn Syrup and other corporate sugar titans hijack the scientific process?
How Big Sugar Undermines Dietary Guidelines
International Life Sciences Organization, a nonprofit, is accused of being a front group for Coca-Cola and other junk food giants.
Friday Favorites: Talcum Powder and Fibroids
What role does diet and baby powder play in the development of fibroids and ovarian cancer?
The Impacts of Weight Bias in Health Care
How might weight stigma be a vicious cycle?
Weight Bias: Hating Their Guts
How common is weight stigmatization in health care?
Friday Favorites: How the Dairy Industry Designs Misleading Studies
How the meat and dairy industries design studies showing their products have neutral or even beneficial effects on cholesterol and inflammation.
Are the Health Benefits of Nuts Limited to Those Eating Bad Diets?
Do nut eaters live longer simply because they swap in protein from plants in place of animal protein?
Micromorts: How Risky Is It to Go Under Anesthesia?
A micromort as a unit of comparing and communicating risk to patients equivalent to a one in a million chance of dying.
Friday Favorites: Best Food for Late Pregnancy, Labor, and Delivery
Dates are put to the test in a randomized, controlled trial for cervical ripening. Shorten labor time by hours, with less induction and less postpartum bleeding, with a humble fruit.
Food for Hair Growth
Hot peppers, soy foods, and pumpkin seeds may help with hair loss.
Pills for Hair Growth
What are the pros and cons of finasteride (sold as Propecia) and minoxidil (sold as Rogaine) for hair loss?
Friday Favorites: Detoxifying with Chlorella
Chlorella is put to the test for liver disease, cholesterol, and detoxifying carcinogens.
Supplements for Hair Growth
Might biotin or zinc supplements prevent hair loss in men and women?
Animal Protein vs. Plant-Based Protein
I discuss a public health case for modernizing the definition of protein quality.
Friday Favorites: Benefits of Turmeric for Arsenic Exposure
What happened when turmeric curcumin was put to the test to see if it could reverse DNA damage caused by arsenic exposure?
Potassium Chloride Salt Substitute Side Effects
Healthy kidneys are required for potassium excretion. If you aren’t sure if you’re at risk, ask your doctor about getting your kidney function tested.
Are Potassium Chloride Salt Substitutes Effective?
Is potassium chloride win-win by decreasing sodium intake and increasing potassium intake?