Sweet potatoes are a super food that I have only recently come to appreciate. When preparing my lecture on heart disease epidemiology for our new … Continued
The New York Times has done it again, reporting on a summary of studies on the associations of various dietary and clinical risk factors with heart disease in a way that creates, in my opinion, more confusion than clarity.
There are three macronutrients in food: carbohydrates, fat and protein, ‘macro’ in the sense that they comprise almost all of the weight and calories of food. Vitamins and minerals are the micronutrients.
Here at the Center for Nutrition Studies, we are focused on nutrition and health. But what we choose to do for our own nutrition and health has a dramatic effect on the health of the planet…
Tomorrow is one of our favorite holidays, largely unencumbered by commercial influence (until recently) and focused on family, friends and, of course, food!
It’s my guess that there’s hardly another myth in nutrition so insidious yet so intractable as that which encourages us to believe that consuming lots of high-quality protein – basically the stuff of animal-based foods –
Although the average caloric intake of the Chinese is higher than that of Americans (2640 vs. 2360 for adult males), and despite their smaller stature, the Chinese are much thinner than Americans.
Answer to a Reader’s Question:
Many people are rightfully confused about the various ways that protein recommendations are established, and fail to know the main factors that have caused the confusion.
The problems we face in our healthcare system are widely known and they are serious.