Healthy Living Guide 2020/2021

A Digest on Healthy Eating and Healthy Living As we transition from 2020 into 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect nearly every aspect of our lives. For many, this health crisis has created a range of unique and individual impacts—including food access issues, income disruptions, and emotional distress. Although we do not have concrete … Continue reading “Healthy Living Guide 2020/2021”

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020 released

The 9th edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 is out, with the tagline to Make Every Bite Count. Intended for policy makers, healthcare providers, nutrition educators, and Federal nutrition program operators, the new edition has expanded to almost 150 pages, providing nutrition guidelines for even more age groups throughout the life cycle. As … Continue reading “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020 released”

Seguridad de los alimentos, nutrición, y bienestar durante COVID-19

Esta página se actualizará conforme más información esté disponible. Última actualización: 4 de mayo del 2020. Según navegamos estos tiempos nunca vistos, muchos(as) se preguntan cómo comprar, pedir/ordenar, y preparar alimentos para disminuir la transmisión del nuevo coronavirus. A pesar de que no hay evidencia publicada sobre el contagio de la enfermedad de coronavirus (COVID-19) … Continue reading “Seguridad de los alimentos, nutrición, y bienestar durante COVID-19”

Food safety, nutrition, and wellness during COVID-19

This page will be updated as new information becomes available. Last update: 5.29.20 [En español] As we navigate these unprecedented times, many are wondering how to safely shop, order, and prepare food to minimize transmission of the novel coronavirus. Along with important social distancing practices, this page includes some tips for when you do need … Continue reading “Food safety, nutrition, and wellness during COVID-19”

Eggs and cholesterol back in the spotlight in new JAMA study

Not again, you may be thinking if you’ve come across the study by Zhong and colleagues, published in the March 15th issue of JAMA. [1] Their question: Are eggs or cholesterol from foods associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) or deaths from any cause? The study was a pooled analysis of data … Continue reading “Eggs and cholesterol back in the spotlight in new JAMA study”

Effects of varying amounts of carbohydrate on metabolism after weight loss

Losing weight is hard work, but many people who have lost weight may agree that keeping the weight off can be an even greater challenge. A lack of self-control or a few too many dietary indulgences are often cited as reasons for regaining weight. But a new study in the November issue of BMJ questions … Continue reading “Effects of varying amounts of carbohydrate on metabolism after weight loss”

New Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

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”

PREDIMED Study Retraction and Republication

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

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

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”