Nutrition News

Pregunte al Experto: El rol de la dieta y los suplementos nutricionales durante COVID-19

El distanciamiento social y el lavado de manos son los métodos más eficaces y comprobados para reducir el riesgo y la propagación de la enfermedad del coronavirus (COVID-19). Sin embargo, junto con preguntas generales sobre cómo comprar y preparar alimentos de forma segura (discutidos aquí), muchos se preguntan sobre el rol específico de la dieta … Continue reading “Pregunte al Experto: El rol de la dieta y los suplementos nutricionales durante COVID-19”

Ask the Expert: The role of diet and nutritional supplements during COVID-19

Social distancing and regular handwashing are the most effective and proven methods to reduce risk and spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). However, along with general questions on how to safely shop for and prepare food (addressed here), many are wondering about the more specific role of diet and nutrition during this pandemic. To understand … Continue reading “Ask the Expert: The role of diet and nutritional supplements during COVID-19”

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: 5.8.20 [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. While there is no published evidence of contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from touching food or … Continue reading “Food safety, nutrition, and wellness during COVID-19”

New “guidelines” say continue red meat consumption habits, but recommendations contradict evidence

A controversial “dietary guidelines recommendation” published in Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that adults can continue to consume red meat and processed meat at current levels of intake. [1] This recommendation runs contradictory to the large body of evidence indicating higher consumption of red meat—especially processed red meat—is associated with higher risk of type 2 … Continue reading “New “guidelines” say continue red meat consumption habits, but recommendations contradict evidence”

Ask the Expert: Popular plant-based meat alternatives

Plant-based alternatives to animal-based foods are not a new phenomenon. Tofu, for example, has often been treated as an alternative to meat for centuries. In more recent decades, food companies have processed mixtures of soy and other legumes, grains, and a variety of plants into burgers, nuggets, sausages, and other meat-shaped products. These creations were … Continue reading “Ask the Expert: Popular plant-based meat alternatives”

Emphasizing unsaturated fats on a ketogenic diet

The ketogenic or “keto” diet is a low-carbohydrate, fat-rich eating plan which can include sources of unsaturated fats, such as nuts, seeds, avocados, plant oils, and oily fish, but also foods high in saturated fat, such as fatty cuts of meat, processed meats, lard, and butter. In an interview with Business Insider, Dr. Walter Willett, … Continue reading “Emphasizing unsaturated fats on a ketogenic diet”

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”

Incidence of obesity-related cancers is rising in younger adults

In the past few decades, great progress has been made in the fight against cancer. However a disturbing new pattern is emerging in younger adults: the younger the generation, the greater the risk of developing certain cancers—especially obesity-related cancers such as of the colon and pancreas. Several cancers are linked with carrying excess body weight, … Continue reading “Incidence of obesity-related cancers is rising in younger adults”

Roadmap to a healthy and sustainable food future

Despite substantial scientific evidence linking diets with human health and environmental sustainability, historically there’s been a lack of globally-agreed upon targets for healthy diets and sustainable food production. However, on January 17, 2019, the EAT-Lancet Commission (a group of 37 scientists from 16 countries working in the fields of human health, nutrition, economics, agriculture, political sciences, and environmental sustainability) … Continue reading “Roadmap to a healthy and sustainable food future”