Analyzing a great number of published studies, researchers came to the conclusion that there is no strong evidence to support the idea that salt restriction reduces cardiovascular disease or all-cause mortality in people with either normal or increased blood pressure.
More than 12 states now have adult obesity rates greater than 30 percent, and one in three children are either overweight or obese. However, 16 years ago, no state in the United States had an adult obesity rate greater than 20 percent.
Every now and then it’s worth going back over the published literature to see how the Zone diet stacks up in various areas of nutritional research.
Last week the USDA announced its newest version of how Americans should eat.
Everyone knows that breakfast should be the most important meal of the day. Unfortunately, no one seems to have time to consume a real breakfast.
This week is Mediterranean diet week. Unfortunately after 2,000 years, no one really knows what the Mediterranean diet actually consists of.
In the last week there has been a constant buzz about an online pre-publication of a new research article that suggests that high concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids promote aggressive prostate cancer. Well, that really isn’t the case, in spite of the press reports.
A new study from Harvard Medical School strongly suggests that childhood obesity begins in the mother’s womb.
In part 1 of this blog, I discussed how dietary changes can alter gene expression and how those epigenetic changes can be mediated from one generation to the next by fetal programming. This is very clear from animal studies.
The dietary and metabolic environment the fetus is exposed to in the womb can echo through the rest of his or her life.