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The Science and Politics of Nutrition

My Debate with David Katz

Recently I debated Dr. David Katz at the SoHo Forum. (Video is posted here.) The resolution was: There is little or no rigorous evidence that vegetarian/vegan diets are healthier than diets that include meat, eggs, and dairy.  I argued the affirmative (i.e., there is no rigorous evidence), and Katz argued the negative (i.e., there is rigorous …

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Majority of EAT-Lancet Authors (>80%) Favored Vegan/Vegetarian Diets

By, Nina Teicholz January 24, 2019 The EAT-Lancet report, published by The Lancet last week, has been presented as the product of 37 scientists from around the world who gathered to evaluate the science on diet and both  human health and the health of the planet. These are separate scientific questions that each deserve careful evaluation. It’s …

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Ketogenic Diet Myths vs. Facts

A slew of articles in recent months have referred to the ketogenic diet as a “fad” or “trend.” It’s “dangerous,” claimed one article, and an anonymous post by the Harvard Public School of Public Health said the diet “comes with serious risks.”1 Yet strangely, these critics seldom cite scientists or doctors who work with the …

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Dietary Guidelines are based on same weak science that brought down Cornell professor

Here’s an op-ed I wrote that was published today in the L.A. Times: Sloppy science bears substantial blame for Americans’ bad eating habits by, Nina Teicholz A spectacular case of sloppy science came crashing to a close last month. Cornell University’s Brian Wansink, a world-renowned scientist who seized headlines with his research on American eating …

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Hospitals Shouldn’t Be Sugar Shacks

Hospitals Shouldn't Be Sugar Shacks Graphic

The pervasive presence of sugar in hospitals and other public spaces has been in headlines recently, as doctors on both sides of the Atlantic have protested that hospitals, which are ostensibly about health, should not become veritable “sugar shacks.”¹ It’s estimated that 20% of hospitals have fast food restaurants on the premises, with twice that …

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