Bad Egg
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Bad Egg

In 2008, the Harvard Physician’s Health Study, which followed about about 20,000 physicians for 20 years, found that those eating just a single egg a day or more had significantly higher total mortality risk, meaning eating just one egg a day was significantly associated with living, on...

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Vitamin B12: how much, how often?
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Vitamin B12: how much, how often?

This week NutritionFacts.org celebrates the upload of its 300th video. Though the site is officially only 9 days old, it launched “preloaded” with 288 videos taken from the last four years of my Latest in Clinical Nutrition DVD series. My primary motivation to move this body of work to...

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Soy and breast cancer: an update
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Soy and breast cancer: an update

We’ve known that regular soy consumption appears to both prevent breast cancer—the number one cancer killer of young women—and prolong survival in women battling the dreaded disease, but we haven’t understood why. Soybeans naturally contain weakly estrogenic compounds called...

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Soymilk: shake it up!
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Soymilk: shake it up!

When I treasure hunt through the medical literature every year, there are three qualities I find myself using most often to sift the year’s nutritional nuggets into video form. Is it groundbreaking? Is it interesting? Is it practical? In this week’s issue of the Journal of the American...

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Vegan B12 deficiency: putting it into perspective
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Vegan B12 deficiency: putting it into perspective

When CNN’s  documentary The Last Heart Attack premiered—documenting Bill Clinton’s attempt to reverse his heart disease through diet—pundits were eager to point out the downsides. Yes, eating a healthy plant-based diet may make us “heart attack proof“—but, some ask,...

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How to live longer in four easy steps
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How to live longer in four easy steps

The CDC published a paper this week in the American Journal of Public Health suggesting that eating healthy, exercising regularly, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol intake can add more than a decade to our lives. And the criteria were not very strict. One could meet the “regular...

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Official NutritionFacts.org launch date: Monday, August 22
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Official NutritionFacts.org launch date: Monday, August 22

NutritionFacts.org launches two weeks from today, which means that starting 8/22 I’m going to be uploading a new video every day, seven days a week (for at least the first 365 days). I’ll write daily blogs to put the new videos in context, cover newly published papers, and address...

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NutritionFacts.org still in Beta testing mode
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NutritionFacts.org still in Beta testing mode

We’re still working out some kinks on the site but expect to launch officially within the next few weeks (when I’ll start uploading new videos daily). You can help by giving the site a spin! Please report any glitches you find and offer any suggestions you might have on how we can...

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