Alzheimer’s Disease
Health & Nutrition

Alzheimer’s Disease: Up to half of cases potentially preventable

November was proclaimed National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, in recognition of the five million Americans stricken with the devastating terminal illness, now the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. A new analysis suggests that up to half of these millions of cases may...

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Talking Turkey
Health & Nutrition

Talking Turkey: 9 out of 10 retail turkey samples contaminated with fecal bacteria

Ben Franklin’s tree-perching “Bird of Courage” has been transformed into a flightless butterball so top-heavy they are physically incapable of mating (necessitating artificial insemination). Turkeys are bred to grow so fast, a group of veterinary researchers concluded, “they are on the...

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Nutrition Education in Medicine
Health & Nutrition

Nutrition Education in Medicine: a Doctor a Day Keeps the Apples Away

This month in the journal Academic Medicine yet another editorial was published decrying the sorry state of nutrition knowledge in medical education, a problem diagnosed yet untreated for the last 50 years. What is the profession doing about it? This morning’s NutritionFacts.org...

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The Best Foods
Health & Nutrition

The Best Foods: test your nutrition knowledge

Today I’m highlighting twenty questions from twenty NutritionFacts.org “best of” videos ranking different classes of foods. Ultimately, the “best” apple, bean, vegetable, etc. is whichever one you actually eat (in the same way that the “best” exercise is the exercise you actually do),...

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Supreme Court Case
Health & Nutrition

Supreme Court case: meat industry sues to keep downed animals in food supply

This week I participated in a press briefing to discuss National Meat Association v. Harris, a case appearing before the Supreme Court next week. The meat industry is trying to overturn a California law meant to keep “downed” animals—those too sick and disabled to walk to slaughter—out of...

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Foie Gras Ban
Health & Nutrition

Foie gras ban in California: human health implications

Originally featured on One Green Planet. The New York Times recently ran a story on the upcoming foie gras ban in California. July 1, 2012, the Golden State will join over a dozen nations that have prohibited the production of foie gras, the enlarged liver of a duck or goose produced through...

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