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October 31, 2011
Dietary Guidelines: It’s All Greek to the USDA
Unlike the United States, where the agriculture department is the lead agency on formulating dietary recommendations, other countries such as Greece rely on their health department. What do their..
October 27, 2011
Dietary Guidelines: The First 25 Years
How have the Dietary Guidelines for Americans evolved over the years since they were first issued in 1980?
October 21, 2011
Dietary Guidelines: With a Grain of Big Salt
The National Dairy Council teams up with the Salt Institute to downplay the risk of sodium in the American diet.
October 17, 2011
Alkaline Water: a Scam?
Hawkers of "ionizer" water machines (like Kangen) claim healing alkaline water benefits; skeptics call it snake oil. They both may be wrong.
September 12, 2010
Avoiding Iodine Deficiency
With a few caveats, the best source of iodine is sea vegetables.
October 26, 2009
Salt OK if Blood Pressure is OK?
If your blood pressure is normal is there any reason to avoid sodium?
October 3, 2008
Healthiest Airplane Beverage
Which should you choose the next time you fly?
September 17, 2008
Acrylamide in French Fries
Human studies on whether acrylamide in baked and fried carbohydrates may be carcinogenic.
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