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The Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Your Diet

You may have heard that omega-3 fatty acids are good for your health, but did you know that they can actually help you lower your risk of death? According to a study that was recently featured in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology, women between the ages of 65 and 80 who have the highest omega-3 […]

Heart Disease is the #1 Killer of Women

Heart disease is a woman’s disease:  1 in 4 will die in the U.S. from heart disease this year that is half a million deaths each year – yet the perception that heart disease is primarily a man’s disease persist. The reality is that coronary heart disease (CHD) is the #1 killer of both men […]

Saturated Fat: What is the True Story? Part 2: Answers and Conclusion

We have the answers to these questions, kept in the shadows impressively well by the peddlers of pepperoni and bacon. The range of saturated fat intake examined is pretty narrow. In the first meta-analysis, the top and bottom of the range often differed by only a few percentage points, and even the bottom of the […]

Saturated Fat: What is the True Story? Part 1: Research and Questions

For decades the American public has been warned that eating saturated fat, the type found in meat and processed foods, can lead to heart disease.  Now there is a booming cottage industry peddling the argument that saturated fat is good for us. Unfortunately, for those who wish to believe this, the argument is invalid. The […]

Calcium Cleared

“Calcium supplements could increase risk of heart disease, new study finds” said a Washington Post headline in October. “Calcium supplements could give you a heart attack,” wrote the New York Daily News. Researchers at Johns Hopkins and other universities analyzed data from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Study, which was conducted from 2000 to 2012. […]

Biggest Loser and the Misrepresentation of Weightloss

NANCY MAZARIN, MS, RDN, CDN 891 Northern Boulevard Great Neck, New York 11021 516-466-9087 BIGGEST LOSER – a misleading report The grim message from the recent New York Times article is that dieting is futile and re-gain is all but pre-ordained. The authors of the original research didn’t interpret their results that we are doomed […]

THE NEW DIETARY GUIDELINES

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just released the dietary guidelines for 2015–2016.  The nation’s “best and brightest nutrition experts”, who pored over the scientific evidence, made the following recommendations: Healthy eating selections include: A variety of vegetables Whole fruits Grains, at least, half of which are unrefined Fat-free or low-fat dairy A […]

Soy – A Perfect Food?

THE SOY HYPE IS RIGHT. In the last few years, we are constantly reading about the seemingly endless benefits of soy products. When a food is touted in every health and nutrition column, in newspapers, magazines, and the internet, the extravagant claims are usually of questionable authenticity. But not so with soy. Epidemiological studies have […]

To Diet or Not to Diet, That is the Question

The importance of good nutrition continues to be acknowledged as one of the key components of an individual’s well-being. Though maintaining an optimal weight is as important as the nutrients selected, it is considerably more difficult to achieve. What has become evident is that “diets” compound the problem rather than resolve it. As the dieting […]

THE BREAST CANCER DIET CONNECTION – Food as Anti‑cancer agents

The relationship between cancer and nutrition is complex and multifactorial. Nutrition may play a major role in the development and progression of tumors, and conversely, not only may the neoplastic process have a detrimental effect on the nutritional status of the patient with breast cancer, but so too can the treatment modalities used to control […]