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16 10, 2017

How-to Guide for Dietitians: Review the Science

By |2019-06-26T13:50:50-04:00October 16th, 2017|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How-to Guide for Dietitians: Review the Science

Nutrition is a tricky business. Everyone eats, and everyone has an opinion about what the best diet is, or which foods or beverages you should or shouldn’t eat. On top of this there’s the dietary supplement market – a multimillion dollar industry that’s poorly regulated. Chew the Facts® [...]

26 05, 2016

Poorly Designed Studies: Association is not Cause

By |2019-06-26T13:54:24-04:00May 26th, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Poorly Designed Studies: Association is not Cause

It's just my nature to question things. Almost every single day you may read a health-related headline. Often times the headline may correlate a diet, food or ingredient to a health issue. But you may not realize that it's a correlation, since the headline may mislead you into thinking it's [...]

12 09, 2012

Spinning the Truth: Dietary components are more gray than black and white.

By |2012-09-12T14:30:27-04:00September 12th, 2012|Food Facts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Spinning the Truth: Dietary components are more gray than black and white.

It's full-swing political season, and most people are familiar with the idea of "spin". Well, this happens in health research too. A recent review on the topic determined that when spin is used in the study's press release, it carries through to the news outlet that publishes the [...]