Low-Carb or Low-Fat – Which Diet is Better For Weight Loss?

Low-Carb or Low-Fat – Which Diet is Better For Weight Loss?

This is a guest post by David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP. You cannot get a good answer to a lousy question. The current diet study making headlines purportedly asked, and answered this question: which is better for weight loss and improving cardiac … Continue reading

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Saturated Fat – Friend or Foe?

Saturated Fat – Friend or Foe?

The big news in the nutrition world this week is a meta-study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, claiming that saturated fat may not be as bad for people’s health as once thought. The researchers behind the study are … Continue reading

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Is Gluten-Free Just A Fad?

Is Gluten-Free Just A Fad?

This is a guest blog post by David Katz, M.D. There is a sizable, but still decidedly minority population that can benefit in terms of feeling better by excluding gluten, entirely or mostly, from their diets. There is a population … Continue reading

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NuVal Nutrition Ratings Added to Texas Grocery Chain

NuVal Nutrition Ratings Added to Texas Grocery Chain

Nuval, the nutrition rating system that scores product from 0-100, announced this week the addition of a fourth supermarket chain as a partner – United Supermarkets, LLC of Lubbock, Texas, which operates 50 stores under the United Supermarkets, Market Street, … Continue reading

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3½ Insights from Tufts “Nutrition Label Conference”

3½ Insights from Tufts “Nutrition Label Conference”

The Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy is one of the nation’s foremost leaders in the field of nutrition. They are hosting the 4th annual Friedman Symposium this weekend, a 2 day affair devoted to current affairs … Continue reading

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From “Nutrition Label” Conference at Tufts

From “Nutrition Label” Conference at Tufts

We are blogging live have concluded live blogging from The 4th annual Friedman School Symposium at Tufts University – Nutrition Agenda 2009 & Beyond. This morning’s topic is Nutrition Labeling and Scoring 2.0: What have we learned? What do we … Continue reading

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Tomorrow: Live Blogging from “Food Label” Conference

Tomorrow: Live Blogging from “Food Label” Conference

The Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition is hosting its fourth annual nutrition symposium on Friday and Saturday (9/11-12/09). This year’s conference, Nutrition Agenda 2009 and Beyond, will dedicate a half  day to presentations and discussions about Nutrition Labeling and … Continue reading

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NuVal Nutritional Scoring vs. Smart Choices

NuVal Nutritional Scoring vs. Smart Choices

  Have you ever wondered what’s inside that tasty TV dinner, instant pudding, or granola bar? How healthy, or not? Theoretically, we can learn a lot about a packaged food item just by reading its nutrition panel. Unfortunately for many … Continue reading

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5 Foolproof Tips for Deciphering Food Labels

5 Foolproof Tips for Deciphering Food Labels

From Connecticut’s WTNH.com, an interview with Dr. David Katz, a leading nutrition expert, provide 5 great tips. Read the interview summary here, or watch the video What to do at the supermarket: 1. Never Trust the Front of the Package. … Continue reading

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