Yet More Evidence That Fat Isn’t the Problem

Dietary fat has been demonized for so long, the point bears repeating: In truth, fat is not the bad guy – as a couple of recent studies make clear. The first, just published in PLoS Medicine, looked at the effects of fats and carbs on blood glucose and insulin...

About That “Pasta Won’t Make You Fat” Study…

You know how they say that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is? Widely touted as “the best study” to date on pasta consumption and obesity, it was hardly that. As Stanford professor of medicine Dr. Christopher Gardner told Health News Review, The...

Simple Carbs & Your Complex Heart

When it comes to our most common chronic health problems – heart disease, obesity, diabetes – science continues to make it clear: Dietary fats are not the bad guy. Carbs are. Not all of them, of course. Some important foods – vegetables, legumes,...

Chocolate for Health: Too Good to Be True?

Earlier this year, there was a bit of noise over a deliberately bad study – one designed to “prove” an alluring but fantastical notion: eating chocolate can help you lose weight. Surrounded by all the sugary goodies that the holiday season brings, plenty of us are...

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