Category Archives: Nutrition

The Dairy Industry’s Misleading Study Designs

How do the meat and dairy industries design studies that show their products have neutral or even beneficial effects on cholesterol and inflammation? Observational studies like “Milk and Dairy Consumption and Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases and All-Cause Mortality: Dose-Response Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies,” which suggests that dairy might not be so bad, can be…

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Testing Berries and Nuts, Two of the Best Brain Foods

Randomized controlled studies put nuts, berries, and grape juice to the test for cognitive function. When you read articles in Alzheimer’s disease journals about eating more berries to reduce cognitive decline in the elderly, the authors are talking about observational studies, like the Harvard Nurses’ Health Study that showed that berry intake appears to delay…

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