During the holiday season, many of us tend to pack on extra fat. However, research has discovered that not all body fat is equal. In fact, some types of fat are beneficial. Here, I describe three types of fat – white, brown and beige – and explain their effects on the body. Continue reading
A recent press release about a study at the University of Melbourne reads “Diabetes expert warns paleo diet is dangerous and increases weight gain.” The headline is based on a study by Dr. Andrikopoulos at the University of Melbourne. Being in my area of research (effects of diet in mice), I looked into this study and was surprised by the misleading nature of the press release. Continue reading
A study by the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine found that increasing protein consumption beyond the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) during weight loss can reduce lean body mass loss, while maintaining overall weight loss. Continue reading
A study published on March 7, 2013 in the journal BMC Medicine found that consumption of processed meat is linked to an increase in all-cause mortality. Interestingly, red meat and poultry were not associated with increased risk. The lowest rates of mortality were to individuals who consumed a low to moderate amounts of meat. Continue reading
During my graduate studies, I realized there was a disconnect between the latest scientific knowledge in the nutrition and genetics fields and the typical dietary advice. I began this blog to inform the public and allow individuals to make better-informed decisions about their dietary choices. Thanks for reading!