Fasting between meals can burn fat and improve metabolic health

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Eating three meals per day- breakfast, lunch, and dinner- has become engrained in many cultures. Many hold the notion that regular and frequent eating is vital for health. Yet, new research suggests that eating the same total amount of food, but increasing the duration of fasting between meals may yield better health outcomes. Continue reading

Misleading headline suggests “Paleo diet is dangerous, increases weight gain, diabetes exert warns”

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

Processed Meat Associated with Increased All-Cause Mortality

ImageA 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

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During my graduate studies, I realized there was a disconnect between the latest scientific knowledge in the fields of nutrition and genetics and the typical dietary advice. An often over-looked but critical role as a scientist is to inform the public, who fund our research. To narrow the gap between the “ivory tower” of academic science and the public, I began this website in 2011. Thanks for reading!