n one of the longest studies of the cardiac effects of alcohol (the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities or ARIC study), Dr. Alexandra Gonçalves of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and colleagues examined data from nearly 15,000 participants. Continue reading →
The latest in health news: The Pennsylvania Environmental Protection Agency releases review on low-risk fracking, a stem cell transplant method provides new hope for MS treatment, & why Golden Rice mustn’t be stopped.
The USDA approved for commercial sale the ‘Innate’ potato, produced by the JR Simplot company last November. The product is still waiting for FDA approval, who is in the process of reviewing the data. Innate potatoes produce less acrylamide than usual when Continue reading →
The latest in health news: Why a sedentary lifestyle is deadly, but pizza consumption isn’t, and Dr. Ross’s latest op-ed in The Daily Caller discussing the sad state of our nation’s public health when it comes to stemming the toll of cigarette smoking.
Can you remember what you ate yesterday? Last week? Last month? The answer is probably not, and that’s one of the major issues with nutrition research: a lot of studies rely on what is known as the Food Frequency Questionnaire, the most commonly used dietary assessment tool in which participants report the foods they ate over a defined Continue reading →
Although we here at ACSH have often been skeptical about the utility of various dietary supplements — including many vitamins and minerals — there is one that we think is vitally important. Continue reading →
It’s been well established that physical activity can help ward off or ameliorate various ailments, ranging from arthritis to heart disease, and may even help prolong life. But the extent to which such benefits are associated with obesity, or how much exercise is needed hasn’t been clearly defined. Continue reading →
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than a third of U.S. adults are obese. Bariatric surgery – in which either an inflatable band is placed around the stomach to reduce stomach size or in which the stomach and part of the small intestine are bypassed – is perhaps the most effective means of Continue reading →
A new “study” tries to show some adverse impact on mortality from high-fructose corn syrup. But: a) It’s a mouse study; b) the alleged effect was only seen in female mice; c) HFCS has been declared safe by science-based consensus, including ACSH’s peer-reviewed report. Continue reading →
Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health, led by Dr. Hongyu Wu, investigated the relationship between consumption of whole grains and risk of death from any cause, from cardiovascular disease, and from cancer. Continue reading →