Category: Nutrition

No Benefit from Fish Oil

A new systematic review of clinical trials shows no clear benefit to consuming omega-3 fatty acids in food or supplements.

/ August 8, 2018

The Trans Fat 51-Day Half-Life Myth

Various websites repeat the myth that trans fats are slowly metabolized, with a 51-day half-life. There is no evidence for that claim.

/ August 7, 2018

Multivitamins and Vascular Disease

Yet another massive meta-analysis shows no health benefit to routine supplementation with vitamins or minerals.

/ July 11, 2018

Vitamin D and the relationship to colon cancer

Colorectal cancer is common. A new study examines the relationship with vitamin D levels.

/ June 28, 2018

H.O.P.E.: A Movie Promoting Veganism

H.O.P.E., a movie promoting veganism, is short on science and long on appeals to emotion.

/ June 19, 2018

Fake News about Fish Oil

An ad for the dietary supplement Omega Rejuvenol is disguised as a news story in my local newspaper. It makes claims that are not supported by evidence.

/ June 5, 2018

Routine Vitamin Supplementation Mostly Useless

A new meta-analysis shows no benefit from multivitamins or routine supplementation. These results should motivate users to take a fresh look at their supplementation.

/ May 30, 2018

Mosconi’s Brain Food Diet

Mosconi offers a plan to prevent and treat Alzheimer's and maximize cognitive function in everyone. She claims brain health requires a unique diet, but she fails to make her case. Some of what she says is good standard health advice, but the rest is speculative, not based on good scientific evidence, and sometimes demonstrably wrong.

/ May 29, 2018

Living Water

A device called Living Water will convert your tap water into acidic or alkaline water that supposedly is ionized and has antioxidant properties. There is no evidence that it offers any health benefits.

/ May 8, 2018

Five steps to add ten years to your life expectancy

A new study identifies five lifestyle decisions that can add over a decade to your life expectancy.

/ May 3, 2018