Do High-Protein Diets Cause Kidney Disease and Cancer?

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It seems like every other week there is a media uproar about the dangers of any number of foods. Lately, the target has been meat – specifically high-protein diets – and its supposed connection to a range of chronic diseases and early death. I’ve discussed high-protein diets a couple times on my podcast (here and here), but with the recent press surrounding a new study on high-protein diets and cancer risk, there’s been yet another… Read More

The Roundup

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 26, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past On Monday, The New York Times reviewed a large and exhaustive new analysis by a team of international scientists, which found no evidence that eating saturated fat increased heart attacks and other cardiac events. The lead researcher suggested that it is refined carbs, and not dietary fat, that is the heavy hitter… Read More

Does Eating Red Meat Increase the Risk of Diabetes?

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No matter how often I write articles defending the place of red meat in a healthy diet, there are always people who get bent out of shape whenever a new study is published with a different twist on the same old “red meat is killing us” story. Although I can’t say addressing these (often ridiculous) studies is the most exciting undertaking, I wanted to write about this one because it’s a prime example of the… Read More

The Roundup

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 25, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past Lactase persistence is a common genetic trait in many worldwide populations that allows them to consume dairy as a significant and health-promoting component of their traditional diets. An ancient DNA analysis has revealed a high frequency of European lactase persistence earlier than previously believed, reaching over 70% of the population by the… Read More

The Roundup

Roundup

Here is The Roundup, Edition 19, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past In a recent article, Stephan Guyenet of Whole Health Source discussed the widespread belief that beans and lentils are not “allowed” on a Paleo diet and were not a component of our early ancestors’ diets. Stephan points out that “there is good evidence of widespread legume consumption by hunter-gatherers and archaic humans,… Read More

The Roundup

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 15, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past Dr. Arya Sharma, founder and Scientific Director of the Canadian Obesity Network, recently wrote a post on the evidence in favor of universal sodium reduction, and described it as “less than conclusive”. Dr. Sharma spent the first 10 years of his research career studying the effects of sodium on blood pressure, and… Read More