October 2011 Issue

Nutrition Science: Reading Behind the Headlines

Fruits and vegetables don’t protect against cancer”; “calcium supplements cause heart attacks”—just two examples of recent headlines that appeared in the popular press. Thanks to the swelling public interest in the prevention of disease through diet, just about every magazine, newspaper and website reports on nutrition science. But sometimes this glut of news is conflicting, leaving you to wonder, “What am I supposed to eat?”

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