Soy recently got its turn under the hot lamp of media accusation for crimes committed in the name of health. Research purportedly linking soy to cancer has been splattering the pages of popular media with its tofu gore. As always, the truth is more benign pun intended than the columnists would have us believe.
A recent study found consumption of higher amounts of dairy products but less saturated fat overall correlated with lower blood pressure. However, researchers cannot fully explain those results, as the difference does not seem to relate to calcium intake.
If a calorie is consumed in the forest and no one is there to count it, will it still show up on your waistline? We analyze the IFIC Food and Health Surveys disturbing finding that 43 percent of consumers refuse to even think about keeping track of their caloric intake.
Whatever happened to ginseng? This popular pioneer of functional ingredients was the belle of the good-for-you ball 25 years ago. Ginseng may have faded from the popularity contest point of view, but sales are still strong and it still has a myriad of uses.
The task of responding to the latest crusade from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has become almost tedious, says writer Radley Balko in this article from TCSDaily.com. He discusses CSPI's lawsuit against Kentucky Fried Chicken and its attacks on Starbucks for its "high-calorie, high-fat" drinks and pastries.
Radley Balko, Tech Central Station contributor and Cato Institute policy analyst
"Vitamin E is harmful", "salt is poison", "organic cookies decimate the endangered orangutan habitat" and "the childhood obesity crisis is a red herring made up by the liberal media." These assertions are just a sampling of the flagrant misuses of science degrees by people who should know better. When its expert versus expert, everyone gets short-changed.