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News of the Day via Dr. Tom Rifai, Editor

THI Council Member Tom Rifai MD, FACP, covers News of the Day (NOTeD), debunking or authenticating health and nutrition news circulating around the internet.

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The Omicron Variant: What Matters Most Is…

AUTHOR: David L. Katz, MD, MPH

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I was well on my weekly way to completing a column, when the disquieting news about the Omicron variant in South Africa broke. The column in the works suddenly seemed a non sequitur, temporarily at least, and the notion of starting anew from scratch while still in the acute recovery phase of postprandial Thanksgiving torpor was very uninviting. If anything, like the rest of us, I needed a COVID-free moment.

News of The Day

NOTeD Asks: What Drives the Severity of COVID-19 Infection?


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The Truth About Plant-Based Meats
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Evidence-Supported News. Get the Facts Without the Hype

Defending FACTS, Fighting Falsehoods

There seems to be a new diet competing with an old diet in every news cycle. But scientists are not confused, confounded, or at war. We take a moment to talk about an underappreciated topic: methodology.

Modernize the Definition of Protein Quality

We call upon the Commissioner of the FDA and the US Secretary of Agriculture to commission a working group of the National Academy of Medicine to modernize the formal definition of protein quality to one that better serves both public, and planetary health.

Nearly all of us will fail at our annual round of New Year’s resolutions, which historically are led by eating better and losing weight. But the struggle for your health is not a battle between you and the scale, or you and the brownies.



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How to Eat: All Your Food and Diet Questions Answered



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