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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.
From the THI President's Keypad
COVID Worsens Obesity, Obesity Returns the “Favor”
AUTHOR: David L. Katz, MD, MPH
We look on. Somehow, it’s all politically correct.If we say that hypertension (elevated blood pressure) is injurious to blood vessels and by extension the cardiovascular system, I trust we can agree this is not insulting to blood vessels. It is, simply, a statement of fact- and one of outsized importance in modern epidemiology.
News of The Day
NOTeD Asks: What Drives the Severity of COVID-19 Infection?
Why Your New Year’s Diet Is Doomed
The Truth About Plant-Based Meats
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.
THI Announces Our First Annual Recognizing Excellence in Advancing Health Literacy (REAHL) Awardees
Congratulations to our six Awardees: Allison Aubrey, Sandee LaMotte, Tamar Haspel, Julia Belluz, Jane Brody, and Dr. James Hamblin