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Resources

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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 and the Mismaking of History: Where Are We, Really?

AUTHOR: David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM

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News reports refer routinely now to “second waves” of the COVID pandemic. Such references, in turn, invoke prior pandemics subject to such ebb and flow. The classic comparison is, of course, to pandemic strains of influenza. The flu is characteristically seasonal, with transmission rates dropping in summer, rising in fall- for reasons less clear than they might seem.

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THI and Processed Meat Guidelines: A Brief Update

Editorial: Vegetarian Dietary Patterns in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease

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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.

Dietary patterns that emphasize the consumption of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes, are recognized for their health-promoting properties (1). Such diets encompass vegetarian and vegan types, while extending to diverse, plant-predominant dietary patterns (2). Such diets are typically rich in fiber, antioxidants and phytochemicals, but much lower in saturated fat, added sugar, animal protein, and sodium compared to more conventional dietary patterns (3). The current 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend a vegetarian dietary pattern as one of three healthy dietary patterns, along with the Mediterranean and healthy U.S. style dietary patterns (4). Minimally processed plant foods are emphasized in all three, while only the vegetarian diet excludes meat entirely.

THI FEATURED MEMBER: Hana Kahleová, MD and David L. Katz, MD, MPH

COUNCIL RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE

Mark Bittman and David L. Katz, MD

How to Eat: All Your Food and Diet Questions Answered

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Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification

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