A new review of protein consumption recommends cutting back on overall protein consumption and shifting from meat-based proteins to plant-based proteins.
A skeptical look at popular diets: Vegetarian is healthy if you tread carefully
In the third post in A Skeptical Look at Popular Diets, clinician-researcher Randall Stafford points out the pros and cons of a vegetarian diet.
A skeptical look at popular diets: The paleo diet isn’t just for cavemen
In the second piece in the series A Skeptical Look at Popular Diets, clinician and researcher Randall Stafford examines the paleo diet.
Any way you slice it, there’s a lot to say about nutrition studies
Nutrition experts debate the reliability of nutrition studies, their typical flaws and how researchers can perform better studies moving forward.
A look back at the military’s influence on nutrition in the U.S.
Stanford historian reveals how the U.S. military profoundly shaped modern American nutrition during World War II and the Cold War.
A skeptical look at popular diets: Stick to 5 rules for healthy eating
In the first post in the series A Skeptical Look at Popular Diets, physician Randall Stafford writes that picking a particular diet is not that important.
Higher percentages of saturated fat in low-carb diets may not harm cholesterol levels, new analysis suggests
A secondary analysis of a diet study showed that low-carbohydrate dieters who consumed the most saturated fats had better levels of lipids in their blood.
How to feed the smallest preemies: A new guide is available
Feeding the tiniest, most vulnerable human beings takes patience and know-how. A new toolkit updates doctors on the nutritional needs of preemies.
Giving kids honest information about water consumption may help them make healthy choices
A study led by a Stanford Business researcher at four schools in Panama explores the best way to persuade kids to drink more water.
Busting myths about milk
Stanford nutrition scientist Christopher Gardner discusses the many forms of milk and addresses the biggest misconceptions.
Is nutrition research dependable? Stanford’s John Ioannidis weighs in
John Ioannidis recommends a change to the standards of nutrition research studies, suggesting that, as they stand, the results are fairly unreliable.
Patient shares experience with celiac disease: It’s a serious autoimmune condition, but “not the end of the world”
In a video, Stanford Children's Health's Healthier, Happier Lives Blog introduces a patient with celiac disease and discusses the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of the autoimmune disorder.
Family food rules can significantly improve teens’ independent food choices
Household guidelines and rules related to food help teenagers eat healthier away from home, new Stanford research suggests.
Debating low-fat vs low-carb diets? New study found a draw
A comparison of diets for weight loss for those with different levels of insulin and metabolic genes did not find a clear winner.
Weight gain, and loss, causes widespread molecular changes
Study finds even a modest weight gain causes the body to fluctuate on the molecular level, but most changes revert back when weight is lost.
Healthy holidays: Food allergies and gifts of food
Food allergies or restrictions can complicate travel or visits to friends and family. Two Stanford experts share advice here.