The 2020 Dietary Guidelines Committee: Who Will Stand Up for Rigorous Science Over Industry Interests and—really?—Religion?

The 2020 Dietary Guidelines Committee: Who Will Stand Up for Rigorous Science Over Industry Interests and—really?—Religion?

USDA-HHS finally has announced the members of the advisory committee for the 2020 Dietary Guidelines, a powerful group of experts who will determine what constitutes a healthy diet. Their work has implications not only for nutrition and health in the United States but is likely to influence food policy in many parts of the world.

Diabetes and Obesity Still on the Rise – Billions Spent Promoting Dietary Guidelines Hasn’t Made a Dent

Diabetes and Obesity Still on the Rise – Billions Spent Promoting Dietary Guidelines Hasn’t Made a Dent

A new report on the continued alarming rise of diabetes in the U.S. illustrates how long-accepted dietary guidance has for decades failed to contain this costly and debilitating disease. As part of their State of American Well-being series, Gallup and Sharecare found that 11.5% of the U.S. adult population was diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes in 2016-2017, up from 10.8% in 2008-2009.

Is U.S. Nutrition Policy Making the Military (and Recruits) too Fat to Fight?

Is U.S. Nutrition Policy Making the Military (and Recruits) too Fat to Fight?

The U.S. military has a crisis on its hands, as obesity rates continue to rise, both among existing troops and potential recruits who are too fat to serve. Let’s hope our military leaders will take a hard look at its nutritional advice and explore all possible options to improve the health of the men and women who serve in uniform and protect our nation.

Report to Congress: Low-Carb Diet Yields Groundbreaking Results for T2 Diabetes

Report to Congress: Low-Carb Diet Yields Groundbreaking Results for T2 Diabetes

Sarah Hallberg, chair of the Nutrition Coalition’s Scientific Council, took her breakthrough research on reversing type 2 diabetes to Congress last month. In a briefing to the bipartisan “Food As Medicine” group in the House, Dr. Hallberg detailed results from the large, university-based controlled clinical trial she leads, which reversed T2 diabetes in 60% of participants after just one year on a very low-carb diet.