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Kristin Wiens, MSc, RD is a Registered Dietitian. She works as a clinician, research consultant and educator.
Jill Parnell, PhD is an Assistant Professor at Mount Royal University. She instructs courses and conducts research in the field of nutrition.
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The advice sounds counterproductive, but I have always told meal-skipping clients “add a meal, lose a pound” and it usually works… but is there more to the story? There is a multitude of evidence, anecdotal and research-based, that suggests skipping … Continue reading
Formula is no longer the only option for mothers who are unable to provide their infants with breastmilk. A program to collect and distribute breastmilk to those in need is gaining momentum in Calgary. Calgary Mothers’ Milk Bank has been … Continue reading
Is high-fructose corn syrup on it’s way out? Consumption of HFCS has declined 16% since 2007, but it isn’t all good news – overall sugar intake has risen nearly 10% in the same time period. … Viagra as a obesity … Continue reading
We have to say, 2012 really kept us on our toes! Bad science, even worse media responses and fad diets pills abounded this year. Our governments were front and centre – stepping into the realm of personal food choice and … Continue reading
The talk of the town, this week! Countries with the highest use of high-fructose corn syrup also have the highest rates of type 2 diabetes. We don’t propose that HFCS is the healthiest food out there and have no problems … Continue reading
Probably the most controversial study news release this week… low vitamin D levels linked with longevity? In families with two or more siblings over the age of 90, the offspring of such long-living families (n = 1038) had lower vitamin D levels … Continue reading
Green light on green tea! At the American Association for Cancer Research conference it was reported that green tea may be beneficial for those with prostate cancer. Men assigned to 6 cups of green tea per day prior to surgery … Continue reading
An RCT published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that increased availability of calorie-free beverages (via home delivery) reduces weight gain in teenagers. The control group continued to drink higher amounts of sugar-sweetened beverages and gained significantly more … Continue reading
Obesity rates in the U.S. predicted to continue rising. Hopefully, the predictions are wrong but we’re not so sure… Is surgery the answer to type 2 diabetes as well as obesity? It is estimated that bariatric surgery reduces the risk … Continue reading
Guidance needed for Canada’s Food Guide (CFG). Turns out people haven’t actually spent time memorizing the serving sizes from CFG, surprised? Researchers found that when Canadians are trying to follow CFG they underestimate serving sizes, possibly leading to over consumption. The … Continue reading