Category Archives: Nutritional Science

Evidence-based nutrition: is proof of efficacy for nutrients too high?

...evidence-based nutrition (EBN), has seemingly swallowed EBM [evidence-based medicine] whole without either asking how well it might fit, or adapting it to the unique features of the nutrition context evidence-based nutrition (EBN), has seemingly swallowed EBM whole without either asking how well it might fit, or adapting it to the unique features of the nutrition context. This passage is from a new paper by Robert Heaney, Connie Weaver, and Jeffrey Blumberg titled "EBN (Evidence-Based Nutrition) Read more [...]

Does nutrition need a new research paradigm?

When you consider how highly complex food systems interact with highly complex human systems, it is a bit overwhelming.  Then consider the thousands of different food species, nutrients, dietary patterns and combinations, how these interact with differing activities and other environmental variables, and elucidating an ideal diet seems an impossible task.  Though we know a lot about some aspects of food, we are more confused than ever on others.  I think this reflects a limited cognitive capacity Read more [...]