The dangers of diet culture

Jamie Holt // The Flat Hat Carina Pacheco ’23 is a history major and hails from New Jersey. She’s a part-time barista and a full-time dog lover. In addition to contributing to The Flat Hat, Carina is a member of the club’s lacrosse team and the Young Democrats club. Email Carina at capacheco@email.wm.edu. The opinions … Read more

Low sodium diet did not reduce clinical events in heart failure

A low-sodium diet was not associated with a reduction in future clinical events in a new study in outpatients with heart failure. But there was a moderate benefit on quality of life and New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class. Results from the SODIUM-HF trial were presented today at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) … Read more

Can your diet affect your risk of breast cancer?

If you’re at risk for breast cancer, newly diagnosed breast cancer, or metastatic breast cancer, you may be wondering what you can do—beyond treatment and outside of your doctor’s office. — to keep the disease under control. as you go through the process of living your life. One potential piece of the puzzle if you’re … Read more

Addressing the climate emergency through diet change – Food Tank

ProVeg International is working to reduce global meat consumption by 50% by 2040 and shift to a more resilient, sustainable and plant-rich food system. Raphael Podselver, United Nations Advocacy Officer for ProVegexplains to Food Tank that there is an urgent need to “drastically” reduce the consumption of animal protein to support human and planetary health. … Read more

ACC in-person meeting reports, diet intervention studies and more

Long-awaited data on salt restriction and nutrition education are on the menu at this weekend’s American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting, which is welcoming in-person attendees for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting will take place in Washington, DC, and will also offer virtual streaming and attendance at select … Read more

A diet that can beat diabetes even if you’re thin is hailed as a ‘game changer’ by researchers

A “game-changing” diet can help people with type 2 diabetes reverse their condition, even when they’re not overweight. A scientific breakthrough has already revealed that type 2 diabetes is not a permanent disease and can be reversed by dramatic weight loss with a drastic 800 calorie daily diet. Since most people with type 2 diabetes … Read more