veggies

The Republican war on vegetables: How new dietary guidelines brought out the GOP’s inner petulant child – LINDSAY ABRAMS

New recommendations released earlier this year by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), an independent group of doctors and nutritionists, say we should cut down on meat for the sake of our health and the environment. In response, congressional Republicans are throwing a temper tantrum. But because “you can’t make us eat more fruits and vegetables” sounds kind of petulant, they’re pretending their …

Vitamin D

Recommendation for vitamin D intake was miscalculated, is far too low, experts say 7000 IU/day

Summary: Researchers are challenging the intake of vitamin D recommended by the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine saying their Recommended Dietary Allowance for vitamin D underestimates the need by a factor of ten. Researchers at UC San Diego and Creighton University have challenged the intake of vitamin D recommended by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Institute of …