Wednesday, November 13, 2019
No surprise! Just read an article in the NYT's about the issues with studies on diets:
Or go to nytimes.com and search on "Why Diet Research Is So Spectacularly Thin". I wasn't surprised to learn this as it's been pretty obvious for years. What did surprise me is the disparity in funding between diet studies and drugs.....diet studies are in the hundreds of thousands while drug studies are in the several million dollar range. And as the article points out what/how we eat is a very good predictor of health or illness.
the concluding paragraph is particularly strong:
"No other factor approaches the importance of diet for public health. To reduce the human toll of chronic disease, we must upgrade the quality of nutrition research. The financial investment required will yield huge returns in medical cost savings."
It may not be as sexy as research on drugs, but the payback would be enormous. Just think, a healthier happier population!