Questions tagged [nutrition]

Use this tag for claims regarding the way we eat, and the effects eating has on our bodies.

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Should 20-35% of calories come from fats in a healthful diet?

In 2002, the National Academies' Institute of Medicine released a report that recommended: Adults should get 45 percent to 65 percent of their calories from carbohydrates, 20 percent to 35 percent ...
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Does eel help relieve symptoms of summer fatigue?

In Japan, a traditional summer illness is natsubate, summer fatigue, and the traditional way of relieving symptoms is to eat eel for "stamina". Is there any science behind this tradition?
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Are plastics making us fat and giving us diabetes?

A recent widely reported news story (example report from the Independent) suggested that one explanation for the modern rise in obesity was not too much food or two little exercise but many of ...
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Did the Mayo Clinic in the 1900s find 4-5 quarts (~4 litres) of raw milk a day to be healthy?

According to this claim by realmilk.com, THE MILK CURE: In the early 1900s, the Mayo Clinic administered the “Milk Cure,” which consisted in drinking 4-5 quarts of raw milk per day, obtaining ...
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Is llama meat popular amongst Britain's gurkha communities?

In "Eating this exotic meat may seriously damage your health" (2013-06-16) The Independent claims: Although still relatively rare, llama is increasingly popular, especially among Britain’s gurkha ...
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Is chocolate consumption correlated with per capita Nobel Laureates?

From a blog by the Scientific American: Chocolate consumption and Nobel Prizes: A bizarre juxtaposition if there ever was one r=0.791 P<0.0001 The Scientific American claims that a paper has ...

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