Reducing cardiovascular disease risk with omega-3s

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the number one killer of Americans, and by 2030, nearly 44 percent of U.S. adults will have some form of the disease. [1] It has long been recognized that consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, especially eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), can help reduce the risk of CVD. [2,3]  Indeed, […]

Wow of the Week: Could USDA diet lead to higher greenhouse gas emissions?

There’s something slightly awkward about the phrase “diet-related greenhouse gases.” A recent study from researchers at the University of Michigan found that if Americans were to adopt the USDA’s recommendations contained within its “Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010,” while maintaining regular caloric intake, the aforementioned diet-related greenhouse gas emissions would increase by 12 percent. The study, […]