Research on how our eating habits may bring anti-inflammatory health protection is now widespread. The problem is that you can read one headline from a study that proclaims “X” food fights inflammation, yet have no idea how that statement fits in the big picture. Is this a food that many studies show –in humans — is anti-inflammatory? Or is it a fluke finding?
In Part 1 of this video series, Susan Steck, PhD, MPH, RD, provided background on inflammation and shared thoughts on how we approach “anti-inflammatory diets”. Here, in Part 2, she discusses some of the foods that came up with strongest and most consistent findings in analysis of worldwide research on diet and inflammation. Dr. Steck is a registered dietitian and Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
Following the video, read on for clarifying details.
It’s the million-dollar question: Is vitamin D cancer-protective?
In preparing for presentations at several upcoming conferences, I’ve been scouring recent months’ flurry of scientific journal articles on this question. More than ever, research is looking beyond bones to vitamin D’s potential to reduce risk of cancer and perhaps improve outcome when cancer does occur. As strong as today’s research has become about a role for vitamin D, we are left with big questions as we puzzle over what to do about this apparent link.
If you read just one magazine or website article, you may think the answer is crystal clear. Not true. Researchers who are highly respected for their expertise in this area look at the data and for now, differ in the bottom-line message they offer.
Read on for my take-away based on my latest exploration of the research.