Clashing Views in Food and Nutrition

ISBN-10: 0073514470

ISBN-13: 9780073514475

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Janet Colson

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List price: $67.33
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 2/25/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078

Correlation Guide
Nutrition Guidelines And Recommendations
Can All Foods Fit Into a Healthy Diet?
Yes:Susan Nitzke and Jeanne Freeland-Graves, from "Position of the American Dietetic Association: Total Diet Approach to Communicating Food and Nutrition Information," Journal of the American Dietetic Association (July 2007)
No: Suzanne Havala, from Good Foods, Bad Foods: What's Left to Eat? (Chronimed Publishing, 1998)
Is the Dietary Guideline for Sodium Realistic?
Yes: Institute of Medicine, from "Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake in the United States: Brief Report," The National Academies Press (April 2010)
No: Michael Moss, from "The Hard Sell on Salt," The New York Times (May 29, 2010)
Can an Overemphasis on Eating Healthy Become Unhealthy?
Yes: Lindsey Getz, from "Orthorexia: When Eating Healthy Becomes an Unhealthy Obsession," Today's Dietitian (June 2009)
No: Chris Woolston, from "What's Wrong With the American Diet?" Consumer Health Interactive (October 28, 2009)
Nutrition And Health
Does "Trans Fats-Free" Mean a Food Is Heart-Healthy?
Yes: Lindsey Getz, from "A Burger and Fries (Hold the Trans Fats)�Restaurants Respond to Demand for Healthier Oils," Today's Dietitian (February 2009)
No: Joseph Mercola, from "Interesterified Fat: Is It Worse Than Trans Fat?" (March 5, 2009)
Does a Diet High in Fructose Increase Body Fat?
Yes: Joseph Mercola, from "This Harmful Food Product Is Changing Its Name�Don't Get Swindled," (October 1, 2010)
No: Corn Refiners Association, from "Questions & Answers about High Fructose Corn Syrup" (August 2008)
Yes: Silk Soy Nutrition Center, from "Health Benefits of Soy," Soy Nutrition (2009)
No: Cornucopia Institute, from "Behind the Bean: The Heroes and Charlatans of the Natural and Organic Soy Foods Industry, the Social, Environmental, and Health Impacts of Soy," Cornucopia Institute (2009)
Diet, Physical Activity, And Weight Maintenance
Should Physicians Use BMI to Assess Overall Health?
Yes: Jeremy Singer-Vine, from "Beyond BMI: Why Doctors Won't Stop Using an Outdated Measure for Obesity," Slate (July 20, 2009)
No: Keith Devlin, from "Do You Believe in Fairies, Unicorns, or the BMI?" Mathematical Association of America, devli/devlin_05_09.html (May 2009)
Do Americans Need Vitamin D Supplements ?
Yes: Jane Brody, from "What Do You Lack? Probably Vitamin D," The New York Times (July 26, 2010)
No: Institute of Medicine, from "Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D," The National Academies Press (November 30, 2010)
Does Obesity Cause a Decline in Life Expectancy?
Yes: Samuel H. Preston, from "Deadweight?�The Influence of Obesity on Longevity," The New England Journal of Medicine (March 17, 2007)
No: Paul Campos, from "The Weighting Game: Why Being Fat Isn't Bad for You," The New Republic (January 13, 2003)
Our Food Supply
Are Organic Foods Better Than Conventional Foods?
Yes: Ed Hamer and Mark Anslow, from "10 Reasons Why Organic Can Feed the World" The Ecologist (March 2008)
No: Mark Bittman, from "Eating Food That's Better for You, Organic or Not?" The New York Times (March 22, 2009)
Does the World Need Genetically Modified Foods?
Yes: Henry I. Miller and Gregory Conko, from "Scary Food," Policy Review (June/July 2006)
No: Ed Hamer and Mark Anslow, from "10 Reasons Genetically Modified Foods Cannot [Feed the World]," The Ecologist (March 2008)
Are Probiotics and Prebiotics Beneficial in Promoting Health?
Yes: Anneli Rufus, from "Poop Is the Most Important Indicator of Your Health," AlterNet (March 27, 2010)
No: Peta Bee, from "Probiotics, Not So Friendly After All?" The Times (London) (November 10, 2008)
Should Energy Drinks Be Banned?
Yes: Chad J. Reissig, Eric C. Strain and Roland R. Griffiths, from "Caffeinated Energy Drinks�A Growing Problem," Drug and Alcohol Dependence (January 2009)
No: Ellen Coleman, from "Back to the Grind: The Return of Caffeine as an Ergogenic Aid," Today's Dietitian (March 2009)
Food And Nutrition Policy
Is Hunger in America a Real Problem?
Yes: Joel Berg, from "Hunger in the U.S.: A Problem as American as Apple Pie," AlterNet (February 4, 2009)
No: Sam Dolnick, from "The Obesity-Hunger Paradox," The New York Times (March 12, 2010)
Should Government Levy a Fat Tax?
Yes: Kelly D. Brownell, et al., from "The Public Health and Economic Benefits of Taxing Sugar-Sweetened Beverages" The New England Journal of Medicine (October 15, 2009)
No: Daniel Engber, from "Let Them Drink Water! What a Fat Tax Really Means for America" Slate (September 21, 2009)
Can Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" Initiative Halt Childhood Obesity?
Yes: White House Press Release, from "First Lady Michelle Obama Launches Let's Move: America's Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids" (February 9, 2010)
No: Michele Simon, from "Michelle Obama's Let's Move�Will It Move Industry?" AlterNet (March 14, 2010)
Nutrition Concerns of Pregnant Women And Infants
Is It Necessary for Pregnant Women to Completely Abstain from All Alcoholic Beverages?
Yes: Phyllida Brown, from "Drinking for Two," New Scientist (July 1, 2006)
No: Julia Moskin, from "The Weighty Responsibility of Drinking for Two," The New York Times (November 29, 2006)
Should Infant Formulas Contain Synthetic ARA and DHA?
Yes: Haley C. Stevens and Mardi K. Mountford, MPH, from "Infant Formula and DHA/ARA," International Formula Council (IFC) Statement on DHA/ARA and Infant Formula, (http://www infant-formula-and-dha/ara) (Press release, March 1, 2008)
No: Ari LeVaux, from "Dangerous Hype: Infant Formula Companies Claim They Can Make Babies 'Smarter,'" AlterNet ( (October 20, 2009)
Is Breast-Feeding the Best Way to Feed Babies?
Yes: Pat Thomas, from "Suck on This," The Ecologist (May 2006)
No: Hanna Rosin, from "The Case Against Breast-Feeding," The Atlantic (April 2009)
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