Death by Diet

April 30, 2019

The race to transform the world’s bad food habits. Jessica Fanzo, a professor at Johns Hopkins University and co-chair of the annual Global Nutrition Report – described as the world’s most comprehensive report on nutrition – said diets were “the number one cause of disease, disability and death”

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In one of the largest surveys of data on global dietary habits & longevity, researchers found that consuming vegetables, fruit, fish and whole grains was strongly associated with a longer life — & that people who skimped on such healthy foods were more likely to die before their time. Study authors include our Jessica Fanzo

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Protein of the Future

March 18, 2019

Get ready for a menu of lab-grown steaks, “bleeding” plant burgers, and cricket smoothies – w comments from our Ruth Faden and Jess Fanzo

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Written by 37 scientists from 16 countries. “It’s not a blanket approach, but when you look at the data there are certain individuals or populations that don’t need that much red meat for their own health,” said our Jessica Fanzo, “There’s a real inequity. Some people get too much. Some people get too little.”

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“Diets are one of the top risk factors of morbidity and mortality in the world – more than air pollution, more than smoking,” said Jessica Fanzo, a professor at Johns Hopkins University and a lead author

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Listen now: This month, Ethics Talk takes on why clinicians should care about food ethics and what they can do to address nutrition in clinical and community settings. Guests were our Dr. Jessica Fanzo, Dr. David Katz, and Haley Swartz

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This new special issue, edited by our Jessica Fanzo, investigates some of the compelling ethical issues at stake with food and health. If the global community cannot find solutions to address food quality and access, costs will be high

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Leading scientists propose to track salt’s effects on health by controlling how much is given to inmate volunteers

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