A network for those interested in the history of nutrition and related fields. This network is intended for the growing number of scholars, teachers, documentary filmmakers, and museum and library professionals engaged with the history of nutrition in any time period or region.
In 2016, one of the biggest nutrition topics in both medical and popular media was the relative culpability of sugar vs fat in the so-called "obesity epidemic." It started in April in the BMJ:
Ramsden, C.E., Zamora, D., Majchrzak-Hong, S., et al., "Re-evaluation of the traditional diet-heart hypothesis: analysis of recovered data from Minnesota Coronary Experiment (1968-73)," BMJ 353 (2016): i1246. http://www.bmj.com/content/353/bmj.i1246.
We are pleased to announce the launch of CURED magazine, under the editorship of Darra Goldstein, Founding Editor of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture. Through in-depth articles, recipes, and provocative imagery, CURED focuses on the craft of food preservation, exploring topics in science, technology, culture, and the arts, in addition to food history. Contributors to the charter issue include Moises Velasquez-Manoff on the microbiota of the gut and Bronwen Percival on the science of fermentation.
This is the homepage for a public education project led by UCSF's Dr. Robert Lustig. The seven episodes of The Skinny on Obesity expand upon an earlier lecture, "Sugar: The Bitter Truth" (UCTV, 2009).
In this 1.5-hour-long lecture, Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that too much fructose and too little fiber work affect the hormonal influences of insulin and appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic. It is part of the UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public and originally aired on University of California Television in July 2009.