Vitamin D supplements – between hype and physiology

Diana ArteneHealthy Eating, Oncology Nutrition

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Vitamin D supplements are more and more popular nowadays, this vitamin being promoted to do anything from preventing cancer or osteoporosis to French fries. The image of a universal panacea is increasingly promoted by both health workers and patients contributes to the fact that in 2019 the sale of vitamin D supplements registered a profit of $ 1.1 billion, players … Read More

Cholesterol lowering, between laziness & superficiality

Diana ArteneHealthy Eating

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Cardiovascular disease prevention by statins alone works as efficiently as the lovely story: “There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. And it all ended up with Everybody blaming Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.”

Is meat carcinogenic?

Diana ArteneHealthy Eating, Oncology Nutrition

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In articles dedicated to analysing the validity of the link between “animal protein” and cancer, I explained why this association is deeply shallow. You can read the first part, explaining the difference between animal protein and plant protein, here, and the second part, explaining that dairy is not carcinogenic, here. Basically, while saying “the animal protein is a carcinogen”, you write on … Read More

Don’t worry = No sugar?

Diana ArteneHealthy Eating, Nutrition for Weight Loss

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In consensus with the industries that produce chronic dieters, the 2013 analysis done by Shankar argues that we don’t have sufficient evidence either to recommend nor to not recommend artificial sweeteners (1). Some research shows that the use of artificial sweeteners is associated with a modest weight loss (2). Other research shows that the use of artificial sweeteners is associated with … Read More

The French paradox – between theory & practice

Diana ArteneHealthy Eating

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In 1819, the Irish doctor Samuel Black observed that angina pectoris is much less common in France than in Ireland (1). Today, after 160 years, statistics show a lower cardiovascular mortality in wine-drinking countries than in beer or spirits drinking countries (2). Then, many studies on the complex links between alcohol consumption and cardiovascular disease have created a great interest … Read More

Made in Romania

Diana ArteneHealthy Eating

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Romania’s entry into the European Union has had a massive impact on Romanians, whether we are talking about consumers or talking about food producers. Consumers had access to products in the Single Market, and local producers were required to have the same systems of traceability in the food chain as all producers who want to sell on the European Union … Read More

7 essential questions if you have water retention

Diana ArteneHealthy Eating

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If you’re retaining water, you’re probably part of the group of people with weight problems who want to lose weight yesterday. And, as you probably know, unlike starvation, dehydration produces incredible weight loss results in the short term. Whether it’s about slimming teas, drugs or supplements that “eliminate water retention” or ketogenic diets, nothing seems to be as effective as … Read More