July 16, 2008

In The News: The Case for Calories (Part Two!)

Calories sure are a hot commodity this week.

Marion Nestle's new question and answer column in The San Francisco Chronicle even identifies them as "the most pressing nutrition issue today."

As she so simply puts it, "Eat too many calories for the number you use, and on come the pounds. Food tempts us everywhere, even in places like business supply stores, bookstores and libraries. It comes in larger and larger portions. And we are expected to snack all day long. "

Clearly, policy makers also agree.

After all, fast food chain menus in New York City are displaying calories, not carbohydrate or fat grams.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Are you going to blog about this?


Study: Low-carb diet best for weight, cholesterol

By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

ATLANTA - The Atkins diet may have proved itself after all: A low-carb diet and a Mediterranean-style regimen helped people lose more weight than a traditional low-fat diet in one of the longest and largest studies to compare the dueling weight-loss techniques.

A bigger surprise: The low-carb diet improved cholesterol more than the other two. Some critics had predicted the opposite.