Last semester I couldn’t help but complain to friends that nutrition science simply “sucks”: never-ending conflicting information, inability to prove even “common sense” knowledge (e.g. refined sugar is bad!- nutrition science can not definitely prove that it is…is it because people overeat sugar? is it because they overeat in general? is it because they lack key other nutrients?]. Uh, I have read scientific papers showing that adding refined sugar to diet does NOT lead to weight gain, others that showed it definitely does, etc etc etc.
Now that I sit in my nutritional epidemiology class… i finally “feel” for nutrition and understand why it tends to be so messy. Continue reading