Tag Archives: American Academy of Pediatrics

Low-fat milk promotes obesity

August 22, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  Harvard researcher David Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D., analyzed a recommendation from the USDA and the American Academy of Pediatrics to drink three cups of reduced-fat milk per day. He concluded that it is very bad advice. “It is perhaps the most prevailing advice given to the American public about diet in the […]

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WIC program’s strange choice of foods

February 28, 2012

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by Dr. Martha Grout —  The State of Arizona recently initiated an updated list of foods for WIC, the federally funded “Women, Infants and Children” program to allow “nutritious foods and nutrition education.” The new list takes effect October 2009, and it is the first time in 30 years the list has been updated. There […]

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The danger of diagnostic x-rays

February 27, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  A case was recently adjudicated by the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners concerning a dentist who performed a panoramic dental x-ray on a child without using protective shielding. The dentist did not use a shield because the manufacturer did not require it since “there is so little scatter around the […]

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