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Consuming Evidence

Of Mice and Men...And Sugar


A new study scheduled for publication in the March 2015 issue of The Journal of Nutrition claims that fructose is more toxic than table sugar when fed to mice in doses proportional to human consumption. We wanted to know more about what that may mean for human health, so we enlisted the help of Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD; Ruth MacDonald, PhD, RD, Chair and Professor of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University; and Connie Diekman, M.Ed, RD, Director of University Nutrition at Washington University.

Whose Research Can You Trust?


Who can you trust to get the best food and nutrition information? Should you change your eating habits based on a single study?

Are Artificial Sweeteners Bad for You?


A new study on artificial sweeteners has people wondering whether they should rethink their consumption of the popular products. Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, says a wealth of data suggests low-calorie sweeteners can be used to help manage calories, which can help with managing weight and diabetes.

Know More, Eat More


Registered Dietitian and author Carolyn O'Neil shares the benefits of knowing more about food.

Should I Avoid Gluten?


There’s a dilemma in the breadbasket! A growing number of people are being diagnosed with sensitivity to gluten found in grains. Additionally, some are claiming grains might be a culprit in the growing prevalence of certain diseases, like obesity and dementia. Registered Dietitian Carolyn O’Neil explains the issue and provides insight.

Meet an Expert: Carolyn O’Neil, MS RD


Carolyn O'Neil is a registered dietitian, author, writer, television personality, speaker, nutrition communications consultant and award-winning journalist.

Are Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Better than Canned or Frozen Produce?


While fresh foods are always a treat for the senses, be careful to avoid making the assumption that that in-season produce is more “fresh” and therefore nutritionally superior to fruits and vegetables that are canned or frozen.