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Nutrition Science Initiative

Sunday, October 06, 2013

I am very excited about the newly founded Nutrition Science Initiative.

"NuSI is a non-profit organization, technically a 501(c)(3). Its purpose is to facilitate and fund rigorous, well-controlled experiments targeted at resolving unambiguously many of the outstanding nutrition controversies — to answer the question definitively of what constitutes a healthy diet."

"Our conventional dietary wisdom, as I’ve described in my books, is based on science that was simply not adequate to the task of establishing reliable knowledge — poorly-controlled human experiments, observational studies incapable of establishing cause and effect, and animal studies that may or may not say anything meaningful about what happens in humans. NuSI was founded to address this issue and by doing so, we hope, reduce the social and economic burden of obesity and its related diseases."

"These researchers are all excellent scientists, and they’re all skeptical of the hypotheses that we hope to test — the ideal combination. The experiments will be human trials; they’ll all be rigorously well-controlled, and they’ll all be aimed at identifying unambiguously the causes of obesity and type 2 diabetes, elucidating the underlying mechanisms involved. If all goes well, we’ll move later onto studies that look at longterm effectiveness of dietary therapies based on what we’ve learned."


Very exciting stuff.
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    O joy and bravo!

    I am so happy and excited by this! Of course, no amount of respectable science will ever be sufficient to influence the many who are set upon their boxed-in belief system.... but there will at least be no excuse other than stubborn ignorance to defend it once good science starts to emerge from this source.

    Thank you for such a wonderful bit of info and hope!
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    1693 days ago
    Indeed! On their website is this link announcing their first collaborative test:

    1693 days ago
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