INK Journal

INK (Ideas, Numbers, and Knowledge) is a non‐academic, student‐run journal supported by the IGSN.

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Check out this interesting article from the most recent issue of INK:

Are We Overthinking Nutrition?

Shelly Fan

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Abstract

Our Society is obsessed with diet and nutrition. Every day we are bombarded with new dietary guidelines that often contradict each other: low-fat versus low-carb; spread out meals versus intermittent fasting; butter versus olive oil; plant versus animal. Last year alone, over 44,000 research articles were published on obesity and diabetes [1], yet we are nowhere nearer to answering some of the fundamental questions about diet, weight, and health. What exactly is a healthy diet? Is the current obesity epidemic a direct result of the modern diet, or are other factors at play? Is weight control simply a matter of ‘calories in, calories out’ and ‘eat less, move more’? Why is nutrition so difficult, and does it have to be?

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