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Discussions about the science of nutrition, dietetics and health. The podcast that educates through nuanced conversations, exploring evidence and cultivating critical thinking. Hosted by Danny Lennon.

Sigma Nutrition Radio Danny Lennon

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Discussions about the science of nutrition, dietetics and health. The podcast that educates through nuanced conversations, exploring evidence and cultivating critical thinking. Hosted by Danny Lennon.

    #409: Simon Hill – Shifting Towards a Healthier Diet

    #409: Simon Hill – Shifting Towards a Healthier Diet

    " data-userid="424351203778215936" data-orgid="425311536639447040">In this episode nutritionist Simon Hill discusses the barriers to eating a healthy diet, steps that can be taken to shift both individuals and the general population to a healthier dietary patten, and a number of other topics. Find the show notes at sigmanutrition.com/episode409/ 

    • 54 min
    #408: Mario Kratz, PhD – Is Eating Full-fat Dairy, Low-fat Dairy, or No Dairy Better for Cardiometabolic Health?

    #408: Mario Kratz, PhD – Is Eating Full-fat Dairy, Low-fat Dairy, or No Dairy Better for Cardiometabolic Health?

    or you can support the show on " data-userid="424351203778215936" data-orgid= "425311536639447040">Dr. Mario Kratz is a clinical researcher in the areas of nutrition, obesity, and cardiometabolic disease, with more than 20 years of experience running clinical studies in a variety of populations. He is a former research associate professor at the University of Washington in the departments of Medicine and Epidemiology. And is also formerly an Associate Professor at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Washington state.
    or you can support the show on " data-userid="424351203778215936" data-orgid= "425311536639447040">You can find the show notes at sigmanutrition.com/episode408/ or you can support the show on patreon.com/sigmanutrition/

    • 1 hr 11 min
    #407: Polyphenols - Impact on Blood Pressure, Endothelial Function & Heart Disease Risk

    #407: Polyphenols - Impact on Blood Pressure, Endothelial Function & Heart Disease Risk

    In this episode we discuss the potential impact of dietary polyphenols on cardiovascular disease risk; including impacts on blood pressure, flow-mediated dilation, and other related outcomes. We talk about some potential mechanisms and then several specific randomized, controlled trials.
    You can find the show notes at sigmanutrition.com/episode407/ and you can support the podcast on patreon.com/sigmanutrition

    • 52 min
    #406: Polyphenols & Cognitive Health

    #406: Polyphenols & Cognitive Health

    In this episode we discuss the potential impact of dietary polyphenols on cognitive health; including cogitnitve funciton, memory, and risk of dementia and Alzeimher's. We talk about some potential mechanisms, cohort studies, and then direct controlled trials.
    You can find the show notes at sigmanutrition.com/episode406/ and/or support the podcast at patreon.com/sigmanutrition

    • 1 hr 30 min
    #405: Adrian Brown, PhD - Dietary Strategies in Type 2 Diabetes

    #405: Adrian Brown, PhD - Dietary Strategies in Type 2 Diabetes

    and you can support the podcast at " data-userid="424351203778215936" data-orgid="425311536639447040">Dr Adrian Brown is a NIHR Lecturer and Research Fellow in the Centre of Obesity Research at University College London. He is also a senior Specialist Weight Management and Bariatric dietitian with over 15 years of clinical experience and a PhD in Medicine from Imperial College London.
    and you can support the podcast at " data-userid="424351203778215936" data-orgid= "425311536639447040">His research interests centre around obesity, type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery, weight stigma and the use of formula-based diets in different patient populations. He is an Honorary Academic for Public Health England Obesity and Healthy Weight Team, on the strategic council for APPG on Obesity and is on the scientific council of the British Nutrition Foundation.
     
    and you can support the podcast at " data-userid="424351203778215936" data-orgid= "425311536639447040">You can find the show notes to this episode at sigmanutrition.com/episode404/ and you can support the podcast at patreon.com/sigmanutrition/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #404: Prof. Marion Hetherington – Psychology and Development of Food Preference & Eating Behaviour

    #404: Prof. Marion Hetherington – Psychology and Development of Food Preference & Eating Behaviour

    and you can support the podcast at " data-userid="424351203778215936" data-orgid= "425311536639447040">Prof. Marion Hetherington is Professor of Biopsychology at University of Leeds, where her research is focused on the psychology of appetite across the lifespan. She has previously been at Johns Hopkins, the NIH, the University of Dundee, University of Liverpool and Glasgow Caledonian University, before taking up her role in Leeds in 2008, where she works within the Human Appetite Research Unit.
    You can find the show notes to this episode at sigmanutrition.com/episode404/ and you can support the podcast at patreon.com/sigmanutrition

    • 46 min

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Invaluable, high quality insight and content every episode

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Straw man arguments…

Sadly guilty of the same faulty heuristics and baseless arguments of which it accuses others. In episode #363, they mention food deserts where, supposedly, people have no access to a supermarket but ample access to fast-food. This is a straw man argument born of Western privilege, already debunked by studies such as the Chicago Booth study. Imagine living where food is truly difficult to obtain and then you might question the absurdity of saying that driving slightly further to a supermarket is a hardship. Can’t drive to a supermarket? They now deliver almost everywhere for next to nothing. Sure, there may be a tiny minority who have a true preponderance of barriers that may make healthy eating simply too difficult, but obesity affects more than a tiny minority of people - it’s an epidemic. And it’s a false dichotomy to claim that of course people would choose to spend what little budget they have left on tinned and prepackaged food rather than a “chickpea salad” - as if all us who choose healthy foods are “privileged” folks splurging on poncy salads! Not to mention the fact that lots of tinned and prepackaged foods are actually very healthy. Tonight I dumped a tin of chopped tomatoes and two tins of butter beans into a pan with some onion and cumin and popped some brown rice in the microwave…it literally took 15 mins to create a delicious meal for 4 people, quicker than driving to a fast-food joint, far healthier and cost less than £1 each, so far cheaper, too! For dessert we had one cookie each. It would have been nice to alleviate some of the stress of our lives by scarfing down the whole container of them, but we didn't. It's called self-control. There are very few true barriers to making healthy choices, and to absolve people of any responsibility is not only counter-productive but insulting. If you’re going to argue for that position, at least use some real evidence rather than employing the same logical fallacies you accuse others of. I expected way more from this podcast!

Mac-Nutrition.com ,

Best nutrition podcast in the world by a million miles

Best nutrition podcast in the world by a million miles. Not only is Danny knowledgable in nutrition, his side skill is as an amazing podcast host. He’s a natural & has only gotten better with time. His humility is definitely part of the recipe for this amazing podcast.

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