Created as a joint effort between medical and dietetics students, this podcast consists of short (
An Interview: Katie Petro, MS
Tune in for a special episode with one of the founders of Bite-Sized Medicine, Katie Petro! She is finishing up her degree in dietetics and provided the nutrition expertise to support the early episodes. Hear her perspective on working with medical students and sharing resources to create the episodes that started the podcast.
Controversy is everywhere when it comes to meat intake in general, particularly processed meats and red meats. Let us review the evidence and quality/bias of study concerns that may help physicians make more reliable recommendations.
Eat Less Red Meat, Scientists Said. Now Some Believe That Was Bad Advice. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/30/health/red-meat-heart-cancer.html
Red and processed meat consumption and risk of glioma in adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4621656/
Meat subtypes and their association with colorectal cancer: Systematic review and meta‐analysis. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ijc.29423
Effect of Lower Versus Higher Red Meat Intake on Cardiometabolic and Cancer Outcomes. Annals of Internal Medicine.
Patterns of Red and Processed Meat Consumption and Risk for Cardiometabolic and Cancer Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Cohort Studies. https://annals.org/aim/fullarticle/2752327/patterns-red-processed-meat-consumption-risk-cardiometabolic-cancer-outcomes-systematic
Here's The Real Truth About That Confusing Red Meat Study. https://www.sciencealert.com/here-s-the-real-truth-about-that-confusing-red-meat-study
Is it safe to Increase consumption of Red Meat? KCRW’s Second Opinion. https://www.npr.org/podcasts/381444879/k-c-r-w-s-second-opinion
Grilling and carcinogens
Learn the effects of grilling and carcinogens according to most recent evidence.
A review of the research on frequency of consumption and quality of snack foods with respect to its effect on overall health.
Adv Nutr. 2018 Mar 1;9(2):86-98. doi: 10.1093/advances/nmx003. Snacking Recommendations Worldwide: A Scoping Review. Potter M1, Vlassopoulos A1, Lehmann U1.
Meals and snacking, diet quality and energy balance
“What Science Says about snacking” https://foodandnutrition.org/july-august-2015/science-says-snacking/
A run through of the evidence, theory, and effect of common fad diets.
Agaston, Arthur. The South Beach Diet: The Delicious, Doctor-Designed, Foolproof Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Loss. Rodale, 2003.
Atkins, Robert C. "Dr. Atkins' diet revolution; the high calorie way to stay thin forever." (1972).
Cordain, Loren. The paleo diet: lose weight and get healthy by eating the food you were designed to eat. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007.
D'adamo, Peter J., and Catherine Whitney. The Eat Right 4 Your Type The complete Blood Type Encyclopedia. Penguin, 2002.
Dansinger, Michael L., et al. "Comparison of the Atkins, Ornish, Weight Watchers, and Zone diets for weight loss and heart disease risk reduction: a randomized trial." Jama 293.1 (2005): 43-53.
Davis, William. "Wheat belly: lose the wheat, loss the weight and find your path back to health." New York: Rodale (2011).
Ornish, Dean. "Eat more, weigh less: Dr. Dean Ornish's life choice program for losing weight safely while eating abundantly." (1993).
Pittet, P. H., P. H. Gygax, and E. Jequier. "Thermic effect of glucose and amino acids in man studied by direct and indirect calorimetry." British Journal of Nutrition 31.03 (1974): 343-349.
Wang, Jingzhou, et al. "ABO Genotype,‘Blood-Type’Diet and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors." PloS one 9.1 (2014): e84749.
Which foods play a role in cognitive function and how can we be sure to eat to protect our brains? We will review the evidence on what foods seem to promote brain function and the understanding behind why they are helpful!
Geijselaers et al. “Glucose regulation, cognition, and brain MRI in type 2 diabetes: a systematic review.” Lancet Diabetes Endocrinology 2015; 3:75-89.
Edwards et al. “Short-term consumption of a high-fat diet impairs whole-body efficiency and cognitive function in sedentary men.” The FASEB Journal. March 2011, Vol 25.
Shinto et al. “A randomized placebo-controlled pilot trial of omega-3 fatty acids and alpha lipoic acid in Alzheimer's disease.” Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. 2014;38(1):111-20.
Resnick. “Iron and mechanisms of emotional behavior.” Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 2014;25(11):1101-1107.
Lomagno et al. “Increasing iron and zinc in pre-menopausal women and its effects on mood and cognition: a systematic review.” Nutrients. 2014 Nov 14;6(11):5117-41.
Konofal et al. “Iron Deficiency in Children with ADHD.” Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 2004;158(12):1113-1115.
Joseph, James A., Barbara Shukitt-Hale, and Lauren M. Willis. "Grape juice, berries, and walnuts affect brain aging and behavior." The Journal of nutrition 2009;139(9): 1813S-1817S.
Krikorian, Robert, et al. "Blueberry Supplementation Improves Memory in Older Adults." Journal of agricultural and food chemistry 2010;58(7): 3996-4000.
Devore, Elizabeth E., et al. "Dietary intakes of berries and flavonoids in relation to cognitive decline." Annals of neurology 2012;72(1): 135-143.