Kimberly J. Decker

American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement Highlights Key Nutrients for Early Childhood Nutrition

February 8, 2018

The policy statement petitions pediatricians to go beyond simply recommending a “good diet” for their young patients to ensuring that pregnant women and children have access foods that supply adequate levels of brain-building nutrients like protein, zinc, iron, folate, iodine, long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, and the vitamins A, D, B6, B12, and choline.

Industry Associations Respond to Meta-Analysis of Omega-3 and Heart Disease Research

February 5, 2018

GOED issued a statement to its members affirming several points, including that the meta-analysis, which showed that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation had no significant associations with CHD death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, any coronary heart disease events, or major vascular events, adds little to the current body of evidence surrounding omega-3s and cardiovascular risk factors.