On Wednesday, neurologist and psychiatry professor Dr. Clete Kushida spoke to over 120 people about common sleep disorders and the importance of sleep.
While the growing market of animal products should be encouraged for their moral and health benefits, the market is also interesting for its potential to spark one of the greatest changes to the human diet in recent history.
At Stanford and elsewhere, Meatless Monday is not about forcing anyone to go vegetarian or vegan. It’s about embracing and encouraging this shift to a more compassionate, sustainable, and healthful way of eating—one meal at a time. For these reasons and more, our campaign has been met with enthusiasm and positivity from virtually everybody we have come in contact with, contrary to what last week’s headline might suggest.
In the end, the political situation is a familiar one: big business and the U.S. government allying to dupe, or at least not protect, the American consumer. Hopefully these new dietary recommendations represent a reversal in this trend, but if they do not, we need to ensure that our health guideline are based on science, not the wishful thinking of Big-Ag.
A study led by Professor of Medicine Paul Heidenreich ’84 P.D. ’95 M.S. ’98 has found that by 2030, one of every 33 Americans — more than eight million individuals — will have heart failure and the overall cost of treating heart failure patients will have risen from $31 billion in 2012 to $70 billion in 2030.
School of Medicine researchers have linked 13 new gene regions to the risk of heart disease in an unprecedented collaborative study that examined the genomes of more than 80,000 individuals. The results were published in this week’s issue of Nature Genetics.