Does linoleic acid lead to inflammation and cardiovascular disease?

The Sydney Diet Heart Study published earlier this year brewed fresh debate on Monday at a symposium in Boston organized by the American Society for Nutrition at Experimental Biology 2013 surrounding dietary recommendations to substitute saturated fats with polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and, in particular, omega-6 linoleic acid (n-6 LA). An evaluation of recovered dataContinue reading “Does linoleic acid lead to inflammation and cardiovascular disease?”

Interview with ASN Executive Officer John Courtney, Ph.D.

It’s telling when a scientific organization is truly engaged with its membership when one of its executive officers reaches out through social media and agrees to be interviewed by a member blogger. When I met John Courtney, Ph.D., ASN Executive Officer, it was in a hallway of the Westin Boston Waterfront, and he was highlyContinue reading “Interview with ASN Executive Officer John Courtney, Ph.D.”

Soothing our eyes and lifting our spirits

James Allen Olson (1924-2000), a nutritional biochemist and professor of Iowa State University, believed that every scientific presentation at Experimental Biology deserved “a good question.” The question on Friday afternoon was whether or not to continue on with a special session held in honor of his memory. It was an event that would highlight carotenoid researchContinue reading “Soothing our eyes and lifting our spirits”