This issue spans the field, from genes to jocks with some really interesting and authoritative takes on some new developments in genetics and in food science, including a quick review of the foods athletes eat. Leading off the issue is a splendid introduction to genetic tests by Dr. James Haddow, a distinguished clinician at Brow University's School of Medicine. He provides a solid overview of what to look for in a good genetic test, and how to separate the good and bad ones. Dr. Kathy Kolasa follows with a very helpful article with some case studies on those pesky gastrointestinal problems which bother clinicians so much. Our resident sports nutrition expert, Chris Rosenbloom, weighs in with an excellent distillation of what she finds works in counseling athletes about good nutrition. On the food side, Ed Hunter and Shawna Lemke, two food scientists with fine pedigrees explore some new and healthier fats that are now coming to the marketplace.Kathy Cappellano turns her eagle eyes to the web to hunt down the best sites for CSA (community supported agriculture programs) and farmers' markets. Sylvia Rowe and Nick alexander wind up the issue with their take on social media, how it affects nutrition research and its communication and interpretation. We wish you a happy end of summer, and promise some surprises as we get into the Fall. Take a moment to check our website which has a variety of government documents and other good to read but hard to find links on it.
Cheers, and good reading!
-Johanna Dwyer DSc, RD, Editor