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September/October 2018 - Volume 53 - Issue 5

  • Johanna Dwyer, DSc, RD
  • 0029-666X
  • 1538-9839
  • 6 issues / year
Welcome to what will be a lovely fall 2018. 

We are delighted to feature an excellent review of potassium by Dr. Connie Weaver, one of the nation’s foremost experts in the field as our cover story. It is a challenge to get recommended amounts of potassium and it will be interesting to see what the DRI committee debating sodium and potassium recommendations comes up with as a value. 

This issue is also filled with fascinating new information. Our columnist Dr Kathy Kolasa and colleagues leads off a splendid piece on dietary habits and physical activity to help ensure that long-term survivorship with breast cancer is healthy. 

We then turn to some interesting foods and their health effects. The article on cranberries and probiotics includes details about urinary tract infections in women and their possible causes and means to reduce risk, possibly including cranberry juice, and perhaps in the future other dietary ingredients including probiotics. Then we turn to that soothing beverage tea and its health promoting properties in an excellent review of some of the latest studies. Finally, we take a careful look at the need for caution in using some dietary supplements marketed for body building and brain health. 

Good reading.

Johanna Dwyer 
Editor, Nutrition Today

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