Health & Medical Sciences

Nutrition Science Panel

Agree or Disagree: Organic Foods Are More Nutritious Than Conventional Foods

The organic food market is growing rapidly and makes up between 5-10 percent of the food market share in the United States. Despite the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans failing to mention organic foods, it seems that health-conscious ...


Nutrition Science Panel

Agree or Disagree: Multivitamins Are a Safe and Effective Method of Ensuring Adequate Vitamin and Mineral Intake

Over 1/3 of Americans take multivitamin-mineral supplements (MVMs), but some studies have demonstrated little benefit and a possible risk of harm from MVMs, or conclude that they are simply a waste of money. The American Academy of Family ...


Nutrition Science Panel

Agree or Disagree: Moderate Coffee Consumption Is Safe and/or Healthy

The average American drinks over 2 cups of coffee a day. In the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the US Department of Health and Human Services and the US Department of Agriculture have recommended that moderate ...


Nutrition Science Panel

Agree or Disagree: Moderate Alcohol Consumption Is Safe and/or Healthy

It is widely accepted that alcohol abuse is dangerous and reduces life expectancy, but some research has shown that moderate alcohol consumption (up to one drink a day for women and up to two for men) is associated ...


Nutrition Science Panel

Agree or Disagree: Artificial Sweeteners Are a Healthier Alternative to Sugar

Artificial sweeteners such as acesulfame potassium (Sunett®, Sweet One®), aspartame (Equal®, NutraSweet®), saccharin (Sweet 'N Low®), sucralose (Splenda®), SFGE (Nectresse®) and steviol glycosides (Truvia®) are many times sweeter than regular sugar. They are used widely as alternatives to sugar because ...