Two recent studies of inner-city youth show that vitamin D deficiency and high-blood pressure correlate strongly with obesity. The former problem is fairly easy to treat, through vitamin D supplementation. The latter presents a major clinical challenge.
New data from the Women's Intervention Nutrition Study (WINS) and the Women's Healthy Eating and Lifestyle (WHEL) trial show clearly that low-fat, high-vegetable diets can reduce risk of breast cancer recurrence in high-risk women. The findings should prompt a re-thinking of the negative diet data from the Women's Health Initiative.