McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Why what we think are bad or good foods to eat changes every week?

  • Seminar
  • Video with
    Dr. Sonia Anand
  • Video with
    Dr. Andrew Mente
  • Video with
    Dr. Russell de Souza


Monday, January 27, 2014


  • Dr. Sonia Anand, Professor, Departments of Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Director of Population Genomics Program, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Canada Research Chair in Ethnic Diversity and Cardiovascular Disease; Heart and Stroke Foundation / Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Population Health Research
  • Dr. Andrew Mente, Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • Dr. Russell de Souza, CIHR Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the reasons why nutrition so often seems to provide "mixed messages"
  • To understand the methodological challenges in assessing diet-disease relationships
  • To appreciate the limitations inherent when using surrogates as outcomes in clinical trials (e.g. blood pressure vs. CVD events)
  • To appreciate the limitations of the scientific evidence upon which dietary guidelines have historically been based (i.e.. sodium, saturated fat)

Contact Info:

Dr. Kjetil Ask

Sara Sellers
Phone: 905-525-9140 Ext. 76706

Video with Dr. Russell de Souza