Dispelling Myths about Cholesterol

For nearly 50 years, cholesterol and saturated fat have been maligned by the medical community for their purported role in heart disease. However, a large body of scientific research indicates that dietary cholesterol and saturated fat are not the driving forces behind heart disease. By Dr Nyari Panweni Despite this evidence, much of the medical community continues to promote outdated dietary guidelines for patients with high cholesterol and heart disease, including low-­‐fat and low-­‐cholesterol diets. As it turns out, this outdated advice may actually be harmful to the heart. Cholesterol…

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2.4 Million Rural Zimbabweans Face Starvation

By Michael Gwarisa Briefing delegates at the National Nutrition Seminar in Harare, USAD Chief, Office of Humanitarian Assistance and Resilience, Jason Taylor said Zimbabwe has a history of only addressing  short term hunger issues but has challenges of providing long term food and nutrition solutions hence the recurring droughts and food shortages.   “Rural Zimbabwe is increasingly vulnerable to recurrent s crisis. Just two years ago, the government of Zimbabwe in partnership with the international community, mounted a historic drought response that reached over four million people. It was a…

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