March is National Nutrition Month.
March is National Nutrition Month® -- a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
NNM also promotes the Academy and its members to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically based
food and nutrition information.
LifeScience Moment: Results of the Breast Cancer Prevention Trial were announced.
On April 6, 1998, results of the National Cancer Institute's Breast Cancer Prevention Trial, testing the effectiveness of tamoxifen (Nolvadex®) to
prevent the disease, were announced 14 months earlier than expected: women taking tamoxifen had 45% fewer breast cancer diagnoses than women on the placebo,
proving that breast cancer can be prevented.
Rare but serious side effects—endometrial cancer and blood clots—were shown to occur in some postmenopausal women on tamoxifen. A study to
compare tamoxifen to another, potentially less toxic drug was planned for fall 1998.
Life Science Evolution Posters
It's a Small World
"There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance."
Hippocrates, Greek physician
(c. 460-377 BC)