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The dairy dilemma: Low-fat is not necessarily better for kids
Children who consume full-fat dairy products do not show an increased risk of obesity or heart disease, according to an Edith Cowan University (ECU) research finding that raises questions about the current dietary advice for children. (2020-03-02)
Sugar gets the red light from consumers in new study
Researchers have found that sugar content is the most important factor for people when making healthy food choices -- overriding fat and salt. (2020-02-28)
Sugary drinks a sour choice for adults trying to maintain normal cholesterol levels
Adults who drank sugary beverages daily had an increased risk of developing abnormal blood cholesterol and triglycerides compared to those who did not, according to new findings from a prospective study by researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. (2020-02-26)
Getting children to eat their greens? Both parents need to set an example
A positive example set by both the mother and the father promotes the consumption of vegetables, fruit and berries among 3-5-year-old children, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. (2020-02-20)
NIH-funded study links natural sugars in breastmilk to early childhood height and weight
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) found in breastmilk may influence a child's growth from infancy through early childhood, according to a study supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). (2020-02-18)
More stroke awareness, better eating habits may help reduce stroke risk for young adult African-Americans
Young African-Americans are experiencing higher rates of stroke because of health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity, yet their perception of their stroke risk is low. (2020-02-12)
Prolonged use of hormone therapy may minimize muscle loss associated with aging
Skeletal muscle mass and strength are critical in helping prevent falls, fractures, and disability. (2020-02-12)
VA's 'Healthy Teaching Kitchens' benefit from holistic approach
Over the next decade, older adults will grow to become 20% of the US population. (2020-02-06)
Chemical found in drinking water linked to tooth decay in children
Children with higher concentrations of a certain chemical in their blood are more likely to get cavities, according to a new study by West Virginia University School of Dentistry researchers. (2020-02-06)
Do elevated mercury levels in the blood increase skin cancer risk?
Higher levels of mercury in the blood were linked with a higher prevalence of non-melanoma skin cancer, the most common human malignancy, in a study published in the British Journal of Dermatology. (2020-02-05)
Ad spending on toddler milks increased four-fold from 2006 to 2015
Formula companies quadrupled their advertising of toddler milk products over a ten- year period, contributing to a 2.6 times increase in the amount of toddler milk sold, according to a new paper published in Public Health Nutrition from researchers at the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut. (2020-02-04)
Researchers validate transferable & accessible method to quantify flavanols & procyanidins
Building on over two decades of research, Mars and the University of California Davis have developed a new methodology to measure cocoa flavanols and procyanidins that is more accurate and more reliable than previous analytical approaches. (2020-02-03)
On the menu: Study says dining out is a recipe for unhealthy eating for most Americans
Study finds most restaurant meals eaten by Americans are of poor nutritional quality; minimal changes over 14 years. (2020-01-29)
Nitrogen fertilizers finetune composition of individual members of the tomato microbiota
Nitrogen is one of the most important nutrients as is a key component for healthy crop production globally. (2020-01-29)
Walnuts may slow cognitive decline in at-risk elderly
Eating walnuts may help slow cognitive decline in at-risk groups of the elderly population, according to a study conducted by researchers in California and Spain. (2020-01-28)
University of Barcelona study links weekend eating jet lag to obesity
A new study by the University of Barcelona (UB) concluded that irregularity in eating schedules during the weekend, named by the authors as eating jet lag, could be related to the increase of body mass index (BMI), a formula that measures weight and height to determine whether someone's weight is healthy. (2020-01-21)
Plant pigment can significantly reduce blood pressure
A new paper in Nutrition Reviews finds that intake of the flavonoid quercetin can greatly reduce high blood pressure in patients suffering from cardiovascular disease. (2020-01-15)
Healthier school meals are evidence of the success of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act
In this editorial, concerns used to support the rollbacks of nutrition standards set forth in the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act are analyzed, with researchers finding not only that these concerns are not supported by evidence, but also that the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act had notable positive effects on the dietary quality of meals served to school-aged children. (2020-01-14)
How diet affects mental health -- what's the evidence?
A new expert review confirms that diet significantly influences mental health and wellbeing, but cautions that the evidence for many diets is comparatively weak. (2020-01-03)
More than 1 in 3 low- and middle-income countries face both extremes of malnutrition
Being undernourished or overweight are no longer separate public health issues. (2019-12-15)
Researchers identify novel biomarkers to accurately measure dietary intake of key bioactives
Recent studies published in Nature Scientific Reports: Identify new biomarkers for measuring the intake of flavanols and procyanidins, key bioactives in apples, blueberries, grapes, pears and cocoa. (2019-12-12)
Focus on food security and sustainability
The number of malnourished people is increasing worldwide. More than two billion people suffer from a lack of micronutrients. (2019-12-11)
Too few hospitals have clinical decision support tools to calculate nutrition in NICU
Most neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) participating in the Children's Hospitals Neonatal Consortium are unable to reliably and consistently monitor caloric intake delivered to critically ill infants at risk for growth failure, according to a study published in the Journal of Perinatology. (2019-12-08)
How does protein fit in your holiday diet or New Year's resolutions?
While some diets load up on protein and other diets dictate protein sources, it can be hard to know what to consume while managing weight or during weight loss. (2019-12-03)
Supermarkets and child nutrition in Africa
Hunger and undernutrition are widespread problems in Africa. At the same time, overweight, obesity, and related chronic diseases are also on the rise. (2019-12-02)
A new world map rates food sustainability for countries across the globe
A global food system sustainability study builds the first map of its kind to score the sustainability of food systems, country-by-country. (2019-11-25)
Interaction with fungus containing N2-fixing endobacteria improves rice nitrogen nutrition
Researchers have investigated the improvement of nitrogen nutrition in rice by interaction with the fungus Rhodotorula mucilaginosa and its N2-fixing endobacteria. (2019-11-22)
Unhealthy habits can start young: Infants, toddlers, and added sugars
A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, published by Elsevier, found that nearly two-thirds of infants (61%) and almost all toddlers (98%) consumed added sugars in their average daily diets, primarily in the form of flavored yogurts (infants) and fruit drinks (toddlers). (2019-11-14)
Study finds glutamates such as MSG can help reduce Americans' sodium intake
A new study indicates that the substitution of glutamates such as MSG for salt can reduce Americans' sodium intake by up to 7-8 percent. (2019-11-08)
Program improves short term nutritional outcomes in a conflict zone
A study led by a researcher at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health finds that a multidisciplinary program within a conflict zone in Armenia was successful in improving several measures of childhood nutrition. (2019-11-07)
Intended to help human, planetary health, EAT-Lancet diet too costly for 1.6 billion people
A new study estimates that the Eat-Lancet Commission reference diet -- meant to improve both human and planetary health -- would be unaffordable for at least 1.58 billion people, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. (2019-11-07)
Nutrient supplements significantly reduce child deaths
A new study led by researchers at the University of California, Davis, finds that child mortality significantly drops when children receive nutritional supplements rich in vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. (2019-11-07)
Only-children more likely to be obese than children with siblings
Families with multiple children tend to make more healthy eating decisions than families with a single child. (2019-11-06)
One avocado a day helps lower 'bad' cholesterol for heart healthy benefits
New research from Penn State suggests that eating one avocado a day may help keep 'bad cholesterol' at bay. (2019-10-28)
Baby formula improved by ingredient often removed during homogenization
A clinical trial published today in the Journal of Pediatrics shows infants who consume formula containing milk fat globule membrane (MFGM) score higher in cognitive, language and motor development than infants consuming a milk-based formula that didn't contain MFGM. (2019-10-24)
Scientists identify new signposts in blood and urine to reflect what we eat and drink
Researchers at McMaster University have identified several chemical signatures, detectable in blood and urine, that can accurately measure dietary intake, potentially offering a new tool for physicians, dieticians and researchers to assess eating habits, measure the value of fad diets and develop health policies. (2019-10-24)
Starvation halts brain development, but hungry cells jump-start growth when food becomes available
In tadpole research that holds potential for prenatal health and brain injury, Scripps Research scientists identify cellular workings that stop and restart early brain development. (2019-10-24)
Ugandans and Kenyans in cities happy to pay for food that is more nutritious
Ugandans and Kenyans in poor urban households are willing to pay a premium for more nutritious flour, new research shows. (2019-10-18)
SNAP provides a model for ensuring a right to food
Alleviating food insecurity is often seen as one of the fundamental roles a country should fulfill. (2019-10-18)
Adults with undiagnosed Celiac disease have lower bone density, says first study on topic
Research by George Mason University College of Health and Human Services found lower bone density in adults who are likely to have undiagnosed celiac disease, an autoimmune disease triggered by consuming gluten, despite this group consuming more calcium and phosphorous than the control group. (2019-10-17)
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