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One change can make diet more planet friendly
Food production is an important contributor to climate change, accounting for about a quarter of carbon emissions globally. (2019-06-10)
Study links poor sleep with poor nutrition
Many Americans get less than the recommended amount of sleep, and many do not consume the recommended amounts of important vitamins and minerals. (2019-06-09)
Sun-exposed oyster mushrooms help patients fight tuberculosis
In a new study, researchers show that sun-exposed oyster mushrooms offer a readily available source of vitamin D that can help TB patients respond better to anti-TB drugs by improving immune response. (2019-06-09)
Policies encouraging healthy eating could greatly cut cancer-related costs
The foods we eat can play an important role in preventing cancer. (2019-06-09)
Do policies targeting sugary drinks pay off?
Drinks with added sugar, also known as sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), are one of the largest sources of added sugar in the American diet and a major contributor to obesity. (2019-06-09)
New research on diet and supplements during pregnancy and beyond
The foods and nutrients a woman consumes while pregnant have important health implications for her and her baby. (2019-06-09)
Food for thought: Studies reveal diet's role in children's brain health
Eating well, drinking enough water and taking certain supplements have all been shown to positively affect brain function in adults. (2019-06-08)
Millions of cardiovascular deaths attributed to not eating enough fruits and vegetables
Preliminary findings from a new study reveal that inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption may account for millions of deaths from heart disease and strokes each year. (2019-06-08)
Research reveals how diet influences diabetes risk
Could changing what we eat lower the chances of developing type 2 diabetes? (2019-06-08)
What is the world drinking? Study reveals global intake of major beverages
The beverages we drink represent a substantial source of our daily calories and nutrients, yet standardized methods for tracking beverage consumption have been limited. (2019-06-08)
Study: Cholesterol in eggs tied to cardiac disease, death
The risk of heart disease and death increases with the number of eggs an individual consumes, according to a UMass Lowell nutrition expert who has studied the issue. (2019-06-04)
Featured research findings from Nutrition 2019
Press materials are now available for Nutrition 2019, the flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition, to be held June 8-11, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center. (2019-06-03)
Eating blueberries every day improves heart health
Eating a cup of blueberries a day reduces risk factors for cardiovascular disease -- according to a new study. (2019-05-30)
Chimpanzees catch and eat crabs
Chimpanzees have a mainly vegetarian diet, but do occasionally eat meat. (2019-05-29)
New research suggests sugar taxes and labelling are effective
Taxes on sugary products and labels on the front of packages can help reduce sugar consumption, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. (2019-05-29)
Study: High rates of food insecurity found at Southern Appalachia Colleges
College students in Southern Appalachia are affected by food insecurity at a higher rate than the national average, which can translate into poor academic performance and unhealthy spending habits and coping mechanisms, according to a new study coauthored by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and published in Current Developments in Nutrition. (2019-05-24)
New study estimates preventable cancer burden linked to poor diet in the US
A new study from researchers at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts estimated the association between suboptimal consumption of seven types of foods and specific cancers. (2019-05-22)
Food insecurity in Nunavut increased after Nutrition North Canada introduced
Food insecurity, meaning inadequate or insecure access to food because of a lack of money, has worsened in Nunavut communities since the introduction of the federal government's Nutrition North Canada program in 2011, found research published in CMAJ. (2019-05-21)
New Finnish study: Dietary cholesterol or egg consumption do not increase the risk of stroke
A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that a moderately high intake of dietary cholesterol or consumption of up to one egg per day is not associated with an elevated risk of stroke. (2019-05-20)
What happens when your picky eater becomes a teenager?
Toddlers who are picky about their food are not deficient in essential nutrients compared to their peers when they are teenagers. (2019-05-14)
Receiving weekend food improves school attendance among children living with hunger
Children living in food-insecure households are more likely to attend school on Fridays if they're participating in a food-distribution program that provides them with backpacks of meals for the weekend, researchers at the University of Illinois found in a new study. (2019-05-10)
Teaching children to eat healthy: Repetition is the key
Early childhood is a critical period for establishing healthy eating behaviors, yet many preschoolers in the United States are not meeting dietary recommendations. (2019-05-08)
Lentils will help you run faster: Communicating food benefits gets kids to eat healthier
Affirming statements like 'eat your lentils if you want to grow bigger and run faster' are more effective at getting kids to make healthy food choices than presenting the food repeatedly without conversation. (2019-05-08)
Avocados, as a substitution for carbohydrates, can suppress hunger without adding calories
A new study released by the Center for Nutrition Research at Illinois Institute of Technology suggests that meals that include fresh avocado as a substitute for refined carbohydrates can significantly suppress hunger and increase meal satisfaction in overweight and obese adults. (2019-05-08)
Soy protein lowers cholesterol, study suggests
With the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) planning to remove soy from its list of heart healthy foods, researchers at St. (2019-05-06)
Reduction and loss of SNAP benefits tied to increased food insecurity and poor health among working
Families with young children who experienced a reduction or cutoff in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits because of increased income were more likely to experience food insecurity and report poor health following the benefit change, according to new research from Children's HealthWatch, based out of Boston Medical Center. (2019-05-06)
Walnuts may help lower blood pressure for those at risk of heart disease
When combined with a diet low in saturated fats, eating walnuts may help lower blood pressure in people at risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new Penn State study. (2019-05-01)
Study scrutinizes credibility of weight management blogs by most
Weight management discussions on social media are very influential. But a new study assessing the underlying nutrition and weight management information provided by key UK social media influencers suggests that their blogs are not credible/trustworthy sources of advice. (2019-04-29)
Food packaging claims mislead consumers with ideas of health
Research finds four distinct ways that food brands claim to be ''healthy'' and how those types of claims influence consumers' expectations and choices for breakfast cereals, despite not being linked to the actual nutritional quality of the product. (2019-04-29)
Individual nutrition shows benefits in hospital patients
Individualized nutrition not only causes hospital patients to consume more protein and calories, but also improves clinical treatment outcomes. (2019-04-25)
Study finds improved WIC food packages reduced obesity risk for children
A decade ago, the federal government overhauled nutrition standards for food packages in its primary food assistance program for young mothers and their children. (2019-04-23)
Not drinking water may boost kids' consumption of sugary beverages
Kids and young adults who drink no water throughout the day may consume twice the amount of calories from sugary drinks than those who drink water, according to Penn State researchers. (2019-04-22)
Labeling added sugars content on packaged foods and beverages could lower heart disease/diabetes risk and cut healthcare costs
Labeling food products and beverages for added sugars could generate substantial health benefits over the next 20 years, potentially preventing nearly 1 million cases of cardiovascular disease and diabetes and lowering healthcare costs. (2019-04-15)
FDA added sugar label could be a cost-effective way to improve health, generate savings
The FDA's mandatory added sugar labeling policy for packaged foods and beverages could generate important health gains and cost-savings for the healthcare system and society, according to a new modeling study led by researchers from Tufts University and the University of Liverpool. (2019-04-15)
Experts provide new guidelines to athletes on protein intake
A review led by a sports scientist at the University of Stirling has set out new international guidelines for protein intake in track and field athletes. (2019-04-12)
Diet rich in animal protein is associated with a greater risk of death
A diet rich in animal protein and meat in particular is not good for the health, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland finds, providing further backing for earlier research evidence. (2019-04-10)
Health claims on packaging for many foods marketed to UK kids are 'confusing'
The health claims made on the product packaging for a large proportion of foods marketed to children in the UK are 'confusing,' and could be contributing to rising rates of childhood obesity, suggests research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. (2019-04-04)
Studies explore mechanisms behind obesity-cancer link
Research findings presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2019 explore biological mechanisms behind obesity and its link with cancer. (2019-03-30)
Consumers view nutrition and health claims differently than regulators
Consumers may not consciously differentiate nutrition and health claims on foods in the way that regulatory experts do, new research published in the journal Nutrients reports. (2019-03-28)
Liquid meal replacements contributed to greater weight loss than low-calorie diets: review
Liquid meal replacements helped overweight diabetes patients lose an average of about five pounds more than others who tried a conventional low-calorie diet, according to a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. (2019-03-28)
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