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Study reveals how motivation affects nutrition and diet
New research led by the University of East Anglia suggests that people with a positive attitude are more likely to eat healthily. (2019-03-15)
New food guide will save Canadians money but few are following it, study finds
New research surveys Canadians' perception of the new Canada Food Guide and finds it can save households money -- if followed. (2019-03-14)
Study examines which schoolchildren are most likely to skip breakfast
Skipping breakfast was common in an observational study of schoolchildren in Greece, and children who skipped breakfast tended to have an unhealthy lifestyle profile. (2019-03-06)
SLU study: Mediterranean diet boosts endurance exercise within days
Researchers at Saint Louis University have found that eating a Mediterranean diet can improve athletes' endurance exercise performance after just four days. (2019-03-06)
Lowering lactose and carbs in milk does not help severely malnourished children
Treating hospitalized, severely malnourished children with a lactose-free, reduced-carbohydrate milk formula does not improve clinical outcomes, according to a study published Feb. (2019-02-26)
India's integrated child development program increases educational attainment
In a new study funded by Grand Challenges Canada through the Saving Brains project, researchers at CDDEP and the University of Pennsylvania evaluated the long-term impact of ICDS on schooling attainment of adolescents and adults in India. (2019-02-25)
What was effect of offering breakfast in the classroom on obesity?
Offering breakfast in the classroom at some Philadelphia public schools did not affect the proportion of students developing overweight and obesity, when examined as a combined measure, after 2.5 years. (2019-02-25)
New study shows red raspberries may help with glucose control in people with pre-diabetes
A study released today from the Illinois Institute of Technology shows the benefits of including red raspberries in the diet of individuals with pre-diabetes and insulin resistance. (2019-02-25)
Clinical trial: Prenatal DHA prevents blood-pressure increase from obesity during childhood
A clinical trial at the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center finds pregnant mothers who daily consumed 600 milligrams of DHA -- an omega-3 fatty acid -- protected their offspring from the blood pressure-elevating effects of excessive weight in early childhood. (2019-02-22)
Despite America's protein craze, adults are still missing the mark according to new study
Research reveals more than 1 in 3 Americans 50+ aren't meeting the recommended protein intake and it's saying a lot about their diets and health Timing matters -- eating protein evenly throughout the day, and even before bedtime, can support muscles for optimal health (2019-02-20)
Children who eat lunch score 18 percent higher in reading tests new ESMT Berlin study shows
The powerful connection between nutrition and education has been revealed by new research from ESMT Berlin. (2019-02-13)
Inexpensive supplement for women increases infant birth size
For women in resource-poor settings, taking a certain daily nutritional supplement before conception or in early pregnancy may provide enough of a boost to improve growth of the fetus, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. (2019-02-11)
Grocery-store based nutrition education improves eating habits
Hypertension affects over 60 million adults in the United States and less than half have their condition under control. (2019-02-11)
Keeping the peace when mom and grandma disagree on feeding the kids
A new study shows that government sponsored nutrition education programs, like Early Head Start nutrition education, prioritize nuclear family dynamics and identify parents as primary caregivers. (2019-02-01)
Hurricane Katrina's aftermath included spike in heart disease hospitalizations
Hospitalizations for cardiovascular disease rose precipitously in Orleans and Jefferson parishes after Hurricane Katrina. (2019-01-31)
Looking to choose a healthy post-workout snack? Decide early, study says
A post-exercise snack can threaten to undo the gains (or losses) of a workout. (2019-01-31)
Hospital patients are leaving their plates half full and it's putting their lives at risk, study shows
The largest analysis to date of US hospital malnutrition prevalence confirms one in three adults are at risk. (2019-01-29)
Addressing dietary inequities in Canada
To address the root causes of poor diets, improve nutrition and reduce dietary inequities in Canada requires a broad approach, combining nutrition and social policies, argues an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-01-28)
UTSA researchers: Those with inadequate access to food likely to suffer from obesity
A recent study UTSA public policy professors Alexander Testa and Dylan Jackson assesses the link between food-related hardships and obesity. (2019-01-23)
Researchers create road map of care for children with severe head trauma
PEGASUS is the first comprehensive care model for children with head trauma, said lead researcher Monica Vavilala, director of Harborview's Injury Prevention and Research Center in Seattle. (2019-01-23)
Widely available food in US workplaces: Perk or hazard?
Nearly a quarter of employed adults obtain foods and beverages at work at least once a week, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (2019-01-22)
The duration and quality of sleep is of vital importance in cardiovascular health
Researchers at the National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC) have seen that sleeping less than six hours a day or have a poor quality of sleep increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. (2019-01-14)
Cardiovascular diseases and nutrition in Europe: A lot of premature deaths preventable
Of the 4.3 million cardiovascular deaths in Europe in 2016, 2.1 million were the result of poor nutrition. (2019-01-10)
Following Nepal's devastating 2015 earthquake, crisis in childhood malnutrition averted
Despite widespread destruction, including severe agricultural-related losses caused by the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, child nutrition remained stable in the hardest hit areas, a new study finds. (2019-01-09)
Expert reveals how Coca-Cola shaped obesity science and policy in China
An investigation published by The BMJ today reveals how Coca-Cola has shaped obesity science and public health policy in China towards its own interests. (2019-01-09)
Environmental sustainability should be inherent to dietary guidance
It is the position of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) that environmental sustainability should be inherent to dietary guidance, whether working with individuals or groups about their dietary choices or in setting national dietary guidance. (2019-01-08)
Nutritional status in adolescent girls
In the current issue of Family Medicine and Community Health, Smitha Malenahalli Chandrashekarappa et al. consider socio-demographic variables that might be contributing to malnutrition in the age group between 16-19 years (late adolescence). (2019-01-04)
Egg metabolites in blood related to lower risk of type 2 diabetes
Consumption of one egg every day seems to associate with a blood metabolite profile that is related to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study conducted in the University of Eastern Finland shows. (2019-01-03)
Study links nutrients in blood to better brain connectivity, cognition in older adults
A new study links higher levels of several key nutrients in the blood with more efficient brain connectivity and performance on cognitive tests in older adults. (2018-12-19)
Front and center: Food labels have effects on consumption and product formulation
A new Food-PRICE systematic review and meta-analysis led by researchers at Tufts assessed the effectiveness of food package and menu labeling in interventional studies and found that these approaches can impact consumer and industry behavior for some targets, but not others. (2018-12-17)
School-based nutritional programs reduce student obesity
New Haven, Conn. -- In-school nutrition policies and programs that promote healthier eating habits among middle school students limit increases in body mass index (BMI), a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health finds. (2018-12-17)
Malnutrition in children with Crohn's Disease increases risk for post-operative complication
Results of a medical records study of children with Crohn's disease by Johns Hopkins researchers have added substantial evidence for a strong and direct link between malnutrition and increased risk of surgical complications and poor outcomes. (2018-12-17)
School nutrition policy implementation slows weight gain in middle school students
New study from researchers at the UConn Rudd Center and Yale School of Public Health finds that middle school students who receive nutrition policy interventions experience an increase in body mass of less than 1 percent, while students who do not receive these interventions experience an increase in body mass of 3-4 percent. (2018-12-17)
New review of scientific studies confirms food cravings can be reduced
Food craving, the intense desire to eat certain foods, can sabotage efforts to maintain healthy eating habits and body weight, no matter the time of year. (2018-12-11)
Study finds four dried fruits have lower glycemic index (GI) than white bread
People with diabetes and followers of diets based on the glycemic index (GI) can enjoy dried fruits knowing they do not cause a blood sugar spike compared to starchy foods such as white bread, suggests a study published in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes. (2018-12-10)
Three quarters of a Quebec population fall short of healthy eating guidelines
In a web-based study reported in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, more than three quarters of French-speaking adults in Quebec, Canada, fall short of meeting current dietary guidelines regarding consumption of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, sodium, and saturated fats. (2018-12-06)
New study shows that fish oil does not increase bleeding risk in surgery patients
A new study published in Circulation showed that fish oil -- which contains the omega-3s EPA and DHA -- did not increase perioperative bleeding in surgery patients. (2018-12-04)
New laboratory system allows researchers to probe the secret lives of queen bees
A group of researchers at the University of Illinois has established a laboratory-based method for tracking the fertility of honey bee queens, using a laboratory set-up that would mimic the key aspects of the hive environment and allow detection of egg-laying by honey bee queens living with small groups of worker bees. (2018-12-03)
American adults have very low rate of metabolic health
A new study found that the prevalence of metabolic health is very low among American adults, even among those who have normal weight. (2018-11-28)
Certain dietary or nutritional supplements could improve sperm quality
Infertility affects 15 percent of the world population and is recognized by the WHO as a global health problem. (2018-11-26)
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