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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)
Rice cultivation: Balance of phosphorus and nitrogen determines growth and yield
Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences CEPLAS at the University of Cologne cooperates with partners from Beijing to develop new basic knowledge on nutrient signalling pathways in rice plants. (2019-03-26)
Study highlights detrimental effect of overlooking female athletes' nutritional needs
As poor nutrition can negatively affect everything from bone to reproductive health, more attention needs to be paid to the specific nutritional needs of female athletes, a collaborative study from New Zealand's University of Otago and University of Waikato argues. (2019-03-24)
Canadian food and beverage companies get mixed grades on nutrition goals: U of T report
Canada's largest food and beverage manufacturers could aim higher to improve nutrition, reduce obesity and prevent chronic disease, according to a new report by University of Toronto researchers. (2019-03-20)
Prescribing healthy food in Medicare/Medicaid is cost effective, could improve health
A team of researchers modeled the health and economic effects of healthy food prescriptions in Medicare and Medicaid. (2019-03-19)
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)
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