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Improved mental and physical condition is directly linked to nutrition, study shows
New research demonstrates that the right nutrition is directly linked to physical and cognitive performance in active duty men and women in the US Air Force. (2020-10-19)
Are online grocery stores being designed to support consumer nutrition information needs?
With a steady growth in online grocery shopping, a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by Elsevier, examines the availability of nutrition-related information on leading grocery store websites. (2020-10-07)
Women's expected longevity linked to age at birth of last child
CLEVELAND, Ohio --No one knows for sure how long they will live. (2020-10-07)
Drink coffee after breakfast, not before, for better metabolic control
The new study looked at the combined effects of disrupted sleep and caffeine on our metabolism - with surprising results. (2020-09-30)
The proof is in the pudding
As Australia's aged care sector continues to be scrutinised, researchers at the University of South Australia show that plain solutions are often the best, with a new study finding that aged care residents can improve their nutrition intake simply by increasing their meal sizes. (2020-09-30)
Feeding indoor cats just once a day could improve health
New University of Guelph research has found that feeding cats one large meal a day may help control hunger better than feeding them several times a day. (2020-09-23)
Nearly 20 percent of americans don't have enough to eat
More than 18 percent of US adults do not know whether they will have enough to eat from day to day, and the numbers are worse for Hispanics, Blacks, people with obesity, and women, a new report shows. (2020-09-22)
Blood vessel growth in muscle is reduced in women after menopause
A new study from the University of Copenhagen's Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports demonstrates that formation of small blood vessels is impaired in the muscle tissue of postmenopausal women. (2020-09-22)
'Front of package' nutrition labels improved nutrition quality
A new study analyzing 16 years of data on tens of thousands of products finds that the adoption of nutrition data on ''front of package'' labels is associated with improved nutritional content of those foods and their competitors. (2020-09-21)
Buffalo-based study aims to connect the dots on food access
A new University at Buffalo study based in Western New York is the first that simultaneously examined the preferences of community members and compared those with the community-based programs and resources available to identify the most viable strategies for addressing disparities in healthy food consumption. (2020-09-18)
Secret of plant dietary fibre structure revealed
Researchers from The University of Queensland and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden have uncovered the mechanics of how plant cell walls balance the strength and rigidity provided by cellulose with its ability to stretch and compress. (2020-09-17)
Algorithm boosts efficiency, nutrition for food bank ops
Cornell University systems engineers examined data from a busy New York state food bank and, using a new algorithm, found ways to better allocate food and elevate nutrition in the process. (2020-09-17)
Fructose and glucose in high fructose corn syrup deliver a one-two punch to health
Consuming high fructose corn syrup appears to be as bad for your health as consuming sugar in the form of fructose alone, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis. (2020-09-17)
Some but not all US metro areas could grow all needed food locally, estimates study
How local could food be in the U.S.? A modeling study estimates the distance within which metro centers could meet food needs if they tried to feed themselves locally. (2020-09-14)
Factors that raise the risk of mortality among children with several acute malnutrition
#AJCN review identifies independent predictors of inpatient mortality among children with severe acute malnutrition: HIV infection, diarrhea, pneumonia, shock, lack of appetite, and low weight-to-height ratio. (2020-09-04)
Evening eating is associated with higher total calorie intake and lower diet quality
A study of nearly 1200 UK adults, being presented at this year's European and International Conference on Obesity (ECOICO 2020), held online this year (Sept. (2020-08-31)
Research finds people who eat pasta have better overall quality diets than those who don't
Good news for pasta eaters! New research published in Frontiers in Nutrition this month, analyzing the diets of adults and children who eat pasta, has revealed good news about one of America's favorite foods. (2020-08-26)
Broccoli and Brussels sprouts a cut above for blood vessel health
New research from Edith Cowan University has shown some of our least favourite vegetables could be the most beneficial when it comes to preventing advanced blood vessel disease. (2020-08-20)
Study focuses on low-carb, high-fat diet effect on older populations
Amy Goss, Ph.D., RDN, says egg consumption can be incorporated into the diet in a healthful way without adversely impacting blood cholesterol in older adults. (2020-08-20)
Risk of diabetes complications increases with elevated levels of NT-proBNP
Healthy people - especially women - with elevated levels of the heart failure marker NT-proBNP have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. (2020-08-18)
MSG promotes significant sodium reduction and enjoyment of better-for-you foods, according to new study
A new study published in the Journal of Food Science suggests monosodium glutamate (MSG) can be used to significantly reduce sodium while also promoting the enjoyment of better-for-you foods like grains and vegetables. (2020-08-11)
Confused by whole grain labels on food packaging? Study finds you're not alone
Whole grain labels are confusing to consumers, according to a new study that found many made the wrong choice when asked to pick the healthier option based on product labels. (2020-08-10)
Food menu fit for pandemic times
In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, eating well in a sustainable way is more important now than ever, Flinders University experts say. (2020-08-03)
Americans are consuming less sugar but more nonnutritive sweeteners
A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, published by Elsevier, found that between 2002 and 2018 purchases by US households of foods and beverages containing caloric sweetener (CS, i.e., sugar) declined while purchases of products containing both caloric sugars and nonnutritive sweeteners (NNS, i.e., sugar substitutes) increased. (2020-07-29)
Calcium and vitamin D nutrient deficiencies lead to higher risk for osteoporosis
Research article in the journal PLoS ONE examines inadequate nutrient intake and its relationship to poor bone health, specifically risk of osteoporosis. (2020-07-28)
Overweight and obesity are associated with a low sperm quality
Researchers from the Rovira i Virgili University in collaboration with researchers from the University of Utah have carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis evaluating the association between adiposity (normal weight, overweight, obesity, and low weight) and the sperm quality. (2020-07-27)
Study calls for review of rice and sugar in food subsidy programme
The nutritional benefit of rice and sugar distributed by a national food subsidy programme in India may be limited, says new research published today. (2020-07-21)
Call to action for stronger, better-funded federal nutrition research
The nation needs to strengthen and increase funding for federal nutrition research and improve coordination in order to accelerate discoveries, grow the economy, and - most importantly - improve public health, food/nutrition security, and population resilience, according to a high-level group of research, policy, and government experts. (2020-07-20)
Dietary guidelines advisory committee reinforces need for increased choline intake
The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee published its Advisory Report to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Health and Human Services. (2020-07-20)
Isoflavones in soybean help protect pigs against viral infections
Pigs that eat soybean as a regular part of their diet may be better protected against viral pathogens, a new study from University of Illinois shows. (2020-07-17)
Aquaculture's role in nutrition in the COVID-19 era
A new paper from American University examines the economics of an aquaculture industry of the future that is simultaneously environmentally sustainable and nutritious for the nearly 1 billion people worldwide who depend on it. (2020-07-09)
Fathers are more likely to be referred for nutrition or exercise counseling
Fatherhood status has been linked to medical providers' weight-related practices or counseling referrals. (2020-07-06)
Nutrition a key ingredient for cognitive health of midlife and older Canadians
A new study, investigating factors associated with verbal fluency among a large sample of anglophone Canadians aged 45-85, found that individuals who consumed more vegetables and fruits and more nuts and pulses (such as lentils and beans) scored higher on tests of verbal fluency. (2020-06-24)
Urine test reveals quality of your diet -- and whether it's the best fit for your body
Scientists have completed large-scale tests on a new type of five-minute urine test that measures the health of a person's diet, and produces an individual's unique urine 'fingerprint'. (2020-06-22)
Adding lean beef to a healthy diet does not adversely affect heart health or diabetes risk
Results from a new study show that risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes were similar when participants consumed a healthy US-style eating pattern with and without an additional 5.3 ounces of lean beef. (2020-06-16)
Vegetarians are slimmer and less extroverted than meat eaters
The less animal products someone consumes, the lower his body mass index on average and the less he tends to be extroverted. (2020-06-15)
Multi-ethnic study suggests vitamin K may offer protective health benefits in older age
A new, multi-ethnic study from researchers at Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center found adults aged 54-76 with low circulating vitamin K levels were more likely to die within 13 years compared to those with adequate levels, suggesting vitamin K may offer protective health benefits as we age. (2020-06-15)
Landmark study shows inflammation after meals varies dramatically among healthy adults
Researchers led by King's College London announced today the first published results from PREDICT, the largest ongoing nutritional study of its kind. (2020-06-11)
Refugee children get better health, nutrition via e-vouchers
Electronic food vouchers provided young Rohingya children in Bangladeshi refugee camps with better health and nutrition than direct food assistance, according to new research led by Cornell University, in conjunction with the International Food Policy Research Institute. (2020-06-11)
Female athletes at risk for nutritional deficiencies
Two decades of research among female athletes over the age of 13 years shows that a lack of nutrition knowledge about what they need to eat to stay healthy and compete may contribute to poor performance, low energy and nutrient intake, and potential health risks, according to a Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School study. (2020-06-09)
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