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Researchers identify seasonal peaks for foodborne infections
Using a newly developed approach, researchers have identified seasonal peaks for foodborne infections that could be used to optimize the timing and location of food inspections. (2020-06-01)
Do warning labels help people choose healthier drinks?
Warning labels on sugary drinks lead to healthier drink choices, according to new analysis of more than 20 studies examining these warnings. (2020-06-01)
Eating whole grains could help lower diabetes risk
A new analysis of more than 200,000 people found that eating high-quality carbohydrates, such as whole grains, was associated with a lower risk for type 2 diabetes. (2020-06-01)
Playing video games linked with unhealthy behaviors for college men
Results from a new study suggest that college men who play video games tend to exercise less and have poorer eating habits compared to non-gamers. (2020-06-01)
Study pinpoints top sources of empty calories for children and teens
A new study of children and teens found that more than 25% of the calories they consume were considered empty -- those from added sugars and solid fats. (2020-06-01)
Dieting? Studies weigh in on opportunities and risks
Get the latest research findings on fad diets, losing weight and healthful eating at NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE, a virtual conference featuring leading nutrition experts from around the world. (2020-06-01)
Dietary and physical activity intervention reduces LDL cholesterol level in children
An individualised and family-based physical activity and dietary intervention reduced the plasma LDL cholesterol concentration of primary school children, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. (2020-05-29)
Featured research from NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE
Press materials are now available for NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE, a dynamic virtual event showcasing new research findings and timely discussions on food and nutrition. (2020-05-28)
The ins and outs of sex change in medaka fish
Scientists could gain insight into atypical sex development in vertebrates, including humans, by studying how nutrition affects sex changes in fish larvae. (2020-05-21)
High doses of vitamin D supplementation has no current benefit in preventing or treating COVID-19
Scientists from the UK, Europe and the USA, led by the University of Surrey have published a vitamin D consensus paper warning against high doses of vitamin D supplementation as current research shows it has no benefit in preventing or treating Covid-19. (2020-05-21)
New wearable sensor tracks vitamin C levels in sweat
A team at the University of California San Diego has developed a wearable, non invasive Vitamin C sensor that could provide a new, highly personalized option for users to track their daily nutritional intake and dietary adherence. (2020-05-20)
Nutrimedia, a resource that assesses the veracity of messages about food and nutrition
The journal PLOS ONE has published an article that explains the methodology used by Nutrimedia to assess the veracity of messages about nutrition. (2020-05-14)
Coffee linked to lower body fat in women
Women who drink two or three cups of coffee a day have been found to have lower total body and abdominal fat than those who drink less, according to a new study published in The Journal of Nutrition. (2020-05-13)
Microalgae food for honey bees
A microscopic algae ('microalgae') could provide a complete and sustainably sourced supplemental diet to boost the robustness of managed honey bees, according to research just published by Agricultural Research Service scientists in the journal Apidologie. (2020-05-11)
Revealing links between education and a good diet
Educational status appears to have positive influence on a healthy diet, particularly in low income countries, according to new research examining European nutritional data. (2020-05-07)
Children don't know how to get proper nutrition information online
Children looking for health information online could end up more prone to obesity. (2020-05-06)
More berries, apples and tea may have protective benefits against Alzheimer's
Older adults with low intake of foods and drinks containing flavonoids, such as berries, apples, and tea, were more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and related dementias over 20 years, compared with people who consumed more of those items, according to a new study. (2020-05-05)
A diet of high-iron beans improves health of anemic women in Rwanda
A new study involving women of reproductive age in Rwanda, where 19% of that demographic is anemic, showed that a diet including high-iron beans can improve iron status and physical performance relatively quickly. (2020-04-29)
Media literacy can improve child nutrition, family relationships
A new study shows that building critical media skills as a family can have a positive impact on kids' nutrition without restricting their access to TV and computers. (2020-04-21)
Survey: Food insecurity in Vermont rose 33% during pandemic
Food insecurity in Vermont has increased by one-third during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a statewide survey conducted by the University of Vermont at the end of March. (2020-04-20)
UM study finds diverse diet as effective as sports supplements for female athletes
A recently released study from the University of Montana has discovered that common 'edge,' sports nutrition products, are no more effective at promoting recovery in female athletes as regular, carbohydrate-rich, often less-expensive potato-based foods. (2020-04-17)
Children's fruit drinks need clearer labels, finds NYU study
The labels of drinks marketed to kids do not help parents and other consumers differentiate among fruit juice and sugar-laden, artificially flavored drinks, finds research from NYU School of Global Public Health. (2020-04-16)
Integrated crop-livestock systems in paddy fields: New strategies for flooded rice nutrition
Integrated crop-livestock system brings more sustainability to flooded rice. (2020-04-09)
Is autoimmunity on the rise?
A study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology provides evidence that the prevalence of autoimmunity -- when the immune system goes awry and attacks the body itself -- has increased in the United States in recent years. (2020-04-08)
Foods high in vitamin D may benefit heart health
Consuming foods high in vitamin D may have heart-protective effects, according to new research published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. (2020-04-08)
Uganda: 20% decline in economic output without climate action
Less nutrition, less productivity, less development: the changing climate hinders poor rural areas of developing countries. (2020-04-08)
Diet, nutrition have profound effects on gut microbiome
A new literature review from scientists at George Washington University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology suggests that nutrition and diet have a profound impact on the microbial composition of the gut. (2020-03-25)
National study finds diets remain poor for most American children; disparities persist
A study of national dietary trends over 18 years finds some improvements in the diets of US children, but the majority still have a poor-quality diet. (2020-03-24)
'Domiciled' feeding studies will lead to new discoveries in human nutrition science
The public's confusion around what constitutes a healthy diet is related in part to nutrition studies that do not standardize the foods consumed by research participants or participants' adherence to their diet programs, argues Kevin Hall in this Perspective. (2020-03-19)
Vitamin D boosts chances of walking after hip fracture
Senior citizens who are not vitamin D deficient have a better chance of walking after hip fracture surgery, according to a Rutgers-led study. (2020-03-17)
Rates of at-risk drinking and unhealthy nutrition in Germany vary across regions
Rates of at-risk alcohol consumption are higher in the South and East of Germany, compared to the North and West, according to a study published in the open-access journal BMC Public Health. (2020-03-12)
Sugar tax has more public support than expected
The increase in diet-related illness has led to a high burden of costs for society. (2020-03-11)
New research finds infant cereal consumption is associated with improved nutrient intake
An investigation of infant feeding patterns found infants and toddlers consuming baby cereal, such as rice cereal, had higher intakes of key nutrients of concern, such as calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc and vitamin E. (2020-03-10)
New study confirms value of family meals
A new study published in The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (JNEB) builds on years of previous research studies and demonstrates the value of family meals. (2020-03-10)
Effects of the proposed SNAP eligibility changes
Proposed changes to the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may result in as many as one in ten U.S. families losing SNAP benefits, and potential impacts are unknown. (2020-03-09)
Confusing standards lead to extra sugar in kids' breakfast cereals
Parents may let their children consume more sugar from their breakfast cereal than intended due to insufficient industry nutritional guidelines. (2020-03-06)
Using technology during mealtimes may decrease food intake, study finds
When 119 young adults consumed a meal while playing a simple computer game for 15 minutes, they ate significantly less than when they ate the same meal without distractions, said lead author Carli A. (2020-03-06)
Not only what you eat, but how you eat, may affect your microbiome
Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) found that post-stroke patients re-grow a healthy microbiota in their mouth and gut when they revert to normal food intake from tube feeding. (2020-03-03)
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)
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