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Institute of Food Technologists and Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology to Offer Joint Membership

With our planet’s population estimated to reach more than 9 billion by 2050, the world faces many pressing food demands. In order to help food scientists and technologists meet these challenges, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST) are excited to announce a new joint-membership program.

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How a Mediterranean-Style Diet May Reduce Heart Failure in the Aged

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In mouse experiments, researchers have shown how aging and excess dietary fat create signals that lead to heart failure after a heart attack. Clarifying the mechanism of this harmful pathway is important because nearly 5 million people in the United States suffer heart failure as an age-related disease following heart attacks.

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Regular Intake of Sugary Beverages, but Not Diet Soda, Is Associated with Prediabetes

An epidemiological analysis of data from 1,685 adult Americans finds that regular consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, but not diet soda, is associated with increased risk of prediabetes and increased insulin resistance.

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Exercise Program Improved Testosterone Levels in Obese Men, Dad’s Preconception Exercise May Increase Obesity, Women Have Lower Risk of Heart Disease After Weight-Loss Surgery Than Men, and More in the Obesity News Source

The latest research and features on obesity in the Obesity News Source.

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Eating Dinner Early, or Skipping It, May Be Effective in Fighting Body Fat

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The first human test of early time-restricted feeding found that this meal-timing strategy strategy reduced swings in hunger and altered fat and carb burning patterns, which may help with losing weight. In early time-restricted feeding (eTRF), people eat their last meal by the mid-afternoon and don’t eat again until breakfast the next morning.

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A Functioning Circadian Clock May Help Maximize Weight Loss Following Bariatric Surgery

A newly released basic science study of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) suggests that a functioning circadian clock, or sleeping at night and being awake during the day, can help patients achieve a higher amount of weight loss following the surgery. The study conducted in a mouse model is one of the first to shed light on how researchers and clinicians might continue to improve the outcomes following RYGB by correcting disruptions to the circadian clock.

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“That Pizza Was #Delish!” What Do Tweets Say About Our Health?

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"Coffee" was the most tweeted food in the continental U.S. between mid-2014 to mid-2015 followed by "beer" then "pizza". Besides hinting at which foods are popular, scientists at the University of Utah are finding that tweets reveal something about our health. Communities that tweeted more often about physical activities, or expressed positive sentiments about healthy foods, had better overall health.

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Scripps Florida Scientists Identify Potent New Anti-Obesity, Anti-Diabetes Target

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In a series of studies led by Assistant Professor Anutosh Chakraborty of The Scripps Research Institute Florida campus, scientists have identified a key protein that promotes fat accumulation in animal models by slowing the breakdown and expenditure of fat and encouraging weight gain.

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Calcium Supplements May Damage the Heart

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After analyzing 10 years of medical tests on more than 2,700 people in a federally funded heart disease study, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and elsewhere conclude that taking calcium in the form of supplements may raise the risk of plaque buildup in arteries and heart damage, although a diet high in calcium-rich foods appears be protective.

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Review Suggests Eating Oats Can Lower Cholesterol as Measured by a Variety of Markers

A new systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials has concluded that eating oat fibre can reduce all three markers.

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Symposium Promotes Versatile, Vital Pulse Crops

International Year of Pulses highlights role of sustainable crops, nutritious foods

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IFT Food Facts Releases New Video on Ancient Grains

Ancient grains have become staples in many diets due to their health benefits and exotic appeal. In fact, the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend daily intake of whole grains to be at least half of total grain consumption. IFT Past President Mary Ellen Camire, PhD, CFS, discussed various ancient grains and their dietary benefits with IFT Food Facts to create this video.

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Gut Bacteria Differ Between Obese and Lean Youth

Children and teenagers who are obese have different microorganisms living in the digestive tract than their lean counterparts, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Healthy Eating Standards Still Not Fully Adopted Among YMCA After-School Programs

Healthy Eating standards represent a means of increasing fruit, vegetable, whole grain, and water intake among adolescents by providing healthy snacks in conjunction with education on healthy eating. For these reasons, the YMCA of the US adopted these standards for all its after-school programs in November of 2011. However, a study of YMCAs in South Carolina found that none of the programs were meeting every aspect of the Healthy Eating standards and many were deficient in several areas.

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Ginger and Chili Peppers Could Work Together to Lower Cancer Risk

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For many people, there's nothing more satisfying than a hot, spicy meal. But some research has suggested that capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their kick, might cause cancer. Now researchers show in mouse studies that the pungent compound in ginger, 6-ginergol, could counteract capsaicin's potentially harmful effects. In combination with the capsaicin, 6-gingerol could lower the risk of cancer, they say. The study appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

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Vitamin C May Boost Effectiveness of Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment

A simple adjustment to patients’ therapeutic regimen may improve the effectiveness of the standard epigenetic treatment for myeloid dysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

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Limiting #sugar intake in children: @MonellSc expert Julie Mennella on implementing new @American_Heart recommendation

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Unhealthy Diet During Pregnancy Could Be Linked to ADHD

New research led by scientists from King's College London and the University of Bristol has found that a high-fat, high-sugar diet during pregnancy may be linked to symptoms of ADHD in children who show conduct problems early in life.

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Lab Team Spins Ginger Into Nanoparticles to Heal Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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A recent study by researchers at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center took them to a not-so-likely destination: local farmers markets. They went in search of fresh ginger root.







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