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NEWSWISE Food Science Wire with IFT 31-Aug-2016

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Food Science and Nutrition News Channel

...brought to you by Newswise in collaboration with the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), a nonprofit scientific society bringing together food scientists, technologists and related professions from academia, government, and industry.

Food Science & Production

New Device Could Help Improve Taste of Foods Low in Fat, Sugar and Salt

Scientists may be closing in on a way to let consumers savor the sweet taste of cake, cookies and other culinary delights without the sugar rush. In preliminary tests using a new device developed in-house that allows them to screen for odor compounds...

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

252nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society

Embargo expired on 22-Aug-2016 at 05:00 ET

Ramen Noodles Supplanting Cigarettes as Currency Among Prisoners

Ramen noodles are supplanting the once popular cigarettes as a form of currency among state prisoners, but not in response to bans on tobacco products within prison systems, finds a new study. ...

– American Sociological Association (ASA)

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Aug-2016

Embargo expired on 22-Aug-2016 at 00:00 ET

Sayonara, Kudzu Bug?

A few strains of wild soy are able to fight the kudzu bug by limiting the ability of its nymphs, or young, to survive. The next step is to identify which gene gives the soybeans this defense mechanism. ...

– American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

Crop Science, May 27, 2016

Embargo expired on 17-Aug-2016 at 08:30 ET

Small Molecules to Help Make SMARTER Cereals

University of Adelaide researchers are rethinking plant breeding strategies to improve the development of new high-yielding, stress-tolerant cereal varieties....

– University of Adelaide

Trends in Plant Science

Embargo expired on 08-Aug-2016 at 12:05 ET

Soy May Help Protect Women with PCOS From Diabetes, Heart Disease

Women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)—a common cause of female infertility—may be able to improve their metabolic and cardiovascular health by consuming soy isoflavones, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Jo...

– Endocrine Society

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

Embargo expired on 04-Aug-2016 at 13:00 ET

New Research Sheds Light on How Aged Wine Gets Its Aroma

Researchers have discovered an enzyme that plays a leading role in the formation of compounds that give aged wines their sought-after aroma....

– Wiley

New Phytologist

8 Facts Behind the “Foodie” Phenomena

Forty-eight million Americans define themselves as “foodies,” and 29 million are further categorized as members of a highly involved, seriously culinary group (Packaged Facts). In the August issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Inst...

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Genome Sequencing May Help Avert Banana Armageddon

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, and in the Netherlands have discovered how three fungal diseases have evolved into a lethal threat to the world’s bananas. ...

– University of California, Davis

PLOS Genetics

Lab Team Spins Ginger Into Nanoparticles to Heal Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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....

– Veterans Affairs (VA) Research Communications


Sewage Sludge Could Make Great Sustainable Fertilizer

Ever thought of putting sewage on your plants? Scientists say thermally conditioned sewage sludge serves as an excellent fertilizer to improve soil properties. This was recently published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Nutrition. The major a...

– Frontiers

Frontiers in Nutrition

What Will California’s Strawberry Industry Do Without Methyl Bromide?

2016 is the final year for the soil fumigant to be used in California crop fields. ...

– University of California - Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

California Agriculture

UF/IFAS Scientists Find Top 10 Muscadine Grape Varieties for Health, Taste, Smell

Muscadine grapes are known for their health benefits and other nutritive values – even for potential preventive measures against cancer and cardiovascular diseases. The fruits are rich in antioxidants such as a ellagic acid and resveratrol. The new...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Food Chemistry

New Method Opens Up the Possibility of Customizing Breast Milk for Premature Children

About 7 percent of all Danish children are born prematurely. This is of significant im-portance not only to the child's development, but it also affects the mother's body that - unexpectedly - has to produce the necessary nutrition for the newborn ba...

– Aarhus University


New Study: Montmorency Tart Cherry Juice Found to Aid Recovery of Soccer Players After Prolonged, Intermittent Exercise

Montmorency tart cherry juice may be a promising new recovery aid for soccer players following a game or intense practice. A new study published in Nutrients found Montmorency tart cherry juice concentrate aided recovery among eight semi-professional...

– Cherry Marketing Institute

British Journal of Sports Medicine; Nutrients

New Laboratory to Make Better Use of ‘Carbs’

Potatoes with less “bad” starch, food with natural additives to boost the immune system, or baby’s milk formula that more closely matches breast milk are some of the potential benefits from a new University of Adelaide laboratory being launched...

– University of Adelaide

Texas Tomato Growers Slicing Into Vegetable Market with Fresh Fruit All Fall

Tomatoes are the Type B’s of the vegetable world: Laid-back, creative, collaborative....

– Texas A&M AgriLife

Chew on This: August Is National Sandwich Month

If you are like most people, you will consume about 200 sandwiches this year. Add it all up and it means -- this is no baloney. Americans will eat about 45 billion sandwiches in 2016....

– Texas A&M University

Researcher Studies Best Fertilizer for Organic Chile

Which organic fertilizer will produce the best green chile? A graduate student is researching three types of organic fertilizers: compost, processed chicken manure and compost tea. She is studying plant growth, fruit yield and quality of two hybrid l...

– New Mexico State University (NMSU)

New U of S Plant Research Centre Launched to Design Crops for Global Food Security

The University of Saskatchewan marked the official launch of its unique Plant Phenotyping and Imaging Research Centre (P2IRC) today with an international symposium and demonstration of new drone technology to be used in novel crop development approac...

– University of Saskatchewan

NDSU, Sanford Health Select Human Health Research Grant Recipients

Three research projects have received $250,000 in seed funding from the Sanford Health NDSU Collaborative Seed Grant program. ...

– North Dakota State University

IFT16 Draws More Than 23,500 Attendees

IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) held at McCormick Place South in Chicago highlighted the hottest food trends, the latest food products, and the most important developments in the science of fo...

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Obesity, Nutrition, & Public Policy

Could the Paleo Diet Benefit Heart Health?

Findings from a small study suggest that people who followed the Paleo diet for only eight weeks experienced positive effects on heart health. Preliminary findings from this research will be presented at the American Physiological Society’s Inflamm...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Embargo expired on 26-Aug-2016 at 14:45 ET

Researchers Suspect MicroRNAs as Potential Link Between Obesity and Heart Disease

Results from a new study suggest that small molecules known as microRNAs may be part of the pathway connecting inflammation with increased heart disease risk in obese people. The new findings will be presented at the American Physiological Society’...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Embargo expired on 26-Aug-2016 at 14:45 ET

Excess weight linked to 8 more cancer types

There’s yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight as we age. An international team of researchers has identified eight additional types of cancer linked to excess weight and obesity: stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, ovary, meningioma (...

– Washington University in St. Louis

New England Journal of Medicine, Aug.

Embargo expired on 24-Aug-2016 at 17:00 ET

Is a Messed-Up Microbiome Linked to Obesity? New U-M Study Casts Doubt

A new study, done by pooling data from a wide range of studies that looked for a link between the human microbiome and obesity, throws cold water on the idea that extra pounds may stem from an imbalance of the bacteria inside us. ...

– University of Michigan Health System

mBio 7:e01018-16. doi:10.1128/mBio.01018-16.; AI2425501; DK034933; GM116149

Embargo expired on 23-Aug-2016 at 10:00 ET

Blocking Release of the Hormone Ghrelin May Mediate Low Blood Sugar Effect in Children Taking Beta Blockers, UT Southwestern Study Shows

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a previously unknown role of a cellular signaling molecule involved in release of the “hunger hormone” ghrelin, a finding that could have implications for optimal treatment of children...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Journal of Clinical Investigation

Embargo expired on 22-Aug-2016 at 16:00 ET

Racial Inequity, Violence Climb List of Child Health Concerns for Black Adults

Black adults rate school violence and racial inequities higher on their list of children’s health concerns than other groups, a new national poll says....

– University of Michigan Health System

Embargo expired on 15-Aug-2016 at 06:00 ET

Blood Pressure Diet Improves Gout Blood Marker

A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and reduced in fats and saturated fats (the DASH diet), designed decades ago to reduce high blood pressure, also appears to significantly lower uric acid, the causative agent of gout. Further, the effe...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Arthritis & Rheumatology; U01-HL57173, U01-HL57114, U01-HL57190, U01-HL57139, K08HL03857-01, U01-HL57156, M01-RR02635, M01-RR00722, T32DK007732-20

Embargo expired on 15-Aug-2016 at 00:05 ET

Vitamin D Levels May Drop When Women Stop Using Birth Control

Women risk having their vitamin D levels fall when they stop using birth control pills or other contraceptives containing estrogen, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism....

– Endocrine Society

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

Embargo expired on 04-Aug-2016 at 13:00 ET

EMBARGOED AJPH Research: Tax on sweet drinks, vaccine coverage in red and blue states, public health workers’ job satisfaction

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about: the impact of Berkeley, California’s sugar-sweetened beverage tax; adolescent vaccine coverage differences in red and blue states; and public health practitioners’ job satisfaction and...

– American Public Health Association (APHA)

Embargo expired on 23-Aug-2016 at 16:00 ET

‘Nudges’ Help Students Select Healthy Lunches

With back-to-school season in full swing, imagine this: Your child orders lunch via computer and gets a little message saying he or she needs to add more nutritious food groups. That combination helped some youngsters eat healthier meals, a Universit...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

‘Nudges’ Help Students Select Healthy Lunches

With back-to-school season in full swing, imagine this: Your child orders lunch via computer and gets a little message saying he or she needs to add more nutritious food groups....

– University of Florida

Journal of Economic Psychology

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)....

– Van Andel Research Institute


Children with Food Allergies Are Predisposed to Asthma, Rhinitis

Children with a history of food allergy have a high risk of developing asthma and allergic rhinitis during childhood as well. The risk increases with the number of food allergies a child might have. Research suggests that U.S. disease rates may be ch...

– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

BMC Pediatrics, online Aug. 20, 2016

Diets Avoiding Dry-Cooked Foods Can Protect Against Diabetes, Say Mount Sinai Researchers

Simple changes in how we cook could go a long way towards preventing diabetes, say researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. ...

– Mount Sinai Health System

Pasta High in Fiber and Protein May Not Increase Satiety

A study published in the Journal of Food Science found that consuming a high protein or high fiber pasta may not result in increased satiety over regular pasta....

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Journal of Food Science

Diet, Exercise, Both: All Work Equally to Protect Heart Health, Saint Louis University Study Finds

For those who need to lose weight, taking off a few pounds by dieting, exercising or both is powerful protection against cardiovascular disease....

– Saint Louis University Medical Center

NIH grants K01 DK080886, DK56341 (Nutrition and Obesity Research Center), and UL1 RR024992 (Clinical Translational Science Awar

Severe Obesity Revealed as a Stand-Alone High-Risk Factor for Heart Failure

A study by Johns Hopkins researchers of more than 13,000 people has found that even after accounting for such risk factors as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, so-called morbid obesity appears to stand alone as a standout risk for h...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Journal of the American Heart Association; HHSN2628201100005C,HHSN268201100006C,HHSN268201100007C,HHSN268201100008C,HHSN268201100009C,HHSN268201100010C,HHSN268201100011C,H

Infants Develop Early Understanding of Social Nature of Food

A new study conducted at the University of Chicago finds infants develop expectations about what people prefer to eat, providing early evidence of the social nature through which humans understand food. ...

– University of Chicago

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Aug-2016

Fussy Infants Find Food More Rewarding, Putting Them at Higher Risk for Obesity

Babies that seem to get upset more easily and take longer to calm down may be at higher risk for obesity while babies that exhibit more “cuddliness” and calm down easily are less likely at risk, according to a University at Buffalo study....

– University at Buffalo

Childhood Obesity

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....

– King's College London

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Non-Profit Provides Free Sports Physicals and Reveals High Rates of Obesity and High Blood Pressure in Student Athletes

Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University found similar rates of obesity and high blood pressure readings in student-athletes as would be expected in the general adolescent population, which may suggest that participation in athletics does not prote...

– Thomas Jefferson University

The Journal of Pediatrics

Personalized Nutrition Is Better Than a 'One Size Fits All' Approach in Improving Diets

People receiving personalised nutrition advice develop healthier eating habits including consuming less red meat and reducing their salt intake, a study has found....

– Newcastle University

International Journal of Epidemiology

Replacing Just One Sugary Drink with Water Could Significantly Improve Health, Virginia Tech Researcher Finds

Kiyah Duffey’s findings, which were recently published in Nutrients, modeled the effect of replacing one 8-ounce sugar-sweetened beverage with an 8-ounce serving of water, based on the daily dietary intake of U.S. adults aged 19 and older, retrieve...

– Virginia Tech

Study of Brain Activity Shows That Food Commercials Influence Children's Food Choices

Food advertising is a multi-billion dollar industry, with approximately $1.8 billion annually aimed at children and adolescents, who view between 1,000 and 2,000 ads per year. Some studies have shown that there is a relationship between receptivity t...

– Elsevier

Journal of Pediatrics

Students Participating in Government-Funded School Meal Programs at Higher Risk of Being Overweight, Virginia Tech Researcher Finds

As millions of kids who eat government-funded breakfasts or lunches head back to school this fall, most of them will participate in meal programs that may be part of the cause of the nationwide obesity epidemic. Students from low-income families and...

– Virginia Tech

Health Economics

Obesity on the Rise in Adults with a History of Cancer

A study at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health showed that obesity was more prevalent in patients with a history of cancer than in the general population, and survivors of colorectal and breast cancers were particularly affected. Th...

– Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Journal of Clinical Oncology

Heredity Explains African-American Paradox, University of North Texas Researcher Says

Research from a University of North Texas historian supports the idea that the nation and region of origin of your ancestors contributes to your risk of developing, or not developing, a growing list of medical conditions....

– University of North Texas


Want a Better Memory? Try Eating a Mediterranean Diet

Eating a Mediterranean diet can slow down cognitive decline....

– Frontiers

Frontiers in Nutrition

Playground Zoning Increases Physical Activity During Recess

Most grade school students are likely to claim recess as their favorite period of the day; however, in many cases recess still can be sedentary with students not engaging in enough physical activity. Now researchers from the University of Missouri ha...

– University of Missouri Health

Cardiac Complications from Energy Drinks? Case Report Adds New Evidence

The high levels of caffeine in energy drinks may lead to cardiac complications, suggests a case report in the July/August Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). The journal is publish...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal of Addiction Medicine

Vaccines Fail to Protect Obese Mice From Severe Influenza Infections

Researchers led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have demonstrated that flu vaccines with adjuvants don’t work as well in obese mice; results highlight urgent need to understand vaccine response in obese humans. ...

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

mBIo, August 2, 2016.

Meat Consumption Contributing to Global Obesity

Should we be warning consumers about over-consumption of meat as well as sugar?...

– University of Adelaide

18th International Conference on Nutrition and Food Sciences; BMC Nutrition

Dad’s Preconception Intake of High-Fat Diet May Lead to Obesity in Grand-Offspring, Mouse Study Finds

Researchers report on how paternal intake of a high-fat diet causes changes in genes that lead to generational obesity and metabolic dysfunction. They also found that these effects in offspring can be significantly improved or abolished by feeding lo...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Research Highlights 7 Essential Ingredients for Healthy Adolescents

Adolescents need proper nutrition for bone and muscle development, recovery from sports, cognition and strong immune systems. In the August issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists, contributing editor Linda ...

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Certain Nutrients Can Address Men’s Health Concerns

The top causes of death among adult men in the United Sates are heart disease, stroke, cancer and chronic lower respiratory disease, according to the Mayo Clinic and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In a recent issue of Food Technology magazine...

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Sports Nutrition Products No Longer Just for Hard-Core Athletes

Sports drinks, powders, goos and bars used to be targeted to the more hard-core athletes, but now more and more of these products are fueling mainstream consumer interest. Contributing editor A. Elizabeth Sloan highlights several trends driving the $...

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Food Technology

What Do Olympians Eat? The Role Sports Dietitians Play in Athletes' Training

What does it take to fuel the strength, speed, endurance and grace of Olympic athletes? It takes years of training and hard work, and sports dietitians are part of many Olympic hopefuls' team — helping to propel athletes to achieve the Olympic mott...

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Diet and Back Pain: What’s the Link?

In a collaboration between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, researchers are exploring the link between diet, obesity-linked Type 2 diabetes, and intervertebral disc degeneration. ...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

The Medical Minute: Involving Kids with Healthy Lunch Choices

One expert says the more you get your child involved in the menu planning, shopping and preparation of his or her lunch, the more likely it will be eaten and enjoyed....

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Nutrition Survival Tips for College Students and Avoiding Weight Gain

Poor nutrition habits can have a negative impact on health, body weight, and, behaviors formed during this initial period of independence can last a lifetime, said Anne Mathews, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of food science. While the so-called “Fr...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Report: Work-Load Requirements Keep Students From Getting Food Assistance

Humboldt State University researchers describe how outdated state and federal requirements are keeping college students from accessing food assistance programs....

– Humboldt State University

Shades of Fat: Why One Leads to Obesity and Another to Hibernation

Naima Moustaid-Moussa, an obesity researcher at Texas Tech, received an NIH grant to examine healthy brown fat and how it can be activated....

– Texas Tech University

TTUHSC El Paso to Provide Health Education to West Texas’ Impoverished Communities

The Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing (GGHSON) at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) has received a $430,780 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide long-distance health education t...

– Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

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

– Monell Chemical Senses Center

Olympic Gold: Sports Nutrition Advice to Achieve Your Personal Best @Sbpdiscovery

– Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute





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