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NEWSWISE Food Science Wire with IFT 21-Nov-2016

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Serving Teens with Special Diets: A Tricky Thanksgiving Recipe

One in 6 parents say their teen has tried a gluten free, vegan, paleo or vegetarian diet. For some families, the restrictions can cause indigestion....

– University of Michigan Health System

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2016 at 06:00 ET

FSU Researchers Talk Turkey: Native Americans Raised Classic Holiday Bird Long Before First Thanksgiving

Florida State University Associate Professor of Anthropology Tanya Peres and graduate student Kelly Ledford write in a paper published today that Native Americans were raising and managing turkeys far before the first Thanksgiving. ...

– Florida State University

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2016 at 08:00 ET

Why Experiences Inspire More Gratitude than Stuff

People are more grateful for what they’ve done than what they have, and that gratitude can lead to greater generosity toward others, according to new research for University of Chicago Booth School of Business....

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Emotion, Advance Online Publication

Say Yes to Holiday Flair, Not Allergic Flares

If you suffer from allergies and asthma, you don’t want to be sneezing and wheezing through the holidays. ACAAI offers tips for bringing the “flair, and not the flare” to this year’s holidays....

– American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Thank Science for This Year’s Thanksgiving Feast

While the word “thanks” is included in our country’s favorite holiday’s name, we all know the real star of the day is the food. Institute of Food Technologists Member Kantha Shelke, PhD, CFS, deconstructs the turkey-day menu in a series of IF...

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Busting the Myths on Turkey

Turkey is a major symbol of an American celebration and our giving for the bounties we are fortunate to enjoy. Dr. Judith Rodriguez, registered dietitian & chair of the Department of Nutrition & Dietetics at the University of North Florida, discusses...

– University of North Florida

UF/IFAS Tips for Safe Holiday Meal Preparation

With the holidays approaching, you want the turkey and stuffing – or whatever you’re preparing – to be safe to eat, and consume again as leftovers....

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Curb Your Appetite and Avoid Overeating This Holiday Season

UAB registered dietitian Ashley Delk says to put away the stretchy pants and eat smart this holiday season. ...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Enjoying the Holiday Season Heartburn Free

Calorie-laden meals, decadent treats, and festive drinks inundate people from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, inviting the fiery sensation of heartburn and bitter taste of reflux as unwelcome guests to the holiday festivities....

– Houston Methodist

UF/IFAS Expert: Five Tips for Avoiding Common Holiday Health Pitfalls

Have you ever reached the end of a holiday buffet with a plate filled with more food than you intended? The holiday season is primetime for overeating, said Nan Jensen, family and consumer sciences agent with University of Florida Institute of Food a...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

10 Tips to Avoid Weight Gain During the Holidays

The holiday season is officially in full gear and with it comes the tempting Thanksgiving-to-New-Year’s food fest. During the holiday season, good eating habits spiral out of control and exercise plans are thrown out the window resulting in undesir...

– Houston Methodist

Season's Eatings - Do holiday temptations trigger eating disorders?

– Michigan State University

Holiday Health: GW Experts on Weight Gain, New Year’s Resolutions and the Holiday Blues Available to Comment

– George Washington University

Tips and Twists for Your Healthiest Thanksgiving Yet

– New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Food Science & Production

Common Food Additive Promotes Colon Cancer in Mice

Emulsifiers, which are added to most processed foods to aid texture and extend shelf life, can alter intestinal bacteria in a manner that promotes intestinal inflammation and colorectal cancer, according to a new study....

– Georgia State University

Cancer Research

Embargo expired on 07-Nov-2016 at 08:00 ET

Does Sugar Make Your Alcoholic Drink Less Dangerous?

Recent research suggests that some women restrict food before and while drinking, quite possibly to compensate for alcohol-related calories. This can result in a combined state of fasting/alcohol intake, which can lead to higher breath alcohol concen...

– Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Embargo expired on 07-Nov-2016 at 17:00 ET

The Mathematics of Coffee Extraction: Searching for the Ideal Brew

Composed of over 1,800 chemical components, coffee is one of the most widely-consumed drinks in the world. Understanding the mathematics of coffee extraction can help identify the influence of various parameters on the final product. In a paper publi...

– Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics

Embargo expired on 15-Nov-2016 at 10:00 ET

Marine Microalgae, a New Sustainable Food and Fuel Source

Taken from the bottom of the marine food chain, microalgae may soon become a top-tier contender to combat global warming, climate change and food insecurity. ...

– Cornell University

Oceanography (December 2016)

New Research Finds Avocado Extract Can Prevent Listeria in Food

A recent study published in the Journal of Food Science found that extracts and isolated compounds from avocado seeds can potentially be used as a natural additive incorporated into ready-to-eat foods to control microbes that cause Listeria, a foodbo...

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Journal of Food Science

New and Improved Kale Varieties Coming to a Store Near You

A Cornell University program is reimagining kale – its color, shape and even flavor – in a bid to breed the naturally biodiverse vegetable for consumer satisfaction. ...

– Cornell University

Fast-Cooking Dry Beans Provide More Protein, Iron Than ‘Slower’ Varieties

Beans are a versatile, inexpensive staple that can boost essential nutrients in a diet, especially for people in low-resource areas where food options are limited. To get the most out of these legumes, new research suggests choosing fast-cooking dry ...

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

High Tunnel-Grown Tomatoes Go to Amarillo Supermarket

AMARILLO – Dr. Charlie Rush is claiming success - tomatoes from a Texas A&M AgriLife Research high tunnel project are being sold in an Amarillo grocery store. And now the real work begins. “We delivered tomatoes to United Supermarket in Amari...

– Texas A&M AgriLife

UF/IFAS Study: People Who Know About Genetically Modified Food Agree with Science: They’re Safe

On the other hand, those who know plenty about global warming are cautious about the science that says humans cause the phenomenon, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences study shows. Furthermore, the study showed som...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Television Cooking Shows Overlook Safe Food Handling Practices

Television cooking shows are an important resource for home cooks, but if these shows fail to model recommended food safety measures, it may lead to poor practices among consumers. Therefore, researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst d...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Mislabeled Seafood May Be More Sustainable, New Study Finds

A University of Washington study is the first to broadly examine the ecological and financial impacts of seafood mislabeling. The paper, published online Nov. 2 in Conservation Letters, finds that in most cases, mislabeling actually leads people to e...

– University of Washington

Conservation Letters, Nov-2016

Scientists Discover Way to Make Milk Chocolate Have Dark Chocolate Health Benefits Without the Bitter Taste

Dark chocolate can be a source of antioxidants in the diet, but many consumers dislike the bitter flavor. The taste of milk chocolate is more appealing to a greater number of consumers, but it doesn’t have the same antioxidants properties as dark c...

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Rutgers’ Bountiful Cranberries Spreading in U.S., Canada and Overseas

If you drink cranberry juice, munch on dried cranberries or savor cranberry sauce, chances are they may include varieties bred at Rutgers University in the New Jersey Pinelands....

– Rutgers University

The Top Eight American Pizza Habits

Americans consume 350 slices of pizza every second, and 15 percent deem it their top comfort food. In the November issue of Food Technology Magazine associate editor Melanie Zanoza Bartelme outlines eight American pizza trends, preferences and consum...

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Food Technology

Dark Chocolate: Subtle Trick or Ideal Treat?

Halloween is fraught with the perils of cavity-inducing treats. Lip-smacking sour gummies, ooey gooey caramel and fruit chews can get to the best of us, but these sugar-laden delights wreak havoc on our oral health. Yet there is a glimmer of semi-goo...

– Texas A&M University

Project Pumpkin: Professor and Students Harvest 17 New and Experimental Varieties of Pumpkins

URI Professor harvests student enthusiasm with hands-on research....

Expert Available

– University of Rhode Island

Queen’s University Belfast to Tackle Global Food Challenges Through Major New Partnership

Queen’s University Belfast’s Institute for Global Food Security will play a key role in a new leading partnership which will tackle the global challenge of feeding the world’s growing population, as well as enabling the University to access up ...

– Queen's University Belfast

Food Scholarship Program Helps Students Study Instead of Worry About Meals

UGA's food scholarship and other programs that support students just got a big boost from University of Georgia graduate Jess Stokely, who is contributing $900,000 to the food scholarship and $1.5 million to general support for students....

– University of Georgia

Obesity, Nutrition, & Public Policy

African American, White and Latino Children Have Different Food Allergen Profiles

Allergy and immunology experts at Rush University Medical Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago have conducted the first study designed to assess and characterize the racial...

– Rush University Medical Center

Journal of Allergy and Clinical immunology

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2016 at 13:00 ET

High-Fiber Diet Keeps Gut Microbes From Eating the Colon’s Lining, Protects Against Infection, Animal Study Shows

When microbes inside the digestive system don’t get the natural fiber that they rely on for food, they begin to munch on the natural layer of mucus that lines the gut, eroding it to the point where dangerous invading bacteria can infect the colon ...

– University of Michigan Health System

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Embargo expired on 17-Nov-2016 at 12:00 ET

Odds of Having Asthma 53 Percent Higher in Food Deserts

Living in a food desert – an urban area where it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food – means you’re at increased risk to have asthma. Children who were studied who did not have access to fresh fruits and vegetables had hi...

– American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting

Embargo expired on 11-Nov-2016 at 00:05 ET

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....

– Tufts University

Journal of Nutrition

Embargo expired on 09-Nov-2016 at 14:00 ET

Exercise May Shield Against the Health Fallout of a Weeklong Overindulgence

Previous studies show that as little as one week of overeating can impair glycemic control and insulin sensitivity. Just in time for holiday feasting, a new study by University of Michigan researchers finds that exercise can protect fat tissue from c...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Embargo expired on 03-Nov-2016 at 20:15 ET

Why are Some Obese People at Higher Risk for Diabetes Than Others?

For years, scientists have known that someone who is thin could still end up with diabetes. Yet an obese person may be surprisingly healthy. Now, new research published Nov. 3, 2016, in Cell Metabolism online by scientists at University of Utah Colle...

– University of Utah Health Sciences

Cell Metabolism

Embargo expired on 03-Nov-2016 at 12:00 ET

Kids Continue to Consume Too Much Salt, Putting Them at Risk

Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, kills more than 800,000 Americans each year. We know that too much salt may contribute to high blood pressure and increased cardiovascular risk. According to a new study in the Journal of th...

– Elsevier BV

Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Embargo expired on 03-Nov-2016 at 00:00 ET

Confusing Food Labels Place Consumers with Food Allergy at Risk

A study found that consumers with food allergy concerns often misunderstand food labels about allergens that say “may contain” or “manufactured on shared equipment.” While they should avoid such products to prevent what could be a serious all...

– Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, Nov 1, 2016

Embargo expired on 01-Nov-2016 at 00:00 ET

Vitamin D Supplements May Benefit Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Vitamin D supplementation improved symptoms of autism in a recent trial. ...

– Wiley

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry

Molecular “Pillars” Team Up to Protect Liver From Toxic Fat Buildup

A new study revealed a surprising relationship between two molecules – one that works to store fat and another that promotes fat burning for energy. The team found that the molecules complement each other to maintain a healthy level of fat in the ...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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Why Is Food Allergy Increasing? Skin Might Be Involved

Early exposure to a food allergen through broken skin might prompt the development of food allergy. This theory gained further support from a recent study that found increased prevalence of food allergy if a child had skin infection or eczema in the ...

– Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Allergy and Asthma Proceedings 2016 Nov-Dec; 37(6):e140-e146

No Willpower Required: Families Adopt Healthy Behaviors Through Trial and Error

Forgoing a reliance on motivation, families adopt healthy behaviors—eating better and exercising more—by following a new approach that focuses on the redesign of family daily routines....

– Case Western Reserve University

UF/IFAS Study Documents Nutritional Risk in Florida’s Older Adults

Older adults who eat at congregate meal-serving sites may come to the meals with significant nutritional deficits. Congregate meals are delivered through the Area Agencies on Aging, administering state and federally funded meal and nutrition educatio...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Matchmaking for Coffee?

By combining macadamia and coffee crops in a single field, researchers demonstrate a more weather-tolerant, productive, and profitable crop....

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

Agronomy Journal, August 25, 2016

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

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 ...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Microbes in Your Gut Influence Major Eye Disease

Bacteria in your intestines may play an important role in determining if you will develop blinding wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)....

– Universite de Montreal

Molecular Medicine, Nov 15, 2016.; 324573; 418637; OG‐3‐11‐3329‐PS; AP‐RMA‐2015‐010

Companies Pushing 'Toddler Milk' Need Oversight, Experts Warn

'A plumper baby is not necessarily a healthier baby'...

– Emory University


Healthy Living Equals Better Brain Function

Research suggests feedback loop between greater executive function and healthy behavior...

– Frontiers

Frontiers in Neuroscience

Twenty Percent of Children with Celiac Disease Do Not Heal on a Gluten-Free Diet

Even after a year on a gluten-free diet, nearly 20 percent of children with celiac disease continue to have intestinal abnormalities (enteropathy) on repeat biopsies, reports a study in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, officia...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

UNLV Study Finds No Iron Benefit from Eating Placenta

First clinical study of its kind finds no benefit for women who eat their placenta as a source of needed iron after giving birth....

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health

Soda Tax Falls Flat

Four cities will be voting Nov. 8 on whether to tax soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages. Some proponents say the taxes would raise prices by exactly the amount of the tax, encouraging consumers to cut down on soda and improve their health. B...

– Cornell University

Insulin Resistance Reversed by Removal of Protein

By removing the protein galectin-3 (Gal3), a team of investigators led by University of California School of Medicine researchers were able to reverse diabetic insulin resistance and glucose intolerance in mouse models of obesity and diabetes. ...

– University of California San Diego Health Sciences

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Study Finds Weight Loss After Obesity Doesn’t Cut Risk of Certain Types of Cancer

Losing weight may not protect against colon and liver cancer, even though obesity is associated with increased risk of certain types of gastrointestinal malignancy....

– American Physiological Society (APS)

UF/IFAS study: Food safety knowledge – or lack thereof -- passed from one generation to next

The real issue, as assistant professor Joy Rumble found in her newly published study, is that few Floridians bother to find out the safest ways to prevent food-borne illnesses. And it’s not that they don’t care, said Rumble, an assistant professo...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Sleep Deprivation May Cause People to Eat More Calories

Sleep deprivation may result in people consuming more calories during the following day, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis led by researchers at King's College London....

– King's College London

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Being Fit Protects Against Health Risks Caused by Stress at Work

It is a well-known fact that fitness and well-being go hand in hand. But being in good shape also protects against the health problems that arise when we feel particularly stressed at work. As reported by sports scientists from the University of Base...

– University of Basel

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (2016)

Healthy Living Linked to Higher Brain Function, Delay of Dementia

It's tempting to dip into the leftover Halloween treats, but new research out of York University has found eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, combined with regular exercise, leads to better cognitive functioning for younger and older adults, and...

– York University

Journal of Public Health

U-M Study Bodes Well for Low-Carb Eaters

Three low-carb meals within 24 hours lowers post-meal insulin resistance by more than 30 percent, but high-carb meals sustain insulin resistance, a condition that leads to high blood pressure, prediabetes and diabetes, according to a University of Mi...

– University of Michigan

Plos One

High Quality Evidence Suggests Vitamin D Can Reduce Asthma Attacks

A recent Cochrane Review has found evidence from randomised trials, that taking an oral vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma medication is likely to reduce severe asthma attacks....

– Wiley

Cochrane Review

New U of S Immunotherapy Technique Holds Promise for Curing Food Allergies

SASKATOON - University of Saskatchewan (U of S) scientists have developed a new immunotherapy technique that nearly eliminates the allergic response to peanut and egg white proteins in food-allergic mice, reducing the anaphylactic response by up to 9...

– University of Saskatchewan

Nutritional Supplement Could Prevent Thousands of Early Preterm Births

Sophisticated analyses of two clinical trials suggest that thousands of early preterm births could be prevented if pregnant women took daily docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplements...

– University of Kansas, Life Span Institute

Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids (PLEFA) Volume 112, September 2016, Pages 44–49

UF/IFAS Extension Helps Floridians ‘Take Charge’ of Diabetes

Take Charge of Your Diabetes covers most aspects of diabetes self-care, and is offered by UF/IFAS Extension county faculty in collaboration with local health professionals who specialize in diabetes management. Participants attend nine weekly session...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

SNEB Webinar - Probiotics: Understanding the Microbiome and the Role of Probiotics in Long Term Health

The microbiome and our health are intricately connected and research in the areas of the microbiome and probiotics is advancing at a rapid rate...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

From 275 to 155: A Physician Shares Her Weight Loss Story and Tips

Dr. Patricia Happel, a family medicine physician who lost more than 100 pounds, shares her story and key components of successful weight loss and healthy living...

Expert Available

– New York Institute of Technology

Hunger Expert Discusses USDA Report Showing Significant Drop in Household Food Insecurity

The USDA recently released its report, “Household Food Insecurity in the United States in 2015,” which shows a significant decline in the national food-insecurity rate, from 14 percent to 12.7 percent in one year. In this Q&A, Jeremy Everett, dir...

Expert Available

– Baylor University

2017 Society for Nutrition and Behavior Annual Conference Call for Abstracts

Abstracts related to this year’s conference theme: Honor the Past, Embrace the Present, Define the Future are also encouraged. ...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Soda Tax Fizzles Out Without Education

– Cornell University





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