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Thursday, January 26, 2017

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NEWSWISE Food Science Wire with the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) 26-Jan-2017

Food Science & Production

Danforth Center Expands Major Research Program to Benefit Farmers in the Developing World

It is of interest, not only because it is a staple crop in Sub-Saharan Africa, but because grain sorghum yields have been flat or declining due to the lack of sufficient investment in the development of new improved varieties. Sorghum is very resilie...

– Donald Danforth Plant Science Center


Embargo expired on 25-Jan-2017 at 08:00 ET

Study Suggests Color of Sweetener Packet Impacts Sweetness Perception and Liking

A study published in the Journal of Food Science found that the packet color of nonnutritive sweeteners may impact the sweetness perception and overall liking of the product.

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

New Review Article Suggests Sheep Milk May Be the Next Functional Dairy Food

A paper published in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety explored the physicochemical and nutritional characteristics of sheep milk and development of sheep milk dairy products containing prebiotics and/or probiotics.

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Surf and Earth: How Prawn Shopping Bags Could Save the Planet

Bioengineers at The University of Nottingham are testing how to use shrimp shells to make biodegradable shopping bags, as a ‘green’ alternative to oil-based plastic, and as a new food packaging material to extend product shelf life.

– University of Nottingham

Research Looks at Growing More Nutritional, Flavorful Strawberries in Kansas

A doctoral student at K-State Olathe, completed a series of studies focused on helping Kansas growers produce more strawberries in the state — particularly Greater Kansas City.

– Kansas State University

Meet Canada's "Poop Lady"

Since 2012, UdeM PhD student Catherine Girard has collected stool samples from the Inuit of Nunavut. In a new study, she documents for the first time their "gut microbiome" – with surprising results.

– Universite de Montreal

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Food Scientist Shares Insights on How to End Food Waste

Edward Hirschberg, President of Innovative Foods and recipient of the Institute of Food Technologists’ 2016 Babcock-Hart Award for his many contributions to food processing, shared some potential solutions to many of the world’s food waste proble...

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

The Institute of Food Technologists Student Association Wins Innovation Grant From the American Society of Association Executives

The Institute of Food Technologists Student Association’s (IFTSA) project, Go with Purpose Global Challenge: Elevating Student Engagement through Global Collaborations, was named one of four winners of the American Society for Association Executive...

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

$10.5 Million Gift Funds Center for Human Milk Research at UC San Diego

Breast milk is known to provide the best source of nutrition for newborns and infants, and for premature babies, it can be lifesaving. Yet much about the composition of human milk and what makes it so beneficial is still a mystery. To help scientists...

– University of California San Diego

Obesity, Nutrition, & Public Policy

New Research Shows Internalizing Weight Bias Can Be Detrimental to Health

People who internalize weight bias, such as fat-shaming and discrimination, are more likely to have risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, according to a new study published in Obesity, the scientific journal of The Obesity Society (TOS). The ...

– Obesity Society

Obesity Journal, Feb-2016

Embargo expired on 26-Jan-2017 at 00:00 ET

When Do Teens with Food Allergies Take Fewer Risks?

More support from friends, family and school was linked to less risk-taking among adolescents and young adults with food allergies, according to a study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.

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

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, Jan 26, 2017

Embargo expired on 26-Jan-2017 at 00:00 ET

Calorie Restriction Lets Monkeys Live Long and Prosper

Settling a persistent scientific controversy, a long-awaited report shows that restricting calories does indeed help rhesus monkeys live longer, healthier lives.

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nature Communications Jan. 17, 2017

Embargo expired on 17-Jan-2017 at 11:00 ET

The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: Gastric Bypass Helps Severely Obese Teenagers Maintain Weight Loss Over Long Term

Gastric bypass surgery helps severely obese teenagers lose weight and keep it off, according to the first long-term follow-up studies of teenagers who had undergone the procedure 5-12 years earlier. However, the two studies, published in The Lancet D...

– Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Embargo expired on 05-Jan-2017 at 18:30 ET

Food and Antibiotics May Change Microorganisms in Gut, Causing IBS

A recent review of research suggests that changes to the microorganisms (microbiota) in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract may be a cause of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The review article is published in the American Journal of Physiology—Gastroin...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Nutritional Considerations for Healthy Aging and Reduction in Age-Related Chronic Disease

Improving dietary resilience and better integration of nutrition in the health care system can promote healthy aging and may significantly reduce the financial and societal burden of the “silver tsunami.” Findings were published in Advances in N...

– Tufts University

The Type, Not Just the Amount, of Sugar Consumption Matters in Risk of Health Problems

The type of sugar you eat—and not just calorie count—may determine your risk for chronic disease. A new study is the first of its kind to compare the effects of two types of sugar on metabolic and vascular function.

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Children’s Menus Still Laden with Fat, Sodium, and Calories Despite Industry Pledges

Despite a 2011 pledge among United States chain restaurants to improve the nutritional value of children’s menu options, a new study finds no significant improvements have been made to cut calories, saturated fat, or sodium. The study is the first ...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Study Finds Association Between Eating Hot Peppers and Decreased Mortality

A large prospective study found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality.

– University of Vermont

Crybaby: The Vitamins in Your Tears

Would you rather shed a couple tears or have your blood drawn? Testing for nutritional deficiencies in blood can be invasive and expensive. A team led by Michigan Technological University explored what it takes to switch to tears instead and their st...

– Michigan Technological University

Experimental Eye Research; Gerber Foundation R75184, 1202038

Diet Helps Shed Pounds, Release Toxins and Reduce Oxidative Stress

Research by Skidmore College exercise scientist Paul Arciero has found that a balanced, protein-pacing, low-calorie diet that includes intermittent fasting not only achieves long-term weight loss, but also helps release toxins in the form of PCBs fro...

– Skidmore College

National Salt Reduction Strategy Is Cost-Effective ‘Best Buy’ for 183 Countries Worldwide

A new global study projects that a government-supported intervention to reduce national salt consumption by 10 percent over 10 years would be a highly cost-effective “best buy” for preventing cardiovascular disease across 183 countries worldwide....

– Tufts University


Nothing Fishy About Better Nutrition for Mums and Babies

Researchers from the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and the University of Adelaide have found a way to provide mothers and young children in Cambodia with better nutrition through an unlikely source – fish sauce.

– University of Adelaide

The Journal of Pediatrics

Consumption of Grilled Meat Linked to Higher Mortality Risk Among Breast Cancer Survivors

Findings indicate that higher consumption of grilled, barbecued, and smoked meat may increase the mortality risk among breast cancer survivors.

– Oxford University Press

Journal of the National Cancer Institute

Parents Purchase Frozen Dinners for More Than Convenience

Processed foods are higher in calories, sugar, sodium, and saturated fat than natural foods, but prepackaged, processed meals remain a popular choice for many consumers because they reduce the energy, time, and cooking skills needed to prepare food. ...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

For National Nutrition Month, Celebrated in March, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Encourages Everyone to 'Put Your Best Fork Forward'

Eating healthier doesn't mean changing your entire eating pattern overnight. Small changes, made over time, can add up. For National Nutrition Month® 2017, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urges everyone to start small – one forkful at a tim...

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

SNEB Presents the 2017 Spring Journal Club Webinar Series

Beginning in February, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) is launching the ninth Journal Club series of webinars. Based on member interest, the spring series will focus on the topic of Policies, Systems and Environmental Change ...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Event Puts Spotlight on the Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

William’s book, The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative, traces the idea that exposure to nature can make us happier back in history to Aristotle’s time.

– George Washington University

UCLA Dietitian Talks Solving the Over-Consumption of Sugary Drinks in the U.S.

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Is Bacon Fit for a Breakfast of Champions? UH Cleveland Med Ctr Dietitian Lisa Cimperman Can Offer Better Food Choices to Start the Day.

– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Allergist Betsy Jaffe MD: Intro Solids Before Peanut Foods w/ Infants; Thin Smooth PB w/ Pureed Fruit or Warm Water

– University of Vermont





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