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NEWSWISE Food Science Wire with the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) 29-Sep-2017

Food Science Wire with the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

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

That Cup of Coffee May Not Relieve Parkinson’s Symptoms

Contrary to previous research, caffeine may not relieve movement symptoms for people with Parkinson’s disease, according to a study published in the September 27, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neu...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)


Embargo expired on 27-Sep-2017 at 16:00 ET

New Study Finds Properly Cooked Pork Chops Still Contain Threat of Listeria and Salmonella for Consumers

If you are eating leftover pork chops that have not been cooked well-done, you’re putting yourself at risk for Salmonella and Listeria exposure. While many individuals prefer to consume their pork medium, a new study published in Risk Analysis: An ...

– Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Risk Analysis: An International Journal; KBBE 222738 BASELINE

Researchers Aim to Improve Gut Health of Livestock Animals

Researchers at the University of Delaware are looking at ways to improve gut health of livestock animals. Many of the projects are funded by industry and look at mechanisms for antibiotic alternatives such as yeast cell wall extracts, feed enzymes an...

– University of Delaware

Texas Tech University Research Facility Going to the Dogs

The Canine Olfaction Laboratory at the Texas Tech research farm near New Deal gives professors and students hands-on opportunities working with pooches

– Texas Tech University

Smart Label Spots Spoilage Before It Happens

A bite of bad yogurt or sip of spoiled milk could be a thing of the past thanks to a new sensor developed by Clarkson University Professor Silvana Andreescu. The innovative “smart label” is a low-cost, portable, paper-based sensor that can determ...

– Clarkson University

The Connection between an Unusual Pottery vessel and the Development of the Elites

Researchers from the University of Haifa and the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin have found a unique pottery vessel dating back some 7,200 years ago. The unique vessel was apparently used for ritual purposes, ensuring that certain people or...

– University of Haifa

Cindy Stewart, PhD, CFS Named 78th President of the Institute of Food Technologists

.On September 1, 2017 Cindy Stewart, PhD, CFS became the 78th president of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), a nonprofit scientific institute committed to advancing the science of food and its application across the global food system. Dr. S...

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Institute of Food Technologists & Food Technology Summit & Expo Mexico Announce 2017 IFT FoodTech Summit Innovation Award Winners

IFT in partnership with Encumex today named GanedenBC30™ as the winner of the inaugural IFT FoodTech Summit Innovation Award, a distinction developed by IFT and Encumex to celebrate commercial innovation in the science of food. Sensient SupraRed™...

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Improving U.S. Melon Crop Focus of $4.4 Million Study at Texas A&M AgriLife Research

More than $4.4 million is being funded to discover ways to improve the U.S. melon industry to enhance the sustainability and profitability of melon production, emphasizing consumer preferences and industry-driven needs

– Texas A&M AgriLife

Panhandle Peanut Butter Challenge Helps Feed Hungry

Spread the word – or, in this case, the peanut butter! You can donate unopened jars of peanut butter to hungry Panhandle families from Oct. 1 through Nov. 22, through the Peanut Butter Challenge, a project coordinated by UF/IFAS Extension faculty a...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Obesity, Nutrition, & Public Policy

Can Your Genes and Environment Affect Your Physical Activity and Weight Loss?

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Report

– Obesity Society

Obesity Journal- October Issue 2017

Embargo expired on 26-Sep-2017 at 00:05 ET

Mayo Clinic Researchers Control Hunger Hormone, Stopping Obesity in Mice

Mayo Clinic scientists have shown that injections of a hunger hormone blocker in mice can halt the typical weight gain after dieting and help prevent rebound obesity in the long term.

– Mayo Clinic

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Embargo expired on 25-Sep-2017 at 15:00 ET

Wireless Food Stamp Transactions Tied to Healthier Shopping

New research links the equipping of mobile fruit and vegetable stands with wireless banking devices programmed to accept food stamps to the buying of more healthy foods by people with low incomes.

– NYU Langone Health

Preventing Chronic Disease

Embargo expired on 21-Sep-2017 at 00:00 ET

Scientists Find Way to Convert Bad Body Fat Into Good Fat

Working in mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a way to convert white fat, which stores calories, into brown fat that burns them.

– Washington University in St. Louis

Cell Reports, Sept. 19, 2017

Embargo expired on 19-Sep-2017 at 12:00 ET

EMBARGOED AJPH Research: Sugar-Sweetened Soda and Weight, Gun Retailers as Partners for Suicide Prevention, Twitter as Predictor of Health Outcomes, Changing Nutrition Patterns in Chinese Social Classes

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research on sugar-sweetened soda and weight, gun retailers and suicide prevention, Twitter as predictor of health outcomes and changing nutrition patterns in China

– American Public Health Association (APHA)

American Journal of Public Health AJPH

Embargo expired on 21-Sep-2017 at 16:00 ET

Study Shows Diet and Exercise Improve Treatment Outcomes for Obese Pediatric Cancer Patients

Diet and exercise may improve treatment outcomes in pediatric cancer patients, according to a study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

– University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Pediatrics Research

UChicago Medicine research finds gaps in measures screening for hunger in hospitals

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines for screening hospital patients or their caregivers to see if they have enough food missed a quarter of people living in “food insecure” households, according to research by the University of Chicag...

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Virginia Tech Biochemists Dip Into the Health Benefits of Olives and Olive Oil

A Virginia Tech research team discovered that the olive-derived compound oleuropein helps prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.

– Virginia Tech


Multivitamins May Reduce Incidence of Neuropathy from Chemotherapy

A new study from Roswell Park Cancer Institute reports that women with breast cancer who took multivitamin supplements were less likely to develop chemotherapy-induced neuropathy.

– Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Journal of the National Cancer Institute; R01CA116395, R01CA139426, CA189974, CA180888, CA180819, CA180863, CA180858, CA180828, CA180801, CA68183, CA04919, CA13612, CA

Improving Military Readiness Through Nutrition

A Rutgers graduate overcomes educational challenges to tackle nutritional issues facing Army personnel

– Rutgers University

The Medical Minute: Going ‘Gluten-Free’ Not for Everyone

More and more often, we see “gluten-free” food options on store shelves and restaurant menus. But what does “gluten-free” mean and why have such products become so popular?

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

AADE to Work with Truck Drivers and Other At-Risk Populations including Hispanic, African American and Native American Communities to Prevent/Delay Type 2 Diabetes

The CDC announced today that AADE has been awarded funding for the next 5 years to bring the National DPP to underserved populations with little or no access to diabetes prevention services.

– American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

Fall Journal Club focusing on Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Interventions/Programs: Study Design and Methods of Application

The webinars will host authors published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior who will share their experiences with designing and implementing nutrition education interventions and programs. These educational workshops will provide valu...

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Rudolph L. Leibel, MD to Keynote at ObesityWeek 2017

Stem Cell-derived Hypothalamic Neurons in the Elucidation of the Pathogenesis of Human Obesity: A New Frontier

– Obesity Society

Debunking the Hype of Gluten-Free Foods

– Arizona State University (ASU)

Using Science to Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals

– Endocrine Society





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