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NEWSWISE Food Science Wire with the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) 30-Mar-2018

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

Scientists Develop Tiny Tooth-Mounted Sensors That Can Track What You Eat

Miniaturized sensors when mounted directly on a tooth and communicating wirelessly with a mobile device, can transmit information on sugars, alcohol and salt. Researchers note that future adaptations of these sensors could enable the detection and re...

– Tufts University

Advanced Science News ; F32 EB021159

Embargo expired on 22-Mar-2018 at 07:00 ET

20 Percent of Americans Responsible for Almost Half of US Food-Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions

On any given day, 20 percent of Americans account for nearly half of U.S. diet-related greenhouse gas emissions, and high levels of beef consumption are largely responsible, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan and ...

– University of Michigan

Environmental Research Letters

Embargo expired on 20-Mar-2018 at 09:00 ET

How Much Seafood Did You Eat? Photos Jog Memory, Aid Scientific Recommendations

In the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, University of Florida researchers surveyed people in Gulf coast communities, representing 930 household members, to learn patterns of seafood consumption. A key element needed for this effort was a...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

journal Public Health Nutrition

Weizmann Scientists Find That the Biggest Source of Food Waste Could Be What We Eat

A new analysis indicates that if the land used to support animal-based diets were instead used for food crops, it would add enough food to feed a further 350 million people – more than the entire population of the U.S.

– Weizmann Institute of Science

PNAS, March-2018

New Potential Solutions to Carcass Disposal During Food-Animal Disease Outbreaks

Experiments testing a hybrid method of disposing of animal carcasses following animal health emergencies could point the way toward safer and more efficient carcass burial. The results of the experiments were published recently in a peer-reviewed sci...

– Iowa State University

Waste Management

Once, Twice, Six Times a Grocery Shopper

If Americans fulfilled their java urges the same way they carefully shopped for groceries, they would visit five to seven various chain coffee shops regularly — for a blend of different categories. In fact, it turns out that grocery categories such...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Journal of Retailing

UF/IFAS Researcher Hopes to Breed, Grow Nutritious Pumpkins in Florida

Pumpkins and their seeds are good for you. For example, the flesh of the fruit is a good source of many vitamins and fiber, and its seeds provide unsaturated fats that help reduce cholesterol, among their other health benefits.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Software Aims to Reduce Food Waste by Helping Those in Need

An Iowa State University research team is testing a new online tool to provide food to those in need by reducing food waste.

– Iowa State University

Resources, Conversation and Recycling; Telematics and Informatics

Discovery shows wine grapes gasping for breath

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered how grapes “breathe”, and that shortage of oxygen leads to cell death in the grape. The discovery raises many questions about the potentially significant impacts on grape and wine quality and fla...

– University of Adelaide

Journal of Experimental Botany

Do You Know How to Go Further With Food

March marks the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ annual National Nutrition Month®, a nutrition education and information campaign focused on the importance of making informed food choices and promoting healthy eating and physical activity habit...

– Valley Health System

Inside Science: California Scientists Engineer Hoppy Flavor Into Yeast

In a news story for the Inside Science News Service this week, staff journalist and editor Jason Socrates Bardi describes a project by California scientists who genetically engineered yeast with basil and mint genes to give beer a hoppy flavor withou...

– American Institute of Physics (AIP)

UF/IFAS to Help Restore Seagrass in Citrus and Hernando Counties

Some waters are so shallow, they're susceptible to boat propellers scarring the seagrass beds in them.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

National Ag Day Reminds Us of the Enormous Impact of Agriculture on Our Daily Lives

When most people walk into a grocery store, the shelves are stocked year-round with all the food they want, so they might not consider the origins of their food. Jack Payne, University of Florida senior vice president for agriculture and natural reso...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Why Are There Regulations on Manure Use for Food Safety?

We all want assurance that the food we eat is safe. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) March 15 Soils Matter blog explains how regulations regarding manure use on agricultural fields keep our food safe and the soil healthy.

– Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)

NYS Vintners Enhance Wine Quality with Latest Yeast Research

Patrick Gibney, assistant professor in the department of food science at Cornell University, is on a mission to help New York state wineries. Gibney is working out how metabolic pathways within a yeast cell determine those changes, with implications ...

– Cornell University

New Invention Could Save Food Producers Thousands Annually

A recently invented device that measures relative humidity more accurately than current products could save producer growers an average of $6,500 annually and cheese producers up to $10,000 a year.

– University of Vermont

Are Humans 'Smeller Underachievers?' Not So Fast….

Scientists, chefs and food scientists will explore the role of flavor perception in behavior at The International Society of Neurogastronomy Symposium

– University of Kentucky


Registration for IFT18: A Matter of Science + Food Now Open

Registration is now open for IFT18: A Matter of Science + Food in Chicago, July 15-18 at McCormick Place. Hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), IFT18 will convene food science and technology thought leaders and decision-makers from mor...

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

IFT18: A Matter of Science + Food in Chicago

Brazilian Research Leader Embrapa Taps Benson Hill Biosystems Genome Editing Capabilities to Modernize Crop Improvement

Brazilian research leader Embrapa, one of the largest plant biodiversity and crop science institutions in the world, announced a partnership to leverage Benson Hill Biosystem’s cutting edge genome editing capabilities to further modernize its R&D p...

– Benson Hill Biosystems

Feeding the Future: Expert Says Ag Day Is a Reminder Farming’s Great Breakthroughs Are Still Ahead

– Cornell University

Steel and Aluminum Tariffs: Virginia Tech Expert Available to Discuss Implications for Agriculture and Food Economy

– Virginia Tech

NYS Maple Producers Can Look Forward to a Sweet Season

– Cornell University

Obesity, Nutrition, & Public Policy

Taking a Standard Prostate Cancer Drug with Food Boosts Impact, Lowers Cost

By taking a high-cost drug with a low-fat meal—instead of on an empty stomach, as prescribed—prostate cancer patients could decrease their daily dose, prevent digestive issues and cut costs by 75 percent.

– University of Chicago Medical Center

Journal of Clinical Oncology, March 28, 2018

Embargo expired on 28-Mar-2018 at 16:00 ET

Top Sports Leagues Heavily Promote Unhealthy Food and Beverages, New Study Finds

The majority of food and beverages marketed through multi-million-dollar television and online sports sponsorships are unhealthy -- and may be contributing to the escalating obesity epidemic among children and adolescents in the U.S., warn social sci...

– NYU Langone Health


Embargo expired on 26-Mar-2018 at 00:00 ET

Let Them Eat Xylose: Yeast Engineered to Grow Efficiently on Novel Nutrients

Researchers at Tufts University have created a genetically modified yeast that can more efficiently consume a novel nutrient, xylose, enabling the yeast to grow faster and to higher cell densities, raising the prospect of a significantly faster path ...

– Tufts University

Nature Communications, March 26, 2018, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-03645-7; CCF-1421972

Embargo expired on 26-Mar-2018 at 06:00 ET

Consuming low-calorie sweeteners may predispose overweight individuals to diabetes

Consumption of low-calorie sweeteners could promote metabolic syndrome and predispose people to prediabetes and diabetes, particularly in individuals with obesity, a new study on human fat-derived stem cells and fat samples suggests. The research res...

– Endocrine Society

ENDO 2018, Mar-2018

Embargo expired on 18-Mar-2018 at 11:00 ET

Mediterranean Diet Is Linked to Higher Muscle Mass, Bone Density After Menopause

The heart-healthy Mediterranean diet also appears to be good for an older woman’s bones and muscles, a new study of postmenopausal women in Brazil finds. The study results will be presented Monday at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society’s 100th annua...

– Endocrine Society

ENDO 2018, Mar-2018

Embargo expired on 18-Mar-2018 at 11:00 ET

Breastfeeding May Protect High-Birthweight Infants From Childhood Obesity

Breastfeeding may protect high-birthweight infants from having overweight or obesity as children, new research from South Korea suggests. The results will be presented in a poster on Sunday, March 18 at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endo...

– Endocrine Society

ENDO 2018, Mar-2018

Embargo expired on 18-Mar-2018 at 14:00 ET

Estrogen Replacement May Reduce Disordered Eating Behavior in Female Athletes with Irregular Periods

Giving one year of estrogen replacement to female athletes with exercise-induced menstrual irregularities improves drive for thinness, body dissatisfaction and uncontrolled eating, a new study finds. The research results will be presented Saturday, M...

– Endocrine Society

ENDO 2018, Mar-2018

Embargo expired on 17-Mar-2018 at 14:00 ET

NewYork-Presbyterian to Implement Meatless Monday Initiative

NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the nation’s most comprehensive, integrated academic healthcare delivery systems, is launching a “Meatless Monday” initiative at a number of the Hospital’s onsite retail locations beginning February 26.

– New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Embargo expired on 26-Feb-2018 at 12:00 ET

A Pill That Staves Off Aging? It's on the Horizon

Nicotinomide riboside (NR) mimics caloric restriction, kick-starting the same pathways responsible for reducing cardiovascular aging.

– University of Colorado Boulder

Nature Communications

Dining Out Associated with Increased Exposure to Harmful Chemicals Called Phthalates

Dining out more at restaurants, cafeterias and fast-food outlets may boost total levels of potentially health-harming chemicals called phthalates in the body, according to a study out today.

– George Washington University

Environment International; The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; National Science Foundation; National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; Passport Foundation...

Scientists Create a Wearable System to Monitor the Stomach's Activity Throughout the Day

A team of researchers has developed a wearable, non-invasive system to monitor electrical activity in the stomach over 24 hours—essentially an electrocardiogram but for the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract.

– University of California San Diego

Scientific Reports

Nutrient-Deficient Diet a Key Type 2 Diabetes Contributor for South Asians Living in U.S.

Less nutritious dietary choices made by South Asians living in developed countries like the U.S. are a key contributor to the group’s rising rate of Type 2 diabetes, UT Southwestern researchers report.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice

Immunotherapy Trials for Food Allergy Hold Strong Appeal for Parents

Two-thirds of surveyed caregivers felt that their child’s food allergy affected their own daily lives very much or extremely, according to a report in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Two-thirds of caregivers also expressed significant...

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

Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, March-2018

Western Diet Depletes Artery-Protecting Immune Cells

New research from scientists at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology shows how a diet high in fat and cholesterol depletes the ranks of artery-protecting immune cells, turning them into promoters of inflammation, which exacerbate atheros...

– La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

Nature Communications, March-2018

Pregnant Women and New Moms Still Hesitant to Introduce Peanut Products

A new study shows that pregnant women and new moms aware of the 2017 guidelines on early introduction of peanuts to prevent allergy are still hesitant to put them in place. And not everyone has heard about them.

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

Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

High-Energy Breakfast Promotes Weight Loss, Helps Reduce Total Daily Insulin Dose for Type 2 Diabetes

In patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes, a meal schedule that includes a high-energy breakfast promotes weight loss, improves diabetes and decreases the need for insulin, new research from Israel reports. The study results will be presented Satu...

– Endocrine Society

ENDO 2018, Mar-2018

Multiple Screen Use Affects Snack Choices

Using multiple screen devices simultaneously while snacking may influence food choices, according to a new Michigan State University study. Specifically, when people engage in media multitasking that makes them feel good, they're more prone to eat he...

– Michigan State University

Computers in Human Behavior

Artificial Sweetener Splenda Could Intensify Symptoms in Those with Crohn’s Disease

In a study that has implications for humans with inflammatory diseases, researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and colleagues have found that, given over a six-week period, the artificial sweetener sucralose, known by the...

– Case Western Reserve University

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases; NIH; Crohn's & Colitis Foundation; DK091222 ; DK055812 ; DK042191 ; DK097948

Babies Fed Soy-Based Formula Have Changes in Reproductive System Tissues

Infants who consumed soy-based formula as newborns had differences in some reproductive-system cells and tissues, compared to those who used cow-milk formula or were breastfed, according to a new study. The differences were subtle and not a cause for...

– Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, online March 1, 2018

Consumers Find Objective, Comprehensive Grocery Reviews Helpful

When you go online, do you want a flowery review of groceries, or do you want a write-up that’s more straightforward and factual? A new University of Florida study shows consumers find the “just-the-facts” approach more useful.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services

Study Suggests Why Food Assistance for Homeless Young Adults Is Inadequate

Though young homeless adults make use of available food programs, these support structures still often fail to provide reliable and consistent access to nutritious food, according to the results of a new study by a University at Buffalo social work r...

– University at Buffalo

Public Health Nutrition

Research Finds Little Difference Among Diet Plans’ Long-Term Effectiveness

Whether you pick low-carb, low fat or another diet plan, scientific research indicates each can help some people achieve modest long-term weight loss with potential improvement in health risks, according to the Scientific Statement the Endocrine Soci...

– Endocrine Society

Endocrine Reviews

Small Trial of Omega Fatty Acid Supplementation in Toddlers Born Preterm Shows Promising Results: Larger Scale Trial Indicated

Researchers have shown that omega fatty acid supplements may improve autism spectrum disorder symptoms in toddlers who were born very preterm. Dr. Keim and her team conducted a study where 31 toddlers who were born prematurely participated. For 3 mon...

– Nationwide Children's Hospital

The Journal of Nutrition

DASH-Style Diet Associated With Reduced Risk of Depression

Eating a diet that emphasizes vegetables, fruit and whole grains it may lead to a reduced risk of depression, according to a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center. Study author Dr. Laurel Cherian will present a preliminary study abst...

– Rush University Medical Center

the American Academy of Neurology’s 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles from April 21 to 27, 2018; National Institute of Aging R01AG054476 and R01AG17917

Fad Diets or Lifestyle Changes — Where Do Three Popular Weight-Reduction Plans Fit In?

Ketogenic, Whole30 and paleo diets aren’t convenience diets — they can cause challenges for eating out and cause a strain on your wallet — but they do provide whole food solutions.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Seven Wallet-Friendly Ways to Eat Foods That Are Good and Good for You

You can enjoy nutritious foods without breaking the bank.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

What’s the Role of the Gut Microbiome in Eating Disorders? Find out at the International Conference on Eating Disorders

Eating disorders affect individuals worldwide, can be lethal, and represent an enormous cost in healthcare treatment and lost productivity. Scientists are beginning to understand how the gut microbiome—the bacteria that reside in the gastrointestin...

– Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

Rise in Coffee Consumption Might Help in Fight Against Colon Cancer

A report that Americans are drinking a lot of coffee might be good news in the battle against colon cancer, scientists with the Simmons Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center say.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

UF/IFAS Efforts to Feed Youth Highlight Global Children’s Nutrition Month

UF/IFAS faculty are working with scientists campus-wide and across the globe to help improve the nutrition of children in Ethiopia and other nations with malnourished children.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

ENDO 2018 News Conferences to Feature Breakthroughs in Diabetes, Obesity, Diet, Reproductive Health and Endocrine-Disrupting Chemical Exposure

Researchers will explore efforts to develop a male birth control pill, the link between e-cigarettes and fat accumulation, and other emerging science during news conferences at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society’s 100th Annual Meeting & Expo. The mee...

– Endocrine Society

ENDO 2018, Mar-2018

The Medical Minute: Small Changes Make Big Differences in Digestion

The bacteria in your gut do more than simply help digest your food. The microorganisms living in your digestive tract can also influence your overall health.

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Endocrine Society Experts Express Concern with FDA Statement on BPA Safety

The Endocrine Society today expressed disappointment with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) statement asserting that the results of an interim report support previous determinations that bisphenol A (BPA) is safe for use in food contain...

– Endocrine Society

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior to Host 51st Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) will host its 2018 Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, MN from July 21-24.

– Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior 51st Annual Conference , July 21-24

Cornell Center for Health Equity Established

ITHACA, N.Y. – Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell’s Ithaca campus have established a new center to better understand why health outcomes vary among demographic groups. Through partnerships with communities in New York City and cent...

– Cornell University

BIDMC’s Christos Mantzoros, MD, MSC, Recognized for Groundbreaking Obesity Research

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Christos Mantzoros, MD, MSC, the first scientist to document the role of the hormone leptin in regulating the body’s response to hunger in humans, is the recipient of the Endocrine Society’s Outstanding Cl...

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Commission on Dietetic Registration Celebrates the 100,000th Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

The Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, recently celebrated the certification of the 100,000th registered dietitian nutritionist. Elizabeth Oregel, of Los Angeles, Calif., earned t...

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Healthy Scratch Opens on Roswell Park Campus

The second location of The Healthy Scratch opened on Roswell Park’s campus. The grab-and-go café provides patients, visitors and employees with a new option for clean eating – and for foods and juices that may help to keep cancer at bay.

– Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Professional Civility Pledge: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food & Nutrition Magazine Receives Coveted Communitas Social Responsibility Award

Food & Nutrition Magazine® has been named a Communitas Award recipient for its Pledge of Professional Civility, an initiative to foster camaraderie in the nutrition and dietetics community and encourage constructive engagement among peers.

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Extending the Reach of Treatment and Prevention Approaches for Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are serious illnesses with the highest mortality rate of all psychological disorders. Although it’s commonly believed they affect only young women, eating disorders actually affect all genders, ages, weights, and ethnicities. Tradi...

– Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

Go with Flavor-Rich Meatless Monday Recipes for Lent

Individuals, even carnivores who abstain from meat, have the opportunity to experience a wonderful variety of plant-based foods during Lent. There’s no need to sacrifice flavor. Kim O’Donnel, the first Meatless Monday blogger and author of critic...

– Monday Campaigns

Diet Expert Shares Tips to Decrease Risk of Cancer

– Stony Brook Medicine

How to Talk with a Loved One About Their Weight Gain

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

Expert Available to Discuss Recent Increases in Childhood Obesity

– Texas Tech University





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