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NEWSWISE Food Science Wire with the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) 25-May-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


1 in 10 Parents Say Their Child Has Gotten Sick From Spoiled or Contaminated Food

Few parents are using some simple strategies to protect kids from food poisoning outside the home, such as at a potluck or restaurant, according to a new report from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.

– Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Embargo expired on 21-May-2018 at 00:00 ET


The Future of Wine Pricing

A new report published by researchers M. Hakan Hekimoğlu of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Burak Kazaz of Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management outlines a new approach to predicting the release prices of Bordeaux wines (known as...

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Embargo expired on 01-May-2018 at 11:00 ET


CTC Genomics Selects St. Louis to Establish its Commercial Development Pipeline in the U.S.

CTC, the world’s largest sugarcane technology company, announced today that following a nationwide search, the company has selected St. Louis, Missouri for its North American research headquarters.

– Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Embargo expired on 02-May-2018 at 09:00 ET


Research Suggests Sweet Potatoes Didn't Originate in the Americas

Sweet potatoes may seem as American as Thanksgiving, but scientists have long debated whether their plant family originated in the Old or New World. New research by an Indiana University paleobotanist suggests it originated in Asia, and much earlier ...

– Indiana University

PNAS May-2018


Texas A&M Study: Tasty Turtle Dish Had Some Facing Extinction

Funny thing about restaurant menus. They often are among the best gauges of telling us how tastes have changed – quite literally – and how economic good times come and go.

– Texas A&M University

Marine and Coastal Fisheries, April-2018


Solar Powered Sea Slugs Shed Light on Search for Perpetual Green Energy

In an amazing achievement akin to adding solar panels to your body, a Northeast sea slug sucks raw materials from algae to provide its lifetime supply of solar-powered energy, according to a study by Rutgers University–New Brunswick and other scien...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Molecular Biology and Evolution; Rutgers Today


Mercury Rising: Are the Fish We Eat Toxic?

Canadian researchers say industrial sea fishing may be exposing people in coastal and island nations to excessively high levels of mercury.

– Universite de Montreal

Scientific Reports


Charcoal Lighter Fluid Makes Summer Grilling More Environmentally Friendly

Typically made from crude oil, lighter fluid can emit compounds that leave an unpleasant taste and odor on grilled foods. The new product manufactured by ESCOGO, EcoGreen Charcoal Lighter, is made entirely from plant-based products. It is now availab...

– University of Georgia


Food [Log] for Thought

In January, Philadelphia magazine’s Be Well Philly blog rolled out the “Sweat Diaries,” what they’ve described as a “look at the time, energy, and money people invest in pursuit of a healthy lifestyle in Philly.” So far I’ve read about ...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Made in the USA: Department of Energy Labs Help Advance Technology to Ensure Supply of Key Medical Isotopes

“Made in the USA.” That can now be said of the radioactive isotope molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), last made in the United States in the late 1980s. Its short-lived decay product, technetium-99m (Tc-99m), is the most widely used radioisotope in medical di...

– Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Plant Breeders Balance Shared Innovation, Revenue

Crop breeding research and innovation requires funding. But funding—and revenue from the crops developed—is increasingly hard to obtain.In response, a group of plant breeders met to discuss best practices. A recent paper summarizes their recommen...

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

Crop Science, February 22, 2018


Preventing Vitamin A Deficiency in Africa with Sweet Potato-Enriched Bread

Scientists from Kenya and South Dakota are evaluating the bread’s starch digestibility and nutritional potential to sweet potato-enriched bread to help prevent vitamin A deficiency in Africa.

– South Dakota State University


Texas A&M AgriLife Research to Lead Project to Enhance Spinach Production, Safety

Texas A&M AgriLife research will collaborate with the Texas Department of Agriculture and the University of California at Davis on a project to help agricultural producers and consumers through improving nitrogen use efficiency and food safety in spi...

Expert Available

– Texas A&M AgriLife


Economist: Marketing Plans Can Help Central Texas Farmers Capitalize on Grain Markets

The impacts of potential trade tariffs on crops such as soybeans would send ripple effects through other agricultural commodities, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist.


Expert Available

– Texas A&M AgriLife


Institute of Food Technologists Announce Finalists in First IFTNEXT Food Disruption Challenge

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) today announced the six finalists that will compete in the inaugural IFTNEXT Food Disruption ChallengeTM on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at IFT18 in Chicago. IFT18 is an annual event and food expo that brings more...

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)


Obesity, Nutrition, & Public Policy


Study Suggests Obese Children Who Drink Recommended Amount of Milk Have Less Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

Obese children who consume at least two servings of any type of cow’s milk daily are more likely to have lower fasting insulin, indicating better blood sugar control, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Hous...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Embargo expired on 24-May-2018 at 18:00 ET


Seafood-Rich Diet May Help Couples Get Pregnant Faster

Couples who eat more seafood tend to have sexual intercourse more often and get pregnant faster than other couples trying to conceive, 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 23-May-2018 at 14:00 ET


Mediterranean Diet May Blunt Air Pollution’s Ill Health Effects

Eating a Mediterranean diet may protect people from some of the harm of long-term exposure to air pollution, and reduce their risk of dying from heart attacks, stroke and other causes of death, according to new research presented at the ATS 2018 Inte...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

ATS 2018

Embargo expired on 21-May-2018 at 12:15 ET


For Older Adults, a Better Diet May Prevent Brain Shrinkage

People who eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, nuts and fish may have bigger brains, according to a study published in the May 16, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Neurology®

Embargo expired on 16-May-2018 at 16:00 ET


Omega-3, Omega-6 in Diet Alters Gene Expression in Obesity

A new study reveals that essential fats in the diet may play a role in regulating protein secretion in the muscles by changing the way genes associated with secretion act. The study is published ahead of print in Physiological Genomics.

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Embargo expired on 15-May-2018 at 08:00 ET


Women Who Eat Fast Food Take Longer to Become Pregnant

Women who eat less fruit and more fast food take longer to get pregnant and are less likely to conceive within a year, according to a study by researchers at the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute.

– University of Adelaide

Human Reproduction

Embargo expired on 03-May-2018 at 16:00 ET


Would Popeye Choose Frozen Spinach Over Fresh (if Both Were Sautéed in Olive Oyl?)

Negative attitudes toward frozen vegetables may be impacting consumption of healthy foods, according to research by Stony Brook marketing professors published in Appetite. Consuming enough fruits and vegetables is important for maintaining a healt...

– Stony Brook University

Appetite


Parents Want Better Food Labeling in Schools to Help Keep Their Kids with Food Allergy Safe

One in five parents did not feel that their child with food allergy was safe while at school, according to results of a national survey published in BMC Pediatrics. While most of the 289 parents surveyed reported that their child’s school had imple...

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

BMC Pediatrics, May-2018


NIBIB-Funded Team Designs Rapid Diagnostic System for Debilitating Nutrient Deficiency

A team of Cornell University engineers and nutritionists with funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, part of NIH, have designed and tested a small, portable diagnostic system that can be used in the field to tes...

– National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

PNAS, December 19, 2017.; EB021331


Biotin Supplements Caused Misleading Test Results, Almost Led to an Unnecessary Procedure

A new case report led by Maya Styner, MD, of the UNC School of Medicine describes how a patient's use of a common over-the-counter biotin supplement caused clinically misleading test results and almost resulted in an unnecessary, invasive medical pro...

– University of North Carolina Health Care System

Journal of the Endocrine Society


Healthy Octogenarians Have High Cholesterol Efflux Capacity, MicroRNAs Promote Fat Cell Apoptosis, and More From the Journal of Lipid Research

Recent articles in the Journal of Lipid Research found a surprising insight into healthy octogenarians’ arteries; a microRNA key to the puzzle of killing fat cells; and a change in cultured cell signaling that may affect experimental outcomes.

– American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Journal of Lipid Research; Journal of Lipid Research; Journal of Lipid Research


Exploring the Connection Between Diet, Gut Microbes and Cognitive Decline

Are abnormal intestinal microorganisms a risk factor for developing cognitive impairment? Researchers at Rush University Medical Center are trying to answer that question with a new study that will explore how the intestinal microbiota – the bacter...

– Rush University Medical Center

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Eating Dinner in the Mid-Afternoon and Fasting for the Rest of the Day Improves Blood Sugar Control and Blood Pressure, Pilot Study Says

...

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences


Researchers Use Emojis to Develop a Modern Face Scale for Product Testing

A new study finds that emojis are a viable alternative to words when it comes to accurately measuring how kids feel about food, products and other experiences. With that discovery, researchers developed an emoji scale that may help companies better t...

– Kansas State University

Food Quality and Preference


Mandatory National Menu Labeling Underway. While It Is a Good Start, Restaurants Could Voluntarily Do Much More, According to Virginia Tech Expert

Restaurants could do much more to create the tipping point to encourage healthy options for Americans when they eat out, says to Virginia Tech professor Vivica Kraak, a recognized expert in food and nutrition policy.

– Virginia Tech


Researchers Call for Tougher Standards for Studies on Obesity Policies

When a new park is built, a tax is instituted on fast food or a ban put in place against soft drinks in a school, public health researchers must often rely on “after the fact” observational studies to evaluate the impact of such efforts on rates ...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Annals of Internal Medicine


Food for Thought: Ketogenic Diets Reduce Athletes’ Anaerobic Performance

The Saint Louis University research team found that after following a ketogenic diet, study participants did not perform as well at anaerobic exercise tasks.

– Saint Louis University Medical Center

SLU


New York Dentists See an Increase in Dental Caries and Warn Against Overconsumption of ‘Sugar Based’ Sports Drinks

David Pinkhasov, DDS and other New York dentists think that there is a definite overconsumption of sports drinks and that it is having an overall impact on the incidence of type 2 diabetes and an effect on the dental caries of teenagers and active p...

– DoctorsToday.com


Nutrition 2018 Preview: Hot Topics in Research and Practice

Journalists and bloggers are invited to join top scientists and practitioners as they discuss the latest nutrition research findings during Nutrition 2018, the inaugural flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition. The meeting will be held...

– American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Nutrition 2018


Hydrate Right

Proper hydration is one of the most important aspects of healthy physical activity. Drinking the right amount of fluids before, during and after physical activity is vital to providing your body the fluids it needs to perform properly.

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


Registered Dietitian and Professor Outlines the Benefits of Ketogenic Diets in Athletes

Lake Buena Vista, FL – Jeff Volek, PhD, RD, Professor at The Ohio State University and researcher of ketogenic diets presented “The Ketogenic Diet: Evidence for Performance Enhancement” at the 27th Annual Meeting of the American Medical Society...

– American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)

27th Annual Meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine


Planning a Juice Cleanse to Prep for Beach Season? Do This Instead.

Juice cleanses, sometimes called juicing, have become hugely popular for their supposed ability to help people shed weight quickly – particularly in preparation for a summer vacation or special event. But is juicing actually effective?

Expert Available

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


UTHealth Expert Participates in International Project to Tackle Adolescent Obesity

A child obesity expert from the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in Austin was called upon to help lead a groundbreaking project to involve a...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


Farm Bill Set for a Vote; SNAP Benefits Already Underestimate Nutritious Diet Costs

– Virginia Tech


Expert Available for Comment on WHO Saturated Fat Guidelines

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

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