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NEWSWISE Food Science Wire with the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) 27-Jul-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

New Scholarly Focus Needed to Help Solve Global Food Crisis, U-M Experts Say

The global food system is unsustainable and urgently needs an overhaul. Yet current approaches to finding solutions through applied academic research are too narrow and treat the food system as a collection of isolated components within established d...

– University of Michigan

Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems

Unwrapping the Brewing Secrets of Barley

University of Adelaide researchers have uncovered fundamental new information about the malting characteristics of barley grains. They say their finding could pave the way to more stable brewing processes or new malts for craft brewers.

– University of Adelaide

Scientific Reports

Air Quality in National Parks, Humans Impacting Seasonal Cycles, More Diamonds in the Earth, and More in the Environmental Science News Source

The latest research on the environment in the Environmental Science News Source

– Newswise

Horticulture Researchers Experiment with Integrating Chickens Into Vegetable Production

Iowa State University researchers are exploring how the integration of chickens into vegetable crop rotations may spark environmental and economic benefits for growers. The research involves experiments at the ISU Horticulture Research Station.

– Iowa State University

Coffee and Tea Move Beyond the Beverage Category

After water, tea and coffee are the most consumed beverages around the world. Tea leaves and coffee beans are processed into stand-alone beverages, and they are also used to make extracts, flavors, and other ingredients for the bakery, processed food...

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Food Expo

Rutgers Poison Expert Available to Discuss Recent Food Recalls, Safe Food Handling

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Obesity, Nutrition, & Public Policy

Fat Production and Burning are Synchronized in Livers of Mice with Obesity

Mice fed a fattening diet develop new liver circadian rhythms that impact the way fat is accumulated and simultaneously burned. The team found that as liver fat production increases, surprisingly, so does the body’s ability to burn fat. These oppos...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Embargo expired on 26-Jul-2018 at 11:00 ET

Low/No Calorie Soft Drinks Improve Outcomes in Advanced Colon Cancer Patients

Drinking artificially-sweetened beverages is associated with a significantly lower risk of colon cancer recurrence and cancer death, a team of investigators led by a Yale Cancer Center scientist has found. The study was published today in the journal...

– Yale Cancer Center


Embargo expired on 19-Jul-2018 at 14:00 ET

Beef Jerky and Other Processed Meats Associated with Manic Episodes

An analysis of more than 1,000 people with and without psychiatric disorders has shown that nitrates—chemicals used to cure meats such as beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other processed meat snacks—may contribute to mania, an abnormal mood state...

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Molecular Psychiatry

Embargo expired on 18-Jul-2018 at 01:00 ET

Self-Control and Obesity: Gender Matters in Children

A toddler’s self-regulation – the ability to change behavior in different social situations – may predict whether he or she will be obese come kindergarten, but the connection appears to be much different for girls than for boys.

– Ohio State University

JAMA Pediatrics

Embargo expired on 16-Jul-2018 at 11:00 ET

When It Comes to Skin Health, Does Diet Make a Difference?

They say you are what you eat, but it’s not quite that simple when it comes to healthy skin.

– American Academy of Dermatology

2018 AAD Summer Meeting

Embargo expired on 26-Jul-2018 at 08:00 ET

Novel Nutrition Bar Improves Asthma Symptoms in Obese Teens

A pilot clinical trial by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) researchers has found that targeted nutrient therapy can improve lung function in obese individuals with asthma, without requiring weight loss. The study,...

– UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

FASEB Journal

Survey: Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Oppose Cuts to SNAP Program

A majority of registered voters oppose recent efforts to scale back Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits and believe the government should be doing more to meet the needs of people facing food insecurity and other challenges...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Sugar Improves Memory in Over-60s – Helping Them Work Smarter

Sugar improves memory in older adults – and makes them more motivated to perform difficult tasks at full capacity – according to new research by the University of Warwick.Led by PhD student Konstantinos Mantantzis, Professor Elizabeth Maylor and ...

– University of Warwick

Psychology and Aging

Autism Risk Determined by Health of Mother's Guts

A mother’s microbiome, the collection of microscopic organisms that live inside us, determines the risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders in her offspring, new research from the UVA School of Medicine shows. The research suggests tha...

– University of Virginia Health System

Here's Why It's Important to Support Your Breastfeeding Co-Workers

Support from female co-workers may be even more important to new moms who are breastfeeding than getting encouragement from their significant others, close friends and relatives, says a new study. According to Michigan State University and Texas Chri...

– Michigan State University

Health Communication

New Research Could Banish Guilty Feeling for Consuming Whole Dairy Products

Enjoying full-fat milk, yogurt, cheese and butter is unlikely to send people to an early grave, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Allergic Reactions to Foods are Milder in Infants, Study Finds

Symptoms of food-induced anaphylaxis in infants are much less severe than in toddlers and older children, according to a study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Anap...

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

Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, May 2018

National School Food Policies Have Potential to Improve Health Now and Later

Providing free fruits and vegetables and limiting sugary drinks in schools could have positive health effects in both the short- and long-term, finds a new Food-PRICE study led by researchers from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy a...

– Tufts University


Crystal Structure Reveals How Curcumin Impairs Cancer

Through x-ray crystallography and kinase-inhibitor specificity profiling, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers, in collaboration with researchers at Peking University and Zhejiang University, reveal that curcumin, a natur...

– University of California San Diego Health

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Early Life Exposure to Famine Can Lead to Depression

New research from the University of Georgia reveals that exposure to famine during specific moments in early life is associated with depression later in life.

– University of Georgia

British Journal of Psychiatry

The Medical Minute: Small changes can make big progress in preventing childhood obesity

In the United States, the percentage of children and adolescents with obesity has more than tripled since 1970. Today, approximately one in five school-aged children (ages 6 to 19) is obese.

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

How a Frog Puppet and an Amateur Chef are Helping Kids Eat Healthier in NYC’s “Urban Food Desert”

Rutgers public health expert Christopher Ackerman teams up with a frog puppet to improve nutrition education in the South Bronx

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

BBQ Breakdown: How Summertime Staples Can Impact Your Health

With the 4th of July in the rearview mirror and Labor Day coming down the pike, barbecue season is in full swing. Though some may prefer meatless options like veggie burgers or grilled portabellas, summertime staples like hot dogs and hamburgers stil...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Dietary Fiber: Good for the Gut

Consumers are beginning to understand the link between gut health and overall wellness. IFT18 exhibitors in this category know that dietary fiber plays a major role not just in promoting gut health, but also in supporting weight management and heart ...

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Food Expo

The Medical Minute: Kombucha Offers a Natural Way to Restore Body’s Microbiome

Kombucha (pronounced kom-BOO-cha) can help restore the body’s natural microbiome and improve overall health, but it’s important to make informed choices about kombucha sources and consumption.

– Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Why Don’t More Americans Eat the Mediterranean Diet?

The diet has been shown to reduce the risk of disease and improve longevity, but most Americans don’t follow it. Dr. Meifang Chen, a researcher at Cal State LA, explains why.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Academy and Other Health Organizations Strongly Encourage Department of Homeland Security: Ensure Well-Being of Children Affected by Immigration Policy

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics initiated and led a collaborative of more than a dozen health organizations in strongly encouraging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to ensure the mental and physical well-being of children affected by i...

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

In August: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Celebrates Fifth Annual Kids Eat Right Month™

August is Kids Eat Right Month™, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its Foundation focus on the importance of healthful eating and active lifestyles for children and their families.

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Rutgers Expert Available for Interviews on New Jersey’s First Fish Consumption Advisories for PFAS

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Does Sparkling Water Hydrate You?

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

'Breastfeeding Is in the Economic Interest of Every Nation'

– Northwestern University





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