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NEWSWISE Food Science Wire with the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) 31-Aug-2018

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

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...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

Natural Sugar Defends Against Metabolic Syndrome, in Mice

New research, in mice, indicates that a natural sugar called trehalose blocks glucose from the liver and activates a gene that boosts insulin sensitivity, reducing the chance of developing diabetes. The findings, from Washington University School of ...

– Washington University in St. Louis

JCI Insight

Embargo expired on 23-Aug-2018 at 09:00 ET

Innate Lymphoid Cells (ILCs) form an essential line of defense against enteric bacteria

Mice deficient in innate lymphoid cells are vulnerable to lethal infection by the bacterial pathogen Yersinia enterocolitica (YE), which causes some forms of food poisoning. Moreover, activation by a cytokine called LIGHT, which is a member of the tu...

– La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

Cell Host & Microbe; 2016R1A4A1010115; P01 DK46763; R01 AI61516; MIST U01 AI125955; MIST U01 AI125957; S10RR027366; CCFA-254582; 2013R1A1A2057931...

Embargo expired on 08-Aug-2018 at 11:00 ET

Rethinking ketchup packets: New approach to slippery packaging aims to cut food waste

The study, which has yielded a provisional patent, establishes a method for wicking chemically compatible vegetable oils into the surfaces of common extruded plastics.

– Virginia Tech

Scientific Reports -- Nature, Aug-2018

Embargo expired on 03-Aug-2018 at 05:00 ET

Study Finds Sucralose Produces Previously Unidentified Metabolites

Sucralose, a widely used artificial sweetener sold under the trade name Splenda®, is metabolized in the gut, producing at least two fat-soluble compounds, according to a recent study using rats.

– North Carolina State University

Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, Aug-2018

UF Study: Cool, Calm Cows Produce More Meat, Dairy

Cows with shorter hair are cooler, and thus, more productive, said Raluca Mateescu, an associate professor of animal sciences at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. A calm cow is also more productive than an agitated one, Mateescu sai...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Journal of Animal Science.

From Farm to Fridge: Milk Carton ‘Sell-by’ Dates May Become More Precise

The “sell-by” and “best-by” dates on milk cartons may soon become more meaningful and accurate. Cornell University food scientists have created a new predictive model that examines spore-forming bacteria and when they emerge, according to res...

– Cornell University

Journal of Dairy Science

NUS Food Scientists Create Healthy Probiotic Drink From Soy Pulp

Food scientists at the National University of Singapore have given okara – the residue from the production of soy milk and tofu, and is usually discarded – a new lease of life by turning it into a refreshing drink that contains live probiotics, d...

– National University of Singapore

Florida-Grown Foods Part of Rich Tailgating Tradition


– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Lake Kivu Coffee Alliance: A P3 Partnership

The Darden School of Business’ Institute for Business in Society partners with Concordia and the U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships to present the annual P3 Impact Award, which recognizes leading public-private par...

– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

IFT18 Draws More Than 23,000 Global Registrants

IFT18: A Matter of Science and Food, hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) at McCormick Place, highlighted the hottest food trends, the latest food products and the most important developments in the science of food. More than 23,000 pe...

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

Why Is It Important to Have Seed Banks and Seed Access?

Seed banks are an important part of food security. The August 7th Sustainable, Secure Food blog explains how preserving plant diversity protects the world-wide food supply, both now and in the future.

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

‘Cornell AgriTech’ reflects influence in food, ag innovation

Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences announced Aug. 1 the renaming of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) to Cornell AgriTech.

– Cornell University

National Avocado Day a Reminder of the Fruit’s Popularity

Pass the guacamole: July 31 is National Avocado Day, a good time to celebrate the traits of another delicious, nutrient-packed food and Florida crop, say University of Florida experts. While some people simply love the taste of guacamole, others also...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Back To School: Thinking Outside the Carton

Deciding what to give your children to eat and drink is a minefield these days, even when it comes to milk. Once almost universally regarded as a daily dietary staple packed with vitamins and minerals essential for good health, its relationship with ...

Expert Available

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

WVU Experts Are Available to Talk About Food-Safety Regulations and How to Prevent Foodborne Illnesses

– West Virginia University

Obesity, Nutrition, & Public Policy

Strawberries Could Help Reduce Harmful Inflammation in the Colon

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a set of painful conditions that can cause severe diarrhea and fatigue. Treatments can include medications and surgery. But now researchers report that a simple dietary intervention could mitigate colonic inflammat...

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

256th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS)

Embargo expired on 20-Aug-2018 at 05:00 ET

Saliva Could Influence Taste Preferences

Saliva is crucial for tasting and digesting food, but scientists have now found that it may have another, more subtle role. Salivary proteins could be part of a feedback loop that influences how food tastes to people — and by extension, what foods ...

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

256th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS)

Embargo expired on 20-Aug-2018 at 05:00 ET

How Forests Improve Kids' Diets

A first-of-its-kind global study shows that children in 27 developing countries have better nutrition—when they live near forests.

– University of Vermont

Science Advances, August 15

Embargo expired on 15-Aug-2018 at 14:00 ET

Grip Strength of Children Gives Clues about Their Future Health

Adolescents with a strong hand grip — an indicator of overall muscle strength — have better odds of being healthy over time, according to a two-year study of 368 elementary school children. A simple, non-invasive measure of grip strength can help...

– Baylor University

The Journal of Pediatrics

Embargo expired on 13-Aug-2018 at 08:00 ET

Pass the salt: Study finds average consumption safe for heart health

New research shows that for the vast majority of individuals, sodium consumption does not increase health risks except for those who eat more than five grams a day, the equivalent of 2.5 teaspoons of salt. The research, published in The Lancet, is...

– McMaster University

Embargo expired on 09-Aug-2018 at 18:30 ET

Responsive parenting intervention results in lower BMIs through age three

An intervention designed to promote healthy growth that taught first-time moms how to respond with age-appropriate responses to their babies’ needs resulted in children having lower body mass indexes (BMIs) when they were three years old.

– Penn State College of Medicine

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)

Embargo expired on 07-Aug-2018 at 11:00 ET

Parents: Think Twice Before You Pressure Your Picky Eater

Seriously, does anyone really like peas? More importantly, should parents pressure kids to eat them anyway, and does it hurt or help the child?

– University of Michigan

Science Direct

Embargo expired on 30-Jul-2018 at 11:00 ET

Allergists Warn that Chigger Bites May Cause Allergic Reaction to Red Meat

Chiggers, redbugs, harvest mites – whatever you call them, they are pesky little bugs whose bites cause really itchy rashes, usually around the ankles and waistline.

– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, Sept - 2018

Fighting Obesity – Could It Be as Plain as Dirt?

It costs the global economy an estimated US$2 trillion annually and has been dubbed a modern day health epidemic, but new research from the University of South Australia has unearthed a possible cure for obesity – and it is as plain as dirt!

– University of South Australia

Pharmaceutical Research

For Children, Immersion in a Rainforest Lifestyle Can Lead to More Diverse Gut Microbes

Can immersing yourself in a South American jungle and the high-fiber, unprocessed diet of its villagers make your gut microbes more diverse? And could it have benefits for people with obesity, type 1 diabetes and other disorders? A study led by Rutge...

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Rethinking a Healthy Diet From a Global Perspective

Now scientists of the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences are using research from several large global studies to develop an updated, international approach of identifying a healthy diet.

– McMaster University

Diet Has Bigger Impact on Emotional Well-Being in Women Than in Men

Women may need a more nutrient-rich diet to support a positive emotional well-being, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Nutritional Neuroscience, July 2018

'One Weird Trick' to Cut Belly Fat? Follow a Heart-Healthy Diet!

Do you wish you could decrease your waistline? Reducing abdominal obesity can lower health risks – but despite claims you may have seen on the Internet, no trending diet can help you specifically eliminate belly fat, according to an article in ACSM...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal

Researchers Identify Link Between Gut Bacteria and Eating for Pleasure, as Opposed to Hunger

A study of 63 healthy people showed that those with elevated microbiome levels of the metabolite indole — produced when gut bacteria break down the amino acid tryptophan — had stronger function and connectivity in specific areas of the brain’s ...

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


Healthy Diet Linked to Healthy Cellular Aging in Women

Eating a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains and low in added sugar, sodium and processed meats could help promote healthy cellular aging in women, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

– University of Michigan

American Journal of Epidemiology

Mixing Energy Drinks with Alcohol Could Enhance the Negative Effects of Binge Drinking

A key ingredient of energy drinks could be exacerbating some of the negative effects of binge drinking according to a new study.

– University of Portsmouth

Journal of Psychiatric Research Volume 104, September 2018, Pages 176-182

Research Shows Surprising Scale of Health Benefits for Biggest Losers

When it comes to shedding pounds, it pays to think big, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Mayo Clinic

Americans May Have Outgrown Traditional Advice of Having a Varied Diet

When it comes to diet in the Western world of overconsumption where cheap convenience food rules, the age-old adage “everything in moderation” has been put to the test, prompting the American Heart Association (AHA) to issue a science advisory le...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


Statistics Reinforce Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Position: Federally Funded Youth Nutrition Assistance Programs Improve Nutrition

Children and adolescents living in households without access to nutritious foods benefit greatly by participating in federally funded nutrition programs, according to an updated position paper by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Got the ‘Drunchies’? New Study Shows How Heavy Drinking Affects Diet

With obesity continuing to rise in America, researchers decided to look at a sample of college students to better understand how drinking affects what they eat, both that night and for their first meal the next day.

– University at Buffalo

Californian Journal of Health Promotion, Vol. 16 Issue 1

Study Finds Behavioral Changes Insufficient at Preventing Early Childhood Obesity

Young children and their families in poor communities were able to make some achievable and sustainable behavioral changes during the longest and largest obesity prevention intervention, but, in the end, the results were insufficient to prevent early...

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Potential New Class of Drugs May Reduce Cardiovascular Risk by Targeting Gut Microbes

Cleveland Clinic researchers have designed a potential new class of drugs that may reduce cardiovascular risk by targeting a specific microbial pathway in the gut. The research, published in the September issue of Nature Medicine, was led by Stanley ...

– Cleveland Clinic

Nature Medicine

Late nights = no breakfast and more junk food for kids

Research from the University of South Australia confirms that sleep timing and sleep quality can influence the dietary behaviours of school-aged children, causing them to skip breakfast and eat more junk food, both warning signs of poor nutrition.

– University of South Australia

Journal of Sleep Research

Eating Crickets Can Be Good for Your Gut, According to New Clinical Trial

A new clinical trial shows that consuming crickets can help support the growth of beneficial gut bacteria and that eating crickets is not only safe at high doses but may also reduce inflammation in the body.

– University of Wisconsin-Madison

Scientific Reports

A composição das bactérias intestinais de uma pessoa pode influenciar na perda de peso, sugere estudo da Mayo Clinic

Para algumas pessoas, as bactérias intestinais podem ser responsáveis pela incapacidade de perder peso, apesar da prática de dietas e exercícios rigorosos, sugere um estudo preliminar publicado na edição de agosto da Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

– Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Innovative Technique Converts White Fat to Brown Fat

Increasing healthy brown fat might help weight management and reduce symptoms of diabetes. Columbia Engineers have developed a simple, innovative method to directly convert white fat to brown fat outside the body and then reimplant it in a patient. T...

– Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Scientific Reports (Nature) May 21, 2018

Study of Molecules From Breast Milk and Seaweed Suggests Strategies for Controlling Norovirus

New research from several universities in Germany, to be published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, suggests that it may be easier than anticipated to find a compound that could be used as a food supplement to stop the spread of norovirus in c...

– American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Journal of Biological Chemistry, July 27 2018

Latinos Need a Disaggregated Approach to Health Care

Latinos are the largest racial/ethnic minority group in the United States, representing 16.3 percent of the population and growing — coming from more than 25 countries in the Caribbean, Central America and South America.Each Latino group has a uniq...

– Washington University in St. Louis


During Kids Eat Right Month™, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Recommends Parents, Kids Team Up for Healthful Lunches

Back to school means coming up with creative, nutritious ideas for your child’s lunch that they will actually want to eat. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends parents and children team up to pack a lunch they’ll love.

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Five Tips for Early Breastfeeding Success

Breastfeeding can have its challenges early on. There’s learning the appropriate feeding positions and techniques, knowing when and how often to feed the baby, and so many other intangibles.

– LifeBridge Health

Signs Your Baby is Getting Enough Milk from Breastfeeding

Not sure if your baby is getting enough milk from breastfeeding? Here are five ways to tell:

– LifeBridge Health

Medical Nutrition Therapy Provided by RDNs Can Help Slow the Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease

According to a new review to be published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the majority of patients with chronic kidney disease aren’t receiving potentially lifesaving treatment that can be offered by registered dietitian n...

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

UVA Alums’ New Snack Food Aims to Satisfy — and Enlighten


– University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Family Health Centers at NYU Langone Seek to Overcome Poverty & Increase Access to Nutritional Food in Brooklyn

A recent survey among pregnant women receiving care at the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone found that underachievement in education, lapses in access to nutritional food, and lack of affordable housing were top socioeconomic challenges in Brookl...

– NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn

Too Much Water May Leave You High and Dry

Staying hydrated while in the heat is almost common sense, but can too much water be a bad thing?

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Kids Eat Right Month™: Academy Urges Adults to Instill Healthy Habits That Will Last A Lifetime

August is Kids Eat Right Month™. Kids aren’t born with healthy eating habits – they learn from their parents. With repetition and practice, healthy eating habits can become a way of life for the entire family.

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

William G. Mcgowan Charitable Fund Invests in Reversing Metabolic Syndrome Through Six-Year, $9 Million Grant to Rush University Medical Center

After a successful, two-year pilot project that helped patients reverse their metabolic syndrome with lifestyle changes, the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund is expanding the Eat, Love, Move (ELM) program to five cities through a six-year clinical ...

– Rush University Medical Center

What a Leading Cardiologist Eats for Breakfast

A leading cardiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center shares what he eats for breakfast

Expert Available

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Eating right is a vital part of the game plan for high school-age athletes

In addition to following a balanced diet, young competitors need to know when to eat what types of food to allow enough time for the digestion and absorption of the nutrients they need to perform at their best.

Expert Available

– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

One Out Of Two Kids Is Missing Out On Key Nutrients Critical For Their Health

Amid the chaos of getting kids out the door in the morning and taming the hangry monsters that get off the bus in the afternoon, parents may be overlooking a critical part of setting their kids up for success during the school year: a nutrient-rich d...

Expert Available

– Milk Processor Education Program

American Journal of Human Biology, 2005

Five Simple Tips to Follow for Dieting Success

For many, just the idea of losing weight can be discouraging. With the endless advice and trends that exist today, configuring a nutritious diet to lose weight and maintain it can be challenging.

Expert Available

– Houston Methodist

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Launches New Pediatric Food Allergy Clinic

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has launched a new pediatric food allergy clinic.

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Shines Spotlight on Identifying, Treating Malnutrition

During its September Spotlight on Malnutrition, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will raise awareness of malnutrition, promote the crucial role of registered dietitian nutritionists in identifying and treating this serious medical condition, an...

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Case Western Reserve Receives Major Grant to Improve Food Systems in Cleveland Neighborhoods

A multidisciplinary research team led by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a three-year, $936,000 grant to use collaborative computational modeling approaches to promote better community health through more equitable foo...

– Case Western Reserve University

Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

Penn Medicine’s Commitment to Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles for Patients and Staff Now Extends to Food and Beverages

Sodas, sports drinks, sweetened juices, fast food and grab-and-go vending machine snacks are staples of many American diets, and this fare has become a major contributor to obesity and chronic disease across the nation. In fact, according to the Cent...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

$2.5M Rutgers Grant Will Study Cadmium Exposure in Expecting Mothers

Rutgers researchers, with the aid of $2.5 million National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) grant, will study how exposure to cadmium during pregnancy can impact fetal development.

– Rutgers School of Public Health

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Holds 2018 Food & Nutrition Conference & ExpoTM October 20-23 in Washington, D.C.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics will bring the 2018 Food & Nutrition Conference & ExpoTM to Washington, D.C., October 20 to 23. The world’s largest conference of food and nutrition professionals will address the latest scientific informatio...

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Preparing for Organized Chaos — Back to School Health Tips for the Whole Family

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Does Caffeine Increase Risk for Seizures?

If you have epilepsy, should you stop drinking coffee? ILAE speaks with researcher Astrid Nehlig, who reviewed the latest research at the 2018 European Congress on Epileptology in Vienna.

– International League Against Epilepsy





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