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

White Wine, Lemon Juice Combo Prevents Unwanted Discoloration of Pastry Dough

No matter if it’s grandma’s cookies or commercially produced rolls, pastry lovers expect their baked goods to have a certain “golden brown” allure — but only after baking. A white dough that changes hue during storage, however, can negative...

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Embargo expired on 07-Nov-2018 at 08:00 ET

Food Insecurity Addressed Through Opening of Food for Life Market

University Hospitals has opened a food market in one of its health clinics which is located in one of Ohio's most food insecure counties. Food for Life Market will address food insecurity and chronic illnesses, such as high blood pressure, through f...

– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Embargo expired on 30-Oct-2018 at 15:00 ET

Authenticating the geographic origin of hazelnuts

Hazelnuts, like olive oil, cheese and other agricultural products, differ in flavor depending on their geographic origin. Because consumers and processors are willing to pay more for better nuts — especially in fine chocolates and other delicacies ...

– American Chemical Society (ACS)

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

The Secret to Better Berries? Wild Bees

New research shows wild bees are essential for larger and better blueberry yields – with plumper, faster-ripening berries. The study is the first to show that wild bees improve not only blueberry quantity, but also quality. It finds they produce gr...

– University of Vermont

Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment

UF/IFAS-led Global Group Seeks Traits for Wheat with More Protein

When consumers buy wheat products, such as bread or pasta, they expect to get protein with their purchase. But in a warming world with high atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, the genes required to keep wheat production high are the same ones that kee...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Global Change Biology

UF Model Predicts Potential Results of Macaque Population Control Methods

As of three years ago, about 175 macaques were estimated to live in the park. Without intervention, the population will increase to about 350 by 2022, according to a new UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences study.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

The Journal of Wildlife Management

Millions in Danger of Food Insecurity Due to Severe Caribbean Droughts

Climate change is impacting the Caribbean, with millions facing increasing food insecurity and decreasing freshwater availability as droughts become more likely across the region, according to new Cornell University research in Geophysical Research L...

– Cornell University

Geophysical Research Letters, Sept. 2018

Deconstructing the Superfood That Determines Honeybee Hierarchy

All bee larvae eat royal jelly when they’re new, but only future queens continue to eat it. To figure out why, researchers in Austria are taking a close look at the molecular ingredients of the fancy fare.

– American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Molecular & Cellular Proteomics

Feast on Florida-Grown Foods This Thanksgiving

As we sit down to partake of the annual Thanksgiving feast, it’s worth noting that much of what we eat comes from Florida farmers, say University of Florida researchers. Better still, scientists with the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Scienc...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

UF/IFAS Extension Teaches Food Pantry Staff, Clients About Better Food

As we begin Farm City Week, UF/IFAS faculty are teaching food pantry clients how to make their food more nutritious

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

UF/IFAS Experts Predict More Food Traceability, Grocery Delivery in 2019

As we head toward 2019, we’ll see more nutrient-loaded, lesser-known foods; an increased ability to trace food sources and more plants on your plate.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

What Are Some Fun Facts About Cranberries for Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without cranberries. But how much do you know about these tart berries? The Nov. 7 Sustainable, Secure Food blog has loads of cranberry facts, ripe for your feasting table!

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

Citrus Advisory System May Help Prevent Losses From Postbloom Fruit Drop

A new University of Florida-developed forecasting system could help citrus growers control postbloom fruit drop this winter, despite the predicted El Niño weather pattern that’s expected to bring more rain and moderate temperatures.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

UF/IFAS Event Combines Latest Citrus Varieties with New Breeding Research

Not only can growers learn the newest information, they’ll find out about approaches to commercializing new citrus varieties.

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Veteran UF/IFAS Agronomist, Administrator Named Research Dean

When he was planting rice in valley swamps in Sierra Leone many years ago, Robert Gilbert never imagined he’d be a dean at the University of Florida. But now, here he is: dean of research at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and di...

– University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Romaine Lettuce Warning Modified; Continue to Err on the Safe Side, According to Virginia Tech Food Safety Specialist

– Virginia Tech

E.Coli Outbreak: NSU Professor of Microbiology

– Nova Southeastern University

What the CDC's sweeping warning about romaine lettuce means for consumers, restaurants and farmers.

– University of Delaware

Avoid #Salmonella This #Thanksgiving by Properly Cooking Your Turkey.

– University of Delaware

Rutgers Poison Control Center Experts Available to Discuss Safe Food Handling at Thanksgiving

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Cranberries -- They’re Not Just for Thanksgiving Anymore

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Obesity, Nutrition, & Public Policy

Probiotics no help to young kids with stomach virus

A major U.S. study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that a commonly used probiotic is not effective in improving symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting in young children with gastroenteritis.

– Washington University in St. Louis

The New England Journal of Medicine

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2018 at 17:00 ET

Orange Juice, Leafy Greens and Berries May Be Tied to Decreased Memory Loss in Men

Eating leafy greens, dark orange and red vegetables and berry fruits, and drinking orange juice may be associated with a lower risk of memory loss over time in men, according to a study published in the November 21, 2018, online issue of Neurology®,...

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)


Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2018 at 16:00 ET

Probiotic No Better Than Placebo for Acute Gastroenteritis in Children

While probiotics are often used to treat acute gastroenteritis (also known as infectious diarrhea) in children, the latest evidence shows no significant differences in outcomes, compared to a placebo.

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

New England Journal of Medicine, Nov-2018

Embargo expired on 21-Nov-2018 at 17:00 ET

Growing Number of State Laws Limit Local Government Control Over Food and Nutrition

In recent years, more than a dozen states have passed laws limiting local governments’ ability to create food and nutrition policies and more than two dozen states previously enacted laws preventing obesity-related lawsuits against food businesses,...

– New York University

American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Embargo expired on 19-Nov-2018 at 00:05 ET

One in Five Kids with Food Allergies Treated in Emergency Department in Past Year

Researchers from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and colleagues estimate that nearly 8 percent of U.S. children (about 5.6 million) have food allergies, with nearly 40 percent allergic to more than one food. These findings were...

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

Pediatrics, Nov - 2018

Embargo expired on 19-Nov-2018 at 00:05 ET

New Treatment to Protect People with Peanut Allergies ready for FDA Review

Final research results for a new treatment for protection against accidental exposure to peanut were presented today at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting and published in the New England Journal ...

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

New England Journal of Medicine; ACAAI Scientific Meeting

Embargo expired on 18-Nov-2018 at 16:45 ET

Milk Allergy Affects Half of U.S. Food-Allergic Kids Under Age One

New research found that over two percent of all U.S. children under the age of 5 have a milk allergy, and 53 percent of food-allergic infants under age 1 have a cow’s milk allergy.

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

ACAAI Annual Meeting

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

Penn Medicine Study Reveals Regular Behavioral Counseling Sessions Lead to Clinically Significant Weight Loss

Intensive behavioral therapy (IBT) is proven to help adults with obesity achieve meaningful weight loss. A new Penn Medicine study, published in Obesity, is the first randomized controlled evaluation of the efficacy of IBT when implemented under the ...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Obesity: The Journal of the Obesity Society (2018)

Embargo expired on 13-Nov-2018 at 06:00 ET

Rates of chronic kidney disease, deaths outpace other diseases

An abundance of high-sugar, high-salt foods in many American diets and obesity-related health problems such as diabetes are likely driving an increase in kidney disease cases, including in young adults, according to researchers at Washington Universi...

– Washington University in St. Louis

JAMA Network Open, Nov. 30, 2018

Small Changes to Cafeteria Design Can Get Kids to Eat Healthier, New Assessment Tool Finds

New research from the University of Notre Dame suggests ways to approach this problem in elementary school cafeterias, especially for high-risk and underserved student populations.

– University of Notre Dame

BMC Public Health

The ‘Clean Plate’ Mentality Drives US to Overeat--So Much That We Lie to Ourselves About How Unhealthy It Is. ‘to-Go’ Bags Can Help

We’re more likely to overeat when we only have a little bit of food left over, and we justify it by convincing ourselves it’s not as unhealthy as it is, according to new research by Vanderbilt's Kelly Haws.

– Vanderbilt University

Appetite, Vol. 133

2018-19 Airline Food Study

The study assigned a “Health Score” (5 stars = highest rate, 0 star = lowest) based on eleven criteria including health and calorie levels of meals, snack boxes and individual snacks, level of transparency (display nutrient information & ingredie...

– Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center /


Peanut Allergy Immunotherapy Shows Positive Results in Phase 3 Trial

About a year after receiving daily oral immunotherapy for severe peanut allergy, 67 percent of children in a Phase 3 trial were able to tolerate eating at least two peanuts (600 mg) without an allergic reaction, while 50 percent tolerated eating thre...

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

New England Journal of Medicine, Nov-2018

Can’t Exercise? A Hot Bath May Help Improve Inflammation, Metabolism, Study Suggests

Hot water treatment may help improve inflammation and blood sugar (glucose) levels in people who are unable to exercise, according to a new study. The findings are published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

– American Physiological Society (APS)

Journal of Applied Physiology

Study of Two Tribes Sheds Light on Role of Western-Influenced Diet in Blood Pressure

A South American tribe living in near-total isolation with no Western dietary influences showed no increase in average blood pressure from age one to age 60, according to a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. ...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

JAMA Cardiology

Study: Following 10-year gains, SNAP participation among immigrant families dropped in 2018

New research presented today at the American Public Health Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Expo revealed that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation declined in the first half of 2018 among immigrant families, followin...

– American Public Health Association (APHA)

Soy formula feeding during infancy associated with severe menstrual pain in adulthood

New research suggests that infant girls fed soy formula are more likely to develop severe menstrual pain as young adults. The finding adds to the growing body of literature that suggests exposure to soy formula during early life may have detrimental ...

– National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Human Reproduction; ZIAES049013; K99NR017191

Pro-breastfeeding communities empower new moms

Social media communities supporting moms who are breastfeeding create a unique bond.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting, Nov-2018

Eat Your Vegetables (and Fish): Another Reason Why They May Promote Heart Health

Elevated levels of trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO)—a compound linked with the consumption of fish, seafood and a primarily vegetarian diet—may reduce hypertension-related heart disease symptoms. New research in rats finds that low-dose treatment wi...

– American Physiological Society (APS)

American Journal of Physiology—Heart and Circulatory Physiology

College Education Aids in Proper Use of Dietary Supplements Among Young Adults

Young adults who are educated about dietary supplements in college are more likely to use them appropriately, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York.

– Binghamton University, State University of New York

Journal of Dietary Supplements, Sept-2018

Myth Busted: Researchers Show That a High-Protein Diet Does Not Affect Kidney Function

A widely held and controversial myth that high-protein diets may cause kidney damage in healthy adults has been debunked by scientists at McMaster University, who examined more than two dozen studies involving hundreds of participants.

– McMaster University

The Journal of Nutrition

Reversing the Cost of Diabetes to Drive Significant Savings and More Importantly, Lives

By Paul Keckley, PhD

– Atkins Nutritionals

Food & Nutrition Journal

Study links cottonseed oil with lower cholesterol

Researchers at the University of Georgia have found that a high-fat diet enriched with cottonseed oil drastically improved cholesterol profiles in young adult men.

– University of Georgia

Nutrition Research

Hot Brew Coffee Has Higher Levels of Antioxidants Than Cold Brew

Comparing the properties of cold- and hot-brew coffee, researchers found similar acidity in both, but higher antioxidant levels in hot coffee.

– Thomas Jefferson University

Fatty Liver Disease

Millions of Americans have no idea that they have fatty liver disease. This growing problem will soon be the number one reason for liver transplantation, overtaking hepatitis C. Holiday overindulgence in alcohol and food could make the problem dramat...

– Houston Methodist

How to Really Approach Eating Before and on Thanksgiving

Cutting back considerably on high-calorie foods, even full meals, in the days or weeks before Thanksgiving in anticipation of pigging out on turkey, sweet potato pie and other traditional dishes on the big day is a common pre-holiday diet plan.

– LifeBridge Health

How to Eat a Healthier Thanksgiving Meal

Looking for ways to make your Thanksgiving feast more nutritious? Here are some suggestions for preparing dishes:

– LifeBridge Health

Pioneering Culinary Dentistry Program Enters Halloween Spirit to Offer Fiendishly Healthy Options

Beheaded stuffed peppers, graveyard chocolate hummus and creepy crawly pumpkin bars were among the Halloween-themed treats created by students at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry who were learnin...

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Moderation and creativity hold key to happy, healthy Thanksgiving

The temptation to overindulge at Thanksgiving is immense, but before going overboard, it’s worth pausing and remembering you can eat, drink, and be merry – as well as healthy – over the holiday season.

Expert Available

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Tips to Make Holiday Meals Enjoyable and Safe for People with Food Allergies

Enjoying good times around the holiday table can sometimes be difficult for people with food allergies.

Expert Available

– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Five Foods to Strengthen Bones and Joints

Kathryn Weatherford, RD, LDN, CNSC, a registered dietitian at BIDMC, shares five food recommendations to help strengthen bones and joints.

Expert Available

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Manage Diabetes and Celebrate, Too: Make Healthy Holidays a Friends and Family Affair

The holidays can be extra stressful for people with diabetes. But with a little extra planning and help from family and friends, anyone can manage their diabetes at a healthy level. AADE has tips to make diabetes management during the holidays a fami...

Expert Available

– American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Vitamin, Mineral Supplements May Benefit Some but Do Not Prevent Disease

Vitamin and mineral supplements may be beneficial for people who aren’t getting the micronutrients they need through their diet, but do not help in preventing chronic disease, according to an updated position paper published by the Academy of Nutri...

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Health People Demands New York City Board of Health Declare Diabetes a Public Health Emergency

Health People: Community Preventive Health Institute filed a petition today with the New York City Board of Health to formally demand the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to declare Type 2 diabetes a public health emergency and f...

– Health People

Allen Taylor of Tufts named AAAS Fellow for research on nutrition, aging, and eye disease

Allen Taylor, a senior scientist and director of the Laboratory for Nutrition and Vision Research at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of S...

– Tufts University

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg American Health Initiative Releases Special Public Health Reports Supplement

With U.S. life expectancy now on the decline for two consecutive years, the Bloomberg American Health Initiative is releasing a supplement to Public Health Reports, the scholarly journal of the U.S. Surgeon General. The supplement includes a series o...

– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Obesity Society Announce Collaboration on Treatment of Obesity and Weight Management

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and The Obesity Society have announced a three-year collaboration to develop educational, scientific and clinical materials, programs and other activities related to evidence-based treatment of obesity and weigh...

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Publication Wins National Health Information Award

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Complete Food & Nutrition Guide was recently honored as one of the nation’s best consumer health information materials in 2018 with the Best of Show Award among all Gold Awards during the National Health Infor...

– Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Researchers to Study Binge Eating Disorder Treatment in Veterans

For the first time, the United States Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded a grant to researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine to study binge eating disorder treatments in veterans and active duty military.

– University of California San Diego Health

Director of Food & Nutrition Shares Tips on How to Combat E. Coli, Given Recent Outbreak

– Catholic Health Services of Long Island

GW Experts Available to Talk Holiday Health: Depression, Stress, Wellness & More

– George Washington University

Enjoying the Holiday Season Heartburn Free

– Houston Methodist

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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