Current News

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Opposes Repeal of Affordable Care Act
https://www.newswise.com/articles/academy-of-nutrition-and-dietetics-opposes-repeal-of-affordable-care-act

Health Benefits of Healthy Lifestyle Quantified in U.S.
At age 50, individuals with healthy lifestyle had seven years longer life expectancy, delay in disability

http://www.physiciansbriefing.com/Article.asp?AID=724845
Source: Health Affairs
http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/early/2017/07/17/hlthaff.2016.1569

Many Americans Qualify As 'Overfat'
Overfat individuals have excess body fat, regardless of scale/BMI values, researchers say

http://www.physiciansbriefing.com/Article.asp?AID=724876
Source: Frontiers in Public Health
http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpubh.2017.00190/full

Here's Why a Soda With That Burger Is Especially Fattening
High-sugar drinks combined with protein triggers extra fat storage by body, study finds

https://consumer.healthday.com/vitamins-and-nutrition-information-27/food-and-nutrition-news-316/here-s-why-a-soda-with-that-burger-is-especially-fattening-724803.html
Source: BMC Nutrition
https://bmcnutr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40795-017-0170-2

Don't Put Off Weight-Loss Surgery Till You're Heavier
Best results seen for those with pre-op BMI of less than 40, study says

https://consumer.healthday.com/vitamins-and-nutrition-information-27/obesity-health-news-505/don-t-put-off-weight-loss-surgery-till-you-re-heavier-724958.html
Source: JAMA Surgery
http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamasurgery/article-abstract/2645760

No Need for Obese Patients to Lose Weight Before THR, TKR
Obese patients achieve about the same pain relief and improved function as normal-weight patients

http://www.physiciansbriefing.com/Article.asp?AID=724882
Source: Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery
http://journals.lww.com/jbjsjournal/Abstract/2017/07190/Functional_Gain_and_Pain_Relief_After_Total_Joint.4.aspx

Mediterranean diet linked to lower risk for gallbladder removal surgery
https://www.healio.com/gastroenterology/liver-biliary-disorders/news/online/%7Bb967831f-07ef-4f2c-9074-515ccb76bee6%7D/mediterranean-diet-linked-to-lower-risk-for-gallbladder-removal-surgery
Source: Am J Gastroenterol
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28741614

Visceral/Subcutaneous Fat Ratio Predicts CVD in T2DM
Ratio of visceral to subcutaneous fat significantly linked to incident, recurrent cardiovascular disease

http://www.physiciansbriefing.com/Article.asp?AID=724634
Source: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jdi.12713/full

Obesity in Teen Years Tied to Colon Cancer Risk in Adulthood
Concerns are growing about weight's impact on development of chronic disease, researchers say

https://consumer.healthday.com/cancer-information-5/colon-cancer-news-96/obesity-in-teen-years-tied-to-colon-cancer-risk-in-adulthood-724873.html
Source: Cancer
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.30819/abstract

AAP: Focus on Kids' Cardiometabolic Risk Factors, Not MetS
But 'no easy solutions' to reversing adverse risk factors in children

https://www.medpagetoday.com/Pediatrics/Obesity/66822?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2017-07-24&eun=g411013d0r&pos=1
Source: Pediatrics
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2017/07/19/peds.2017-1603

Does Your Child Really Have a Food Allergy?
Food sensitivity and intolerance may be mistaken for allergic reaction, even by doctors

https://consumer.healthday.com/respiratory-and-allergy-information-2/food-allergy-news-16/does-your-child-really-have-a-food-allergy-724869.html
Source: Pediatrics
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2017/07/19/peds.2017-0194

How Much Protein Do We Need?
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/28/well/eat/how-much-protein-do-we-need.html

FDA approves qualified health claim for macadamia nuts
http://www.ift.org/food-technology/daily-news/2017/july/27/fda-approves-qualified-health-claim-for-macadamia-nuts.aspx
Source: FDA
https://www.fda.gov/Food/NewsEvents/ConstituentUpdates/ucm568052.htm

Is carbonated water bad for you?
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318602.php

Study finds 275,000 calls to poison control centers for dietary supplement exposures
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/318613.php
Source: Journal of Medical Toxicology
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13181-017-0623-7

The Scoop on Avoiding 'Brain Freeze'
Pain occurs when cold food touches the back of the palate, neurologist says

https://consumer.healthday.com/cognitive-health-information-26/brain-health-news-80/the-scoop-on-avoiding-brain-freeze-724371.html

Could a Little Alcohol Lower Your Diabetes Risk?
Daily drink or two may provide a bit of protection, study suggests, but one expert skeptical

https://consumer.healthday.com/general-health-information-16/misc-alcohol-news-13/could-a-little-alcohol-lower-your-diabetes-risk-725013.html
Source: Diabetologia
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00125-017-4359-3

A Reminder That Meds and Grapefruit Don't Always Mix
Could be a dangerous combination, depending on the drug

https://consumer.healthday.com/vitamins-and-nutrition-information-27/food-and-nutrition-news-316/a-reminder-that-meds-and-grapefruit-don-t-always-mix-724714.html

Local veggies delivered with one click
http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/25/health/online-farmers-markets-staying-well/index.html

Food bank given $50,000 grant; adopts new nutrition guidelines
http://mtstandard.com/news/local/food-bank-given-grant-adopts-new-nutrition-guidelines/article_a787f179-7dd0-5630-9bab-719fc02953ff.html

Cafeteria managers learning to serve healthy, appealing meals to students
http://www.wsfa.com/story/35973173/cafeteria-managers-learning-to-serve-healthy-appealing-meals-to-students

Google’s Quest To Develop A Plant-Based “Power Dish” More Popular Than Meat
(“In an attempt to reduce the company’s carbon footprint, Google is making changes to the food it serves its employees: everything from blending burgers with mushrooms to a data-driven quest to create the most delicious vegan taco.”)
https://www.fastcompany.com/40443479/googles-quest-to-develop-a-plant-based-power-dish-more-popular-than-meat

How Email Marketing Can Grow Your Nutrition Business
http://www.foodandnutrition.org/Stone-Soup/July-2017/How-Email-Marketing-Can-Grow-Your-Nutrition-Business/

Perceived Physical Activity Level Predicts Mortality
Association persists even after adjustment for confounders, including actual physical activity

http://www.physiciansbriefing.com/Article.asp?AID=724765
Source: Health Psychology
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28726475

Judge dismisses ‘natural’ suit against General Mills
http://www.ift.org/food-technology/daily-news/2017/july/27/judge-dismisses-natural-suit-against-general-mills.aspx