Federal panel's dietary guidelines may include sugar limits | Beans can help digestive system, nutritionist says | Antioxidant beverages get a boost
January 20, 2015
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Federal panel's dietary guidelines may include sugar limits
The federal Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee reportedly may call for limiting sugar intake to 10% of all calories. The committee, which is to release recommendations this year, also may call for adding detailed sugar information on food labels. Bloomberg Businessweek (1/16)
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Beans can help digestive system, nutritionist says
Beans are heart healthy and have soluble and insoluble fiber that helps the digestive system run properly, registered dietitian Cynthia Sass says. Adding beans to a healthy diet can help with blood sugar and cholesterol levels, aid in weight control and boost vitamin B and iron intake, Sass says. Health.com (1/9)
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Antioxidant beverages get a boost
Consumers' desire for functional foods and beverages includes higher demand for antioxidants, with water-soluble and oil-soluble forms available for beverages. Pomegranate, acai and cranberry are popular sources of antioxidants, but "chia and prickly pear have a unique opportunity to position themselves as the next big 'it' ingredient, given their health benefits and diversity of uses," said Stephanie Pauk of Mintel. BevIndustry.com (1/16)
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Science & Research
Guidance calls for obesity-first treatment strategy
Physicians should treat patients' weight problems first and then focus on related issues such as cholesterol, hypertension and glucose tolerance, according to a guidance report in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Lead author Dr. Caroline Apovian of Boston University said this paradigm focuses on lifestyle change and medications, followed by the treatment of co-morbidities that have not responded to weight-loss strategies. Medscape (free registration) (1/16)
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Study: Timing of first gluten exposure may not affect celiac disease risk
Data from the Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young study showed that the time at which gluten is introduced to an infant's diet may not be linked to the risk of celiac disease or celiac disease autoimmunity by age 5. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, included research centers in the U.S., Finland, Germany and Sweden. Medscape (free registration) (1/19)
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Study: Dyspepsia patients may have poor dietary habits
People with refractory functional dyspepsia and non-RFD had higher rates of unhealthy diet behaviors, such as skipping meals or eating extra meals, compared with a group of healthy controls, according to a study by Chinese researchers. Data from dietary questionnaires also showed RFD patients preferred sweet and gas-producing foods. PhysiciansBriefing.com/HealthDay News (1/16)
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Vitamin K1 supplementation improves glycemic status in prediabetes
A study of premenopausal women with prediabetes showed that those who received vitamin K1 supplements attained better glycemic status and higher serum adiponectin concentration than those in the placebo cohort. The findings were published in the Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders. Healio (free registration)/Endocrine Today (1/19)
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Analysis cites overall health benefits of walking groups
Adults who joined outdoor walking groups exhibited better overall health and had lower odds of depression than those who did not, an analysis in the British Journal of Sports Medicine says. The results suggest that physicians should recommend such activity to bolster patients' health, researchers said. DailyRx.com (1/20)
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Institutional Foodservice
N.J. lawmakers consider bills to expand students' access to school breakfast
Two bills under consideration by New Jersey lawmakers would expand students' access to breakfast at school. Under one bill, a breakfast kiosk or cart program would be piloted. Under the other measure, schools would be eligible for additional funding if they participate in the federal school breakfast program. PolitickerNJ.com (1/15)
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Sauteed flank steak
This steak is paired with arugula, roasted cauliflower and red peppers. Epicurious/Gourmet
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Food For Thought
The industry will do what it’s always done: You attack the science, you attack the individuals who are making statements on it, and you go behind the scenes and lobby."
-- Marion Nestle, as quoted by Bloomberg Businessweek
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