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October 22, 2012
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Healthy Start 
  • Study: Weight loss does not guarantee lower heart risk in diabetes
    Overweight and obese type 2 diabetes patients who participated in an intensive lifestyle intervention lost more weight at one and four years compared with those who had a standard diabetes support and education program, data from the Look AHEAD study revealed. However, those in the lifestyle-intervention group did not show lower rates of myocardial infarction, stroke, hospitalizations for angina or cardiovascular death, researchers said. MedPage Today (free registration) (10/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Dietary Health 
  • Proper nutrition for athletes improves recovery
    University of Minnesota nutritionist Carrie Peterson works with all of the professional sports teams in Minneapolis, helping players lose or gain weight and to use their diet to aid in their recovery after a tough game. She says it's a little like being a den mother to younger players, but she adds that some of them have never shopped for groceries, and they need help making good food choices. Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.) (10/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • "Grocery Store for a Day" comes to a New Orleans neighborhood
    The Lower Ninth Ward Food Access Coalition set up a "Grocery Store for a Day" in a New Orleans parking lot, and residents said it was a good first step toward getting access to healthy foods. The Lower Ninth Ward has not had a major grocery store in about 20 years, and the availability of healthy food diminished even more after Hurricane Katrina. WWL-TV (New Orleans) (10/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Science & Research 
  • Report ties fructose, higher cardiometabolic risk
    Consuming fructose-sweetened soda may increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, obesity and metabolic syndrome, an analysis in Current Atherosclerosis Reports showed. Soda consumption was also associated with higher triglyceride rates, body weight and visceral adipose tissue, researchers noted. (10/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Higher BMI raises hospitalization risk in study
    Data on nearly 250,000 Australian participants showed that every additional BMI point was tied to up to a 4% higher risk of being hospitalized for a variety of conditions within a two-year period. The study was published in the International Journal of Obesity. Reuters (10/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Startup unveils app to inform users on small activities' health benefits
    A mobile application from startup firm 100Plus that uses the data set of Practice Fusion aims to help people improve their health by making small behavior changes. The app has a Lifescore feature, which offers information on how small activities such as walking or taking the stairs instead of an escalator influence users' long-term health. (10/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Hot Topics 

Top five news stories selected by SmartBrief for Nutritionists readers in the past week.

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Institutional Foodservice 
  • New York hospital serves fresh produce from rooftop garden
    Hospitals around the country often host farmers markets, have gardens on their property or purchase produce from nearby farms, but the Stony Brook University Hospital on New York's Long Island needs to look no farther than its own roof for fresh produce. The 2,200-square-foot space on the fourth floor of an academic building grows fresh Swiss chard, kale, heirloom tomatoes, herbs and more. They are harvested daily and used by the hospital chefs. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (10/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Nonprofit issues School Lunch Report Card
    The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has issued its School Lunch Report Card for the first time since 2008, in which it grades school districts on their compliance with federal meal guidelines in elementary schools. The Pinellas County, Fla., district received a perfect score, while districts in Howard County, Md., Knox County, Tenn., and Omaha, Neb., tied for second in the report card. The Baltimore Sun (10/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Recipe of the Day 
  • Frittata supra
    This savory frittata features green super-foods -- pick kale, chard or spinach -- along with sautéed onion, garlic and red pepper. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The Well-Fed Heart LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Food For Thought 
It's amazing to think that sports nutrition is such a relatively new piece to the puzzle when it comes to training and recovery in the NFL. Nutrition is a science, so we know exactly how to help these players recover more quickly."
--Nutritionist Carrie Peterson, as quoted by the Star Tribune
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