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January 31, 2013
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Healthy Start 
  • Researchers: Many ideas about dieting, obesity are myths
    Researchers at the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have listed unproven assumptions and myths about dieting in a report that finds science does not back up many long-held ideas about physical education, crash diets, quick fixes, motivation and even daily weigh-ins. Other obesity experts applauded the report in The New England Journal of Medicine, including Madelyn Fernstrom of the University of Pittsburgh Weight Management Center, who said ideas about obesity are "spinning out of control.” The New York Times (tiered subscription model)/Well blog (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Dietary Health 
  • Pizza has healthy possibilities, RD says
    Instead of banning pizza from a diet, think of it as a food with healthy possibilities, registered dietitian Keri Gans writes. Homemade pizza may be the healthiest choice, Gans writes, but even when ordering at a restaurant, ask for vegetables instead of meats, go for a whole-wheat thin crust and swap ricotta for mozzarella cheese to reduce calories. U.S. News & World Report/Eat + Run blog (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Chefs get creative when diners want salads in January
    Some restaurants say they've seen more salad orders this month, which is making it a challenge for chefs to find fresh produce in colder climates. Hartford, Conn., chef Billy Grant says he uses fruits and creative toppings to make up for a shortage of fresh veggies in the winter, and he offers warm vegetable dishes, such as beets and red kale, that still fit into the salad category. Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model) (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Science & Research 
  • Avoiding meat is better for the heart, research indicates
    Vegetarians were 32% less likely to be hospitalized or die from heart disease than those who eat meat or fish, according to a U.K. study to be published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Aside from having reduced blood pressure and cholesterol levels, vegetarians had lower body mass indices and were less likely to suffer from diabetes than nonvegetarians, researchers said. (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Pomegranate intake may reduce hunger, boost satiety
    Participants who took pomegranate extracts felt less hungry and had a lower desire to eat, and reported feeling fuller and more satisfied compared with those who did not, a study indicated. Researchers found that participants in the pomegranate group consumed 22% less food than those in the control group. The results are slated for presentation at the International Congress of Nutrition Conference in Spain. The Daily Mail (London) (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Study links sweetened drinks and tooth decay in children
    Children who drank three or more sweetened drinks daily had 46% more decayed, filled or missing teeth than did peers who did not consume sweetened drinks, a study of more than 16,800 Australian children found. The study, reported in American Journal of Public Health, also found that exposure to fluoridated water significantly reduced the risk for tooth decay in children who drank sweetened drinks. (free registration) (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Study cites prebiotics to ease gut dysbiosis in obese patients
    Prebiotics may help regulate gene expression and metabolism that affects gut microbiota, which can go into a disturbed state in obese people and patients with metabolic syndrome, a review of human and animal observational studies showed. The findings in the British Journal of Nutrition suggest that prebiotics may hold potential in addressing obesity, researchers said. NutraIngredients (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Plan to Attend the DBC Communications Camp
The Dietitians in Business and Communications dietetic practice group invites you to the DBC Communications Camp, March 8-9, 2013 in Napa, California. Learn the latest skills, cutting-edge communications and business acumen to take your career to the next level. Click here for details about the Camp, speakers and agenda.
  • Compulsive exercising can lead to physical harm, experts say
    Experts do not have a formal diagnosis for compulsive exercising but consider it a behavioral disorder that can cause physical harm, interfere with daily living and lead to results that are the opposite of what normal workout routines should achieve. Adam Naylor of Tella Sports Psychology Coaching says compulsive exercising has a "rigidity" factor that does not allow people to make exceptions or trade-offs. The Baltimore Sun/Tribune Newspapers (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Institutional Foodservice 
  • Food Recovery Network saved 120,000 pounds of food in 2012
    Students from the University of Maryland who were amazed at the amount of food that was thrown out of cafeterias and after sporting events decided to take action and reduce the amount of food waste in their community. They formed the Food Recovery Network, which picks up leftover food and delivers it to shelters instead of letting it end up in the trash. The initiative has expanded, and last year, students at 12 campuses saved 120,000 pounds of food. The Washington Post (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Recipe of the Day 
  • Sweet and sour pork
    No need for take-out with this yummy pork recipe. Food Network Magazine LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Food For Thought 
In my view there is more misinformation pretending to be fact in this field than in any other I can think of."
--Obesity researcher Dr. Jeffrey Friedman of Rockefeller University, as quoted by The New York Times' Well blog
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