Study data on more than 1,200 adults, ages 20 to 59, found those who moved faster and farther during a two-minute walking test had better scores on thinking tests, compared with those who were less fit. The research, presented at a European College of Neuropsychopharmacology meeting and published in Scientific Reports, found participants who were fitter also had healthier nerve fibers in white matter portions of the brain.
Intuitive eating uses internal cues rather than external ones to guide eating habits but it is not just about eating when you're hungry and stopping when you're full, dietitians say. Registered dietitian nutritionist Evelyn Tribole, one of two dietitians who coined the phrase intuitive eating in 1995, said it really focuses on "putting the pleasure back in food and about healing your relationship with food, mind and body so you can live your best life."
Although stock and broth are usually interchangeable, registered dietitian Alissa Rumsey says stock is thicker because it is made using bones and, as a result, collagen protein is released during the cooking process. Rumsey says broth and stock can contain a variety of ingredients that add nutrients, but registered dietitian nutritionist Keri Gans suggests checking both products for sodium content.
Spotlight on Malnutrition Month Throughout September, the Academy will raise awareness of malnutrition and promote the crucial role of registered dietitian nutritionists in identifying and treating this condition.
Researchers found that youths born to mothers with gestational diabetes had lower fruit consumption and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, but similar sleep, screen time and sedentary time, compared with those whose mothers didn't have gestational diabetes. The findings in the journal Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews also showed that a healthy lifestyle, or adherence to three to four lifestyle recommendations, correlated with reduced android fat mass and fat mass percentages among those with gestational diabetes exposure.
Certain nutrition supplements, used in conjunction with conventional therapies, may help treat some mental disorders, researchers reported in the journal World Psychiatry. The meta-analysis found the strongest evidence was associated with using omega-3s as an adjunct to antidepressants for patients with depression, and data also showed some types of folate-based supplements may help with reduced symptoms of major depressive disorder and negative symptoms in schizophrenia.
An Australian study of 5,486 pregnant women published in The New England Journal of Medicine found virtually identical rates of preterm delivery among those who took fish oil capsules and those who took vegetable oil capsules. Past studies found those who ate more fish had lower rates of preterm delivery.
Women who had increased exposure to carbon monoxide and ozone during their second pregnancy had 51% and 48% increased odds of having infants born preterm, respectively, researchers reported in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The findings also associated elevated nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide exposure during second pregnancy to a 45% and 41% higher likelihood of preterm birth, respectively.
School nutrition professionals in North Carolina are working to get more students to participate in their school meal programs. The North Carolina Partnership for Child Nutrition, for example, recently launched the Support School Meals initiative to raise funds to increase participation in Wake County, where fewer than half of students eat school meals.
Enjoy this flavorful, non-traditional take on brownies. Kroll's Korner
Oct. 25-26: Fall House of Delegates' meeting
The House of Delegates' fall meeting will be held Oct. 25 and 26 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa. Dialogue topics will be Technology/Big Data and Collaborative-Ready Practice, and the agenda and auditor registration will be available soon.