Egg Nutrition Center Blog

Posts in Year: 2014

ENC’s blog features articles on new research as well as recaps of meetings, reports, and other information related to eggs and health. Contact ENC if you are interested in writing an article on eggs for a guest post.

Another Look at the Low-Carbohydrate vs. Low-Fat Study

The media has been buzzing over the low-carbohydrate vs. low-fat headline that stemmed from a recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, so as discussed in earlier posts, let’s read beyond the headlines. The randomized, parallel group study looked at a low-carbohydrate vs. low-fat diet on body weight and CVD risk factors. Some positive attributes of this study were...

Trends in the Eating Patterns of Hispanics in the United States

Today’s post comes from Araceli Vázquez, MS, RD, LD. Vázquez is one of the few bilingual/bicultural dietitians in North Texas. She began her career in nutrition in 1996 after a successful career as a microbiologist and now offers nutrition counseling as part of her private practice, DietGenics. Vázquez is also a member of ENC’s Health Professional Advisor panel.   The Hispanic...

Choline, B-vitamins and Neural Tube Defects

Today’s post has been authored by Julia Bird, MPH, Associate Scientist, Nutrition Science and Advocacy, at DSM Nutritional Products. The post was originally posted on Monday Aug 18, 2014 on TalkingNutrition.dsm.com   While the nutrient choline is not considered a vitamin in the strictest sense, as it can be synthesized by the body in limited amounts, it has nonetheless garnered research...

Nutrition in the Spotlight for Health Professionals: Lessons from the AANP Conference and NNPS

Today’s post comes from Dixie Harms, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, FAANP. Dr. Harms is a board-certified family nurse practitioner, employed full-time at Mercy Family Medicine of Urbandale, practicing in family practice and internal medicine. In addition to family practice, her specialties include diabetes care and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. She is also board certified in Advanced Diabetes Management. Dixie obtained...