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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.

Beat the Sleep after the Thanksgiving Feast

The common wisdom at Thanksgiving is that the amino acid tryptophan, found in turkey, is responsible for the sleepy feeling one gets after the big meal. Well, new research completed at the University of Cambridge focused on the post prandial effects of different macronutrients has found it may be the carbohydrates, rather than the proteins in meals, that make us...

Elevating Awareness and Intake of Choline: An Essential Nutrient for Public Health (article review)

By: Kasia Ciaston Today we have another blog by our Dietetic Intern Kasia Ciaston. Early research conducted on choline from the 1930’s established the link between low choline and liver/muscle damage. Since then, choline has been deemed as an essential nutrient and the latest evidence demonstrates the increased significance of choline throughout the lifecycle.  Data collectedby the 2005 National Health...

The Fast Food and the Furious

By: Kasia Ciaston Today’s blog post is from guest writer Kasia Ciaston.  Kasia is a Dietetic Intern at Loyola University and is ENC’s first intern! Today is National Fast Food Day. Should we be celebrating or criticizing this day of readily prepared foods? The assortment of additives, preservatives and fat contents make these energy-dense foods controversial, but there's no debating...

Egg Nutrition Center Request for Research Proposals 2012

ENC is soliciting research proposals for the 2012 grant year. A letter of intent is due Friday, January 13, 2012. See the research section of ENC’s website for more details. Below are ENC 2012 Research Priorities: 1. Nutrition in health and disease: • Obesity: particular emphasis on childhood obesity. • Heart disease: effect of eggs on lipoprotein or cholesterol metabolism....

The “Most Important Meal of the Day” is NOT so Important to Some Consumers

A recent NPD Morning MealScape 2011 study discussed that 31 million Americans still skip breakfast. This is a huge opportunity for health professionals. The public has heard (us) and the media talk about the benefits of breakfast, but this has not motivated much change in consumption. What can we do differently to help facilitate change? One approach that I have...