Egg Nutrition Center Blog

Posts in Weight Management & Satiety

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.

ENC at FNCE 2014

 Almost a month has passed since the 2014 Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics’ Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE®), the world’s largest gathering of registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs), held on October 18-21 in Atlanta, GA, and the month after gives practitioners time to digest what they’ve learned and put it into practice. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I enjoyed...

Complexity of Individual Variability in Nutrition

Today’s post comes from the Summer Issue of the Nutrition Close-Up, ENC’s newsletter that provides information on current nutrition and research trends and upcoming presentations. Please visit eggnutritioncenter.org to access the current and previous issues of the Nutrition Close-Up. One size does not fit all when it comes to health. Be it diet, exercise, or prescription medications, what works wonderfully for one...

Two Things You Didn’t Know About Dietary Protein

After years of standing in the shadows of carbohydrate and fat research, there’s been an influx of publications in recent years on the benefits of dietary protein. Much of this new science has focused on satiety and preservation of lean mass and how these characteristics facilitate weight loss. Protein, particularly at the expense of carbohydrate, has also been consistently shown...

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...

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...