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.

Leucine: Promoting Muscle Anabolism at Breakfast

Muscle IllustrationProtein is a critically important fuel source for muscles, and branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) are particularly so. Leucine is the most abundant BCAA found in muscles, and as the body of leucine research continues to grow, so does the evidence pointing to several benefits that leucine imparts, including the regulation of skeletal muscle protein synthesis. This was demonstrated in...

Re-evaluating What Constitutes a Healthy Diet

The ongoing, seemingly endless nutrition debate about what constitutes a healthy diet just got a little hotter. In recent weeks a new book entitled The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet [1] hit bookstore shelves, and was followed by an article in the current issue ofTime magazine called “Ending the War on Fat.”...

New Evidence on Breakfast, Energy Balance, and Weight Loss

In late 2013, the health halo surrounding breakfast was dented by an article published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition questioning the scientific evidence supporting recommendations to consume breakfast to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.1  The authors argued that the overwhelming majority of the evidence was based on observational studies identifying associations between breakfast and body weight.  Very...

Observations from Experimental Biology 2014

Today’s post comes from guest blogger, Apeksha Gulvady, PhD. Apeksha holds an MA and PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Texas in Austin, where her research focused on the role of aging and diet-induced obesity on immune cell function. Apeksha previously worked with PepsiCo R&D, where she supported core nutrition business activities and priorities in both global foods and...

Five Steps to Prevent Overweight in Children in the First Five Years of Life

Today’s blog post comes from Mary Donkersloot, a registered dietitian and nutrition consultant with a private nutrition practice in Beverly Hills, California. Donkersloot has helped individuals dealing with diabetes, heart disease, weight management and eating disorders for more than 20 years. She is also one of ENC’s Health Professional Advisors.   A new study of more than 7000 U.S. children...