Egg Nutrition Center Blog

Posts in Author: Tia Rains, Ph.D.

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.

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...

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...

Are the Current Choline Recommendations for Pregnant Women Suboptimal?

Choline is an essential nutrient, particularly during pregnancy, due to its important role in brain development. It is a precursor of phosphatidylcholine (PC), a component of all cell membranes, as well as several other key metabolites critical to supporting increased cell division, tissue expansion, and lipoprotein synthesis during fetal development. In addition to dietary intake, choline can be synthesized within...