Does cholesterol intake impact cardiometabolic health? Two prospective studies from Boston University School of Medicine show no link between dietary cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. The findings, published in the journal Nutrients, use data from the Framingham Offspring Study to analyze the effects of dietary cholesterol intake over a 20-year period: Continue reading “Eggs, Cholesterol and Cardiometabolic Health”
How does early egg consumption affect infants? A recent study, published in the journal Nutrients, examined egg consumption and associations with nutrient intakes, markers of growth and weight-related measures in infants 6-24 months of age compared to infants who did not eat eggs. Continue reading “Comparison of Infant Egg Consumers vs. Non-Consumers”
Featured article in the Summer 2018 Issue of Nutrition Close-Up; written by Edith Mubanda, MA, RD, LDN, Vice President & Chief Operations Officer Trustlines Development Network, Inc.
Most of the academic research done in developing countries has the unfortunate tendency of not being adopted and applied. After reading the ENC article, “Eggs for the Nutritionally Vulnerable.”1 we at Trustlines Development Network launched a chicken and eggs project in rural Uganda. Continue reading “Raising a Village – One Egg at a Time”
Featured article in the Summer 2018 Issue of Nutrition Close-Up; written by Sarah Rebbert, BS & Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA
Nutrition and health are complex. The relationship between a given nutrient and chronic disease is not a simple single cause-single effect relationship. There is a complex system of mediating and modifying factors such as what combinations of nutrients are in the food or beverage, how the food is prepared, when and how the food is consumed, what the person’s health status is and what other risk factors the person may have for obesity and other medical conditions. Therefore, there is a need for more methods and approaches that can help us better understand this complex system. Continue reading “Systems Approach and Methods Could Transform Nutrition”
Featured article in the Summer 2018 Issue of Nutrition Close-Up; written by Jessica Cording, MS, RD, CDN, INHC
After months of little sunlight and low temperature, many of us are thankful that summer is finally here. A new season is a great time to evaluate your wellness routine, but it can also be overwhelming as we adjust to light and weather changes and navigate that push-pull feeling of wanting to dive into a new season while still having to tie up loose ends from the previous one. Packing our schedules with summer activities can also lead to feeling scattered – and stressed. Continue reading “5 Grounding Foods for Summer”