Nutrition News

Research Roundup

Noteworthy nutrition studies highlighted by members of The Chan School’s Department of Nutrition

1) Jackson, S. L., King, S. M. C., Park, S., Fang, J., Odom, E. C., & Cogswell, M. E. (2015). Health professional advice and adult action to reduce sodium intakeAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.

A studysalt published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that more than half of U.S. adults surveyed are trying to reduce their sodium intake, and that advice from a medical professional is strongly associated with reducing sodium intake. Continue reading

6 tips for reducing holiday waste and waist

During the holidays, “more” is a popular motto. Whether that means spending more buffet_of_saladsmoney on gifts or eating more food more often, the holidays typically encourage excess – often resulting in an increase in waste and waist. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There are simple steps you can take to indulge yourself, without overindulging. Continue reading

Research Roundup

Noteworthy nutrition studies highlighted by members of The Chan School’s Department of Nutrition

1) Cardel M, Lema DJ, Jackson KH, et al. (2015) Higher intake of PUFAs is associated with lower total and visceral adiposity and higher lean mass in a racially diverse sample of children. Journal of Nutrition 145(9): 2146-52.

We know that eating a diet with adequate intake ofSONY DSC  polyunsaturated fats is important, but new finding suggest this may have important benefits for children.
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