Nutrition Educators

Trying to build muscle? Don’t cut the carbs

Author: 
Leslie Beck
01/21/2014

I strength-train four days a week and eat a high-protein diet, but I’m not gaining muscle. What I am doing wrong with my diet?  Read more

Mediterranean Diet May Be Good for the Brain

Author: 
Robert Preidt
09/05/2013

Eating a Mediterranean diet may be good for your brain and might reduce the risk of dementia, a new review suggests.Read more

Does eating wheat really pack on the pounds?

08/02/2013

Does eating wheat pack on the pounds?  For losing weight and keeping it off, there's nothing magical about going wheat-free. Read article

Re-used with permission of Nutrition Action Healthletter, NutritionAction.com

Wheat Belly

 

Does eating wheat pack on the pounds?  For losing weight and keeping it off, there's nothing magical about going wheat-free. 
Nutrition Action Healthletter, NutritionAction.com
Fact Sheets

What to Think About Wheat

08/01/2013

Wheat scientists and advocates say a health certification for wheat, like the heart-healthy one for oats, could go a long way in educating consumers about the beneficial grain. In the meantime, a popular but controversial book has spawned what one wellness newsletter calls “wheatphobia,” and gluten-free diets and products seem to multiply daily, even though the percentage of people who truly can’t tolerate gluten is small.Read more

What to Think About Wheat

 

Wheat scientists and advocates say a health certification
for wheat, like the heart-healthy one for oats, could go a
long way in educating consumers about the beneficial grain.
In the meantime, a popular but controversial book has
spawned what one wellness newsletter calls “wheatphobia,”
and gluten-free diets and products seem to multiply daily,
even though the percentage of people who truly can’t
tolerate gluten is small.
What’s a consumer (or a wheat grower) to think?
Fact Sheets
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Fiber-rich grains tied to lower diabetes risk

Author: 
Genevra Pittman, Medline Plus
07/02/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who eat a diet high in fiber-rich whole grains are less likely to develop diabetes or heart disease, according to a review of past studies.

The analysis was conducted for the American Society for Nutrition. In a position statement, the group said evidence suggests foods with cereal fiber or mixtures of whole grains and bran are "modestly associated" with a reduced disease risk.

To read the complete article, click here.

 

Breakfast cereal tied to lower BMI for kids

Author: 
Kathryn Doyle
04/09/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Regularly eating cereal for breakfast is tied to healthy weight for kids, according to a new study that endorses making breakfast cereal accessible to low-income kids to help fight childhood obesity.

One in every four American children lives in a food insecure household where breakfast isn't a sure thing, lead author Dr. Lana Frantzen told Reuters Health.

Read more: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_135743.html

WFC Points Out Inaccuracies in National Geographic Article

04/09/2013

The Wheat Foods Council (WFC) is taking National Geographic to task for numerous inaccuracies about wheat, wheat breeding and celiac disease in an article entitled “Gut Reactions” appearing in the April 2013 issue. In a letter to editor Chris Johns on behalf of the WFC, Dr. Brett Carver, Wheat Genetics Chair at Oklahoma State University and chair of the US National Wheat Improvement Committee, characterized the article as “a very one-sided, inadequate coverage of an extremely complicated issue.”
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Optimal Macronutrient Content of the Diet for Adolescents With Prediabetes; RESIST a Randomised Control Trial

Author: 
Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, Sarah P. Garnett, Megan Gow, Mandy Ho, Louise A. Baur, Manny Noakes, Helen J. Woodhead, Carolyn R. Broderick, Susie Burrell, Kerryn Chisholm, Jocelyn Halim, Sukanya De, Katherine Steinbeck, Shubha Srinivasan, Geoffrey R. Ambler, Michael R. Kohn and Chris T. Cowell
03/26/2013

Context: Prediabetes and clinical insulin resistance in adolescents are rapidly emerging clinical problems with serious health outcomes.

Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of 2 structured lifestyle interventions, both differing in diet macronutrient composition, on insulin sensitivity.

Design: This study was a randomized controlled trial, known as Researching Effective Strategies to Improve Insulin Sensitivity in Children and Teenagers, in 2 hospitals in Sydney, Australia.Read more

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