Tag: nutrition

The consumption of ultra-processed food has increased substantially over the last several decades. These foods often have higher proportions of total and saturated fat, added sugar, energy density and salt, and lower proportions of fiber and vitamin density. Limited cross-sectional data has suggested associations with obesity, metabolic syndrome, functional...
1. In this prospective cohort study based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III (1988 – 1994), people who self-reported never eating breakfast had almost double the cardiovascular mortality compared to those who always reported eating breakfast. 2. There was a non-significant trend towards increased all-cause...
1. In this prospective cohort study based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III (1988 – 1994), people who self-reported never eating breakfast had almost double the cardiovascular mortality compared to those who always reported eating breakfast. 2. There was a non-significant trend towards increased all-cause...
1. Children who viewed mock Instagram profiles of popular YouTubers holding unhealthy snacks consumed more calories overall when offered snacks immediately after viewing, compared to children who viewed profiles with healthy snacks or nonfood items. 2. Viewing Instagram profiles with healthy snacks did not affect consumption of healthy snacks. Evidence Rating...
1. In this retrospective analysis, self-reported participation in supplemental nutritional assistance program (SNAP) was linked to reduced estimated healthcare expenditure. 2. Participants in SNAP programs were more likely to be younger, female, be of non-hispanic black ethnicity, have lower education level, and be uninsured or receiving public healthcare assistance. Evidence Rating...
1. In a mixed methods study of screening for food insecurity (FI) among 6 suburban practices, 3 major themes emerged. 1) time and workflow were not barriers to screening for FI, but pediatricians’ concern for embarrassing families served as a deterrent to screening. 2) Clinicians reported that families felt...
1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that children under 1 year of age should not drink juice. Children ages 1-3 may have a maximum of 4 ounces of 100% juice daily, if at all. Children 4-6 years may have 4-6 ounces. Seven through 18-year-olds should be limited...
1. Among popular celebrities endorsing products, food and beverages were the second most commonly endorsed category after consumer goods. 2. The vast majority of endorsed beverages were sugar-sweetened, while endorsed foods were nutrient poor and energy dense. Study Rundown: The marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages to youth is a significant...
1. Children who consumed a greater variety of foods and those more adherent to recommended diets for their age (dietary diversity) were found to have larger, inappropriate increases in body mass index (BMI) scores each year than children who ate a more limited selection of food. 2. Older children and girls were...
1. In a randomized controlled study in Niger, children treated with amoxicillin in addition to standardized nutritional interventions did not experience significantly improved rates of nutritional recovery compared to children treated with nutritional interventions alone. 2. Children in the amoxicillin arm had a significantly lower risk of transfer to inpatient...