Can incorporating full-fat dairy into the DASH diet be beneficial?

Can incorporating full-fat dairy into the DASH diet be beneficial? Find out here! Can incorporating full-fat dairy into the DASH diet be beneficial? This Patient Summary was written by Punnya Andrews and Krista, Nutritional Sciences students at Rutgers University, and edited by Neeka Tabatabaei. The full text of the article can be found at: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/103/2/341.long

Can a mother’s sugar-containing beverage consumption during pregnancy affect her child’s body composition?

Can a mother’s sugar-containing beverage consumption during pregnancy affect her child’s body composition? Find out here! Can a mother’s sugar-containing beverage consumption during pregnancy affect her child’s body composition? This Patient Summary was written by Diana Said and Nicole Kim, Nutritional Sciences students at Rutgers University, and edited by Neeka Tabatabaei. The full text of the […]

Can prebiotics help children control their appetite?

Can prebiotics help children control their appetite? Find out here! This Patient Summary was written by Mor Dadi and Megan Devlin, Nutritional Sciences students at Rutgers University, and edited by Neeka Tabatabaei. The full text of the article can be found at: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/105/4/790

Can vitamins be added to toothpaste to prevent and improve deficiencies?

Can vitamins be added to toothpaste to prevent and improve deficiencies? Find out here! This Patient Summary was written by Doreen Garelick and Alexandria Kreitman, Nutritional Sciences students at Rutgers University, and edited by Neeka Tabatabaei. The full text of the article can be found at: http://dx.doi.org.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/10.3945/ajcn.116.141978

Should ABCD be used in the clinical care of obesity?

Should ABCD be used in the clinical care of obesity? Adiposity-Based Chronic Disease (ABCD) is a new diagnostic term for obesity that explicitly identifies a chronic disease, and alludes to a “pathophysiologic basis, and avoids the stigmata and confusion related to the differential use and multiple meanings of the term “obesity.” Learn more about this […]

Reported BMI – new concerns!

Bias in hazard ratios arising from misclassification by self-reported weight and height in observational studies of body mass index and mortality by Flegal K, Kit BK and Graubard BI in the Am J Epi, 2017 (Epub ahead of print) Abstract Misclassification of body mass index (BMI) categories arising from self-reported weight and height can bias […]

Encouraging Progress on the State of Obesity in the United States

NJ is taking the lead in these new statistics. Among 2-4 year olds, there is a clear downward trend in obesity. See the CDC statistics: http://stateofobesity.org/wic/ The hard work is paying off. Keep it up! News Report: “Teaming up to reverse childhood obesity has yielded promising results—including new data that shows rates among 2-4 year […]

Summary of “Lowing the Bar on the Low-Fat Diet”

One reason for the failure of low fat diets is that they may increase Physiological adaptations that increase hunger, slow metabolism and prevent ongoing weight loss. However, low fat diets were never intended to increase consumption of simple carbs, but rather fruits/vegetables and whole grains. The low carb diet may attenuate these adaptations and reduce […]

Dietary Fiber and Nutrient Density are Inversely Associated with Metabolic Syndrome in Adolescents

Background Metabolic Syndrome is a label that has been given to a class of risk factors linked with cardiovascular disease and disorders related to metabolism.  Some risks associated with metabolic syndrome include, increased blood pressure, waist circumference (weight in abdomen area), blood sugar, LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) levels and decreased HDL (good cholesterol) levels.  Due […]

Rutgers University Fights Childhood Obesity: The Healthy HomeStyles Research Coalition and Project

Dr. Byrd-Bredbenner’s research focuses on nutrition education and health promotion with the goal of promoting healthy lifestyles. Her research systematically studies the complex interplay of personal and environmental factors that influence dietary choices in order to enable health professionals to design effective programs that result in improved nutrition and health. Dr. Byrd-Bredbenner specifically studies obesity […]