Can too much protein in a child’s diet increase risk for obesity?

Can too much protein in a child’s diet increase risk for obesity? Find out here! Can too much protein in a child’s diet increase risk for obesity? This Patient Summary was written by Leanna Clark and Gabriela Bzdyra, Nutritional Sciences students at Rutgers University, and edited by Neeka Tabatabaei. The full text of the article can […]

Hypertension (HTN)- new classifications

A lower threshold and a reclassification of HTN. Previous guidelines identified high blood pressure (BP) as ≥ 140/90 mm Hg. The new guidelines now define high BP to be anyone with a systolic blood pressure (SBP) ≥ 130 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) ≥ 80 mmHg. The change will mean more patients are diagnosed […]

Can interrupting children’s sitting time improve their glucose tolerance?

Can interrupting children’s sitting time improve their glucose tolerance? Find out here! Can interrupting children’s sitting time improve their glucose tolerance? This Patient Summary was written by Kelly Payne and Anne Sugrue, Nutritional Sciences students at Rutgers University, and edited by Neeka Tabatabaei. The full text of the article can be found at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4596047/

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 […]