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Study finds link between ultra-processed foods and mental health

By Mary Ellen Shoup

A study exploring the connection between ultra-processed foods (UPF) consumption and reported adverse mental health symptoms found that participants who had a diet high in UPF were more likely to report instances of 'mentally unhealthy' and...

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Study: Do vegetarian diets impact growth outcomes for kids?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Children following vegetarian diets have similar growth and biochemical measures of nutrition compared to children consuming non-vegetarian diets, but are more likely to be underweight, according to a new study from researchers in Toronto.

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SPINS: Which sweeteners are resonating with consumers?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

While consumers may be searching for ways to reduce their sugar intake, products that provide a sense of sweetness are still in high-demand, positioning certain natural sweeteners for continued success, says SPINS.

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Danone-led research uncovers how certain diets impact the gut microbiome

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Low-carb diets such as keto and paleo have exploded in popularity among consumers and brands that formulated products to fit the nutritional guardrails of each, but how does drastically eliminating carbs impact the diversity of good bacteria in gut microbiome?

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Study: Is ultra-processed food taking over the US diet?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

'Ultra-processed' food comprises the majority of the average US adult diet, according to a new study by researchers at NYU School of Global Public Health, who suspect the pandemic has further fueled the trend.

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Study: Kids are eating more whole grains at school than at home

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Whole grain consumption among kids (aged 5-19 years) has been steadily increasing over the past 15 years, surpassing whole grain consumption at home, according to research from USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) and the University of Georgia.

Food, politics, and the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Food, politics, and the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

By Elaine Watson

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines prompted a heated debate over the influence of industry lobby groups and the extent to which environmental factors should impact dietary advice, with some stakeholders insisting that sustainability has nothing to do with nutrition,...

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Avocados can have a long-lasting, satiating effect, study says

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Swapping out refined carbohydrates for fresh avocado can significantly suppress hunger and increase meal satisfaction, a recent study by the Center for Nutrition Research at the Illinois Institute of Technology suggests.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

FDA to add cross-linked phosphorylated RS4 to dietary fiber definition

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The FDA has ruled in favor of a citizen petition requesting dietary fiber status for MGP Ingredients' Fibersym RW and FiberRiteRW -- both resistant starches 4 (RS4) -- with the agency stating that it will propose that cross-linked phosphorylated...

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