Association of raw fruit and fruit juice consumption with blood pressure: the INTERMAP Study

submitted by: loudegri
Background: Epidemiological evidence suggests that fruit consumption may lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases through blood pressure (BP)–lowering effects; little is known on the independent effect of raw fruit and fruit juice on BP. Objective: The objective was to quantify associations of raw fruit and fruit juice consumption with BP by using cross-sectional data from the INTERnational study on MAcro/micronutrients and blood Pressure (INTERMAP) of 4680 men and women aged...
Authors: Linda Oude Griep, Jeremiah Stamler, Queenie Chan, Linda Van Horn, Lyn Steffen, Katsuyuki Miura, Hirotsugu Ueshima, Nagako Okuda, Liancheng Zhao, Martha Daviglus, Paul Elliott

Objective Assessment of Obesogenic Environments in Youth: Geographic Information System Methods and Spatial Findings from the Neighborhood Impact on Kids Study

submitted by: Lawrence Frank
Background GIS-based walkability measures designed to explain active travel fail to capture “playability” and proximity to healthy food. These constructs should be considered when measuring potential child obesogenic environments. Purpose The aim of this study was to describe the development of GIS-based multicomponent physical activity and nutrition environment indicators of child obesogenic environments in the San Diego and Seattle regions. Methods Block group–level...
Authors: Lawrence Frank, Brian E. Saelens, James Chapman, James Sallis, Jacqueline Kerr, Karen Glanz, Sarah C. Couch, Vincent Learnihan, Chuan Zhou, Trina Colburn, Kelli L. Cain

High nutritional quality is not associated with low greenhouse gas emissions in self-selected diets of French adults

submitted by: Nicole Darmon
Background: Healthy diets are supposed to be more environmentally friendly because they rely mainly on plant-based foods, which have lower greenhouse gas emissions (GHGEs) per unit weight than do animal-based foods. Objectives: The objectives were to estimate the GHGEs associated with the consumption of self-selected diets in France and to analyze their relation with the nutritional quality of diets. Design: For each adult in the national dietary Individual and National Survey on Food...
Authors: Florent Vieux, Louis-Georges Soler, Djilali Touazi, Nicole Darmon

Addressing Today's Global Development Challenges

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Talk delivered by Dr. Ralph D. Christy, Director of the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development, CH Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences during the symposium on Philippine Rural Development and Cornell, November 16, 2012 at SEARCA, UPLB, College, Laguna

Hungry for Change: Serving Up Solutions for Food Security

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Delivered by Prof. Kathryn Boor, Dean of the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences during the symposium on "Philippine Rural Development and Cornell, November 16, 2012 at SEARCA, UPLB, College, Laguna

No Difference in Nutritional Value Between Organic And Conventional Foods

submitted by: YourUpdateTV

A new study released in the Annals of Internal Medicine revealed that there is no significant difference in organic and conventional foods comparing nutrition and safety. The study included a review of 17 human studies and 223 studies of nutrient and contaminant levels in unprocessed foods.

Retail Grocery Store Marketing Strategies and Obesity: An Integrative Review

submitted by: kglanz
Context: In-store food marketing can influence food-purchasing behaviors and warrants increased attention given the dramatic rise in obesity. Descriptive and experimental studies of key marketing components have been conducted by consumer scientists, marketing researchers, and public health experts. This review synthesizes research and publications from industry and academic sources and provides direction for developing and evaluating promising interventions. Evidence acquisition:...
Authors: Karen Glanz, Michael D.M. Bader, Shally Iyer

Science of NFL Football - Nutrition, Hydration, and Health

submitted by: nsf
"Science of NFL Football" is a 10-part video series funded by the National Science Foundation and produced in partnership with the National Football League. In this segment, NBC's Lester Holt looks at the physically demanding pre-season ritual of NFL training camp. Professor Douglas Casa, head of the Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut, and athletic trainers from the Pittsburgh Steelers explain what NFL players must do to stay hydrated and replenish the essential...

Comparative Analysis of What Foods Enter the Home

submitted by: Brittany

My video describes my research. I focused on foods that enter the home in hopes of finding why parents purchase certain foods.

MWV Episode 42 - USA Science and Engineering Festival - Part 1

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
On October 23 2010, MicrobeWorld attended the first annual USA Science and Engineering Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. In part 1 of this two-part video, Stanley Maloy, Dean of the College of Science at San Diego State University, takes us on a tour of the microbiology related exhibits at the festival. Featured in this episode are the American Society for Microbiology booth "Where the Microbes Are (Everywhere!)" and the members of the Microbial Sciences Initiative at...