#AN Review Sets Forth Recommendations Supporting the Health and Nutrition of Children Living in War-Torn Regions
Recently, the authors of “Evaluation of Nutrition Interventions in Children in Conﬂict Zones: A Narrative Review,” published in the September 2017 issue of Advances in Nutrition, evaluated the effectiveness of 11 nutrition intervention programs for children carried out in conﬂict zones. Based on their evaluation, they were able to determine which types of interventions best improve children’s nutrition and health outcomes. Moreover, they were able to develop a set of recommendations to help current emergency nutrition interventions better serve the needs of children.
The review underscored the need for emergency nutrition programs to expand geographic coverage and access beyond refugee camps into rural areas. Moreover, these programs must ensure that aid and nutrition interventions are distributed equitably in all conﬂict-affected areas.
The authors noted that “the conclusions drawn from this review are limited by the nature of the studies conducted in emergency settings because most of the studies were observational, and therefore inherently prone to selection bias.” They call for future studies to use more rigorous methodology, including the application of the World Health Organization’s guidelines for standardized measurement of nutrition outcomes.
Published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (#AJCN)... Association of Dietary Cholesterol and Egg Intakes with the Risk of Incident Dementia or Alzheimer Disease: the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study
There is little information about the associations cholesterol and egg intake, a major source of dietary cholesterol, with the risk of cognitive decline in general populations. The authors of this study investigated the associations of cholesterol and egg intakes with incident dementia, Alzheimer disease, and cognitive performance in middle-aged and older men from Eastern Finland.
They found that neither cholesterol nor egg intake is associated with an increased risk of incident dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Instead, moderate egg intake may have a beneficial association with certain areas of cognitive performance.
JUST PUBLISHED IN CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN NUTRITION (#CDN)... Association of Pasta Consumption with Diet Quality and Nutrients of Public Health Concern in Adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2009-2012
Pasta is a commonly consumed food in the United States; however, little is known about pasta consumption and nutrient intake and diet quality. The authors of this study examined the association between pasta consumption and diet quality, using cross-sectional data analysis of 10,697 U.S. adults from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2009-2012, a nationally representative survey
The authors found that different dietary patterns exist with regard to pasta consumption. These pasta patterns contribute in different ways to diet quality and intakes of fiber, sodium, and potassium. Therefore, it is critical to separate types of pasta/pasta dishes before relating to dietary intakes.
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