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August Editor’s Choice

The Journal of Nutrition
Volume 152, Issue 8, August 2022

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume 116, Issue 2, August 2022

Advances in Nutrition
Volume 13, Issue 4, July 2022

  • Up to 70% of people with lung cancer are affected by cancer-related malnutrition or muscle loss. According to Current Insights in Nutrition Assessment and Intervention for Malnutrition or Muscle Loss in People with Lung Cancer, “individualized dietary counselling, increasing protein intake and supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids appear to be beneficial for some, albeit varying, patient outcomes. Multimodal interventions, generally including a nutrition and exercise component, show promising results; however, the impact on patient outcomes is mixed.”
  • Role of Ketogenic Diets in Multiple Sclerosis and Related Animal Models: An Updated Review explores whether and how strongly the evidence supports the adoption of a ketogenic diet to ameliorate symptoms among patients with multiple sclerosis. According to the authors, “the preliminary findings suggest that the ketogenic diet is safe, feasible, and potentially neuroprotective and disease-modifying for patients with multiple sclerosis.” Moreover, it appears that younger patients with milder disease or the relapsing-remitting form of the disease benefit most.

Current Developments in Nutrition
Volume 6, Issue 8, August 2022

  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 recommends the adoption of a Mediterranean dietary pattern; however, studies report that few Americans adhere to the diet, suggesting the need for strategies to help them improve their diet quality. In response, Substitution Modeling Shows Simple Dietary Changes Increase Mediterranean Style Diet Pattern Scores for U.S. Adults assessed the effectiveness of a variety of isocaloric food substitutions that would improve alignment with a Mediterranean diet among US adults. Using dietary data from 19,978 adults, aged 25–66, who had participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2007–2018), the authors divided the participants into two groups: a high-adherence group and a non-high adherence group. Next, the authors used multiple regression analyses to determine which isocaloric food substitutions would have the greatest impact in raising alignment with the Mediterranean diet. The authors found that “increasing olive oil from non-use to partial use had the greatest impact for both groups.” Other effective isocaloric substitutions included substituting select amounts of whole grains for refined grains, fish for red meat, and kale for starchy root vegetables. The authors also added that “honey added to the simple substitutions may increase palatability without sacrificing nutritional benefit.”

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Authors’ Corner

Call for Papers: Nuclear Techniques in Nutrition Research

Research in human nutrition will advance more rapidly if interdisciplinary studies use a combination of nuclear and related techniques to accurately measure nutritional status along with studies of specific nutrient metabolism, thus allowing for multiple questions to be answered at the same time.

New content posted!
A Prolonged Bout of Running Increases Hepcidin and Decreases Dietary Iron Absorption in Trained Female and Male Runners

David E Barney, Jr, James R Ippolito, Claire E Berryman, et al. J Nutr,https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxac129.

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Increased Discoverability for ASN Journal Content

ASN’s publisher, Oxford University Press (OUP), has announced the migration of their books onto the same platform as journal content. Content searches of OUP’s site now return both books and journal content, increasing the visibility of ASN’s and other journals content. ASN Journals content are also featured in various OUP collections, including Dietetics and Nutrition, Clinical Medicine, and Biological Sciences. Read more here.

ASN Journals Influencing Public Policy

A working paper from the Food Agriculture Organization of the UN, Methods and options to monitor the cost and affordability of a healthy diet globally [PDF], released on August 1, 2022, cites 2 Advances in Nutrition articles:

A Global Review of Food-Based Dietary Guidelines
Advances in Nutrition, April 2019

Perspective: Proposed Harmonized Nutrient Reference Values for Populations
Advances in Nutrition, November 2019

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ASN Journals Examine Health Benefits of Plant-Based Diets

ASN Journals have been supporting policy makers, public health advocates, and nutrition professionals by publishing original research articles and reviews that help us better understand how to optimize a plant-based diet for human health. READ MORE

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