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January Editors’ Picks
The Journal of Nutrition
Volume 152, Issue 1, January 2022
- A Machine Learning Approach to Predict the Added-Sugar Content of Packaged Foods. Tazman Davies, Jimmy Chun Yu Louie, Rhoda Ndanuko, Sebastiano Barbieri, Oscar Perez-Concha, Jason H Y Wu. J Nutr 2022; 152:343–349, https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxab341.
- Ingestion of Free Amino Acids Compared with an Equivalent Amount of Intact Protein Results in More Rapid Amino Acid Absorption and Greater Postprandial Plasma Amino Acid Availability Without Affecting Muscle Protein Synthesis Rates in Young Adults in a Double-Blind Randomized Trial. Michelle E G Weijzen, Rob J J van Gassel, Imre W K Kouw, Jorn Trommelen, Stefan H M Gorissen, Janneau van Kranenburg, Joy P B Goessens, Marcel C G van de Poll, Lex B Verdijk, Luc J C van Loon. J Nutr 2022; 152:59–67, https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxab305.
- Commentary: Efficiency of Free Amino Acids in Supporting Muscle Protein Synthesis. Daniel Tome. J Nutr 2022; 152:3–4, https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxab370.
- Longitudinal Human Milk miRNA Composition over the First 3 mo of Lactation in a Cohort of Healthy Mothers Delivering Term Infants. Frederic Raymond, Gregory Lefebvre, Lorane Texari, Solenn Pruvost, Sylviane Metairon, Geoffrey Cottenet, Alix Zollinger, Bogdan Mateescu, Claude Billeaud, Jean-Charles Picaud, Irma Silva-Zolezzi, Patrick Descombes, Nabil Bosco. J Nutr 2022; 152: 94–106, https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxab282.
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume 115, Issue 1, January 2022
- Vitamin C and scar strength: analysis of a historical trial and implications for collagen-related pathologies. Philippe P Hujoel, Margaux L A Hujoel. Am J Clin Nut 2022; 115:8–17, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqab262.
- Commentary: Re-opening old wounds—vitamin C and wound healing deserve a re-examination. Margreet C M Vissers, Juliet M Pullar. Am J Clin Nut 2022; 115:1–2, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqab300.
- Impact of supplementation with milk–cereal mix during 6–12 months of age on growth at 12 months: a 3-arm randomized controlled trial in Delhi, India. Sunita Taneja, Ravi P Upadhyay, Ranadip Chowdhury, Anura V Kurpad, Himani Bhardwaj, Tivendra Kumar, Pratibha Dwarkanath, Beena Bose, Sarita Devi, Gunjan Kumar, Baljeet Kaur, Rajiv Bahl, Nita Bhandari. Am J Clin Nut 2022; 115:83–93, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqab304.
- Higher diet quality relates to decelerated epigenetic aging. Youjin Kim, Tianxiao Huan, Roby Joehanes, Nicola M McKeown, Steve Horvath, Daniel Levy, Jiantao Ma. Am J Clin Nut 2022; 115:163–170, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqab201.
- Healthy eating patterns and epigenetic measures of biological age. Jacob K Kresovich, Yong-Moon Mark Park, Jean A Keller, Dale P Sandler, Jack A Taylor. Am J Clin Nut 2022; 115:171–179, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqab307.
- Commentary: Is high dietary quality the real fountain of youth?. Michelle L Wright, Elizabeth M Widen. Am J Clin Nut 2022; 115:6–7, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqab356.
Advances in Nutrition
Volume 12, Issue 6, November 2021
- Luis A. Moreno et al. explore the impact of plant-based diets on nutrition, affordability, accessibility, culture, and the environment, noting “although flexitarian diets and territorial diversified diets have a greater impact on the environment than vegan, vegetarian and pescatarian diets, the negative effects are considerably reduced compared to Western diets, especially if diets include locally-sourced seasonal foods.”
- Public health guidelines urge a reduction of dietary saturated fatty acids (SFAs) in favor of unsaturated fatty acids to lower the risk of cardiometabolic disease. After reviewing 44 randomized-controlled trials (RCTs), however, Laury Sellem et al. concluded that “due to the high heterogeneity and limited studies, relationships between all individual SFAs and biomarkers of cardiometabolic health need further confirmation from RCTs.”
Current Developments in Nutrition
Volume 6, Issue 1, January 2022
- Carbohydrate-restricted diets may be an appropriate management strategy for some individuals with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic health conditions; however, these diets lead to markedly different responses in LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C), ranging from extreme elevations to reductions. Nicholas G. Norwitz et al. analyzed citizen science-organized web survey data collected from 597 adults who reported currently consuming a carbohydrate-restricted diet (CRD). Utilizing self-reported anthropometric and laboratory data, the authors identify low baseline BMI and triglycerides, as well had high HDL-C, as a predictor of the LDL-C response when following a CRD, characterizing a ‘lean mass hyper-responder (LMHR)” phenotype. This research provides the impetus for more comprehensive investigation into populations following CRDs and the identification of factors that might influence the reported rise in LDL-C when following such dietary patterns.
Editorial Board Updates
The Journal of Nutrition Editor-in-Chief, Teresa Davis, PhD, is pleased to welcome Crystal Karakochuk, RD, PhD as a Journal of Nutrition Editorial Board Member. Dr. Karakochuk is from the Department of Human Nutrition at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Her expertise is in international nutrition, global health, iron, malnutrition, folic acid, and micronutrients.
ASN’s Editors-in-Chief thank the hundreds of individuals who took the time necessary to evaluate original manuscripts. Anonymous, conscientious, fair, and timely peer review is the lifeblood of the journal. Each of ASN’s 4 Editors has published a list of people of individuals who reviewed for their journal over the past year (November 2020-October 2021).
Meet the Editor Webcasts
Browse a selection of webcasts from the Editors of the ASN Journals to find out more about getting your manuscript published in a leading nutrition journal. All webcasts were recorded during the ASN’s NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE event.
Publish Open Access in ASN’s journals at no charge to you!
Last year authors from Dutch Universities and Academic Hospitals (VSNU) utilized an OUP Read and Publish agreement to publish 33 Open Access articles in ASN’s hybrid journals – more than any other group of institutions! Read and Publish agreements allow authors from participating institutions to publish Open Access, and the institution may pay the charge. Does your institution participate? Find out here! Look for the institution that published the 2nd most Open Access content in 2021 with ASN’s hybrid journals via Read and Publish agreements in the February newsletter!
2021 AJCN Year in Review with Christopher Duggan and Deirdre Tobias
Happy New Year from everyone at The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition! In this episode, Dennis M. Bier MD Young Career Editor Kevin C. Klatt, PhD, RD sits down (literally, in person!) to talk with AJCN Editor in Chief, Christopher Duggan MD, MPH, and Academic Editor, Deirdre (DeeDee) Tobias, ScD, and reflect on 2021 at AJCN.
AJCN In Press podcasts are available on iTunes, Spotify, and at the AJCN website.
- Insects are a viable protein source for human consumption: from insect protein digestion to postprandial muscle protein synthesis in vivo in humans: a double-blind randomized trial
- Associations of unprocessed and processed meat intake with mortality and cardiovascular disease in 21 countries [Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) Study]: a prospective cohort study
- Growth, body composition, and cardiovascular and nutritional risk of 5- to 10-y-old children consuming vegetarian, vegan, or omnivore diets
- Habitual use of vitamin D supplements and risk of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection: a prospective study in UK Biobank
- Cardiovascular symptoms affect the patterns of habitual coffee consumption
- The carbohydrate-insulin model: a physiological perspective on the obesity pandemic
Does the Concept of ‘Ultra-Processed Foods’ Help Inform Dietary Guidelines, Beyond Conventional Classification Systems?
Carlos Augusto Monteiro
ASN’s Journals Influencing Public Policy
World Bank Discussion Paper, Operationalizing Multisectoral Nutrition Programs to Accelerate Progress: A Nutrition Governance Perspective, released on December 22, 2021 cites JN research.
Combining Intensive Counseling by Frontline Workers with a Nationwide Mass Media Campaign Has Large Differential Impacts on Complementary Feeding Practices but Not on Child Growth: Results of a Cluster-Randomized Program Evaluation in Bangladesh
The Journal of Nutrition, August 2016
Featured on nutrition.org
CDN Original Research Article Finds Whole-Grain Diet Enhances Whole-Body Protein Turnover
Published in Current Developments in Nutrition, “A Whole-Grain Diet Increases Whole-Body Protein Balance Compared to a Macronutrient-Matched Refined-Grain Diet,” has quickly captured global attention.
This original research article, authored by ASN member Jacob T. Mey et al., has already placed in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric. READ MORE
News from the ASN
Tomorrow is the Last Day to Submit: Scientific Achievement Awards, Lectureships and Funding Opportunities
The ASN Foundation’s annual awards recognize outstanding scientists, clinicians, and scholars for significant contributions to nutrition research, education and practice. Nominations for four lectureships honoring lifetime achievements are also being sought. Deadline for nominations is tomorrow, Friday, January 28, 2022.
NUTRITION 2022: NUTRITION 2022 LIVE ONLINE + Year-Round Events
Mark your calendars for NUTRITION 2022 LIVE ONLINE – June 14-16, 2022 – ASN’s flexible, convenient virtual annual event that gathers the global nutrition community and get ready for more year-round opportunities for learning through standalone activities, professional development workshops and more.
Deadline for abstract submissions: February 14, 2022. Learn more.