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June Editor’s Choice
The Journal of Nutrition
Volume 152, Issue 6, June 2022
- Tomatoes, Lycopene, and Prostate Cancer: What Have We Learned from Experimental Models? Nancy E Moran, Jennifer M Thomas-Ahner, Lei Wan, Krystle E Zuniga, John W Erdman, Jr, Steven K Clinton. J Nutr 2022; 1381–1403.
- DHA Supplementation Attenuates Inflammation-Associated Gene Expression in the Mammary Gland of Lactating Mothers Who Deliver Preterm. Joselyn M Adams, Christina J Valentine, Rebekah A Karns, Lynette K Rogers, Masahiko Murase, Grace N Fowler, Laurie A Nommsen-Rivers. J Nutr 2022; 1404–1414.
- Substitution of Refined Conventional Wheat Flour with Wheat High in Resistant Starch Modulates the Intestinal Microbiota and Fecal Metabolites in Healthy Adults: A Randomized, Controlled Trial
- Shakuntla V Gondalia, Brooke Wymond, Bianca Benassi-Evans, Pierre Berbezy, Anthony R Bird, Damien P Belobrajdic. J Nutr 2022; 1426–1437.
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume 115, Issue 6, June 2022
- Ultra-processed foods and risk of all-cause mortality in renal transplant recipients. Maryse C J Osté, Ming-Jie Duan, Antonio W Gomes-Neto, Petra C Vinke, Juan-Jesus Carrero, Carla Avesani, QingQing Cai, Louise H Dekker, Gerjan J Navis, Stephan J L Bakker, Eva Corpeleijn. Am J Clin Nut 2022; 1646–1657.
- Editorial: Food processing in nutritional epidemiology: proceed with caution. Mark A Pereira. Am J Clin Nut 2022; 1455–1456.
- Aflatoxin M1 in milk does not contribute substantially to global liver cancer incidence. Nikita Saha Turna, Arie Havelaar, Adegbola Adesogan, Felicia Wu. Am J Clin Nut 2022; 1473–1480.
- Editorial: Over-regulation of aflatoxin M1 is expensive and harmful in food-insecure countries. J David Miller. Am J Clin Nut 2022; 1451–1452.
- Sugar-sweetened beverage and sugar consumption and colorectal cancer incidence and mortality according to anatomic subsite.Chen Yuan, Hee-Kyung Joh, Qiao-Li Wang, Yin Zhang, Stephanie A Smith-Warner, Molin Wang, Mingyang Song, Yin Cao, Xuehong Zhang, Emilie S Zoltick, Jinhee Hur, Andrew T Chan, Jeffrey A Meyerhardt, Shuji Ogino, Kimmie Ng, Edward L Giovannucci, Kana Wu. Am J Clin Nut 2022; 1481–1489.
- Editorial: Let’s not sugarcoat it: the association of sugar-sweetened beverage intake with colorectal cancer risk may be subsite-specific. Joseph A Rothwell, Gianluca Severi. Am J Clin Nut 2022; 1453–1454.
Advances in Nutrition
Volume 13, Issue 3, May 2022
- Contribution of Biological Age-Predictive Biomarkers to Nutrition Research: A Systematic Review of the Current Evidence and Implications for Future Research and Clinical Practice finds anti-inflammatory nutrients and unprocessed foods are associated with longer telomeres, epigenetic rejuvenation, and improved cognition. The authors believe that “nutrition practice can incorporate updated screening procedures for older people that include the relevant biological aging nutrition markers, paving the way for an anti-aging precision nutrition.”
- “Optimal nutrition to support the immune system in older people will remain essential, particularly in the face of the current COVID-19 pandemic,” according to Role of Micronutrients and Omega-3 Long-chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids for Immune Outcomes of Relevance to Infections in Older Adults—A Narrative Review and Call for Action. The authors recommend that older adults complement their diets with a combination of micronutrients, “particularly those playing a key role in the immune system such as vitamins C, D and E, selenium and zinc as well as DHA and EPA.”
Current Developments in Nutrition
Volume 6,Issue 6, June 2022
- Young children who consume diets low in diversity and low in animal-source foods are at risk of iron deficiency and anemia. In response, the authors of The Effects of One Egg per Day on Iron and Anemia Status among Young Malawian Children: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial sought to learn if a daily egg might alleviate the problem in a population where the prevalence of iron deficiency and anemia are high. To conduct the study, 585 Malawian infants aged 6-9 months from the Mazira trial were randomly divided into two groups: an intervention group and a control group. At enrollment, the total prevalence of anemia was 61% and did not differ between groups. For six months, the intervention group received a daily egg, which they consumed in addition to their regular diet. The control group continued their regular diet, with no additional eggs. At the end of the six-month trial period, the authors concluded that “providing eggs did not affect iron deficiency or anemia prevalence among young children in a population with a high burden of these conditions.” The authors believe that “other interventions such as multiple micronutrient powders, lipid-based nutrient supplements, or promotion of other iron-rich foods such as small fish or chicken liver are needed to address these issues.”
Editorial Board Updates
Advances in Nutrition’s Editor-in-Chief, Katherine L. Tucker, PhD congratulates Advances Editorial Board Member, Xiang Gao, MD, PhD, for being named Chair and Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene and Director, Institute of Nutrition, School of Public Health, Fudan University in China. Fudan University is ranked 4th in China by QS World University Rankings. Many thanks to Dr. Gao for staying on as Editorial Board Member despite the added administrative duties!
ASN Editors’ Innovation Highlighted at SSP 2022!
ASN’s commitment to reproducibility in science with standardization of the statistical review process was highlighted at the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s 2022 annual meeting. ASN’s Director of Publications, Sarah McCormack, presented a poster illustrating how collaboration across ASN’s portfolio of journals supports the NIH Rigor and Reproducibility and the ASN Trust in Nutrition Science initiatives via ASN’s shared Statistical Review Board.
Developing Excellence in Peer Review
Early career scientists and others who are new to peer review or wish to refresh their skills are invited to participate in Developing Excellence in Peer Review, a workshop being held at NUTRITION 2022 LIVE ONLINE. Taught by an esteemed group of journal editors, the workshop will describe ASN’s approach to peer review, explain what constitutes a good review, describe steps to critically appraise a scientific manuscript, and review ethical considerations.
Publish Open Access in ASN’s Journals at No Charge to You!
Last year authors from Irish Institutions (IREL affiliated) utilized an OUP Read and Publish agreement to publish 2 open access articles in ASN’s journals! 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!
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.
Podcast: Diabetes and the Vitamin C Renal Leak
In this episode, Dennis M. Bier MD Young Career Editor Kevin C. Klatt, PhD, RD speaks with Mark A. Levine, MD, Section Chief of the Molecular and Clinical Nutrition Section of the Digestive Disease Branch at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Levine’s laboratory conducts basic, translational and clinical research to better understand Vitamin C kinetics in health and disease and its potential role in disease prevention and treatment. In this episode, Dr. Levine details his groups’ recently accepted publication titled “Abnormal urinary loss of vitamin C in diabetes: prevalence and clinical characteristics of a vitamin C renal leak”, detailing the pharmacokinetics of vitamin C during depletion-repletion studies in individuals with diabetes and non-diabetic controls, defining evidence for a vitamin C renal leak in diabetes and clinical predictors of such a phenomenon.
Great Debates in Nutrition
COMING SOON! Does the Concept of ‘Ultra-Processed Foods’ Help Inform Dietary Guidelines, Beyond Conventional Classification Systems? CONSENSUS
Nutrient Information Update
ASN Journals Influencing Public Policy
A policy document from The Publications Office of the European Union, Future Shocks 2022: Addressing risks and building capabilities for Europe in a contested world, released on May 17, 2022, cites a recent article from The Journal of Nutrition, COVID-19, Food Insecurity, and Migration.
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