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June Editor’s Choice

The Journal of Nutrition
Volume 152, Issue 6, June 2022

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume 115, Issue 6, June 2022

Advances in Nutrition
Volume 13, Issue 3, May 2022

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.

Reviewer Recognition

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.

Authors’ Corner

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.

Does your work fit here? Read the Editorial announcing this series or find out more about joining this collection here!

Reader Specials

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

Does the Concept of ‘Ultra-Processed Foods’ Help Inform Dietary Guidelines, Beyond Conventional Classification Systems? YES

Does the Concept of ‘Ultra-Processed Foods’ Help Inform Dietary Guidelines, Beyond Conventional Classification Systems? NO

COMING SOON! Does the Concept of ‘Ultra-Processed Foods’ Help Inform Dietary Guidelines, Beyond Conventional Classification Systems? CONSENSUS

Join us for the live debate.
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Nutrient Information Update

Fatemeh V Zohoori, Marilia Buzalaf
Adv Nutrhttps://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmac050
Search the full list of Nutrient Information Briefs here.

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 NutritionCOVID-19, Food Insecurity, and Migration.

News From ASN

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Nutrition investigators from all over the world have already registered for the event of the year – NUTRITION 2022 LIVE ONLINE, taking place June 14-16.This event has it all! Discover the latest scientific developments with featured sessions from leading scientists and original research studies presented in oral and poster sessions.

NUTRITION 2022 LIVE ONLINE offers new, original science presentations, featured sessions, award lectures and recognition, professional development, and networking functions. Immerse yourself in over 1,200 virtual oral and poster abstract presentations and a special session on Late Breaking Science. Plus, all abstracts will be available On Demand so you can view them when it’s most convenient for you, and questions and comments may be submitted to authors through the virtual platform. It’s the “can’t miss” event for anyone working in nutrition science.

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