Do plant-based ultra-processed foods improve the nutritional quality of vegetarian diets?
Vegetarian diets are often characterized as having beneficial health effects due to their higher nutritional quality. However, not all vegetarian
Biofortification increases iron content of potatoes and sweet potatoes, but does not negate need for additional iron to prevent deficiency
The prevalence of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia in low- and middle-income countries is relatively high, in part, because
Plant protein vs. animal protein: Which has the greatest impact bone health?
Studies suggest that increased intakes of plant-based foods and decreased consumption of animal-based foods may reduce the risk of chronic
Vitamin D status and COVID-19 severity: Is there a link?
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-Co-V-2) has caused a global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Infected persons display
Popular Nutrition Research in 2020
2020 was a year unlike many, but one thing did not change: the importance and relevance of nutrition research. In
Is there a link between temporal dietary patterns and obesity?
Traditional investigation of the diet-health relation tends to focus on singular behaviors such as breakfast skipping or aspects of dietary
Vitamin D Status and Depression: Is there a link?
Low vitamin D status has been associated with depression, but research among minority populations such as Puerto Ricans living in
Infant and child health are improved but the prevalence of stunting was not reduced by a combined nutrition and education program in Malawi
Childhood stunting remains a major challenge, especially in low- to middle-income countries. Even in those countries where the percentage of
Overlapping vitamin A deficiency interventions can lead to excessive liver vitamin retinol stores in gerbils
Vitamin A deficiency remains a problem for more than 200 million preschool children and reproductive age women. In areas of
Hepatic steatosis can be inhibited by a specific combination of fruits and vegetables
Population based studies suggest that consumption of higher quantities of fruits and vegetables protects against obesity-related diseases, including hepatic steatosis.