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Nutrition Close-Up Newsletter

The Nutrition Close-Up is one of the many ways that ENC shares new perspectives in health and nutrition by featuring articles written by top experts in the field.

Read the newest issue of Nutrition Close-Up today! See below for a highlight of what’s inside our nutrition newsletter.


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Fall 2014

  • Update: saturated fats not so bad after all.
  • Extreme-ly simplistic thinking.
  • Economical eggs one answer to vitamin D deficiency.
  • Literature evaluation for credible communications.
  • Breaking common misperceptions about egg nutrition.
  • 2014 ENC research grant and dissertation fellowship recipients.

Summer 2014

  • The role of the brain, ‘food cues,’ in overeating.
  • Vitamin D: a stronger link to health.
  • Complexity of individual variability in nutrition.
  • New research in fight against childhood obesity.
  • Low-carb training getting mileage with endurance athletes.

Spring 2014

  • Protein distribution: the case for a meal-driven approach to dietary protein consumption.
  • Published nutrition research: rising above the skepticism.
  • Dietary guidelines for americans: engaging change.
  • Beneficial effects of a reduced carbohydrate diet in PCOS.
  • Post-workout protein speeds recovery after exercise.

Winter 2014

  • Power up protein at breakfast.
  • Weighing in on 2014.
  • An overview of diabetes meal planning.
  • Top 5 lessons for runners.
  • New cardiovascular risk management guidelines.

Fall 2013

  • Optimizing female fertility through diet.
  • Our ever-evolving view of the foods we eat.
  • Unintended consequences of eating by headlines.
  • MyPlate meal planning.
  • “What’s not to like about eggs?”
  • 2013 ENC research grand and dissertation fellowship recipients.

Summer 2013

  • Eggs may protect against metabolic syndrome by raising HDLs and by increasing circulating carotenoid levels.
  • Fighting back against sarcopenia.
  • Pediatric food allergies.
  • ENC eNewsletter Nutrition Research Update.
  • New Education Tool.

Spring 2013

  • The effects of protein quantity and timing of consumption on appetite control, satiety and body weight management.
  • Nutritional needs for female runners.
  • The truth behind dietary cholesterol and lipids.
  • Nutrition research update.
  • New education tool – “The Yolk: A Nutrient Goldmine”

Fall 2012

  • Is diet quality inversely related to health outcomes.
  • How do you interpret nutrition research findings.
  • Protein content of the diabetes diet: are we ready for change?
  • Help your patients at risk for type 2 diabetes; resources from the national diabetes education program.
  • ENC teacher exchange: an egg nutrition center program.

Summer 2012

  • Lutein: protection from the eye to the brain.
  • Protein intake: the key to healthy aging.
  • HDL function is an important indicator of cardiovascular disease risk.
  • Encouraging delicious gluten-free menu planning.
  • Consumer attitudes about protein.
  • New features on Refreshed ENC website.

Spring 2012

  • From malnourished to “misnourished”: when was the last time you ate a school lunch.
  • The vitamin D Quandary: are there health benefits to increased intake.
  • Protein preferences in the Hispanic community.
  • Dietary cholesterol: is it time to re-think long held beliefs?
  • 2012 tracking survey: what health professionals think.

Winter 2012

  • Helping customers shop for health: the emerging role of the supermarket dietitian
  • Baked egg improves egg tolerance in egg allergic children
  • New research: lean beef in DASH-style diet improves heart health
  • Understanding cholesterol metabolism, eggs and type 2 diabetes
  • Inform, Research and Communicate
  • Are obese individuals more sensitive to high calorie foods?
  • Is choline intake related to memory loss in aging adults?

Fall 2011

  • The role of protein in weight management
  • Importance of eating a nutrient-dense diet during pregnancy
  • Addressing childhood obesity: helping kids eat better in restaurants
  • Protein distribution to maintain lean mass with age
  • Rethinking dietary cholesterol
  • Protein enhances benefits of exercise during weight loss
  • A new look at middle aged weight gain
  • ENC childhood obesity roundtable
  • ENC protein webinar
  • ENC is a national strategic partner of the MyPlate/MiPlato Program

Winter/Spring 2011

  • Eggs and evidence-based nutrition in the dietary guidelines for Americans 2010
  • Consensus of scientific opinion on dietary cholesterol: point, counterpoint
  • Nutrition news in brief
  • The multiple metabolic roles of protein for weight loss
  • Differences and similarities: the DASH diet vs Mediterranean diet

Fall 2010

  • Is it time to be more objective about dietary cholesterol?
  • Recent USDA ARS research confirms egg cholesterol lower than previously reported
  • High quality proteins can impact circulating homocysteine levels
  • If you enjoy receiving nutrition closeup, you may also enjoy – Nutrition research update
  • Balancing nutrient density & cost
  • Conferences

Spring 2010

  • “Eggsoneration”
  • A case of confusion
  • Leucine and tissue remodeling
  • Happening at ENC
  • Eat well eat clean
  • The new website
  • Conferences

Winter 2010

  • Welcome to the new ENC
  • The way Americans eat
  • The need for high quality protein at each meal
  • Happening at ENC
  • Menu modeling to assess realists diets
  • Nutrition news
  • Conferences

Fall 2009

  • Higher choline levels associated with reduced risk of neural tube defects in folate-fortified population
  • Dietary factors associated with coronary heart disease: how strong is the evidence?
  • Special feature: egg nutrition research presented at experimental biology 2009
  • Choline: an essential nutrient for public health

Spring 2009

  • Egg consumption during weight loss has no significant impact on serum lipids
  • Eggs and dietary cholesterol – an international perspective
  • Prioritizing modifiable lifestyle factors to reduce the risk of CHD: a relative risk analysis
  • Eggs and cholesterol: erasing the mythology- a UK perspective

Summer 2008

  • Egg Consumption, lifestyle factors, and all-cause mortality in the physicians’ health study I
  • Special feature: Egg nutrition research presented at experimental biology 2008
  • Eggs enhance anti-inflammatory effects of carbohydrate-restricted diets
  • Choline intake and breast cancer risk
  • No diet for older, overweight, inactive, hypertensive and hypercholesterolemic men who smoke and drink

Spring 2008

  • Including eggs in a reduced-carbohydrate diet improves HDL levels in overweight men
  • Dietary saturated and trans fats associated with subclinical atherosclerosis
  • Read it again… for the first time
  • Low protein intake might increase risk for age-related sarcopenia
  • Give me a break – perverse news from good science

Winter 2008

  • Egg intake and the risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Dairy, egg, and whole grain intake and the risk of heart failure
  • Influence of dietary quality on C-reactive protein concentrations
  • Good egg, bad egg and lifestyle factors
  • AEB-ENC research fellowship announcement

Fall 2007

  • Changes in plasma lutein with egg intake are associated with BMI in postmenopausal women
  • Special feature: egg nutrition research presented at experimental biology 2007
  • Read it again… for the first time
  • Different strokes for different folks
  • New choline brochure from the egg nutrition center

Summer 2007

  • Results of the A to Z weight loss study
  • Special feature: egg nutrition research presented at experimental biology 2007
  • Read it again… for the first time
  • An A to Z sacrilege of dietary belief

Spring 2007

  • NHANES confirms – an egg a day is okay
  • Read it again… for the first time
  • Dietary fat intake and CHD risk in American Indian adults: results of the strong heart study
  • Frequent egg intake and CHD incidence in Japan
  • How green was my valley
  • Pregnancy food guide offers health advice for moms-to-be

Winter 2007

  •  Both high- and low-carbohydrate diets confer unique benefits in treating the metabolic syndrome
  • Mediterranean diet might be especially protective for diabetic adults
  • Read it again… for the first time
  • Refined carbohydrate intake associated with macular degeneration
  • Good news, bad news

Fall 2006

  • Birth weight and diet sensitivity
  • Taking a close look at trans-fats: the verdict is in but is the case closed?
  • Read it again… for the first time
  • Timing of maternal undernutrition related to CAD risk
  • Genetic polymorphism modifies response to dietary cholesterol
  • Now it starts to make sense

Summer 2006

  • “Low-fat” diet advice for women: is the verdict still out?
  • Protein, ghrelin, and perceived satiety
  • Read it again… for the first time
  • High cholesterol intake influences chylomicron remnant metabolism
  • A burnt out bulb in the guiding light

Spring 2006

  • Egg breakfast increases satiety and reduces energy intake
  • Read it again… for the first time
  • Influence of egg intake on lipid profiles and plasma carotenoids: implications of the elderly
  • Do genetic variations affect plasma lipid response to dietary cholesterol?
  • Something old, something new (nothing borrowed, nothing blue

Winter 2006

  • Egg intake improves macular pigment density
  • Dietary lipids unrelated to ovarian cancer
  • Read it again… for the first time
  • Choline intake may be insufficient for many adults in the U.S.
  • Letter to the editor Dr. David Kritchevsky