Does the US Population Exceed Minimum Recommendations for Protein Intake?

Research Paper Title Protein intake trends and conformity with the Dietary Reference Intakes in the United States: analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2001-2014. Background Systematic analysis of dietary protein intake may identify demographic groups within the American population that are not meeting the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs). Therefore, the objective of… Read More

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What are the Factors to Consider when using Serum Zinc Concentration to determine the Zinc Status of a Population?

Research Paper Title Serum Zinc Concentrations in the US Population Are Related to Sex, Age, and Time of Blood Draw but Not Dietary or Supplemental Zinc. Background Serum zinc concentration is used to assess the zinc status of populations. Cutoffs for serum zinc were developed on the basis of data from the second NHANES (1976-1980).… Read More

Military Recruits & Dietary Intake

Research Paper Title Dietary Intake in Relation to Military Dietary Reference Values During Army Basic Combat Training; a Multi-center, Cross-sectional Study. Background The military dietary reference intakes (MDRIs), outlined in Army Regulation 40-25, OPNAVINST 10110.1/MCO10110.49, AFI 44-141, establish standards intended to meet the nutrient requirements of Warfighters. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to… Read More

Why Are You Not Losing Weight?

Are you trying hard to lose weight but all your efforts seem fruitless? Do not worry; this is a very common worry among those trying to make a difference. The problem may be more about mindset rather than individual practices. Therefore, the following is a brief outline to clear out some misconceptions people might have… Read More

Is Not Eating After 3pm Good For You?

A study suggests that eating all of your meals in a 6-hour window may prevent diabetes (Sutton et al., 2018). Courtney Peterson at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and her colleagues tested a time-restricted diet in eight overweight men who were all on the threshold of developing type 2 diabetes. For five weeks, the volunteers ate identical… Read More

Obesity-Prone & Obesity-Resistant People: Some Myths & Facts

Introduction We all know someone who eat like a horse yet remains as skinny as a rake, while one of your other friend’s seem to pile on the pounds just by thinking about food. At the heart of the difference is metabolism (the sum of the chemical reactions occurring in the body at any given time).… Read More

Eating & Drinking after Workouts

Nutrition requirements after exercise will depend on the type of workout performed, for example resistance training or cardiovascular training, the intensity of the workout, and the overall goals of the individual. Post-workout nutrition aims to promote optimum recovery between workouts and to maximise results. The three key principles of recovery nutrition are to: Refuel the… Read More