The Nutrition Society Annual Charity Meeting (ACM) and presentation of the Gowland Hopkins award
All members of the Nutrition Society are welcome to attend the Nutrition Society  Annual Charity Meeting (ACM).  This meeting will provide members an update about the Society from presenting a financial overview of the Society’s accounts from 2018 – 2019 to updating members with the latest activities and initiatives the Society is planning or involved with.  The meeting w ill be hosted by the Society's President, Professor Philip Calder and the Trustees (traditionally known as Honorary Officers).   The meeting provides members an opportunity to ask the Society’s President and Trustees ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - April 9, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Danielle Guildford Source Type: news

The Nutrition Society Journal Club (NSJC)
Discussion and engagement with the latest research papersDevelopment of critical appraisal skillsThe interpretation and communication of research findings.Next Journal ClubThe April club will be led by Dr Wendy Hall. The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month:Estimating children ’s food portion sizes: does it make a difference whether the evaluator is a parent or an early educator? Please take the time to read the paper before the club, to maximise your engagement opportunity. To support you in thinking about what questions to ask, you may find theCASP checklists useful, which provide checklists for each study design. ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - February 20, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Carbohydrate quality and health (pre-record)
During the webinar, Professor Chris Seal will discuss the different forms and types of carbohydrate in foods, ranging from different types of starches, dietary fibre, small oligosaccharides and free sugars.   Does it matter which types of carbohydrate we consume and which should we avoid?  How can we improve diet, especially fibre intake, by changing the types of carbohydrate we consume (e.g. switching from refined grain foods to whole-grain foods)?Participation Timings  Due to the wide success of the original webinar broadcast, there is an opportunity to register to participate in a simulated...
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 19, 2018 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Carbohydrate quality and health (pre-recorded webinar)
During the webinar, Professor Chris Seal will discuss the different forms and types of carbohydrate in foods, ranging from different types of starches, dietary fibre, small oligosaccharides and free sugars.   Does it matter which types of carbohydrate we consume and which should we avoid?  How can we improve diet, especially fibre intake, by changing the types of carbohydrate we consume (e.g. switching from refined grain foods to whole-grain foods)?Participation Timings  Due to the wide success of the original webinar broadcast, there is an opportunity to register to participate in a simulated...
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 19, 2018 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Spring Conference 2019: Inter-individual differences in the nutrition response: from research to recommendations
Discussion13:00  Lunch13:30The Nutrition Society Scottish Section Annual General Meeting (Source: The Nutrition Society)
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 12, 2018 Category: Nutrition Authors: Miss Emily Ooi Source Type: news

Irish Section Postgraduate Conference 2019
The Nutrition Society Irish Section are delighted to host  the 28th Irish Section Postgraduate Conference in Magherabuoy House Hotel, Portrush, Northern Ireland.  This interactive and diverse conference has been designed specifically to provide postgraduate students with a platform to share current research with peers and colleagues and network with the wider nutrition community.  Students will also have the chance to attend career talks given by guest speakers and build their professional skills. The programme will be complimented by social functions including ice breakers and a conference gala dinner. The ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - September 18, 2018 Category: Nutrition Authors: Miss Emily Ooi Source Type: news

13th European Nutrition Conference | FENS 2019
Registration is open.   Super Early Bird deadline: 8 MayThe  Nutrition Society, in cooperation with The Nutrition Society Irish Section are pleased to host the 13th European Nutrition Conference, Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS) 2019 on 15 - 18 October in Dublin, Ireland. The conference will take place in the Convention Centre Dublin, Ir eland in the heart of Dublin city.The FENS European Nutrition Conference is held once every four years, and is the premier European meeting in its field.The theme for the 2019 conference is  “Malnutrition in an Obese World: European Pers...
Source: The Nutrition Society - September 18, 2018 Category: Nutrition Authors: Danielle Guildford Source Type: news

Optimal diet and lifestyle strategies for the management of cardio-metabolic risk (Pre-recorded- various dates available)
The first hot topic webinar of the series, hosted by Professor Bruce Griffin, University of Surrey, who is a biomedical scientist with expertise in lipid metabolism, nutritional biochemistry and cardiovascular disease,  will highlight the important role of diet and lifestyle in the management of cardio-metabolic risk factors, for the purpose of preventing premature cardiovascular diseases (CVD).   The content of the webinar will reflect, and provide insight into  the topics of the2018 Winter Conference's four symposia.   After setting the scene with an overview of the origins, prevalence and i...
Source: The Nutrition Society - July 30, 2018 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Winter Conference 2018: Optimal diet and lifestyle strategies for the management of cardio-metabolic risk
Discussion12:15  Lunch13:30 Original Communication session15:00  RefreshmentsSymposium 2: Impact of dietary fatty acids on key metabolic tissues (fat depots and muscle)15:30  The influence of dietary fatty acids on liver fat content and metabolismProfessor Leanne Hodson, University of Oxford, UK16:00 The impact of dietary fatty acids on regional and ectopic human adipose tissueDr Paul Petrus, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden16:30 Is there a role for omega 3 fatty acids in preventing sarcopenic obesity?Dr Oliver C Witard, University of Stirling, UK17:00  Panel Discussion17:30Keynote  Lec...
Source: The Nutrition Society - May 14, 2018 Category: Nutrition Authors: Miss Emily Ooi Source Type: news

Nutrition Futures 2018
Registration has now closed.Nutrition Futures 2018 Conference will be a diverse and interactive experience for all nutrition science students and graduates  or prespective students intending to study food and nutrition or dietetics related subjects, created by the Nutrition Society Student Section in partnership with the University of Newcastle.Conference attendees will have the opportunity to develop essential skills to help build their career from learning how to effectively network to how  to create a job seeking strategy within a developmental and supportive environment.  As well as receiving career...
Source: The Nutrition Society - March 1, 2018 Category: Nutrition Authors: Miss Natalie Ofosu-Orchard Source Type: news

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Source: The Nutrition Society - January 16, 2018 Category: Nutrition Authors: circleinteractive Source Type: news

Summer Conference 2018: Getting energy balance right
Discussion15:55   Refreshments16:15  Silver Medal Lecture: From sugar to liver fat and public health: Systems biology driven studies in understanding non-alcoholic fatty liver disease pathogenesisDr J. Bernadette Moore, University of Leeds16:55   Original Communications session one18:25  Chair close day one18:30   Drinks receptionCall for Abstracts: Abstract submission hasnow  closedfor the 2018 Summer Conference.Thank you to all who have submitted an abstract.When will I hear if my abstract has been accepted? Authors will hear in  June 2018 if their abstract has been ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - July 7, 2017 Category: Nutrition Authors: Miss Natalie Ofosu-Orchard Source Type: news

Irish Section Conference 2018: Targeted approaches to tackling current nutritional issues
Registration deadline: midnight on 12 JuneMicronutrient deficiencies are of growing public health concern. An understanding of how micronutrient deficiencies impact on health and measures that can be taken to improve micronutrient status are essential in order to improve population health. The main purpose of this conference is to provide an overview of current issues in relation to micronutrient status at various stages of the lifecycle. Novel biomarkers of nutrient status, global strategies to improve micronutrient status and implications for policy will also be highlighted. Invited national and international experts wil...
Source: The Nutrition Society - July 7, 2017 Category: Nutrition Authors: Miss Natalie Ofosu-Orchard Source Type: news

Spring Conference 2018: Nutrient-nutrient interaction
Discussion12:30   Lunch13:30  Nutrition Society Scottish Annual General Meeting14.00Close of Conference   (Source: The Nutrition Society)
Source: The Nutrition Society - July 7, 2017 Category: Nutrition Authors: Miss Natalie Ofosu-Orchard Source Type: news

Winter Conference 2017: Diet, nutrition and the changing face of cancer survivorship
Discussion12:30   Lunch13:30 Original Communication session one15:00  RefreshmentsSymposium two:  Diets for advanced and late stage care15:30   Nutrition support and clinical outcome in advanced cancer patientsDr Alessandro Laviano, Sapienza University, Italy16:00  Loss of appetite and cachexia in cancer - biology, molecular and nutritional managementProfessor Sam Ahmedzai, University of Sheffield, UK16:30   Nutrition, cachexia, proteinSpeaker to be announced17:00   Panel Discussion17:30  Cuthbertson Award  LectureSpeaker to be announced18:00   Conference dri...
Source: The Nutrition Society - February 1, 2017 Category: Nutrition Authors: Danielle Guildford Source Type: news

Meal timing, what do we know?
This month's Paper of the Month for November is fromNutrition Research Reviews and is entitled ‘When to eat? The influence of circadian rhythms on metabolic health: are animal studies providing the evidence?‘. Authors Sofía Moran-Ramos, Adrian Baez-Ruiz, Ruud M. Buijs and Carolina Escobar present the background and key findings to their paper below. ‘Breakfast like a king, lunch as a prince, dine as a pauper’; this ancient folk wisdom is recently receiving support from scientific research showing a strong relationship between circadian rhythms and metabolism. Indeed in the last decade th...
Source: The Nutrition Society - November 17, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Sustainability in Nutrition? A holistic concept for science and seven principles for education
This month's Paper of the Month is fromProceedings of the Nutrition Society and is entitled 'Wholesome Nutrition: an example for a sustainable diet' . Authors Karl von Koerber, Nadine Bader and Claus Leitzmann   discuss the importance of a sustainable diet. From the beginning of mankind, nutrition - including gathering, hunting, farming and cooking - has been an important part of our daily lives. Yet, our modern, fast-paced society often gives a lower importance to food production and eating culture.“Sustainable Nutrition” is a concept that considers all food-related aspects - also beyond the individu...
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 19, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Studying nutrition could influence weight gain in female students
This month's Paper of the Month is from theJournal of Nutritional Scienceand is entitled ‘Majoring in nutrition influences BMI of female college students' . Authors Mee Young Hong, Tahirih L. Shepanski and Jaclyn B. Gaylis discuss their findings and implications for nutrition education for long term weight management of college students.IntroductionMaintaining healthy eating habits during college is challenging for most young adults. Studies have shown that college students gain an average of 3-10 lbs during their freshman year which makes it harder to maintain a healthy weight throughout adulthood. This weight-gain ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - September 23, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Winter Conference 2016: Diet, Nutrition and Mental Health and Wellbeing
Recent reports suggest 70 million working days are lost to stress alone and the cost to the UK economy amounts to as much as 4.5% GDP.   With an ageing population age-associated conditions, such as dementia are becoming ever more prevalent, likewise depression and other psychopathologies are elevated risk comorbidities with obesity and unchecked rises in this condition will surely associate with a decline in the population’s men tal health and wellbeing. Nutrition has been implicated in behaviour, mood and in the pathology and treatment of mental illness.The purpose of this  conference is to review where th...
Source: The Nutrition Society - August 21, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: admin Source Type: news

How crowdsourcing helped to evaluate the healthiness of chain restaurant meals
This month's Paper of the Month is fromPublic Health Nutrition and is entitled ‘Evaluating the healthiness of chain-restaurant menu items using crowdsourcing: a new method' . Lead author, Lenard I Lesser, discusses the importance of consumer education on the healthiness of fast food restaurants.While working with adolescents, I realised that adolescents get most of their information about the healthiness of food from the food industry and the media. Before our research found that adolescents ate roughly the same amount of calories at Subway and McDonald ’s, however the teens thought Subway was definitely the he...
Source: The Nutrition Society - August 10, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Introduction to Food Policy
Discussion14:45 Summary15:00 CloseBooking Info: Who Should Attend?The workshop is designed for nutritionists working with industry or other organisations wishing to understand how and when to develop policy for their organisations.Questions?If you have any queries, or would like to find out more, please contactHajnal ZdravicsRegistration Link: Register hereVenue Name: The Nutrition Society Training roomScientific Area: Public Health NutritionLearning Outcomes& CPD: Learning Outcomes:At the end of the workshop delegates will be able to:Answer'what is a policy? 'Determine when a policy needs to b...
Source: The Nutrition Society - August 2, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: admin Source Type: news

New perspectives on dairy and cardiovascular health
This month's Paper of the Month is from Proceedings of the Nutrition Society and is entitled ‘Milk and dairy produce and CVD: new perspectives on dairy and cardiovascular health'. Authors, Julie A. Lovegrove and Ditte A. Hobbs, University of Reading, discuss the evidence on dairy product intake and cardiovascular disease risk and implications for dietary advice. One key recommendation for decreasing cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk is to reduce saturated fat intake to less than 10% total energy, yet the majority of the UK population are exceeding this level. As dairy products contribute over 27% of total dietary sat...
Source: The Nutrition Society - July 8, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Student Conferences
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Source: The Nutrition Society - June 22, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Danielle Guilford Source Type: news

Surprising new study reveals maternal vitamin D status may not benefit bone health in offspring
This month's Paper of the Month is from British Journal of Nutrition and is entitled ‘Predicted vitamin D status during pregnancy in relation to offspring forearm fractures in childhood: a study from the Danish National Birth Cohort'. The authors discuss their findings and implications for public health advice on vitamin supplementation during pregnancy.IntroductionVitamin D supplementation during pregnancy is recommended in many countries to secure optimal vitamin D status and improve maternal and infant health outcomes. However, the results of our study surprisingly indicate that vitamin D supplementation may have ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - June 16, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

New mobile methods for dietary assessment
A major challenge in nutritional epidemiology is assessing dietary intake accurately enough to be able to reveal diet health associations. Read our Q&A with Professor Carol Boushey, University of Hawaii, USA, who will be presenting her work on new mobile methods for dietary assessment during the Summer Meeting. see the full programme here. How did you originally become involved in creating innovative dietary measurement approaches?The real answer so dates me. I was working with Dr. Jean Hankin at the University of Hawaii on a project collecting dietary data among adolescents in Alaska. One of the goals was to exam...
Source: The Nutrition Society - June 3, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

The role of emotion regulation in childhood obesity
In conclusion, encouraging effective ER could be a useful new approach for combating and treating childhood obesity. Nonetheless, ER intervention studies are needed to confirm the validity of this model in children. Implications for treatment:• Consider traditional weight loss methods and nutritional recommendations along with ER intervention. • Target barriers in the treatment progress such as shame and preoccupation with food by fostering greater self-esteem, resilience and body acceptance. • Families need to be aware of the emotional distress that overweight children suffer from. Consequent...
Source: The Nutrition Society - May 20, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

The role of emotion regulation in childhood obesity
In conclusion, encouraging effective ER could be a useful new approach for combating and treating childhood obesity. Nonetheless, ER intervention studies are needed to confirm the validity of this model in children. Implications for treatment:• Consider traditional weight loss methods and nutritional recommendations along with ER intervention. • Target barriers in the treatment progress such as shame and preoccupation with food by fostering greater self-esteem, resilience and body acceptance. • Families need to be aware of the emotional distress that overweight children suffer from. Consequent...
Source: The Nutrition Society - May 12, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Association of protein intake with the change of lean mass among elderly women
In conclusion, our findings support the current evidence that higher total, and in particular animal protein intakes are beneficial in preserving lean mass. A remarkable finding of this study was that the associations of total and animal protein intake with increased lean mass were more apparent among elderly women who maintained their weight and received vitamin D and calcium supplementation. Since dietary protein intake, vitamin D and weight change are important health concerns of ageing, our results might underscore an important message for public health. Implications of these findingsGreater lean mass area is associate...
Source: The Nutrition Society - April 26, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Association of protein intake with the change of lean mass among elderly women
In conclusion, our findings support the current evidence that higher total, and in particular animal protein intakes are beneficial in preserving lean mass. A remarkable finding of this study was that the associations of total and animal protein intake with increased lean mass were more apparent among elderly women who maintained their weight and received vitamin D and calcium supplementation. Since dietary protein intake, vitamin D and weight change are important health concerns of ageing, our results might underscore an important message for public health. Implications of these findingsGreater lean mass area is associate...
Source: The Nutrition Society - April 14, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

New technology in nutrition research and practice
Technological advances bring new opportunities for scientific research to aid our understanding of human mechanisms.  This enables researchers and practitioners to build on traditional methods using different assessment tools to advance research and give the most appropriate advice to patients.  One area which has seen particular advancement is nutrigenomics; the study of how diet and nutrients affect gene expression.  This includes analysis of mRNA, proteins and metabolites and can be used as a research tool to study the physiological effects of nutrition.  This is key in understanding how nutrition c...
Source: The Nutrition Society - March 16, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Do you have the experience and vision to help lead our Society?
No one doubts the importance of nutrition science and research in improving and maintaining human and animal health world-wide. But who are the leaders in nutrition? How do you develop your skills as a leader? Does it enhance your own career and professional reputation? And what can you give to your peers, allied professions and the public more broadly by taking on a leadership role? Since its inception in 1941, the Nutrition Society has been leading the way in promoting the importance and relevance of high quality, peer-reviewed nutrition research. Our Trustees (also called Honorary Officers) are seen as leaders in their ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - March 15, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Mark Hollingsworth - CEO Blog Source Type: news

Does location matter? A study of malnutrition amongst Ethiopian children
The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for March is from Public Health Nutrition and is entitled: ‘Local spatial clustering of stunting and wasting among children under the age of 5 years: implications for intervention strategies’.  Lead author, Seifu Hagos Gebreyesus, discusses the effects of location on malnutrition in Ethiopia. As malnutrition is a major public health problem in Ethiopia, we aimed to find out how the acute and chronic forms of undernutrition occur in the districts and kebeles (a kebele is the smallest administrative unit) in Ethiopia. Such knowledge could be helpful in improving our u...
Source: The Nutrition Society - March 7, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Phytochemicals and health: new perspectives on plant based nutrition
Whether it is vegetarian, vegan or flexitarian, it is difficult to avoid the increasing popularity of plant based diets.  In 2014, it was reported that 12% of adults in the UK were vegetarian or vegan, and 21% of Americans reported eating less meat in the past 12 months. Although a recent study suggested that globally, the vegetarian population represents just under 10%.  Whilst some individuals choose plants over meat for environmental and sustainability reasons, there is increasing evidence of additional health benefits of reducing meat in the diet, particularly red meat. Plant based diets are often linked with...
Source: The Nutrition Society - February 24, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Phytochemicals and health: new perspectives on plant based nutrition
Whether it is vegetarian, vegan or flexitarian, it is difficult to avoid the increasing popularity of plant based diets.  In 2014, it was reported that 12% of adults in the UK were vegetarian or vegan, and 21% of Americans reported eating less meat in the past 12 months. Although a recent study suggested that globally, the vegetarian population represents just under 10%.  Whilst some individuals choose plants over meat for environmental and sustainability reasons, there is increasing evidence of additional health benefits of reducing meat in the diet, particularly red meat. Plant based diets are often linked with...
Source: The Nutrition Society - February 24, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Long-term health of vegetarians & vegans
The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for February is from Proceedings of the Nutrition Society and is entitled 'The long-term health of vegetarians and vegans' .   The study findings were presented at the 2015 Summer Conference on ‘The future of animal products in the human diet: health and environmental concerns’ during symposium three which focused on alternatives to meat.  Vegetarians are defined as people who do not eat any meat, poultry or fish. They may be sub-classified as lacto-ovo-vegetarians who eat dairy products and/or eggs and vegans who do not eat any animal product...
Source: The Nutrition Society - February 16, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Long-term health of vegetarians & vegans
The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for February is from Proceedings of the Nutrition Society and is entitled 'The long-term health of vegetarians and vegans'.  The study findings were presented at the 2015 Summer Conference on ‘The future of animal products in the human diet: health and environmental concerns’ during symposium three which focused on alternatives to meat.  Vegetarians are defined as people who do not eat any meat, poultry or fish. They may be sub-classified as lacto-ovo-vegetarians who eat dairy products and/or eggs and vegans who do not eat any animal products. Al...
Source: The Nutrition Society - February 16, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Long-term health of vegetarians & vegans
The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for February is from Proceedings of the Nutrition Society and is entitled 'The long-term health of vegetarians and vegans'.  The study findings were presented at the 2015 Summer Conference on ‘The future of animal products in the human diet: health and environmental concerns’ during symposium three which focused on alternatives to meat.  Vegetarians are defined as people who do not eat any meat, poultry or fish. They may be sub-classified as lacto-ovo-vegetarians who eat dairy products and/or eggs and vegans who do not eat any animal products. Al...
Source: The Nutrition Society - February 16, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Milk fortified with vitamin D is the most important determinant of serum vitamin D level in Finnish children
The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for January is from the British Journal of Nutrition and is entitled: ‘Determinants of Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentration in Finnish Children: The PANIC Study. Milk, vitamin supplements and exercise raise children's vitamin D levelsSufficient intake of fortified dairy products is of significant importance for the serum vitamin D level in primary school children, finds a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. Children who drank at least three glasses of milk per day had a higher serum vitamin D level than their peers who drank milk in lesser amounts. The u...
Source: The Nutrition Society - February 4, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Would you like to present your research at the Summer Meeting? Then enter the Postgraduate Competition
Each year at the Summer Conference, we invite PhD students to submit an abstract for the Postgraduate Competition.  Winners are invited to present their research to the audience in the main lecture theatre as well as having their work published in Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (PNS) journal. We asked 2015 winner, David John Clayton, about his experience presenting his research on whether dietary energy restriction induced compensatory alterations in appetite, energy intake and metabolism. What encouraged you to submit  your research for the postgraduate competition?I attended the 2013 Nutrition Society Sum...
Source: The Nutrition Society - January 28, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Rising risk of obesity among China’s ‘left behind children’
The December paper of the month is from Public Health Nutrition and is entitled, ‘A multi-level analysis of the relationship between parental migration and left-behind children’s macronutrient intakes in rural China.’  Lead author, By Nan Zhang, discuss the effect of parental migration on diet quality in China. Some 61 million rural children left behind by parents moving to China’s booming urban centres are at risk from increased fat and reduced protein in their diets. The study of 975 children from 140 rural villages in nine provinces carefully analysed nutritional intake and showed ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - December 18, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Changes and improvements to the website coming in 2016
Conclusion In conclusion, the project to introduce a new CRM system greatly enhances the Society and members’ ability to communicate with each other and exchange data and information. It will ensure the Society continues to offer and provide the highest level of security of member data. It will provide a world-class online membership facility. The improved website will see an easier navigation experience and access to information, with an enhanced professional feel and look, seeking continually to have the website accurately reflect the status of the Society as a leading scientific Learned Society. Overall this is a ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - December 2, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: Mark Hollingsworth - CEO Blog Source Type: news

2015 Cuthbertson Medal Winner – Dr James Betts
This year’s Cuthbertson medal has been awarded to Dr James Betts, Senior Lecturer in Nutrition, Metabolism and Statistics at the University of Bath for his research into breakfast consumption.  Dr Betts and his team investigated the effects of breakfast consumption on people’s daily energy expenditure.We interviewed Dr Betts (watch below) to find out more about his work and what motivated him to carry out this research.  Dr Betts first became interested in breakfast as he doesn’t eat a morning meal himself, a practice which is widely believed to be unhealthy.  After carrying out his own rev...
Source: The Nutrition Society - November 6, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Can nutritional intervention delay the passage of time?
This month’s featured paper is from the Nutrition Research Reviews and is entitled ‘Energy restriction and potential energy restriction mimetics’.  The authors discuss the effects of energy restriction and how it may influence the processes of aging. In model organisms such as yeast, worms, flies and rodents, reducing energy intake prolongs lifespan. We have reviewed the scientific literature on this topic and summarize how energy restriction may affect the organism’s metabolism and hormonal status and how it may influence processes that have been linked to ageing. These processes inclu...
Source: The Nutrition Society - November 5, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Q&A with Lead Author of October's Paper of the Month on TV watching and food consumption
The October paper of the month investigated the relationship between television viewing and energy consumption in children. The following Q&A is with lead, Dr Michael M Borghese from Queen’s University, Canada Why did you become interested in the impact of television on childhood obesity? I really became interested in the impact of television on childhood obesity when I learned just how much TV kids are watching, and how much time kids now spend using media in general. Children today spend more than 7 hours each day using screen-based media – this is more time than they spend in school each day. In Canada, ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 29, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Television viewing and food intake during television viewing in normal-weight, overweight and obese 9- to 11-year-old Canadian children: a cross-sectional analysis
We examined data from a cross-sectional sample of 550 ten-year-old Canadian children from the ISCOLE study. Consistent with much of the published literature, we showed that children with overweight or obesity watched more TV per day than those with normal weight. In fact, children who watched more than 4 hours of TV per day (as compared to the recommended amount of less than 2 hours per day), had greater odds of having obesity. However, this effect was no longer observed once we adjusted for the amount of objectively-measured, high-intensity physical activity that children attained. Further, children with obesity consumed ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 15, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news