Everyone talks about nutrition nowadays. The media especially. As nutrition is always changing, being updated and new guidelines are popping up around the corner, is important to keep track of all the latest news.
Being aware of what is being talked about is important not only for health care professionals to keep updated, but also to be able to address these issues when clients come to the consultation. It's important to be aware of the latest research and updated guidelines, but also of the latest trends in nutrition.
That is why we decide to start bringing to you, on a regular basis, what have been the most discussed topics about nutrition lately and the top news on the media. Enjoy our first series of Nutrition in the News.
Wondering what has been on the spotlight recently?
If you struggle in keeping updated with what research has been made on the most recent topics about health, we are going to provide you with a place where you can get easy access to all of the latest top news and trends published on these websites.
Delivered to your inbox or searched on the blog at any time, you will be able to check, in one single place, all the recent news and research about nutrition and well being.
About coconut oil
There has been a lot of fuss about the whole "Coconut Oil is poison" and whether that should be taken literally or not.
On that note, the British Nutrition Foundation has analysed a recent study comparing the effect of several dietary fats on overall health and Examine.com has highlighted some arguments against and for coconut oil.
The carbohydrates consumption recent study
A recent study has shown that diets either low or high in carbohydrates are not interesting for our health, in comparison to the consumption of moderate intakes of carbs, and the NHS Behind the Headlines has already discussed some topics about it before - The truth about carbs - and you can also check ScienceDaily article about this study.
- Dietary carbohydrate intake and mortality: a prospective cohort study and meta-analysis - The Lancet;
- The truth about carbs - NHS Behind the Headlines;
- Moderate carbohydrate intake may be best for health, study suggests - ScienceDaily;
Are ultra-processed foods bad?
Another interesting topic that arose a lot of discussions this year, is regarding the intake of ultra-processed foods and its relation to cancer from an article published in the British Medical Journal. The NHS Behind the Headlines broke it down for you to have a quick read about it.
- Consumption of ultra-processed foods and cancer risk: results from NutriNet-Santé prospective cohort - British Medical Journal;
- Ultra-processed foods linked to cancer - NHS Behind the Headlines;
More recently Examine.com has made a thorough analysis of the evidence of lemon water since it is a topic very much discussed on nutrition consultations.
Do yoghurts have too much sugar?
Still, in recent headlines, there has been some debate about an article, published in the British Medical Journal about the sugar content in yoghurts sold in the UK.
- Evaluation of the nutrient content of yogurts: a comprehensive survey of yogurt products in the major UK supermarkets - British Medical Journal;
Is fresh tuna not recommended as oily fish anymore?
A survey to determine the nutrient composition of fish and fish products has been carried out to provide up-to-date nutrient composition data for these foods...Changes in production methods since previous analysis of fish and fish products suggested that nutrient content might also have changed.
Thus, Public Health England, upon analysing this recent survey, is no longer considering fresh tuna as an oily fish food. Recommendations still stand, people should aim for 2 portions of fish per week, in which 1 of them should be an oily fish product. The difference now is that fresh tuna is no longer considered that 1 portion of oily fish as it does not have enough content of omega-3 fatty acids.
Creatine and its concerns
Creatine supplementation is each day more and more common in the sports field, but some professionals are still worried about its effects. On that note, Examine.com has written an article about the current concerns on this topic addressing the current evidence.
Keeping up with the current news and research on nutrition is not an easy task, but we are here to help!
Please note that we do not share any particular side on any of these news headlines, our goal is simply to inform on what professionals and the news have been discussing about in order to keep you informed and deliver to you the information at the distance of one click.
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