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More than two-thirds of older adults are managing more than one chronic disease. Despite this rising trend, adults today are tuning into their health and turning to nutrition to do so, according to a new study by the International Food Information Council and supported by Abbott.

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“Darling, I love you, but give me Park Avenue.” The famous line from the theme song of Green Acres perfectly describes my desire to never move too far from a city. There’s always something to do and lots of great restaurants, and it’s pretty easy to get from one place to the other. But cities have...
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We’re back with another installment of Sound Science, the forum where we spotlight quality research studies and scientific conclusions that may have flown under your radar. This time, we take a peek at the peer-reviewed literature on polyunsaturated fatty acids and heart health. The big, fat debate...
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If you’re looking for ways to reduce the calories, carbohydrates and sugars from your diet, then you’re not alone. Low-calorie sweeteners are one option many people turn to, but conflicting information about them has left other people sour. On this edition of DataDish we speak with Dr. Richard...
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Food safety is often top-of-mind for consumers when making food purchases in stores and restaurants. Some of us are even proactive in our safety efforts by following news of food recalls and diligently using safe food-handling practices. But beyond those basics, our IFIC Foundation research team...
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If you’re a parent, you’re probably accustomed to your children asking, “Is dinner ready yet?” from the moment you begin preparing a meal to the moment it’s on the table. If you’re not a parent, you can surely admit to asking your mom or dad these same questions at some point growing up. While it...
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Protein is one of the three ways we get calories. But it’s much more than that, a fact that research continues to reveal. Among other things, eating enough protein help us feel full longer, and provides other essential vitamins and minerals that can support strong bones and a healthy immune system...
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Welcome to Gut Check, our running series where we explore how the food we eat is connected to our gut microbiome. We recently took a look at how low-calorie sweeteners impact the microbes living in our gut (I’ll summarize here: we still don’t know if, or how, they do). In this article we’re taking...
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For the last installment in our milk series, we thought it would be a good idea to dive into coconut milk. Plus, you might want to get an early start on celebrating World Coconut Day (Sept. 2). Even if you don’t celebrate, you may have noticed that this tropical beverage has grown quite a bit in...
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If you know me at all, you know the only thing I really want to do in this life: travel the world. I usually find any excuse to ask someone, “So where’s your dream travel destination?” -- because I care but also because I’m hoping I’ll hear a place that’s not already on my list. What’s a place on...
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Are carbohydrates your friend or foe? Given all the conflicting information you may be hearing about carbs, sometimes it’s hard to know. The truth is that we need carbohydrates in our diet and that not all carbohydrates (and carbohydrate-containing foods) are created equal. That doesn’t mean we can...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2018 Download the full report Survey: Nearly Half of U.S. Consumers Avoid GMO Foods; Large Majority Primarily Concerned About Human Health Impact  Proposed Federal Bioengineered (BE) Foods Disclosure Suggests Lower Consumer Acceptance, Less Willingness to Pay Under...
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The IFIC Foundation’s Ali Webster, PhD, RD, and Alyssa Ardolino, RD, were among the attendees at Nutrition 2018, the American Society for Nutrition’s annual conference. Nutrition 2018 brought together researchers, science communicators, registered dietitians, industry professionals, government...
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Snacking is a fact of life for most of us. Research shows that, in America, about 25 percent of our daily calories come from snacks. Despite their ubiquity, snacks have developed a bit of a bad rap. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) warn against eating too many snack foods and...
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What makes you pick one type of cereal, juice, bread or milk over another while you are shopping? Purchases we make can be influenced by a variety of factors, with some having more influence than others.  Our 2018 Food and Health Survey has uncovered various insights on what drives people when they...

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