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Nutrient Composition

Maternal Dietary Choline Status Influences Brain Grey and White Matter Development in Young Pigs 21/03/2018

Abstract Background Choline is an essential nutrient that is pivotal to proper brain development. Research in animal models suggests that perinatal choline deficiency influences neuron development in...

Macular Xanthophylls Are Related to Intellectual Ability among Adults with Overweight and Obesity 20/03/2018

Abstract Excess adiposity or obesity has been inversely related to cognitive function and macular xanthophyll status. However, whether the neuroprotective effects of macular xanthophylls on cognitive...

Iodine as Essential Nutrient during the First 1000 Days of Life 27/02/2018

Abstract Iodine is an essential micronutrient incorporated into thyroid hormones. Although iodine deficiency can lead to a broad spectrum of disorders throughout life, it is most critical in the...

Mineral content of eggs differs with hen strain, age, and rearing environment 16/02/2018

Abstract Egg nutrient quality is strongly influenced by hen diet but is also affected by rearing environment, hen strain, and hen age. The objective of the current study was to determine the effect...

British eggs: Back on the menu for all 13/02/2018

Abstract This article updates the latest guidance and research on the suitability of eggs as a good source of nutrition for particular population groups. This follows the publication of two important...

A systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression of the effect of protein supplementation on resistance training-induced gains in muscle mass and strength in healthy adults 19/01/2018

Abstract Objective  We performed a systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression to determine if dietary protein supplementation augments resistance exercise training (RET)-induced gains in...

Delayed conception in women with low-urinary iodine concentrations: a population-based prospective cohort study 11/01/2018

Abstract Study Question Is iodine deficiency associated with decreased fecundability? Summary Answer Moderate to severe iodine deficiency is associated with a 46% decrease in fecundability. What is...

Maternal choline supplementation during the third trimester of pregnancy improves infant information processing speed: a randomized, double-blind, controlled feeding study 07/12/2017

ABSTRACT  Rodent studies demonstrate that supplementing the maternal diet with choline during pregnancy produces life-long cognitive benefits for the offspring. In contrast, the two experimental...

Eggs early in complementary feeding increase choline pathway biomarkers and DHA: a randomized controlled trial in Ecuador 01/11/2017

Abstract Background Choline status has been associated with stunting among young children. Findings from this study showed that an egg intervention improved linear growth by a length-for-age z score...

Consumption of whole eggs promotes greater stimulation of postexercise muscle protein synthesis than consumption of isonitrogenous amounts of egg whites in young men 04/10/2017

Abstract Background: Protein in the diet is commonly ingested from whole foods that contain various macro- and micronutrients. However, the effect of consuming protein within its natural whole-food...