When a tobacco user quits smoking, their household is less likely to experience food insecurity in the following year, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) published in Annals of Epidemiology.
Seeing and ending college student hunger
Talking Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza with Jeff Bender
Professor Jeff Bender answers key questions about Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), or bird flu, an extremely contagious viral illness that affects both wild birds and livestock, such as chickens and turkeys.
Household food insecurity during adolescence is a risk factor for future disordered eating and high weight status in young adulthood
PhD candidate and researcher Laura Hooper found that 21% of people who experienced food insecurity during adolescence started binge eating in young adulthood.
University of Minnesota study tests wildlife for SARS-CoV-2 virus
Professor Jeff Bender led a study team that found only white-tailed deer tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and there is currently no evidence the virus can be transmitted to people through handling or eating wild deer.
Margarines now nutritionally better than butter after hydrogenated oil ban
Student Cecily Weber found that margarine and butter-blend products now contain substantially less saturated fat and cholesterol compared to butter, and contain no man-made trans fat.
Severe food insecurity linked with disordered eating behaviors in young people, including binge eating five years later
New research by postdoctoral fellow Vivienne Hazzard shows food insecurity has a lasting harmful effect on the people who experience it.
Switching to plant-centered diet reduces risk of cardiovascular disease for young and middle adults
The study, led by postdoctoral researcher Yuni Choi and Professor David Jacobs, showed that people who most frequently ate nutritionally-rich plant foods, and fewer nutritionally-poor plant foods and unhealthy animal products had a 52% lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Designing online grocery stores to support those striving to eat healthy for weight loss
Professor Lisa Harnack led the study that identified three features online grocery stores could include, such as a “healthy shopping” preference, to support customers.
Are plant-based ground beef alternative products healthier than ground beef?
Professor Lisa Harnack analyzed 37 different plant-based products and found they tend to be good sources of nutrients, such as fiber, folate and iron, but also higher in sodium.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been linked with six unhealthy eating behaviors
A University of Minnesota Medical School and School of Public Health study shows a slight increase in eating disorders, one of the deadliest psychiatric health concerns.
More research needed on how food insecurity affects parent feeding practices
Faculty Katherine Arlinghaus and Melissa Laska say experiences with food insecurity can influence the behaviors and practices parents use to feed their children — and have long-term consequences for everyone.