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.
Professor Lisa Harnack led the study that identified three features online grocery stores could include, such as a “healthy shopping” preference, to support customers.
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.
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.
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.
Lead researcher Nicole Larson says the study results reveal a need to expand food assistance benefits for people ages 18-26 years old, reduce barriers to safely purchasing healthy foods, and other measures.
Student Kelly Olzenak (MPH ’19) looked at the product nutrition information found on 12 grocery shopping sites and found the ease of finding and reading it varied greatly.
PhD student Yuni Choi found that study participants with the greatest increase in plant-centered diet quality scores had a 48% lower risk of Type 2 diabetes compared to those who did not alter their diet.
The findings of the study by PhD students Jessica Friedman and Junia N. de Brito will help clinicians and policymakers improve their understanding of how the pandemic is affecting the health of mothers and connect women and their families with community resources and support.
The study was completed by researcher Nicole Larson prior to the economic disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, which likely has increased the extent and severity of food insecurity in the U.S.
The study led by PhD student Laura Hooper surveyed a group of diverse, low socioeconomic status adolescents and found that 39% experienced household food insecurity and 43% reported disordered eating.
The study led by PhD student So Yun Yi found that sugar intake over a 20-year period was related to the existence of fat volumes around the heart and abdomen later in life.