Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #nutrition

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Have you read the @LancetCountdown’s new report on health and climate change? Check out @UHF_groups’ key takeaways 🧵👇
1) Climate change is impacting weather, #ecosystems, and human systems. This poses a threat to human #health. For example, young children, older people, and marginalized communities are more susceptible to health risks associated with high temperatures and #heatwaves.
2) High temperatures can reduce the frequency and duration of physical activity. Without #exercise, people are at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other #NCDs.
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White sugar, honey, and jaggery, 3 different names of the same thing, 'sugar'. The later 2 have some micronutrients but there is a BIG 'but' to consider these 'healthy'. Thread #nutrition
Jaggery is considered a better choice as compare to white/brown sugar because, it contains a small amount of B vitamins & minerals, including calcium, Iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium & sodium. 10 gm Jaggery provides 36 KCAL (minimal protein, no fat, and 8.5g carbs).
Jaggery has a glycemic index (GI) of 84, which makes it a poor dietary choice. Also need to eat a lot of jaggery to get a meaningful amount of these nutrients, which you can get in much greater amounts from other sources.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/08/2021…
An Interview with Zeynep Tufekci about Lessons from the Pandemic and the Crisis of Authority…

#COVID19 #PandemicResponse #authority #consequences #sociology #paywall
Archie Cochrane and the Early Days of Evidence-Based Medicine: Seeing Medicine through the Eyes of Philosophy…

#EvidenceBasedMedicine #philosophy #ArchieCochrane #history
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Thank you so much to @DrPraegers for having me to discuss the effects of plant-based diets on the #gut #microbiome! Here are my slides for all to see! 😃


#medicine #medtwitter #diet #nutrition #GITwitter #GI #guthealth #health
Just as we do things for heart health and brain health, our #microbiome is an organ of its own (the size of a 🥭), so we need to take care of it!
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📢New Featured Articles from @AEPP_AAEA on the 40th Anniversary of @cwae_aaea #DEI #women in #agecon
“How women saved agricultural economics” by @OffuttSusan and @jjmccluskey at…
“How women in agricultural economics expanded the profession's role in #foodsafety and #nutrition” by Laurian Unnevehr, @jacaswell, Jean Kinsey at…
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Thanks to the work of @HEResearch, we now know the impacts and benefits of universal free school meals. Thanks to this thread, you know, too. 🧵
Universal free school meals increase the number of students participating in such programs in nearly all cases, and reduce #foodinsecurity among students and families with lower incomes.
Universal free #schoolmeals improve the quality of diets among students in most circumstances. Strong #nutrition standards ensure the inclusion of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
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Hi! My name is Ali & I’m one half of the @WeAHPs team! As a Dietitian I think it’s very important you fuel yourself for all your #WeActiveChallenge activities 💪

So I’ve put together some general #nutrition tips that I hope you’ll all find helpful 🌈 #AHPsActive

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Remember when it comes to nutrition, diet can be very personal to you. These infographics are designed to provide very general info ℹ️

For specific ethical or medical needs, general nutrition advice may not be applicable to you 💙

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Proteins are made up of amino acids & are the building blocks used to construct cell walls, muscle tissue, hormones & enzymes 🧬

Complete proteins contain a full spectrum of essential aminos, eg. animal based products, soya based and micoproteins (Quorn)

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In this one, a higher dietary share of ultra-processed foods was associated with lower concentrations of serum alpha-tocopherol and inadequate breast milk vitamin E content in lactating women living in Brazil.
"The most frequently consumed ultra-processed foods were breads and biscuits, followed by fats and processed meats...
"...In contrast to other studies, margarine was one of the most frequently consumed ultra-processed foods"
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This one followed a comparative approach to analyse plasma methionine metabolic profile from 11 mammalian species with a longevity ranging from 3.5 to 120 years.
The authors found a species-specific plasma profile for methionine metabolism associated with longevity. Image
This was characterised by:
i) reduced methionine, cystathionine and choline;
ii) increased non-polar amino acids;
iii) reduced succinate and malate;
iv) increased carnitine. ImageImageImage
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Inspired by @PeterHotez #grandrounds, we started a pilot elective to teach #scicomm & debunking #misinformation to @uchipritzker medstudents

Each student selected a myth to debunk & created an infographic with science/#visualart guidance
#medtwitter #scienceupfirst 🧵
Inspired by @tropical_toxic cover art @TIME assignments, @sara_serritella and I are sharing their work here w/permission.
Students could choose any misinformation to debunk. While some chose COVID19, not all did! They also specified their audience.
For those skeptical of government creating vaccines by Zachary Newman MS1:

We have risen to the challenge before and accomplished amazing things through working together. The mRNA vaccines show us at our very best. #Getvaccinated #amazingthings #COVID19vaccine #thisisourshot 3/x
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6 takeaways from @BioLayne on @PeterAttiaMD podcast

#Exercise #fitness #nutrition

1) Exercise is the most important drug we have.

Use it! Don't get bogged down by the details of nutrition.
2) People tend to want to isolate nutrients as good or bad (keto, vegan, etc...).


Context matters.
3) Know what you are optimizing for.

Example: fasting may be good for longevity, but if you're goal is to hit a world record in squat, then it's probably not ideal
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🚨New in @PNASNews! We demonstrate that aquatic #biodiversity directly benefits humanity via nutritional benefits of #seafood.
I’m thrilled to share this: it's a BIG one for me, it’s the product of > 7 years (!) of developing ideas & collecting data.
@mioconnor and I bridge the gap between #biodiversity science and human nutrition science & demonstrate mechanistic links between aquatic #biodiversity and human nutritional well-being in the context of #AquaticFoods. Photo of seafood at at market in Papua New Guinea,  courtesy
We answer one of the most pressing questions in ecology:

Does biodiversity per se (species richness and ecological functional diversity), distinct from the identities and abundance of species enhance human well-being?

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Foods in our #diet can alter the pro-inflammatory vs anti-inflammatory milieu of the intestinal #microbiome.

See 🧵 below for the findings!


#GITwitter #GI #gut #nutrition…
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Breads, legumes, fish and nuts⬇️several pro-inflammatory pathways:
🫓⬇️pathogenic growth factors & endotoxins
🫓⬇️ pathogenic E. coli, Bacteroides fragilis, parabacerioides
🫓⬆️ammonia detoxification pathway
🌰🐟 🍑🥦
Nuts, oily fish, fruit, vegetables & cereals ⬆️short-chain fatty acid producers
🫑⬆️Faecalibacterium prausnitzii, roseburia hominis, and more

Bacteria ferment fiber and pectins to acetate and butyrate.

SCFAs have anti-inflammatory effects on the mucosa!
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"we observed significant associations with insulin secretion. Notably, C-peptide based indices were positively, but insulin-based ones were negatively associated with LDL cholesterol. This was due to an association of LDL cholesterol with insulin clearance."
Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol is associated with insulin secretion (open access)…

#nutrition #diet #MetabolicSyndrome #cholesterol #BloodSugar
- "We detected a significant, positive association between fasting LDL concentrations and C-peptide based estimates for insulin secretion...
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Ferritin may be associated with glucose metabolism disorders and metabolic syndrome even in people without hepatic steatosis or hepatic iron overload.
Hepatic steatosis and hepatic iron overload modify the association of iron markers with glucose metabolism disorders and metabolic syndrome (open access)…

#MetabolicSyndrome #NAFLD #diabetes #InsulinResistance #nutrition #diet
- "serum ferritin concentrations were associated with higher prevalence of IGM, T2DM and MetS as well as higher levels of fasting glucose, 2-h glucose, 2-h insulin, HOMA-IR and HbA1c in the total population independent of inflammatory markers and hepatic enzymes...
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In this one, animal-based food sources elicited greater anabolic responses than plant-based food sources, due to the simultaneous stimulation of whole-body protein synthesis and suppression of protein breakdown.

The magnitude of anabolic response was related to the EAA content. ImageImageImageImage
Metabolic Evaluation of the Dietary Guidelines’ Ounce Equivalents of Protein Food Sources in Young Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial (open access)…

#nutrition #diet #protein #exercise #muscle #strength #lift #GetStrong #hypertrophy #gainz #gains
- "This finding is consistent with other studies indicating that an equivalent amount of EAA intake, regardless of source, induces similar anabolic responses...
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In this one, daily consumed beverages consisted of either pure fructose or sucrose for 7 weeks increased basal hepatic fatty acid synthesis comparably with the LDL particle distribution shifting towards smaller, more atherogenic particles. Image
Fructose- and sucrose- but not glucose-sweetened beverages promote hepatic de novo lipogenesis: A randomized controlled trial (open access)…

#nutrition #diet #NAFLD
But wait, there's more!

a) There was a pure glucose group as well. An increased hepatic FA synthesis was not observed in this group.
b) Unexpectedly, fructose and sucrose increased basal hepatic FA synthesis comparably. Image
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1/ A: Celebrate the mild #flu season & take what we have learned this year to inform future behavior. Harmful germs are not going away. 🦠 Illness from bacteria & viruses that make us sick do not “strengthen” the #immune system & contribute to significant complications & death. Image
2/ The lack of infectious illnesses will not #weaken your #immunesystem. Public health measures to combat #COVID19 including social distancing, masks, & extra hand washing greatly reduced the incidence of some bad microbes that cause common infectious illnesses such as the flu.
3/ More than 15,000 US deaths attributed to the #flu were averted this year. Other common viruses, like rhinoviruses, did not decrease as consistently. #Bacteria & #viruses that cause illness will continue to exist.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/16/2020…
10 Best Non-War History Books of 2020 | RealClearHistory…

#book #history
The Technium: The Shirky Principle…

#shirky #principle
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Sharon Y Irving on ‘early enteral #nutrition: timing is more important than initial volume’

Starting with what is early enteral nutrition... definitions are vague 👇 but generally within 24hrs is recommended

Need to consider the metabolic response of critical illness on #nutrition - this is multi factorial

But it’s key to remember that this response is not predictable, will vary with the illness and hard to assess

The blood flow to the splanchnic & GI tract circulation can be varied during resuscitation and critical illness - all this can lead to impact to the ability to tolerate enteral #nutrition

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Prof. Bettina Vom Dessauer now talks about the #burns patient as a critically ill patient with systemic problems.

Outcomes in #burns patient associated with:
- early admission to hospital
- care in a specialised burns unit
- control of infections
- early nutrition

These children are often healthy before the injury and this results in the whole homeostasis being altered

The pathophysiology of #burns patients is multi systemic and occur at a cellular level

What we see clinically is distributive shock.

#PedsICU #WFPICCS20 #physiology
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On now #ResponsibleMining #SDGs via @UDelaware @saleem_ali @PactWorld @RMF_foundation @CCSI_Columbia with +1000 strong community of practice on the webinar 👏🏽👏🏽
.@ECA_OFFICIAL's Antonio Pedro notes that in #COVID context, discussion on #ASM, #SDGs cannot afford to be neglected.
.@J_McQuilken from @PactWorld Mines to Market program speaks to #ASM impact on #SDGs 2,3 & 6. #Nutrition & Healthy Lives.
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