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It's been a busy month...

Oct 31, 2019 11:33:58 AM / by Lauren Gibson posted in Events, Research, Dietary assessment, Team, Healthcare

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There's been lots of great nutrition and diet conferences this October, and Janet's been at quite a few!

Over the past month Prof Janet Cade's been busy discussing the importance of accurate, valid and reliable dietary assessment tools at a number of events and conferences including: FENS, BDA Health and Nutrition and Wheat-Health. Read on to find out more.

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Advisory Group Meeting

Sep 30, 2019 4:07:56 PM / by Lauren Gibson posted in Research, myfood24, Dietary Assessment Ltd, Teaching, Healthcare

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We recently held our second advisory group meeting to discuss our continued development of myfood24 in a variety of areas. Our panel includes experts in the fields of nutrition and dietetics, public health, psychology and a patient representative. We work collaboratively to help better understand the ways in which myfood24 can support a whole range of disciplines and individuals. 

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Calls for stronger national diet surveys

Nov 20, 2018 3:23:00 PM / by Lauren Gibson posted in Events, Research

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We need to "strengthen and expand nationally representative diet and nutrition surveys" 

Prof Janet Cade emphasised this statement from the WHO European Food and Nutrition Action Plan (2014) at the IV World Congress of Public Health Nutrition and XII Congress of the Spanish Society for Community Nutrition - NUTRIMAD 2018, held in Madrid in October 2018. 

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myfood24 for use in gestational diabetes

Oct 24, 2018 3:53:00 PM / by Lauren Gibson posted in Diabetes, Research

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A recent study published aimed to improve the dietary habits of women with gestational diabetes using myfood24

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) occurs in 1 in 20 pregnancies and typically affects women in their third trimester. Many hormonal changes occur in pregnancy, in particular insulin-resistant hormones such as oestrogen and progesterone increase, causing elevated blood glucose levels. In order to deal with increased blood glucose, the body needs to produce more insulin.

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High sugar content of UK yogurts revealed

Sep 26, 2018 4:11:00 PM / by Lauren Gibson posted in Research

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Researchers at the University of Leeds and Surrey have recently found that many yogurts, particularly those aimed towards children, contain high levels of sugar.

The team analysed the nutritional value of 921 products sold in 5 of the major UK supermarkets. Products were split into 8 categories: children’s (n=101), dairy alternatives (n=38), dessert (n= 161), drinks (n=70), flavoured (n=79), fruit (n=317), natural/Greek (n=61) or organic (n=71).

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