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Weight loss
Benefits of intermittent fasting questioned
Published April 22, 2024
Both time-restricted eating and regularly planned meals led to similar weight loss results in study, suggesting total calories may be more important than meal timing
Fact or fiction?
Experts take on top food myths
Published Spring 2023
Navigating today's conflicting nutrition advice can be confusing. Johns Hopkins Magazine turned to a panel of Hopkins experts for the truth—the science-backed, evidence-based, fact-checked truth—behind some common food myths. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Climate impact labels could affect fast food selections
Published Jan 5, 2023
Participants of a new study who were shown climate impact labels on a sample menu often chose the more sustainable option, highlighting the potential for labeling in fast food as an effective way to promote sustainability and nutritional choices
One size doesn't fit all: An AI approach to creating healthy personalized diets
Published Nov 17, 2022
A Johns Hopkins systems engineer's new method will allow patients to determine an achievable diet to improve their health and better manage negative symptoms
Public Health
Food insecurity amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Published July 8, 2022
The pandemic has exacerbated food insecurity concerns while also interrupting critical data gathering efforts to assess food insecurity in vulnerable populations
Higher selenium and manganese levels during pregnancy may protect babies from future high blood pressure
Published June 29, 2021
Manganese may also protect against the hypertensive effect of the heavy metal cadmium
Many U.S. consumers eating less meat
Published Sept 12, 2018
Survey respondents cite health concerns, cost as reasons for reducing meat consumption
No more cheat days
Published Fall 2018
Clinical trials of nutrition and diets are often complicated by the simple fact that study participants might not adhere to the rules of the study. What if there were a way to change that? / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Cheating on your diet? This blood test can tell
Published Sept 4, 2018
Blood metabolites differed strongly between treatment and control groups in clinical trial of popular DASH diet
Nutrition and mental health
Processed meats linked with manic episodes
Published July 24, 2018
In analysis of people with and without psychiatric disorders, nitrates found in jerky, hot dogs, salami, and other meats found to contribute to mania