Original Center articles, news, research studies and events for the week of October 17, 2023
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𝗙𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗔𝘀 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗢𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀
• Food and Its Uses: Spinach (foodmedcenter.org)
• Ultra Processed Food Panel Discussion Recording on YouTube Dr. Marion Nestle (NYU Food and Nutrition Expert), Dr. Kevin Hall (National Institutes of Health), and Dr. Fang Fang Zhang (Tufts Nutrition Expert)

𝗙𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗔𝘀 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸𝗹𝘆 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝗗𝗶𝗴𝗲𝘀𝘁
• FDA Faces Pressure to Act Nationwide on Red Dye in Food (NPR)
• Milkshake Neuroscience: How the Brain Nudges Us Toward Fatty Foods (Nature)
• Should Red Wine Be Removed From the Mediterranean Diet? (Harvard TH Chan School Public Health)
• Blue Zone Diets and Plant-Based Nutrition Prescribed for South African Medical Curricula (Nutrition Insight)
• Industry Funded Studies of the Week: Nuts and More Nuts (Food Politics)
• UK Report Reveals ‘Significant’ Cost of Food Fraud (Food Safety News)
• California’s Ban on Red Food Dye Puts F.D.A.’s Food Policies on the Spot (NY Times)
• Beyond the Label: Why Bee Pollen Might Outshine Your Multivitamin (USA Today)
• Spicy Food Might Burn in the Moment, but It Likely Won’t Harm Your Health in the Long Term (The Conversation)
• 5 Things: Chicago Medicine Uses Purchase Roundups to Support Its Food Pantries (Food Management)
• The Rise and Rise of the Avocado (Produce Business)
• Evaluation of Food Security Status, Psychological Well-Being, and Stress on BMI and Diet-Related Behaviors Among a Sample of College Students (Public Health)
• Falling Folate Levels Sound Alarm for Urgent UK Food Fortification (News Medical)
• What Foods Are Good for a High Fiber Diet? (Medical News Today)
• Flaxseed and Sprouted Lentil Seeds as Functional Ingredients in the Development of Nutritionally Fortified “Clean-Label” Gluten-Free Breads- Food Hydrocolloids for Health (Food Hydrocolloids for Health)
• Lower Intakes of Key Nutrients Are Associated with More School and Workplace Absenteeism in US Children and Adults: A Cross-Sectional Study of NHANES 2003–2008 (Nutrients)
• The Links between Food Components, Dietary Habits and Gut Microbiota Composition (Foods)
• Lifestyle Variation among the Elderly: Do Nutritional Knowledge and Diet Quality Differ When the Other Lifestyle Components Are Similar? (Life)
• Celiac Disease: Mechanisms and Emerging Therapeutics (Trends in Pharmacological Sciences)
• Omega Watch: Researchers Develop New Blood Test for Measuring Levels of Critical Omega-3 Fatty Acids (EurekAlert!)
• Jet Lag Disorder Associated With Shift Work Can Lead To Brain Changes Increasing Appetite (EurekAlert!)


Food as Medicine Summit: Treating Disease
Save The Date: November 15, 2023

𝘍𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘈𝘴 𝘔𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘦
• How Instacart Is Delivering the Next Healthcare Disruption (Becker’s Health It)
• Adoption and Implementation of Produce Prescription Programs for Under-Resourced Populations: Clinic Staff Perspectives (Nutrition)
• Comparison of Effectiveness regarding a Culinary Medicine Elective for Medical Students in Germany Delivered Virtually versus In-Person (Nutrients)

𝘛𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 (𝘔𝘢𝘺𝘣𝘦)
• Mental Health Monday: How Food Can Affect Your Mental Health (NBC Chicago)
• Why I Eat Smarter Now That I’m Older (The Washington Post)
• Food Sequencing: How the Order In Which You Eat Your Food Can Affect Blood Sugar (Health)
• Managing Your Diabetes Diet: A Look at Nutrition (Yale Medicine)
• Diet and Liver Health; Gut Microbiome and Cardiometabolic Disease (Medpage Today)
• The Food-Eczema Connection: What You Need to Know About Diet and AD (Everyday Health)
• Pathological Manifestations of Gluten-Related Neuro-Psychiatric Disorders and the Impact of Gluten-Free Diet in a Pediatric Age Group: A Systematic Review (Cureus)
• We’re Trying Vitamin B1 for Help in Treating Parkinson’s Disease (Parkinson’s News Today)
• Nutrition Interventions for Polycystic Kidney Disease (Renal and Urology News)
• Bioactive Natural Products for Breast Cancer Chemoprevention and Treatment (Current Bioactive Compounds)
• The Effect of Prosthetic Rehabilitation With or Without Dietary Advice on Nutritional Status in Elderly Patients: A Systematic Review (Aging Clinical and Experimental Research)
• Antiobesity Effect of Lactiplantibacillus plantarum Fermented Barley Extracts via the Interactions with Gut Microbiota of the Obese Adult Humans (Hindawi)
• Breast and Formula Milk and Early Puberty Onset (Children)
• Adherence to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Eating Pattern Reduces the Risk of Head and Neck Cancer in American Adults Aged 55 Years and Above: A Prospective Cohort Study (The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging)
• Causal Relationship Between Dietary Factors and Breast Cancer Risk: A Mendelian Randomization Study (Heliyon)
• B12 Deficiency: A Hidden Trigger of Inflammation? (EurekAlert!)

𝘋𝘪𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘏𝘦𝘳𝘣𝘢𝘭 𝘚𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴
• ‘Gas Station Heroin’ Banned in 9 States. What Is Tianeptine and Why Is It Dangerous? (Miami Herald)
• Omega-3 Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids: Metabolism and Health Implications (Progress in Lipid)
• Lifestyle Modifications and the Efficacy of Dietary Supplements among Hypertensive Patients at The University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (Researchers Journal of Science and Technology)
• Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Long COVID: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials (Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease)
• A Descriptive Survey Study in Endocrinology Clinic: Evaluation of the Use of Natural Products (Current Medical Research and Opinion)
• Medicinal Patterns of Vines Used in Chinese Herbal Medicine: A Quantitative Study (Journal of Ethnopharmacology)
• Omega-3 Discovery Moves Us Closer to ‘Precision Nutrition’ for Better Health (EurekAlert!)

• Haunting but Healthy Halloween Treats (Forks Over Knives)
• Our 20+ Best Apple Recipes of All Time (Eating Well)
• White Beans and Asparagus With Charred Lemon (NY Times Cooking)

𝘍𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘗𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘺 (𝘪𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 NYC Food Policy Center)
• The Global Child Nutrition Foundation Enriches Children’s Well-Being (nycfoodpolicy.org)
• New Grocer Turns Food Swamp Into Hub for Healthy Food Options on Detroit’s East Side (CBS News)
• New York Has Issued 14 New Food Cart Permits. 10,000 Vendors Want Them. (NY Times)

𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘍𝘰𝘳𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥
• Inflammatory and Intestinal Permeability Biomarkers in Healthy Participants on Long Term Vegan, Vegetarian, Omnivore and Low-Carbohydrate High-Fat Diet (Scientific Reports)
• Should Women of Childbearing Age Eat a Plant-Based Diet? (Medscape)
• Eleven Madison Park’s Daniel Humm Describes the Shift to Plant-Based Fine Dining (Barron’s)
• Are Diners Souring on Plant-Based Meat Analogues at Restaurants? (Restaurant Dive)

𝗥𝗲𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁: 𝗙𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗮𝘀 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗲
• There is overwhelming evidence demonstrating the impact of food and diet on health, specifically among food-related diseases. Whether or not a poor diet can cause damage to the body should no longer be debated, as evidence supports the potential causal relationships between dietary factors and diet-related diseases such as ischemic heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. While diet has the potential to cause disease, it is also capable of building, maintaining, and restoring health. The report, written in conjunction with the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center, aims to bridge the gap between traditional medicine and the use of food as medicine in the prevention and treatment of disease.
• Access the Food As Medicine Report HERE.