This month’s featured paper is from Proceedings of The Nutrition Society and is entitled Gut microbiota in older subjects: variation, health consequences and dietary intervention prospects. Composed of trillions of microbes, the gut microbiota is a diverse ecosystem residing in the healthy human intestine, and collectively known as the gut microbiota.
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Many parents of pre-schoolers report difficulty in getting their child to eat vegetables. Parents use a broad variety of ways to influence what their young child eats. Some of the ways they select have the desired effect (i.e. effective vegetable parenting practices), while some do not (i.e. ineffective vegetable parenting practices).
The age of the population is shifting with an estimate that, by 2050, the global elderly population will have risen to 1.5 billion people. Even developing countries will see this shift as nutrition, medication and sanitation improve and birth rates decrease.
We’ve all seen the television programmes where compulsive eaters graze their way through the day without realising what, when or how much they have eaten. Munching on a cookie here, a doughnut there, supplemented by a few chocolate bars and cans of fizzy drink in between highly calorific ready meals or takeaways.
In a unique collaboration the Nutrition Society has teamed up with the European Bioinformatics Institute to offer nutrition scientists and researchers a new workshop to understand how to access the huge databases provided by the EBI.
Dr Graham Horgan is Principal Consultant for Human Health and Nutrition, Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland, Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health at the University of Aberdeen.
The Nutrition Society's 'Scientific Writing for Publication' training workshop was a runaway success at the 6th African Nutrition Epidemiology Conference (ANEC VI) in Accra, Ghana.
The prestigious Nutrition Society Cuthbertson award supports our overall objective to advance the scientific study of nutrition and its application to the maintenance of human and animal health. We want to recognise and reward scientists who are making a difference in clinical nutrition and/or metabolism research that focuses on enhancing scientific evidence in nutritional management and in pa