We are pleased to announce the winner of the British Journal of Nutrition Paper of the Year award is Chisato Nagata, Keiko Wada, Michiyo Yamakawa, Kie Konishi, Yuko Goto, Sachi Koda, Fumi Mizuta and Takahiro Uji, with their paper: “Intake of starch and sugars and total and cause-specific mortality in a Japanese community: the Takayama Study" British Journal of Nutrition (2019), 122, 820–828).

The winning paper was selected by an external panel of experts from a short-list drawn up by the BJN Deputy Editors. 

Using data from a long-term prospective study, Professor Nagata’s paper describes a careful analysis of the relationships between types of dietary carbohydrate and mortality risk in a cohort of the general public in Japan. Importantly, they show that higher intakes of starch and low intake of sugars – including glucose, fructose and sucrose – may favour longevity in Japanese men. 

An animated video abstract will be produced to demonstrate the research and you can access the shortlisted papersand winning article for free until 31 May 2020. 

Congratulations to Professor Nagata and colleagues!