October 29, 2019

Animal-sourced foods for improved cognitive development

URL: https://academic.oup.com/af/article/9/4/50/5575468 Journal: Animal Frontiers Publication Date: 9/2019 Summary: Animal-sourced foods are the best source of nutrient-rich foods for children aged 6 to 23 mo according to the World Health Organization. Studies on the role of animal-sourced foods on cognitive functions are limited, but consistently show compelling benefits. Animal-sourced food consumption can positively contribute to …

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Sustainable livestock systems to improve human health, nutrition, and economic status

URL: https://academic.oup.com/af/article/9/4/39/5575470 Journal: Animal Frontiers Publication Date: 9/2019 Summary: Sustainable livestock systems contribute to food security, economic and environmental stewardship, and sociocultural needs and are vital for achieving most of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Livestock production contributes to sustainability through use of uncultivable land for food production, conversion of energy and protein sources that cannot …

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Animal source foods for the alleviation of double burden of malnutrition in countries undergoing nutrition transition

URL: https://academic.oup.com/af/article/9/4/32/5575465 Journal: Animal Frontiers Publication Date: 9/2019 Summary: Double burden of undernutrition in children and adults along with high prevalence of obesity-related chronic diseases in adults in developing countries undergoing nutrition transition is an enormous policy challenge. Interventions that promote childhood growth and help maintenance of muscle mass in later life would be the key to …

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The role of livestock products for nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life

URL: https://academic.oup.com/af/article/9/4/24/5575463 Journal: Animal Frontiers Publication Date: 9/2019 Summary: Meat, milk, and eggs are nutrient-rich products that could efficiently boost nutrient-poor diets either as part of the normal diet or if access is increased through interventions. The scientific evidence for the role of livestock products in improving nutrition is limited, especially during the first 1,000 d of …

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Can the digestible indispensable amino acid score methodology decrease protein malnutrition

URL: https://academic.oup.com/af/article/9/4/18/5575466 Journal: Animal Frontiers Publication Date: 9/2019 Summary: The new system for estimating protein quality of human foods, which is called “Digestible Indispensable Amino Acid Score” or DIAAS, allows for calculation of the amino acid quality of food proteins that are based on ileal digestibility rather than total tract digestibility and values for each …

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Protein and muscle health during aging: benefits and concerns related to animal-based protein

URL: https://academic.oup.com/af/article/9/4/12/5575464 Journal: Animal Frontiers Publication Date: 9/2019 Summary: Individuals aged at least 65 years are a fast-growing segment of the population. Age-related loss of muscle mass and strength will continue to have a significant economic impact unless dietary or exercise interventions are implemented. Increasing the ratio of animal-based protein relative to plant-based protein in the …

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The impact of complementary feeding foods of animal origin on growth and the risk of overweight in infants

URL: https://academic.oup.com/af/article/9/4/5/5575462 Journal: Animal Frontiers Publication Date: 9/2019 Summary: Evidence-based consensus holds that the first year of life is critical in obesity programming and unfavorable infant growth patterns, namely, excessive weight gain in relation to length gain or increased weight-for-length Z score, is strongly associated with obesity in young children and adolescents. Given the current …

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