In a recent study published in Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases, researchers assessed the association between consumption of ultra-processed food and dietary nutrient profiles. Study: Potential reductions in ultra-processed food consumption substantially improve population cardiometabolic-related dietary nutrient profiles in eight countries. Image Credit: meigav/Shutterstock Background Cardiometabolic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, stroke, coronary heart disease, hyperlipidemia, and other cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are major causes of death and premature chronic disability. The World Health Organization (WHO) has acknowledged that diet is one […]

The eating habits of today’s generation differ significantly from those of previous generations. The older generation, in comparison to the millennials, were more interested in eating home-cooked meals. Our eating habits have shifted considerably within a few decades, with our diets becoming nearly unrecognizable from those of our grandparents and great-grandparents. Despite understanding a lot about eating well, the current generation consumes an incredibly unhealthy diet and skips traditional meals. Though people are more concerned about consuming nutritious meals today than they were […]

Statement by Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of IFAD Rome, 3 March 2022 — At IFAD we are following the situation in Ukraine with a heavy heart. We deplore the loss of life and displacement of populations, and we join the call of the UN Secretary General to end military operations, restore peace and protect human rights. Conflict and hunger are closely intertwined — when one escalates, the other usually follows. As in any crisis, it is the poorest and most […]

The absence of grocery stores in west Louisville made Shauntrice Martin get her hands dirty to give her community what she said it’s needed for decades. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In Louisville, a distance of around 13 miles could mean the difference of about a decade of life, according to local health data. But one woman in west Louisville is working to close that gap. That woman is Shauntrice Martin, the owner of Black Market KY in west Louisville. You can […]