Study shows diet soda linked to increased risk of stroke

February 21, 2019 | KUOW

Shirley Beresford, a UW professor of epidemiology and core faculty in nutritional sciences is interviewed about a study she co-authored linking diet drinks to the risk of stroke or heart disease. Beresford is also a senior associate dean in the UW School of Public Health and an adjunct professor in health services.

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Amaranth and moringa on the sustainability menu

February 21, 2019 | Footprint

Adam Drewnowski, director of UW’s Center for Public Health Nutrition and nutritional sciences partnered with Knorr and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to author The Future 50 Foods report which identifies 50 highly nutritious, affordable foods that also have a lower impact on the planet.

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WWF and Knorr launch the future 50 foods

February 20, 2019 | World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

What foods are highly nutritious, plant-based, and reduce the environmental impact of our food supply? Adam Drewnowski, a director of UW Center for Public Health Nutrition and nutritional sciences helped co-author this joint report published by Knorr and WWF.

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Knorr, WWF Suggest 50 Future Foods to Fix Our Food System

February 20, 2019 | Sustainable Brands

From naturally pest-resistant grains to vitamin-rich flowers and drought-defying roots, this story highlights a recent report published by Knorr, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and Adam Drewnowski, director at UW’s Center for Public Health Nutrition and nutritional sciences.

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Spot urine sodium-to-potassium ratio predicts stroke risk

February 20, 2019

In an analysis of data from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), UW researchers found that individuals with a urinary sodium-to-potassium ratio greater than 1 was associated with a significant 47% increased risk of stroke.  A urine sodium-to-potassium ratio less than 1 may be related to a clinically relevant reduction in stroke risk and is...

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UW research finds that demographics determine our diet, but how we shop can change the ways stores stock

February 19, 2019 | The Daily

Research findings co-authored by Adam Drewnowski, James Buszkiewicz and Anju Aggarwal are highlighted, explaining how Seattle King County property value surfaced as the driving determinant of diet over the other measured social factors, education and income.

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Diet drinks linked to high risk of stroke, heart attacks

February 14, 2019 | UW School of Public Health

A study says diet drinks such as Diet Coke and diet fruit juice, are linked to an increase risk for stroke, and are particularly associate with blood clots of the small arteries. The new study was co-authored by Shirley Beresford, a senior associate dean, professor of epidemiology and core faculty in nutritional sciences at UW.

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In 10 years, 18 years’ worth of sugar

February 12, 2019 | UW Medicine

Severe obesity in 10 to 11 year olds has now reached an all time high, according to this recent UK study. Dietician Judy Simon, a clinical faculty member in nutritional sciences at the UW, offers practical tips for parents on how to manage their kids’ sugar intake.

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Study: 97% of Seattle soda tax passed on to consumers through higher prices

February 8, 2019 | KOMO News

A new report published by UW School of Public Health researchers estimates that nearly 100 percent of Seattle’s new tax on the distribution of sweetened beverages has been passed on to consumers through higher in-store prices.

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Salad, soda and socioeconomic status: Mapping a social determinant of health in Seattle

February 7, 2019 | Urban@UW

According to new research by faculty in the UW School of Public Health and Nutritional Sciences Program, findings show Seattle residents who live in waterfront neighborhoods tend to have healthier diets compared to those who live along Interstate-5 and Aurora Avenue.

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