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September 2012 Media Alert:
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

The following articles are being published in the September 2012 issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN), a publication of the American Society for Nutrition. Full summaries and analyses are available on the ASN website. Links to the articles are below. Articles published in AJCN are embargoed until the article appears online either as in press (Articles in Press) or as a final version. The embargoes for the following articles have expired.


Gastric bypass may decrease chocolate (but not vegetable) consumption in the obese

Obesity researchers report that obese individuals are less willing to "work" for small pieces of chocolate after undergoing gastric bypass surgery.

Miras AD, Jackson RN, Jackson SN, Goldstone AP, Olbers T, Hackenberg T, Spector AC, le Roux CW. Gastric bypass surgery for obesity decreases the reward value of a sweet-fat stimulus as assessed in a progressive ratio task. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2012;96:467-73.

Astrup A. Weight loss produced by gastric bypass surgery: more gut feelings hit the brain. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2012;96:457-8.


Researchers ask if sustainable diets are compatible with nutritious diets

Using mathematical equations and derived values for greenhouse gas emissions, scientists conclude that a nutritious diet can meet international sustainability goals while including meat and dairy products.

Macdiarmid JI, Kyle J, Horgan GW, Loe J, Fyfe C, Johnstone A, McNeill G. Sustainable diets for the future: can we contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by eating a healthy diet? American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2012;96:632-9.

Clonan A, Holdsworth M. The challenges of eating a healthy and sustainable diet. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2012;96:459-60.


Children's consumption of beverages containing low-calorie sweeteners has nearly doubled over the past decade

Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys reveal that national consumption of low-calorie sweeteners has increased dramatically, especially among children.

Sylvetsky AC, Welsh JA, Brown RJ, Vos MB. Low-calorie sweetener consumption is increasing in the United States. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2012;96:640-6.


Research provides additional evidence that alcohol consumption, TV watching, and lack of sleep contribute to expanding national waistline

Swedish researchers report that excessive alcohol consumption may be especially detrimental in terms of obesity risk.

Chapman CD, Benedict C, Brooks SJ, Schiöth HB. Lifestyle determinants of the drive to eat: a meta-analysis. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2012;96:492-7.


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