Nutrition articles

15 trending nutrition research articles of 2021

The year 2021 is coming to an end, review some trending research articles on nutrition in the four ASN journals: The Nutrition Diary, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Advances in nutritionand Current developments in nutrition. Here are 15 articles that have been mentioned the most in the news and on social media this year.


Meat consumption and risk of incident dementia: a cohort study of 493,888 UK Biobank participants

The American Journal of Clinical NutritionVolume 114, Number 1, July 2021, Pages 175-184, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqab028

This article was mentioned in 83 media and tweeted 506 times! yahoo | Men’s health | msn

Usual use of vitamin D supplements and risk of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection: a prospective study from the UK Biobank

The American Journal of Clinical NutritionVolume 113, Number 5, May 2021, Pages 1275-1281, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqaa381

This article has been tweeted over 1,600 times!

Growth, body composition and cardiovascular and nutritional risk of children aged 5 to 10 following a vegetarian, vegan or omnivorous diet

The American Journal of Clinical NutritionVolume 113, Number 6, June 2021, Pages 1565-1577, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqaa445

Mentioned in 30 media and more than 1,110 times on Twitter! Medium | Medical XPress

Cardiovascular symptoms affect habitual coffee drinking habits

The American Journal of Clinical NutritionVolume 114, Number 1, July 2021, Pages 214-219, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqab014

Covered in 87 reports and 9 blogs. Sci-News | MDedge | ScienceDaily

Associations of unprocessed and processed meat consumption with mortality and cardiovascular disease in 21 countries [Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) Study]: a prospective cohort study

The American Journal of Clinical NutritionVolume 114, Number 3, September 2021, Pages 1049–1058, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqaa448

Read a summary of this research on nutrition.org.

This research was tweeted by over 500 accounts, cited in 2 Wikipedia articles and 51 news outlets. Meat on Wikipedia | Eat this, not that! | Endocrinology Advisor

Higher mushroom consumption is associated with lower cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

Advances in nutritionVolume 12, Number 5, September 2021, Pages 1691–1704, https://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmab015

This research was mentioned in 77 news stories. Medical XPress | Cancer today | Medical file

Using an erythrocyte fatty acid fingerprint to predict all-cause mortality risk: the Framingham Offspring Cohort

The American Journal of Clinical Nutritionvolume 114, issue 4, October 2021, pages 1447–1454, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqab195

Covered in 6 blogs and 57 media. PsyBlog | Better nutrition | yahoo

Avocado consumption, abdominal adiposity and oral glucose tolerance in overweight and obese people

The Nutrition DiaryVolume 151, Number 9, September 2021, Pages 2513–2521, https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxab187

This research was mentioned in 66 reports and 6 blogs. SEG SmartBrief | Eat this, not that! | Euroweekly

Consumption of ultra-processed foods among American adults from 2001 to 2018

The American Journal of Clinical Nutritionnqab305, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqab305

Tweeted by 71 accounts and mentioned by 59 outlets. @AJCNutrition | news hub | MedicalXpress

Children’s daily energy expenditure does not decline with market integration and is not linked to adiposity in the Amazon

The Nutrition Diaryvolume 151, issue 3, March 2021, pages 695–704, https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxaa361

Covered in 47 stories and mentioned by 96 Tweeters. StarTribune | The New York Times | Bioengineer.org

Close up of whole wheat grains
Close up of whole wheat grains

Whole and Refined Grain Consumption and Longitudinal Changes in Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in the Framingham Offspring Cohort

The Nutrition DiaryVolume 151, Number 9, September 2021, Pages 2790–2799, https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxab177

Read a summary of this article on nutrition.org.

Mentioned in 75 reports and 6 blogs. Consumer Reports | Health Line | Doctor’s Weekly

High LDL cholesterol on a low-carb diet: evidence for a “lean mass hyper-responder” phenotype

Current developments in nutritionnzab144, https://doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzab144

Mentioned on Twitter by 626 accounts and in 5 videos. See the author’s video summary of the study.

Perspective: Is the glycemic index important for weight loss and obesity prevention? Review of evidence on ‘fast’ versus ‘slow’ carbs

Advances in NutritionVolume 12, Number 6, November 2021, Pages 2076–2084, https://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmab093

Covered in 38 news outlets and mentioned by 128 Tweeters. Yahoo Lifestyle | Business Intern

Behavioral characteristics and self-reported health status in 2029 adults consuming a “carnivore diet”

VSCurrent developments in nutritionVolume 5, Number 12, December 2021, nzab133, https://doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzab133

This research was mentioned on Twitter by 512 accounts.

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The carbohydrate-insulin model: a physiological perspective on the obesity pandemic

The American Journal of Clinical NutritionVolume 114, Number 6, December 2021, Pages 1873–1885, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqab270

This research was mentioned on Twitter more than 1,500 times and covered by 126 news outlets. NewScientist | Prevention | MedScape

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