Spotlight on Malnutrition Month 2021: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Addresses Condition that Affects Many Hospitalized Seniors

During September, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Spotlight on Malnutrition Month 2021 will highlight initiatives that enable registered dietitian nutritionists and other health care providers help alleviate a condition that affects many seniors, especially those in hospitals and long-term care facilities.

International Group of Scientists Explain the Advantages of Using Metabolic Engineering to Address Hidden Hunger

In a perspective paper, “Multiplying the efficiency and impact of biofortification through metabolic engineering,” published in Nature Communications, an international team of scientists, led by Ghent University, explain how plant genetic engineering can help to sustainably address micronutrient malnutrition.

Vitamin D Boosts Chances of Walking After Hip Fracture

Senior citizens who are not vitamin D deficient have a better chance of walking after hip fracture surgery, according to a Rutgers-led study. The findings in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggest that vitamin D deficiency could limit mobility in older adults, said senior author Sue Shapses, a professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

More than one in three low- and middle-income countries face both extremes of malnutrition: Twin presence of obesity and undernutrition reflects shifts in food systems

A new approach is needed to help reduce undernutrition and obesity at the same time, as the issues become increasingly connected due to rapid changes in countries’ food systems. This is especially important in low- and middle-income countries, according to a new four-paper report published in The Lancet.