This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. Learn more x


Providing perspectives on recent research into vitamins and nutritionals


The Nutrition News that Moved Us in 2015

By Julia Bird

The end of the year is almost here, and I thought it would be interesting to look back at 2015 and see which nutrition research had the most impact over the past year. There is no definitive way to do this, so I will be experimenting a little with some tools to give the best overview of what has been going on.

The first tool that I am using is Google Trends, which shows some nice little graphs of what people have been searching for over the past decade. If I search for “nutrition”, I can see that an interesting pattern: people search most for nutrition at the start of the year, but interest seems to wane as the year progresses and drop off completely during the last quarter of the year. 2015 was not an exception to this pattern. Interest in “vitamin” and “multivitamin” has been increasing over the past 10 years, although it remained relatively flat in 2015. Growth in “vitamin D” searches has been strong in the period 2005-2010, and stable for the past 5 years.

According to Google, there were no news stories that made an impact on searches for nutrition. So I went to newspaper The Guardian, which appears to be the only one of the few that I sampled that allowed me to view the popularity of a post (I used the number of comments as a proxy for how popular a particular post was), and searched under their “nutrition” heading. The most-commented-on post with 988 reactions was one from February 10 on the lack of evidence behind guidelines on saturated fat consumption. Based on a research paper that is sure to add more fuel to the fire of confusion on whether it is healthy to eat butter, it seems that guidelines on saturated fat consumption issued thirty to fourty years ago were based on evidence that was not particularly strong. The paper fails to mention that techniques such as meta-analysis that combine the results from many trials were not commonly in use at the time, and since then, we have good evidence that replacing saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats reduces cardiovascular disease (see Cochrane review “Effect of cutting down on the saturated fat we eat on our risk of heart disease”). Then, in July, a post on processed food, which has a sentiment closely resembling my own on the subject, attracted 697 comments. And the third most popular article attracted 511 comments: it was on the possible health benefits of a low carbohydrate (ketogenic) diet. The article in the fourth place “Why your bathroom scales are lying to you and how to find your true weight” is an interesting read on how body weight changes from hour to hour.

Using bibliographic database Scopus, I could also search for research articles published in 2015 that had the most number of citations. This particular analysis is a little bit unfair to articles published later in the year, as it normally takes a few months from when a manuscript is first submitted until it is published, therefore anything published since September is unlikely to have been cited. For this reason, I have looked at articles published in both 2014 and 2015. I used the keyword “nutrition”.

The scientific article that has been cited the most was from CDC researchers in the JAMA on the prevalence of childhood obesity in the US, and it has been cited 997 times since February 26, 2014. Most publications in the field of obesity published since this date are likely to go to this paper for some basic statistics on the extent of the problem, and it is understandable why this paper has been so widely cited. The next most cited paper is on the current nutrition topic du jour: the gut microbiome. The authors report on how diet affects microbes in the gut and the potential effects on health. This publication in Nature received 429 citations since January 2014. Not far behind with 365 citations was another publication, this time in Circulation, on the latest heart disease and stroke statistics. This third paper is widely used to demonstrate the extent of heart disease in the US.

There you have it: the most important nutrition moments from 2015. Tomorrow, we will take it one step further by looking into detail at the vitamins. 

You are signed in as:
jlgg September 19, 2017 10:04 AM Oakley Sunglasses prada outlet online ray-ban sunglasses school bags online sale Nike Air Max prada outlet woodbury fake sunglasses kate spade outlet nike shox payless shoes target='_blank' style='color: #000; text-decoration: underline;'> timberland boots Kaufen Nike Air Max 1 prada handbags black friday deals Nike Air Max 1 kanye west shoes salomon sneakers target='_blank' style='color: #000; text-decoration: underline;'> coach australia kate spade outlet timberland australia yeezy boost 350 white snow boots uk ray ban shop Oakley Sunglasses prada sale Jewelry Armoire - Official Air Max 1 Homme yeezy boost 350 shoes payless shoes pandora deutschland Cartier Watches backlink puma shoes hermes outlet under armour michael kors uk online yeezy boost 350 shoes coach outlet online pandora charms sale clearance michael kors Air Jordan Retro 3 coach outlet online kate spade outlet rayban prescription sunglasses michael kors outlet Jared Jewelry - Official spendless shoes hermes outlet pandora bracelets charms Air Jordan 11 Femme pandora rings sunglasses sm Brighton Jewelry - Official pandora uk Nike Air Max Enfant shop mlb homepage keywords Prada Shoes - Official oakley outlet michael kors online softball jerseys pandora australia official chrome hearts swatch watch Adamson puma sneakers moncler jacket ray ban sunglasses north face sale Chaussures pour Femme outlet sale skechers shoes Air Max 90 Femme Air Max 180 ray ban sale Longchamp outlet rayban sunglasses ray ban justin prada outlet online Abercrombie Fitch ray ban frames michael kors handbags Nike Air Jordan enfants Burberry Australia kate spade outlet kate spade polo outlet myhermes parcel shop coach outlet ray-ban glasses ray-Ban sunglasses school bags online payless shoes puma suede Nike Air Max Femme Nike Air Max puma oulet sale Nike Air Max official michael kors Dreamland Jewelry - Official Coach Handbags kate spade Nike Free target='_blank' style='color: #000; text-decoration: underline;'> louis vuitton purse chrome store michael kors bags sunglasses store pandora jewelry puma sneakers black friday yeezy boost 350 pandora sale birkenstock outlet kate spade australia coach australia mcm australia nbastore gel kayano nflshop com tracking ups Adidas Outlet michele watch birkenstock sandals kate spade italy Prada Shoes - Official discount oakley sunglasses coach outlet us chaussures nike Michael Kors Handbags Outlet Sale pandora jewelry uk official coach outlet site coach outlet online louis vuitton The Retail Compliance Association pandora uk ray ban sunglasses Nike Air Jordan Enfants ray ban uk kate spade outlet online Nike Free 3.0 target='_blank' style='color: #000; text-decoration: underline;'> michael kors outlet hot dor Burberry Shirt - Official ray ban outlet michael kors coach outlet online ?m th?c louis vuitton outlet nike running puma australia Nike Air Max Couple pandora charms pandora uk prada outlet moncler us Nike Free clb shoes sale pandora charms pandoracharms louis vuitton us michael kors watches Wholesale Outlet Sale ray ban wayfarer sunglasses prada outlet online evbid yeezy boots 350 fun games for kids pandora charms uk shoes sale michael kors outlet online kate spade coach factory outlet prada outlet sale yeezy shoes under armour stock seiko watches michael kors outlet online oakley sunglasses kate spade wallet outlet Air Jordan 10 prada online pandora sale NIKE Schuhe Shop pandora charms sale Pharmacy Discount Network michael kors coach tennis shoes coach outlet Wedding Rings- Official ray ban online coach bags Nike Blazer Femmes celine outlet online Sunglasses outlet sale ray ban erika michael kors outlet target='_blank' style='color: #000; text-decoration: underline;'> timberland boots Nike Free Run rayban prescription glasses louis vuitton bags chaussure pas cher michael kors purses Wave Prophecy 2 Shoes kate spade bags trazodone100mg burberry bags outlet michael kors outlet birkenstock sandals coach watches Jordan Fusion Femme michael kors Air Jordan Femme ray-ban eyeglasses Nike Air Jordan Enfants Nike Air Jordan Enfants ugg boots Air Max 90 Nike Air Max 2017 canada goose outlet louis vuitton outlet sunglasses louis vuitton outlet online Nike Air Max 90 Nike Air Force Wave Prophecy 2 Shoes pandora jewelry sale louis vuitton bags kate spade outlet Nike Schuhe Damen coach usa online Salomon Speedcross Shoes handbags online sale 80's Fashion pandora uk boulder shoes sew repair breitling watches Nike Air Max 90 Mes coachs outlet Kruz-graphix pandora charms Brighton Jewelry - Official coach outlet online sunglasses puma shoes nike running shoes target='_blank' style='color: #000; text-decoration: underline;'> coach carter hermes belt michael kors outlet online Markenschuhe Online Oyun ugg outlet payless shoes sale puma sneakers online Jewelry Armoire - Official Nike KD 8 prada us kate spade purses ray ban shop pandora rings uk kate spade bags michael kors outlet online Prada Sunglasses - Official balenciaga outlet ugg boots ralph lauren polo chaussures asics femme the beat omega watches Longchamp tote chrome store canada Watches Air Max Enfants burberry australia ray ban sunglasses sale pandora jewelry diesel watches nike huarache shoes Nike Free Run michael kors outlet Nike Air Jordan Homme Air Jordan Enfant chanel bag Air Jordan Homme Nike Shox R3 ray ban wayfarer ray ban sunglasses outlet louis vuitton outlet Zales Jewelry michael kors Air Max Enfants birkenstock canada mens sunglasses pandora outlet Air Jordan Fly 23 snow boots Diamond Rings - Official Prada Bags pandora charms outlet tiffany co Engagement Rings - Official Air Max 180 michael kors us gucci watches puma outlet oakley sunglasses Nike Air Max 2017 burberry scarf ugg uk Air Max 180 black friday kate spade mk outlet online moncler sale Nike Air Max 2017 birkenstock gizeh michael kors outlet Nike Air Max Chase michael kors ray ban outlet michael kors bags Nike Air Max 1 black friday shopping official kate spade website payless shoes Premier Jewelry. - Official Nike Air Max Enfant michael kors shoes michael kors outlet Nike Dunk SB Low Dreamland Jewelry - Official casio watches Chanel Outlet Coach Sunglasses Outlet michael kors outlet kate spade outlet BURBERRYburberry australia ua shoes burberry australia Jimmy Choo Shoes Hermes Outlet Black Friday Sales chrome store Nike Air Max 90 Nike Air Jordan Enfants mode damenschuhe moncler outlet yeezy shoes top sunglasses louis vuitton outlet online fulam shoes Green Cleaned burberry outlet sale coach factory outlet michael kors outlet michael kors michael kors australia official tiffany co Jordan Flight 45 Femme Add Your Link Free moncler outlet birkenstock outlet ugg boots Nike Air Max 2017 Nike Boots timberland shoes Nike Air Jordan Enfants kate spade outlet bags Rolex Watch Nike Schuhe business blog under armour outlet michael kors outlet michael kors outlet online birkenstock Nike Schuhe Herren birkenstock outlet Air Max 95 Nike Air Max 180 coach outlet store coach outlet Nike Free Run Nike Jordans puma outlet online chrome store coach sale canada goose outlet hermes bag under armour shoes Nike Air Jordan Air Max 180 Homme louboutin shoes China wholesale Nike Air Max Promise Rings - Official hermes bag Nike Air Force 1 Homme louis vuitton outlet Prada Outlet pandora rings michael kors outlet hermes belt pandora rings ray ban clubmaster sunglasses school bags on sale Air Max 90 Femme prada outlet online pandora uk michael kors bags Michael Kors Outlet abercrombie canada michael kors outlet online timberland boots pandora rings Kate Spade - Online Sale rolex watch michael kors outlet online ray ban polarized sunglasses payless near me louisvuitton outlet michael kors outlet bags Lisinopril 10mg Us birkenstock sandals Nike Air Jordan Enfants coach handbags sale ray ban sunglasses burberry outlet canada michael kors outlet online payless shoes online Nike Air Max 2017 burberry outlet coach outlet online sale Prada bags Nike Zoom louis vuitton ugg uk michael kors Doxycycline Kay Jewelers - Official ray ban outlet Nike Air Max 90 pas cher france michael kors Premier Jewelry - Official Ray Ban sunglasses michael kors coach factory outlet puma outlet michael kors outlet nike jordan shoes birkenstock sunglasses timberland outlet sunglasses hut kate spade outlet online Jared Jewelry - Official Obat Kuat Sex articles
" Wholesale womens autumn winter clothing
0 Replies » Reply Golden Goose Golden Goose 2.12 Golden Goose Ball Star Golden Goose California Golden Goose Francy Golden Goose May Golden Goose Slide Golden Goose Slide Golden Goose Starter Golden Goose Superstar Golden Goose V Star golden goose golden goose 2.12 golden goose ball star golden goose california golden goose francy golden goose may golden goose mid star golden goose slide golden goose starter golden goose super star golden goose v star golden goose Golden Goose 2.12 Golden Goose Ball Star Golden Goose California Golden Goose Francy Golden Goose May Golden Goose Mid Star Golden Goose Slide Golden Goose Starter Golden Goose Superstar Golden Goose V Star golden goose golden goose 2.12 golden goose ball star golden goose california golden goose francy golden goose may golden goose mid star golden goose running golden goose slide golden goose smash golden goose starter golden goose superstar golden goose v star golden goose golden goose ball star golden goose california golden goose francy golden goose may golden goose mid star golden goose running golden goose slide golden goose starter golden goose superstar golden goose v star golden goose golden goose 2.12 golden goose ball star golden goose california golden goose francy golden goose may golden goose mid star golden goose running golden goose slide golden goose starter golden goose superstar golden goose v star valentino valentino ballerinas valentino boots valentino flat shoes valentino pumps valentino sandals valentino sneakers valentino valentino ballerine valentino borse valentino decollete valentino pochette valentino sandali valentino scarpe valentino stivali valentino valentino bags valentino ballerina valentino flats valentino pumps valentino sandals valentino sneakers balenciaga balenciaga backpacks balenciaga city bags balenciaga clutch bags balenciaga crossbody bags balenciaga shoulder bags balenciaga tote bags isabel marant isabel marant ankle boots isabel marant ballerinas isabel marant bekett sneakers isabel marant boots isabel marant sandals isabel marant sneakers isabel marant wedges ggdb ggdb ball star sneakers ggdb california sneakers ggdb francy sneakers ggdb may sneakers ggdb mid star sneakers ggdb running sneakers ggdb slide sneakers ggdb starter sneakers ggdb superstar sneakers ggdb v star sneakers getkicksonline ADIDAS AIR JORDAN NIKE REEBOK PUMA ASICS NEW BALANCE CONVERSE
0 Replies » Reply
haiwon October 25, 2017 7:19 AM

Introduce me blogging indonesia want to visit on your website and read the contents of article useful for me,
if any time please visit our website
0 Replies » Reply
hamid218 November 13, 2017 1:02 AM target='_blank' style='color: #000; text-decoration: underline;'> target='_blank' style='color: #000; text-decoration: underline;'>

0 Replies » Reply