Navigation Links
Price of lower-calorie foods rising drastically, researchers find
Date:12/5/2007

As food prices rise, the costs of lower-calorie foods are rising the fastest, according to a University of Washington study appearing in the December issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. As the prices of fresh fruit and vegetables and other low-calorie foods have jumped nearly 20 percent in the past two years, the UW researchers say, a nutritious diet may be moving out of the reach of some American consumers.

UW researchers Dr. Adam Drewnowski, director of the Center for Public Health Nutrition, and Dr. Pablo Monsivais, a research fellow in the center, studied food prices at grocery stores around the Seattle area in 2004. They found that the foods which are less energy-dense -- generally fresh fruits and vegetables -- are much more expensive per calorie than energy-dense foods -- such as those high in refined grains, added sugars, and added fats.

When the researchers surveyed prices again in 2006, the found that the disparity in food prices only worsened with time. Lower-calorie foods jumped in price by about 19.5 percent in that two-year period, while the prices of very calorie-rich foods stayed stable or even dropped slightly, the researchers found. The general rate of food price inflation in the United States was about 5 percent during that period, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

"That the cost of healthful foods is outpacing inflation is a major problem," said Drewnowski. "The gap between what we say people should eat and what they can afford is becoming unacceptably wide. If grains, sugars and fats are the only affordable foods left, how are we to handle the obesity epidemic""

Research conducted by Drewnowski and others at the UW Center for Obesity Research had previously shown that per calorie food costs were much higher for fresh produce and other recommended foods than for fats and sweets. Those studies were based on prevailing food prices in the United States and in Europe.


'/>"/>
Contact: Justin Reedy
jreedy@u.washington.edu
206-543-3620
University of Washington
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Agriculture experts meet in Beijing to examine impacts of food prices and climate change on farmers
2. Rising food prices threaten worlds poor people
3. Corazonas Foods and Brandeis University partner to create cholesterol-reducing snacks
4. Foods, not specific nutrients, may be key to good health
5. European Union forests expanding, absorbing carbon at surprisingly high rate: study
6. Researchers identify proteins involved in new neurodegenerative syndrome
7. Texas researchers and educators head for Antarctica
8. MGH researchers describe new way to identify, evolve novel enzymes
9. University of Pennsylvania researchers develop formula to gauge risk of disease clusters
10. U of MN researchers discover noninvasive diagnostic tool for brain diseases
11. U of Minnesota researchers discover noninvasive diagnostic tool for brain diseases
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/21/2014)... Nine researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC ... World,s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014," a comprehensive ... a web resource for science metrics and research performance ... the most influential "are performing and publishing work that ... their science," according to a Thomson Reuters statement. Researchers ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... heard of the water window? It consists of radiations ... not absorbed by the water in biological tissues. New ... coherent radiations within the water window. These could be ... high-contrast image of the biological samples or to be ... identifies the physical mechanism needed to efficiently generate the ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... connectors, designed by an international standards process, will be ... to an invited review published in the OnlineFirst version ... ), the official journal of the American Society for ... greatly reduce the occurrence of misconnection that can be ... which are used to join medical devices, components, and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):BIDMC researchers named among 'the most influential scientific minds' 2BIDMC researchers named among 'the most influential scientific minds' 3Water window imaging opportunity 2New feeding tube connectors will improve patient safety 2
... the ancestors of such marine creatures as clams, sand ... 144 million years ago with no clear trend afterwards, ... previous work showing dramatic increases beginning 248 million years ... of the time periods in the past are analogies ...
... with you may actually influence how you see the ... mental imagery--what we see with the "mind,s eye"--directly impacts ... online June 26 by the journal Current Biology ... short-term memory trace that can bias future perception," Joel ...
... at UCLA have solved the structure of a class ... pump glucose into cells. These transport proteins are used ... therapy, saving the lives of millions of children each ... development of new drugs designed to treat patients with ...
Cached Biology News:Ancient marine invertebrate diversity less explosive than thought 2Ancient marine invertebrate diversity less explosive than thought 3'Mind's eye' influences visual perception 2'Mind's eye' influences visual perception 3UCLA researchers clarify function of glucose transport molecule 2
(Date:8/20/2014)... California (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 ... develop and apply the most complete climate and ... and demanding climate change issues. , Eight national ... forces with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, ... the new effort. Other participating national laboratories include ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Not long ... E&L studies should be performed late in the development ... known. But current regulatory trends suggest that, like many ... the rise. In recent years, multiple drug sponsors have ... or address specific questions during phase I/II. It’s not ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 ... released today including improvements to the enterprise replication ... connectors for Lucene, SOLR and Elasticsearch. This release ... this high performance triplestore – GraphDB™ was formerly ... in deploying the only mature enterprise resilient RDF ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... DANVILLE, Pa. , Aug. 19, 2014 ... C has been nominated for a Centers for Disease ... to addressing a major public health concern. ... Health System, is one of a team of researchers ... (CDC) Charles C. Shepard Science Award for Data Methods ...
Breaking Biology Technology:New Project Is the ACME of Addressing Climate Change 2New Project Is the ACME of Addressing Climate Change 3Are Extractable and Leachables going Phase-Appropriate? New Webinar Hosted by Xtalks 2Ontotext Improves Its RDF Triplestore, GraphDB™ 6.0: Enterprise Resilience, Faster Loading Speeds and Connectors to Full-Text Search Engines Top the List of Enhancements 2Ontotext Improves Its RDF Triplestore, GraphDB™ 6.0: Enterprise Resilience, Faster Loading Speeds and Connectors to Full-Text Search Engines Top the List of Enhancements 3Ontotext Improves Its RDF Triplestore, GraphDB™ 6.0: Enterprise Resilience, Faster Loading Speeds and Connectors to Full-Text Search Engines Top the List of Enhancements 4Geisinger investigator nominated for federal award 2Geisinger investigator nominated for federal award 3
... Senomyx, Inc.,(Nasdaq: SNMX ), a leading ... develop novel flavor ingredients for the food, beverage ... Founder,University of California, San Diego Professor and Howard ... been awarded the Nobel,Prize in Chemistry for 2008 ...
... Del., Oct. 10 AstraZeneca (NYSE:,AZN) today announced ... has,approved once-daily SEROQUEL XR(R) (quetiapine fumarate) Extended-Release,Tablets for ... with,bipolar disorder, the manic and mixed episodes associated ... bipolar I disorder as adjunctive,therapy to lithium or ...
... Oct. 10 Micell Technologies announced,today that ... Micell Rapid Absorption,Polymer DES System" during the ... (TCT) conference in Washington,DC, on October 13, ... studies, utilizes a bioresorbable polymer coating that,delivers ...
Cached Biology Technology:SENOMYX CO-FOUNDER AND SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER ROGER TSIEN, PH.D., AWARDED NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY 2FDA Approves AstraZeneca's SEROQUEL XR(R) for the Treatment of Bipolar Depression and Bipolar Mania 2FDA Approves AstraZeneca's SEROQUEL XR(R) for the Treatment of Bipolar Depression and Bipolar Mania 3FDA Approves AstraZeneca's SEROQUEL XR(R) for the Treatment of Bipolar Depression and Bipolar Mania 4FDA Approves AstraZeneca's SEROQUEL XR(R) for the Treatment of Bipolar Depression and Bipolar Mania 5FDA Approves AstraZeneca's SEROQUEL XR(R) for the Treatment of Bipolar Depression and Bipolar Mania 6FDA Approves AstraZeneca's SEROQUEL XR(R) for the Treatment of Bipolar Depression and Bipolar Mania 7FDA Approves AstraZeneca's SEROQUEL XR(R) for the Treatment of Bipolar Depression and Bipolar Mania 8FDA Approves AstraZeneca's SEROQUEL XR(R) for the Treatment of Bipolar Depression and Bipolar Mania 9
RABBIT ANTI HUMAN ATR (aa2122-2380) Immunogen: Human ATR peptide, amino acids 2122-2380...
casein kinase 2, alpha 1 polypeptide, transcript variant 2, mRNA (cDNA clone MGC:15232 IMAGE:4121882), complete cds...
RABBIT ANTI D-TYROSINE CONJUGATE...
UV LAMP 254 NM 8 WATT, 1 EA. Category: Nucleid Acid Detection Systems....
Biology Products: