INTRO NUTR/HEALTH RESEARCH
Last Updated: Oct 2, 2012
This year, all students will be asked to work on the same question and report back to the class what your group found. Some questions think about:
- Where did you search?
- What search terms did you use?
- What type of material did you find?
- Are your materials credible? How do you know?
- Are the documents/materials available from the Library?
- If they aren't available, how do you get them?
The research question is:
Are teenage girls with diabetes who consume pop on a regular basis more likely to experience serious health issues than teenage girls without diabetes who drink the same amount of pop.
You will be asked to get into groups and each group will be assigned a news article. One member of the group will be asked to present your work during class.
- Read the news article.
- Identify the clues that will lead you to the original piece of research.
- Find the original article using any Library resources.
- If you can't find the article using Library resources, try other sources.
- Is the article available from the Library?
- Share your results with the class.
- Fewer hospitals giving away free formula
The number of hospitals choosing to discontinue this practice doubled, on average, in the past four years according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
- Beetroot juice 'boosts stamina'
Drinking beetroot juice boosts stamina and could help people exercise for up to 16% longer, a UK study suggests. A University of Exeter team found nitrate contained in the vegetable leads to a reduction in oxygen uptake - making exercise less tiring. The small Journal of Applied Physiology study suggests the effect is greater than that which can be achieved by regular training.
- Diabetes rate 'doubles' - Imperial College and Harvard research suggests
The number of adults with diabetes in the world has more than doubled since 1980, a study in the Lancet says. Researchers from Imperial College London and Harvard University in the US analysed data from 2.7m people across the world, using statistical techniques to project a worldwide figure.
- Give out statins with junk food
Fast food outlets should consider handing out cholesterol-lowering drugs to combat the effects of fatty food, say UK researchers. Taking a statin pill every day would offset the harm caused by a daily cheeseburger and milkshake, the Imperial College London team said.
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