College and University search

Start Your Search

College Resources

Austin ACT Tutor

Quick Searches:

 Zip Code:
 Area Code:
 School Name:

Western University Of Health Sciences

309 E 2nd St
Pomona, CA 91766-1854

General Phone: 909-623-6116
Financial Aid Phone: 909-469-5353
Sector: Private nonprofit, 4-year or above
Classification: Medical schools and medical centers

< Back

Latest Western University Of Health Sciences News

Growing waistlines and dietary nutrient gaps pose chronic disease ... - Canada NewsWire (press release)

New national study shows Canadians face common nutrition problems TORONTO, Oct. 17 /CNW/ - Canadians have been making poor food choices, which has resulted in several micronutrient inadequacies and growing rates of obesity, according to the largest study in Canada of its kind, released today at the Preventive Nutrition Symposium in Toronto. The Canadian Dietary Intakes: 1990s study represents the very latest available data and reflects evolving dietary patterns. The study analyzes for the first time existing Provincial Nutrition Surveys conducted throughout a decade by each of Canada's 10 provinces(1). The results of this study suggest overall gaps for several micronutrients. The review of the Provincial Nutrition Surveys that were conducted during the 1990s identified folate, vitamins B6, B12, and C, as well as minerals iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc, as key concerns throughout the country. During this period, caloric intake (energy consumption) increased, the percentage of carbohydrate intake increased and the percentage of fat intake, especially saturated, was far above recommended amounts. Yet, these findings were not utilized to address the national nutrition problems they revealed. "The results of the Provincial Nutrition Surveys have been largely unnoticed until now," says lead researcher Susan J. Whiting, PhD, Professor of Nutrition - more available