The University of Pennsylvania works with Bon Appetit Management Co. to ensure meat served in student dining halls and at retail sites comes from producers that raise animals in a humane manner. Bon Appetit registered dietitian Daniel Connolly said the company relies on third-party experts to advise its buying decisions, and generally it uses meat from animals that were not raised in confined spaces or given antibiotics or water additives.
Women who drank diet beverages were more likely than those who drank regular versions to develop diabetes, according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers said the risk of diabetes was 15% higher among those who drank 500 milliliters per week of diet drinks and 60% higher in women who drank more than 1.5 liters per week.
An Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics position statement supports a total-diet approach to nutrition and warns that putting too much emphasis on specific foods as "good" or "bad" can cause people to give up efforts to make dietary improvements. New York University nutrition professor Marion Nestle said the paper, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, "may be strictly correct," but it aligns the group with the food industry and may aid industry attempts to prevent government regulation of its products.
Version 4.0 of the CONNECT open source tool was launched by the federal government to promote secure health data sharing. Updates in the new version include the ability to use CONNECT on several kinds of application servers as well as increased messaging volumes.
The rule defining “essential health benefits” under the Affordable Care Act is under final review by the White House. The rule, which also proposes a timeline for health plans to receive accreditation in health insurance exchanges, will take effect next January.