Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior podcast on our study on computer-tailored nutrition education

In the upcomming issues of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, a paper by Dr. Kroeze et al is published on an evaluation of computer-tailored nutrition education on saturated fat intake among adults. This evaluation was not based on self-reported intakes, but on biomarkers, i.e. blood lipids. In more detail: a group of more than 400 adults receved either computer-tailored nutrition education about their fat intake levels or not, and cholesterol levels were measured in blood samples to assess if exposure to the nutrition education resulted in better blood lipid levels. However, despite clear favorable changes in self-reported fat intake levels, no effects on blood lipids were found. If you want to learn more about this study, and how these conflicting results should ne interpreted, please listen to a podcast interview with the firts author of our paper (look for 9/8/11).