Monthly Archives: March 2017

The role of ultra-processed foods in the US diet


Recently published in Population Health Metrics, the paper- The share of ultra-processed foods and the overall nutritional quality of diets in the US: evidence from a nationally representative cross-sectional study– investigates the relationship between the energy contribution of ultra-processed foods in the US diet and its content of critical nutrients. In this guest blog, co-author Eurídice Martínez Steele discusses the implications of a diet heavy in ultra-processed foods, for our health, as well as the health of future generations.


Winner of the Jess Kraus Award highlights the importance of good policies in preventing gun violence


The Jess Kraus Award is given each year to the authors of the best paper published in Injury Epidemiology. This year’s winner- Assaults against U.S. law enforcement officers in the line-of-duty: situational context and predictors of lethality– was selected for its novelty, simplicity, clarity and potential impact on population health. In this guest blog, Editor-in-Chief Dr Guohua Li, chats with the lead author of the study, Dr Cassandra K. Crifasi on the importance of the paper. This blog originally appeared on the Springer Open Blog.

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