Food Business News - October 23, 2012 - (Page 20)

Cholesterol profile of U.S. adults improving Study cites fewer trans-fatty acids in the diet as one possible reason for the improvement observed in age-adjusted average TC levels for men and for women. From 1988 to 2010, there was a decreasing linear trend in age-adjusted average LDL-C levels for all adults, from 129 mg/dL in 1988-1994 to 123 mg/dL in 1999-2002 and to 116 mg/dL during 2007-2010. “Although men had a higher age-adjusted mean LDL-C level than women during 19881994 and 1999-2002, during 2007-2010 there was no longer a sex difference,” the study said. From 1988-1994 to 2007-2010, an increasing linear trend in age-adjusted average HDL-C levels was observed for all adults. Between 1988 and 2010, a linear decline in age-adjusted average non-HDL-C level was observed for all adults. The age-adjusted geometric average triglyceride level for all adults increased from 118 mg/dL in 19881994 to 123 mg/dL in 1999-2002 and then declined in 2007-2010 to 110 mg/dL. The researchers also found that from 1988 to 2010, there was an increasing trend in the age-adjusted percentage of adults taking lipid-lowering medications, from 3.4% in 1988-1994 to 9.3% in 1999-2002 and to 15.5% in 2007-2010. Among men and women age 50 years or older, increases in use of lipid-lowering medications of up to 35% were observed. “Among adults not receiving lipid-lowering medications, trends in lipids were similar to those reported for adults overall,” the researchers said in the study. “Among obese adults, mean TC, non-HDL-C, LDL-C, and geometric mean triglycerides declined between 1988 and 2010.” The researchers further hypothesized, “The favorable trends in TC, non-HDL-C, and LDL-C may be due in part to a decrease in consumption of trans-fatty acids or other healthy lifestyle changes, in addition to an increase in the percentage of adults taking lipid-lowering medications. They are unlikely to be the result of changes in physical activity, obesity, or intake of saturated fat.” The study’s authors added the intake of saturated fat as a percentage of calories did not decrease between 1999 and 2008; little progress was made from 1998 to 2008 in increasing leisure-time physical activity levels of adults; and the prevalence of obesity among adults remains high, at more than one-third of the population. They added, “Although the percentage of adults receiving lipid-lowering medications continued to increase between 1999-2002 and 2007-2010, declining trends in TC, nonHDL-C, and LDL-C also occurred for adults not taking lipid-lowering medications.” FBN CHICAGO — Between 1998 and 2010, cholesterol levels among U.S. adults improved, according to a study that appeared in the Oct. 17 issue of JAMA, a journal of the American Medical Association. Margaret D. Carroll, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and based in Hyattsville, Md., and colleagues conducted a study to examine trends in serum lipids in adults between 1988 and 2010, using three U.S. cross-sectional National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, 1988-1994, which included a sample size of 16,573 adults, 1999-2002 (9,471 adults), and 2007-2010 (11,766 adults). Included in the analysis were measurements of average levels of total cholesterol (TC), low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), non-high density lipoprotein cholesterol, and geometric triglyceride. The researchers also examined the prevalence of lipid-lowering medication use. The authors found average TC declined from 206 mg/dL in 1988-1994 to 203 mg/dL in 1999-2002 and to 196 mg/dL in 2007-2010. Similar trends over the 22-year period were Food and beverage C.P.I. increases in September WASHINGTON — The Consumer Price Index for food and beverages increased 0.1% in September, moving up to 234.2 from 234, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor. The food index also rose 0.1% in September. Among the major grocery store food groups the sharpest gain occurred in the index for nonalcoholic beverages, which rose 0.9% after declining 0.2% in August and 0.5% in July. The index for dairy and related products and other food at home also rose in September, with the former increasing 0.4% and the latter advancing 0.2%. The index for food at home was flat after rising 0.1% in August. The sharpest decline during September was in the index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, which fell 0.6% after rising in each of the previous three months. Also declining was the index for fruits and vegetables, which fell 0.4% as the fresh fruits index declined 0.9%. The index for cereals and bakery products fell 0.1%. The overall Consumer Price Index again moved up 0.6%, and has now risen 2% over the past 12 months. FBN 20 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® October 23, 2012

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Private label penetration forecast to grow in U.S.
Softer demand slows rate of Nestle sales growth
Drought’s impact becomes clearer
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Editorial - Food issues dampened before election
Culver acquisition boosts B&G third-quarter income
Foreign exchange rate cuts into McDonald’s earnings
Structural changes cut into PepsiCo sales in third quarter
Legislation proposed to track antibiotic use on farms
Dean Foods posts preliminary WhiteWave-Alpro results
California poultry processor files for Chapter 11 protection
Peapod testing virtual grocery stores in the Northeast
Shell egg prices push Cal-Maine income up sharply
ConAgra to close pork processing plant
Cereal Partners Worldwide to reduce sugar, sodium
Frozen food sales projected to remain sluggish
New food safety effort targets consumers
ConAgra Foods looks to heighten focus on nutrition addition
Cholesterol profile of U.S. adults improving
Food and beverage C.P.I. increases in September
Strong China results boost Yum! earnings
Global Greek yogurt introductions accelerate
Sunland recall reverberates throughout the industry
JBS USA has option to acquire XL Foods
Washington - F.D.A. issues guidance for food facility registration
Sports Nutrition - Broadening the appeal for sports nutrition products
Ingredient Innovations - Ushering in the next generation
Convenience Store Trends - On-the-go gourmet
Beverage Business News - Looking for a Pepsi rebound
Old Orchard debuts frozen sweet tea line
Red Bull to add fruit-flavored energy drinks
Lawsuit takes aim at New York’s 16-oz beverage rule
Coca-Cola profit climbs on volume growth
Beverage industry embraces calorie counts on vending machines
Journal report links sugary beverages to obesity
Tingyi partnership poised for flight
Beverage still tops at Pepsi...barely
Beverage Trends - An (energy) shot in the arm
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - CME Group to acquire the K.C.B.T
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
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Food Business News - October 23, 2012