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How Targeted Nutrition Gives Airmen a Mental, Physical Edge
Nutrition has long been linked to better performance, whether it's propelling athletes toward big victories or helping students ace important tests. But more recently, experts have begun to wonder whether certain nutrients could impact performance in specific ways. As part of an ongoing collaboration between Abbott, the University of Illinois, and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, a new study set out to answer this question by examining nutrition's impact on the performance of men and women in the U.S. Air About the Study Researchers divided 148 men and women of the U.S. Air Force into two groups. For 12 weeks, one group did a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) routine, while the other performed the same exercise regimen while adding a targeted nutrition supplement to their diets. The group that combined exercise with this twice-a-day supplement saw better improvements in key mental and physical performance areas, including problem-solving and reaction time than the group that relied on exercise alone. Over and above the impact of HIIT, the group consuming the high-protein nutritional drink containing lutein, omega-3 fatty acid DHA, phospholipids and Beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) displayed.
Study: What Your Protein Habits Say About Your Health
When you walk into a café and glance at the menu or walk down the supermarket aisle, you'll no doubt notice the emphasis on protein in everything from the salads and soups we order to the Greek yogurt, nuts and other foods we buy every week. With so many reminders of its presence, it's easy to assume that you're getting all the protein you need for optimal health.
Eliminating Pediatric Malnutrition: A Call for Universal Screening
By: Karyn Wulf, MD, MPH, Pediatric Medical Director at Abbott Appropriate growth during childhood lays the foundation for a lifetime of health. While important, growth alone does not always tell the full story of a child’s health. A child may not be getting all the nutrients they need, and occasional growth screenings may not catch nutrient deficiencies until a child is malnourished. The consequences of nutrient deficiencies can include not only poor growth, but also impaired physical or cognitive development. Identifying children at risk is crucial so that dietary or nutritional interventions can be started long before growth or development issues occur.
Improving Childhood Nutrition with a Multidisciplinary Approach
By: Karyn Wulf MD, MPH, Pediatric Medical Director at Abbott. When it comes to assessing childhood nutrition, it can be more complex than simply making sure your kid eats his or her vegetables. Key outcomes of good childhood nutrition aren’t just linear growth or weight gain, but also includes organ and brain development. Nutritional limitation in any of those areas may cause long-term problems with optimal growth and development. That’s why primary care physicians should consider a team approach when treating kids who are falling behind on growth.
Simple Device Helps Address Childhood Malnutrition Challenges Globally
Strong partnerships are key for building health equity to effectively address health disparities, expand access to resources and remove barriers that prevent people from living healthy lives. And, tackling the global issue of childhood malnutrition, which affects more than 1 in 5 children around the world, is no simple task.
Providing New Parents with Nutrition Resources: A Partnership with Feeding America
As the impact of COVID-19 continues to affect families and communities, Abbott is focused on supporting those in need. New consumer behaviors that have developed during this pandemic, like stockpiling goods, have presented challenges for people across the country to get the important products they need when they need them, including infant formula. To help families with the greatest need have access to formula, Abbott is donating Similac® infant formula—a total of 1.5 million feedings— to seven Feeding America food banks across the nation experiencing the greatest need. Through this donation and our broader work to provide access to our products, Abbott is delivering on its promise to help parents nourish their babies.