Earlier this week I listed links to selected full-text nutrition articles stored in one digital archive. Today, a bit ahead of schedule, I'm sharing more finds: recent articles & studies I've discovered via other "information-gardening" tools & repositories. These include e-newsletters, Twitter and, of course, blogs and the trustworthy, knowledgeable colleagues and mentors who write them.
The MSNBC article, "Is your junk food habit making you depressed?" led me to a recent British Journal of Psychiatry study, Dietary pattern and depressive symptoms in middle age (abstract).
(Note: Often the popular press articles do not include full citations so the reader has to do some sleuthing to find the original research reports in the online journals. I've found Google Scholar works well if you have at least one of the investigator's names and date of publication.)
The January 2010 Tufts' Health & Nutrition Letter features this free online article on one of my pet topics, bone health: "Protecting Women’s Bones: Is the Secret Soy or the Asian Diet?".
"From Complex Carbohydrate to Glycemic Index: Tracing the Controversy" is a thorough, articulate and well-referenced review. You can read the free, full-text article here. (Many thanks to Sophie for providing the second link.)
Kathryn Elliott (of Limes & Lycopene) has written a carbohydrate primer for the lay public, "GI Know-How", an up-to-date, research-based, easy-to-understand article on Glycemic Index (GI) and Glycemic Load (GL). It's an excellent companion piece to the previous article.
And last but not least, a Twitter friend recommended film critic Roger Ebert's poignant essay on what it's like to not be able to eat, drink or talk: Nil by mouth. Perhaps we (especially me) should read it first to remind us of the joy of dining or shared food experieces. Tube feeding, though it can provide nutrients, cannot replace these.