Diet & Nutrition

Maternal folic acid, multivitamin use linked to reduced autism risk

Maternal folic acid, multivitamin use linked to reduced autism risk

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Use of folic acid or multivitamins during pregnancy is associated with a significantly reduced risk of ASD in offspring.

Some infants are prematurely exposed to complementary foods

Some infants are prematurely exposed to complementary foods

About 16% of infants under 4 months were fed foods other than breast milk or formula.

Mediterranean, DASH diets ranked first in Best Diets Rankings

Mediterranean, DASH diets ranked first in Best Diets Rankings

More than 40 diet plans across 9 categories have been ranked to help those dieting achieve healthier lifestyles in U.S News & World Report.

Green leafy vegetable consumption linked to slower cognitive decline

Green leafy vegetable consumption linked to slower cognitive decline

Intake of primary nutrients and bioactives in green leafy vegetables is associated with slower cognitive decline.

Hot tea consumption may reduce the risk of glaucoma

Hot tea consumption may reduce the risk of glaucoma

Individuals who consume hot tea daily may have a lower risk of developing glaucoma.

Better lipid profiles with almond and chocolate consumption

Better lipid profiles with almond and chocolate consumption

Cocoa, dark chocolate, and raw almonds may help improve lipid profiles in overweight individuals.

Body mass index and dementia risk: Is there a connection?

Body mass index and dementia risk: Is there a connection?

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Higher BMI is associated with increased dementia risk when weight was measured more than 20 years before dementia diagnosis, but this association is reversed when BMI was assessed less than 10 years before dementia diagnosis.

FODMAP vs GDA diets for patients with irritable bowel syndrome

FODMAP vs GDA diets for patients with irritable bowel syndrome

Patients with irritable bowel syndrome found FODMAP more beneficial than general dietary advice

Drinking 3 to 4 cups of coffee per day linked to potential health benefits

Drinking 3 to 4 cups of coffee per day linked to potential health benefits

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Meta-analyses suggest that drinking 3-4 cups of coffee a day has more associated health benefits than risks.

Americans consume less than recommended fruits, vegetables

Americans consume less than recommended fruits, vegetables

Lowest US consumption rates for fruits in vegetables found in males, young adults, and impoverished adults.

FDA tips for holiday food health, safety

FDA tips for holiday food health, safety

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The FDA has published recommendations to prevent foodborne illnesses during the holiday season.

Low-fat diets may reduce all-cause mortality risk in obese patients

Low-fat diets may reduce all-cause mortality risk in obese patients

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Weight-loss diets low in fat and saturated fat consumption, with or without added exercise, may reduce the risk for all-cause mortality in obese adults.

Is group exercise more effective for weight loss than individual workouts?

Is group exercise more effective for weight loss than individual workouts?

A study found that individuals who workout in a group have a 26% lower stress rate and improved quality of life compared to people who work out by themselves.

Short-term probiotics linked to lower fat percentage in overweight, obese patients

Short-term probiotics linked to lower fat percentage in overweight, obese patients

The meta-analysis showed that short-term probiotic supplementation reduced body weight, BMI, and fat percentage, but the effect sizes were small.

Herbal, dietary supplements commonly mislabeled

Herbal, dietary supplements commonly mislabeled

Mislabeling of herbal and dietary supplements is common, occurring in more than half of products tested.

Cognitive behavioral group therapy ineffective for weight maintenance in type 2 diabetes

Cognitive behavioral group therapy ineffective for weight maintenance in type 2 diabetes

CBGT did not prevent overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes from regaining weight lost during weight loss programs.

CDC: Nearly 40% of US adults are now obese

CDC: Nearly 40% of US adults are now obese

Nearly 40% of adults in the United States are now obese, raising concerns that the ever-expanding obesity epidemic will lead to sicker Americans and higher health care costs.

Coffee consumption associated with reduced liver cancer risk, no link to biliary tract cancer

Coffee consumption associated with reduced liver cancer risk, no link to biliary tract cancer

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No significant association was observed between coffee consumption and risk of biliary tract cancer, but there was evidence of an inverse correlation between coffee consumption and liver cancer risk.

Mediterranean diet, antioxidant supplements beneficial for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Mediterranean diet, antioxidant supplements beneficial for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

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A Mediterranean diet with antioxidant supplementation contributes to improving lipid profile and insulin sensitivity parameters in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Sugar consumption linked to increased risk of mood disorders

Sugar consumption linked to increased risk of mood disorders

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Research reveals an adverse effect of sugar intake from sweet foods and beverages on long-term psychological health.

CVD prevention: New USPSTF guidelines for lifestyle counseling

CVD prevention: New USPSTF guidelines for lifestyle counseling

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The USPSTF updated their 2012 recommendations on behavior lifestyle counseling for preventing cardiovascular disease.

Alcohol screening and brief intervention: A practice manual for clinicians

Alcohol screening and brief intervention: A practice manual for clinicians

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The AAFP has created an alcohol screening practice manual to help family physicians prevent alcohol misuse.

Coffee consumption associated with lower mortality risk

Coffee consumption associated with lower mortality risk

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Coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of all-cause mortality for men and women, specifically in African Americans, Japanese Americans, Latinos, and whites.

Frequent coffee and herbal tea consumption linked to lower liver stiffness

Frequent coffee and herbal tea consumption linked to lower liver stiffness

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The Rotterdam Study found that frequent coffee and herbal tea consumption is associated with lower liver stiffness in the general population.

High-dose vitamin D supplement use increasing, poses risk of adverse effects

High-dose vitamin D supplement use increasing, poses risk of adverse effects

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Although research has emphasized the possible benefits of vitamin D, high dosages pose potential risks.

One alcoholic drink per day may increase breast cancer risk

One alcoholic drink per day may increase breast cancer risk

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Drinking the equivalent of a small glass of wine or beer a day increases pre-menopausal breast cancer risk by 5% and post-menopausal breast cancer risk by 9%.

Preventing chronic diseases with lifestyle changes

Preventing chronic diseases with lifestyle changes

A low-carbohydrate lifestyle is an effective treatment option to prevent chronic diseases.

FODMAP diet effective for irritable bowel syndrome

FODMAP diet effective for irritable bowel syndrome

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Implementation of the FODMAP diet is an effective strategy to manage symptoms of IBS, including bloating and abdominal pain.

Nearly half of all cardiometabolic deaths linked to poor diet

Nearly half of all cardiometabolic deaths linked to poor diet

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Suboptimal intake of 10 specific dietary factors is associated with a substantial proportion of deaths due to heart disease, stroke, or type 2 diabetes.

FDA and EPA release final recommendations for fish consumption in pregnant women

FDA and EPA release final recommendations for fish consumption in pregnant women

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For adults, the recommended serving size of fish is 4 ounces, while servings for children should be smaller based on their age and calorie intake.

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