Diet & Nutrition

Interventions in childhood obesity

Interventions in childhood obesity

Effective use of research-based interventions and recommendations for overweight and obese children begin with initiating a conversation with the family.

Inulin as a nutritional supplement

Inulin as a nutritional supplement

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Inulin is a collective term for a large group of complex, natural carbohydrates.

Alcohol consumption, obesity raise risk of esophageal cancer

Alcohol consumption, obesity raise risk of esophageal cancer

One-third of cases may be avoided if patients maintained a healthy weight and limited alcohol consumption.

Whole grain consumption reduces chronic disease, all-cause mortality

Whole grain consumption reduces chronic disease, all-cause mortality

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Reductions in disease risk were observed for an intake as high as 7.5 servings of whole grains per day.

Consuming fiber from bread, cereal, fruits may improve aging process

Consuming fiber from bread, cereal, fruits may improve aging process

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Consuming dietary fiber from bread, cereal, and fruit may increase the likelihood of successful aging over 10 years.

Insufficient sleep is a risk factor for weight gain

Insufficient sleep is a risk factor for weight gain

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When patients don't get enough sleep, lipid levels in their blood may make it more difficult for them resist overeating.

Stroke risk reduced with DASH diet

Stroke risk reduced with DASH diet

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Researchers found a statistically significant link between modified DASH diet score and risk of ischemic stroke.

Healthy diet reduces hypertension risk after gestational diabetes

Healthy diet reduces hypertension risk after gestational diabetes

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Women who had gestational diabetes may be able to reduce their risk of developing hypertension by eating a healthy diet.

Greater gluten intake before age 2 may increase risk of celiac disease

Greater gluten intake before age 2 may increase risk of celiac disease

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High gluten intake during the first 2 years of life was associated with an increased risk of celiac disease during childhood.

Medical nutrition
 therapy in diabetes

Medical nutrition
 therapy in diabetes

Developing personalized nutrition goals with a registered dietitian
can be effective in managing non-insulin-dependent diabetes.

Monitoring obesity-specific visits helps clinicians track patient progress

Monitoring obesity-specific visits helps clinicians track patient progress

Obesity-specific visits were more likely to include weight, height, and blood glucose and lipid testing.

How food can affect your sleep

How food can affect your sleep

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A new study found that dietary intake of fiber, saturated fats, and carbohydrates can influence sleep quality.

Updated dietary guidelines focus on healthy eating patterns, disease prevention

Updated dietary guidelines focus on healthy eating patterns, disease prevention

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HHS and USDA have released the latest edition of dietary guidelines for Americans that focus on healthy eating patterns and preventing chronic diseases.

Coconut oil may improve lipid profiles, reduce abdominal adiposity

Coconut oil may improve lipid profiles, reduce abdominal adiposity

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Virgin coconut oil may be beneficial for lipid levels and the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Pumpkin provides year-round health benefits

Pumpkin provides year-round health benefits

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As the pumpkin takes center stage this holiday season, read about the many benefits that the super fruit can provide year round.

Central obesity at normal weight leads to increased risk of premature mortality

Central obesity at normal weight leads to increased risk of premature mortality

Central obesity paired with a normal weight (according to BMI) leads to a higher risk of premature mortality than is found in overweight or obese people, according to the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Regular consumption of sweetened beverages increases heart failure risk

Regular consumption of sweetened beverages increases heart failure risk

Regularly drinking sweetened beverages can increase the risk of heart failure in men by 23% compared with those who do not consume these drinks.

Unexplained weight gain? Consider sleep-related eating disorders

Unexplained weight gain? Consider sleep-related eating disorders

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For patients who are gaining weight seemingly without cause, consider sleep-related eating disorders for a diagnosis.

Taurine: a supplement for cellular physiology

Taurine: a supplement for cellular physiology

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A derivative of cysteine, taurine plays multiple roles in the body, including stabilizing membranes, signaling calcium, and regulating cardiac and skeletal muscle function.

Low-fat diets do not increase long-term weight loss

Low-fat diets do not increase long-term weight loss

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Compared with other dietary interventions, low-fat diets are not more effective for long-term weight loss.

Processed meats cause colorectal cancer in humans, according to WHO

Processed meats cause colorectal cancer in humans, according to WHO

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A report from WHO found that processed meat causes colorectal cancer, and red meat is positively associated with several cancers.

Calcium intake may not affect fracture risk

Calcium intake may not affect fracture risk

Two studies found no evidence that calcium intake is associated with fracture risk.

Southern-style diet linked 
to risk for heart disease

Southern-style diet linked 
to risk for heart disease

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A Southern diet included added fats, fried food, and processed meats raises the risk for acute coronary heart disease.

Trans fats are linked to death and heart disease

Trans fats are linked to death and heart disease

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Compared with saturated fats, consuming trans fats results in high mortality rates from all causes and from heart disease.

Coffee intake associated with decreased colon cancer mortality

Coffee intake associated with decreased colon cancer mortality

Drinking four or more cups of coffee per day may significantly decrease mortality in colon cancer patients.

Moderate coffee intake may reduce cognitive impairment

Moderate coffee intake may reduce cognitive impairment

Older adults who consumed a moderate amount of coffee had a lower risk of mild cognitive impairment.

Is cheese the secret to heart health?

Is cheese the secret to heart health?

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Cheese consumption may be linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

Mediterranean diet improves cognitive function in adults with CVD risk

Mediterranean diet improves cognitive function in adults with CVD risk

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Mediterranean diet is associated with improved cognitive function in older adults with high 
cardiovascular risk.

Mediterranean diet and cognition

Mediterranean diet and cognition

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Adhering to a Mediterranean diet may help fight against cognitive decline in older adults.

Eating carbs last in a meal lowers glucose levels

Eating carbs last in a meal lowers glucose levels

Eating carbohydrates last helped lower glucose levels, especially if vegetables and proteins were eaten first.

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