Diet & Nutrition

USPSTF Issues Recommendation for Vitamin D, Calcium Supplementation for Fracture Prevention

USPSTF Issues Recommendation for Vitamin D, Calcium Supplementation for Fracture Prevention

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The USPSTF has released recommendations for vitamin D and calcium supplementation for the primary prevention of fractures in community-dwelling adults.

Eating Pecans May Cut Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes

Eating Pecans May Cut Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes

Benefits seen in markers of cardiometabolic disease, including insulin sensitivity

Maternal probiotic, fish oil intake linked to offspring immune development

Maternal probiotic, fish oil intake linked to offspring immune development

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Maternal diet may be correlated with certain autoimmune-associated diseases in offspring.

Gluten-free diet associated with reduced neuropathy pain

Gluten-free diet associated with reduced neuropathy pain

Individuals with gluten neuropathy experienced less peripheral neuropathic pain when adhering to strict gluten-free diets.

High fiber diet beneficial for gut bacteria development in type 2 diabetes

High fiber diet beneficial for gut bacteria development in type 2 diabetes

A high fiber diet promotes gut bacteria that helps blood glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes.

FDA: Kratom-containing products to be recalled, destroyed

FDA: Kratom-containing products to be recalled, destroyed

A number of kratom-containing dietary supplements are being recalled and destroyed by the manufacturer stated the US Food and Drug Administration.

Low-fat vs low-carbohydrate diets for weight loss

Low-fat vs low-carbohydrate diets for weight loss

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Is there a significant difference between low-fat and low-carbohydrate diets on weight loss?

Ultra-processed foods may increase overall, breast cancer risks

Ultra-processed foods may increase overall, breast cancer risks

An increased consumption of processed foods by 10% was associated with more than 10% increased risk for overall and breast cancers.

Pediatric obesity rate may decrease with special nutrition programs

Pediatric obesity rate may decrease with special nutrition programs

Severe obesity may decline in children enrolled in specialized diet programs.

Takeout meal consumption linked to adverse health risks in children

Takeout meal consumption linked to adverse health risks in children

The increased rate of takeout meal consumption was correlated with higher total fat intake and lower intake of vitamin C, iron, and calcium.

Low caffeine level may be biomarker for Parkinson disease

Low caffeine level may be biomarker for Parkinson disease

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Caffeine and its 3 downstream metabolites may be helpful as a biomarker for Parkinson disease.

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.

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