Diet & Nutrition Information Center

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.

Feature Inulin as a nutritional supplement

Inulin as a nutritional supplement

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

News Oily fish consumption may lower diabetic retinopathy risk in type 2 diabetes

Oily fish consumption may lower diabetic retinopathy risk in type 2 diabetes

A target intake of at least 500 mg/d is recommended to combat sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy.

Healthday 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.

News Whole grain consumption reduces chronic disease, all-cause mortality

Whole grain consumption reduces chronic disease, all-cause mortality

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

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

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

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

News Fruit consumption linked to lower breast cancer risk

Fruit consumption linked to lower breast cancer risk

Fruit intake in adolescence may be associated with decreased breast cancer rates in adulthood.

Blog Post Insufficient sleep is a risk factor for weight gain

Insufficient sleep is a risk factor for weight gain

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

Feature Slippery elm: an effective anti-inflammatory agent

Slippery elm: an effective anti-inflammatory agent

Slippery elm may be beneficial for patients with GI complaints.

News Stroke risk reduced with DASH diet

Stroke risk reduced with DASH diet

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

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Eight apps for a healthy holiday

Eight apps for a healthy holiday

With the holiday season in full swing, clinicians and patients alike face difficulties in staying healthy and happy. Click through ...

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