Nutrition

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.

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

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

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

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.

Fruit consumption linked to lower breast cancer risk

Fruit consumption linked to lower breast cancer risk

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

Slippery elm: an effective anti-inflammatory agent

Slippery elm: an effective anti-inflammatory agent

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Slippery elm may be beneficial for patients with GI complaints.

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.

Omega-3 fatty acids: From fins and fish oil 
to flax

Omega-3 fatty acids: From fins and fish oil 
to flax

Omega-3 fatty acids have structural and anti-inflammatory roles in the human body.

Nonprescription approaches to metabolic syndrome

Nonprescription approaches to metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome can be managed using changes in diet and exercise.

Meeting the nutritional needs of toddlers

Meeting the nutritional needs of toddlers

Optimal nutrition in early childhood supports growth and development and can encourage lifelong healthy eating habits.

Obesity declining in some U.S. kids

Obesity declining in some U.S. kids

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A study showed that 19 states and territories in the United States saw decreases in obesity rates for young, low-income children.

Prevent DVT in patients with folic-acid deficiency

Prevent DVT in patients with folic-acid deficiency

Detecting deep vein thrombosis early can aid prevention efforts.

Artificial sweeteners may aid weight loss

Artificial sweeteners may aid weight loss

Artificial sweeteners may help people reach and maintain a healthy body weight, as long as those who use them do not compensate for the calories cut.

Motivate healthy choices with the Transtheoretical Model

Motivate healthy choices with the Transtheoretical Model

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Getting patients to make behavior changes that stick can be tough. Treating the change as a process can help.

Evaluating and managing 
pediatric food allergy

Evaluating and managing 
pediatric food allergy

An approach involving primary-care clinicians, and specialists — including 
allergists, gastroenterologists, nutritionists and counselors — is crucial.

Oral involvement of ­systemic diseases

Oral involvement of ­systemic diseases

Oral manifestations are often an early signal of systemic disease, so ­recognizing them can point the way to a prompt diagnosis.

Is obese the new normal?

Is obese the new normal?

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Self-regulation of hunger and understanding satiety is the most important thing parents and caretakers can teach their children.

Nutrition, mobility predict early death in elderly cancer patients

Nutrition, mobility predict early death in elderly cancer patients

Low nutritional test score, poor mobility, advanced disease predict early death after chemo initiation

Eating more fruits and vegetables cuts diabetes risk

Eating more fruits and vegetables cuts diabetes risk

Eating a greater quantity of vegetables and a greater variety of fruits and vegetables reduces the risk for type 2 diabetes.

AACR: Cruciferous vegetable intake ups breast CA survival

AACR: Cruciferous vegetable intake ups breast CA survival

Eating more greens, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli improved breast cancer survival rates among Chinese women.

The role of vitamin D in post-fracture symptoms

Can vitamin D deficiency play a role in post-fracture pain?

Cyanocobalamin Injection 1,000 mcg/mL vials recalled

American Regent has issued a nationwide voluntary recall of three lots of Cyanocobalamin Injection 1,000mcg/mL (1mL vial), because cracks can form in them bottom and sides of some vials.

Chocolate consumption tied to lower BMI

Chocolate consumption tied to lower BMI

Frequent chocolate consumption was linked to lower BMI, despite correlating with significantly greater calorie and saturated fat intake. More randomized clinical trials are needed to determine it's metabolic benefits.

Detecting vitamin D insufficiency

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A middle-aged woman presents with a two-year history of fatigue and mood changes. She attributes her symptoms to aging, but could it be a sign of a nutritional deficiency?

Dietary cadmium may increase breast cancer risk

Dietary cadmium may increase breast cancer risk

High exposure to dietary cadmium, a toxic metal present in many fertilizers, was associated with an 21% increased risk for developing breast cancer among postmenopausal women.

Higher red meat consumption increases mortality risk

Higher red meat consumption increases mortality risk

Each serving of red meat increased risk of all cause mortality by 13% to 20%, but substituting meat with fish, poultry or low-fat dairy lowered mortality risk.

Sugary drinks linked to higher heart disease risk

Sugary drinks linked to higher heart disease risk

Men who drank the most sugary beverages were 20% more likely to have a heart attack than those who never drank them.

Is vitamin D deficiency linked to pseudogout?

Is there any relationship between calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate disease (pseudogout) and vitamin D deficiency?

Too much selenium may increase diabetes risk

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Selenium supplements are unnecessary for the majority of the U.S. population, and may even be harmful.

Citrus fruit linked to lower ischemic stroke risk

Citrus fruit linked to lower ischemic stroke risk

Women who consumed high levels of flavanone, a compound found in oranges, grapedfruit and other citrus fruit had significantly lower risk for stroke compared with women who did not.

Mediterranean diet protects small brain vessels

Mediterranean diet protects small brain vessels

Eating a Mediterranean-style diet is associated with lower burden of white matter hyperintensity volume, a marker of small-vessel brain damage.

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