Diet and Nutrition

Intermittent Fasts Plus Energy Restriction Best for Weight Loss

Intermittent Fasts Plus Energy Restriction Best for Weight Loss

IF with 70% energy intake has better outcomes vs continuous diet restriction in obese women.

US Food Supply May Be at Risk Due to Government Shutdown

US Food Supply May Be at Risk Due to Government Shutdown

Number of routine food inspections performed by the FDA dropped sharply.

High Fiber Intake Tied to Lower Risk for Noncommunicable Disease

High Fiber Intake Tied to Lower Risk for Noncommunicable Disease

Reduction in risk for range of critical outcomes greatest for daily dietary fiber intake of 25 to 29 g.

Holiday Weight Gain Reduced Through Informational Intervention

Holiday Weight Gain Reduced Through Informational Intervention

An informational intervention — including weight management and regular self-weighing — can help curb weight gain during the holiday season.

Health Benefits of Nonsugar Sweeteners Uncertain

Health Benefits of Nonsugar Sweeteners Uncertain

There is no compelling evidence to indicate health benefits of nonsugar sweetener use on a range of health outcomes.

Health Experts Review 41 Diets, Rank Best Overall for 2019

Health Experts Review 41 Diets, Rank Best Overall for 2019

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An expert panel assessed 41 diets to come up with their final results, examining the evidence behind each diet's claims, the short-term and long-term weight loss associated with the diet, how easy the diet is to follow, how well each diet conforms to current nutrition standards, and its effect on diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention.

School Nutrition Programs Slow BMI Gains in Children

School Nutrition Programs Slow BMI Gains in Children

Promoting healthier eating in middle school more effective than adding physical activity.

Study Finds Cottonseed Oil Better Than Olive Oil at Improving Cholesterol Profiles, Triglyceride Levels

Study Finds Cottonseed Oil Better Than Olive Oil at Improving Cholesterol Profiles, Triglyceride Levels

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A diet rich in cottonseed oil was found to improve cholesterol and triglyceride levels in healthy men.

Food Deprivation During Fetal Development Linked to Early Menopause, Premature Ovarian Failure

Food Deprivation During Fetal Development Linked to Early Menopause, Premature Ovarian Failure

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Women born during the Chinese famine period may be at increased risk for early natural menopause and premature ovarian failure.

Home Remedies, Spices Associated With Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children

Home Remedies, Spices Associated With Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children

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Spices, herbal remedies, and ceremonial powders may contain lead and contribute to elevated blood lead levels among exposed children.

Examining the Role of Diet in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Examining the Role of Diet in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Many components of diet have been implicated as possible risk factors for RA, with varying degrees of evidence.

Mediterranean Diet, Physical Activity Effective for Weight Loss, Decreased Cardiovascular Events

Mediterranean Diet, Physical Activity Effective for Weight Loss, Decreased Cardiovascular Events

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A 12-month intensive lifestyle intervention including an energy-restricted Mediterranean diet, increased physical activity, and behavioral support for overweight/obese patients was found to be beneficial in decreasing adiposity and cardiovascular events.

FDA: Kratom Products Have High Levels of Heavy Metals

FDA: Kratom Products Have High Levels of Heavy Metals

New concern added to list of the agency's warnings about the herbal supplement.

Food Assistance May Help Older Adults Adhere to Diabetes Medications

Food Assistance May Help Older Adults Adhere to Diabetes Medications

Food assistance may cut number of older adults with diabetes forgoing medications due to cost.

Healthy Diet Associated With Reduced Menopausal Symptoms

Healthy Diet Associated With Reduced Menopausal Symptoms

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A diet high in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes was found to be associated with a lower risk for physical, mental, and genitourinary symptoms of menopause compared with a diet high in fats, meats, desserts, and salts.

Lifestyle Intervention Program Reduces Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome Risk

Lifestyle Intervention Program Reduces Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome Risk

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A 12-month interdisciplinary lifestyle intervention program for prediabetic and obese patients was found to significantly reduce the risk for development of diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Ketogenic Diet for the Management of T2D and Associated Long-Term Complications

Ketogenic Diet for the Management of T2D and Associated Long-Term Complications

With obesity reaching epidemic proportions, and its known association with many metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and atherosclerosis, it is worthwhile to look at nutritional approaches to managing these chronic conditions.

Low-Carbohydrate Diets Linked to Increase in Calories Burned

Low-Carbohydrate Diets Linked to Increase in Calories Burned

Total energy expenditure is greater for those on a low- or moderate-carb diet during weight-loss maintenance.

AHA: Limited Benefit for n-3 Fatty Acids in CVD, Cancer Prevention

AHA: Limited Benefit for n-3 Fatty Acids in CVD, Cancer Prevention

Second study shows no significant results for vitamin D supplementation vs placebo.

Women Fed Soy Formula as Infants More Likely to Experience Menstrual Pain

Women Fed Soy Formula as Infants More Likely to Experience Menstrual Pain

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Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and the Henry Ford Health System analyzed patient data from African-American women aged 23 to 35 years (N=1553) who were participating in the NIEHS Study of Environment, Lifestyle, and Fibroids (SELF).

Plant-Based Diets Beneficial for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes

Plant-Based Diets Beneficial for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes

For adults with type 2 diabetes, plant-based diets can improve psychological health, quality of life, hemoglobin A1c levels.

Exposure to Ready-to-Eat Food Outlets Associated With Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Exposure to Ready-to-Eat Food Outlets Associated With Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Access to ready-to-eat outlets that sell food for instant consumption is associated with greater risk for type 2 diabetes.

Effect of Artificial Sweeteners on Obesity Risk in Children

Effect of Artificial Sweeteners on Obesity Risk in Children

As new research indicates that long-term use of artificial sweeteners may increase body mass index, a literature search was performed to assess the effect of artificially sweetened beverages on weight gain in the pediatric population.

BLA for Novel Peanut Allergy Treatment Submitted to FDA

BLA for Novel Peanut Allergy Treatment Submitted to FDA

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Viaskin Peanut, an epicutaneous immunotherapy (EPIT), delivers small amounts of peanut protein through a wearable patch to induce desensitization.

Unrestricted Diet Acceptable More Than One Day Before Colonoscopy

Unrestricted Diet Acceptable More Than One Day Before Colonoscopy

Unrestricted diets are acceptable more than one day before colonoscopy among patients using a split-dose bowel regimen.

Limited Success for Changing Diet and Exercise Among Nurses

Limited Success for Changing Diet and Exercise Among Nurses

At 3 months, significant increase in fruit, vegetable intake but significant decline in physical activity.

Organic Food Consumption and Cancer Risk: What's the Link?

Organic Food Consumption and Cancer Risk: What's the Link?

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To investigate the link between organic food consumption and cancer risk, study authors conducted a population-based prospective cohort study among French adults.

Consuming Caffeine From Coffee Reduces Incident Rosacea

Consuming Caffeine From Coffee Reduces Incident Rosacea

Significant inverse association for caffeinated coffee consumption; no link for decaffeinated coffee.

Nutrition Tips for Clinicians: Staying Healthy During Busy Days

Nutrition Tips for Clinicians: Staying Healthy During Busy Days

Between the double shifts and stressful days, keeping energy up and eating right can seem like an insurmountable challenge.

Vegan Diet Associated With Weight Loss and Reduced Insulin Resistance

Vegan Diet Associated With Weight Loss and Reduced Insulin Resistance

Investigators examine the effect of a low-fat, plant-based diet on insulin resistance and body composition.

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