As healthy levels of folic acid, iodine, magnesium, vitamin D, and iron demonstrate improved outcomes in pregnancy, understanding of the function of these essential nutrients on health would benefit family practitioners caring for women of childbearing age.
Equol-containing nutraceuticals may be beneficial for postmenopausal women with vaginal symptoms.
A higher concentration of plasma vitamin D is correlated with a decreased risk of total cancer.
The increased rate of takeout meal consumption was correlated with higher total fat intake and lower intake of vitamin C, iron, and calcium.
An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported in 13 states in the US as well as Canada.
Attaining higher education may aid in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease.
Ginkgo biloba extract, along with aspiring, may help cognition in acute ischemic stroke patients.
The 12-year results show that Roux-en-Y gastric bypass offered long-term durability of weight loss and was associated with fewer obesity-related coexisting conditions compared with those who did not have the surgery.
A Mediterranean diet with antioxidant supplementation contributes to improving lipid profile and insulin sensitivity parameters in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
The risk of lung cancer was reduced for high intake of polyunsaturated fat.
The DASH diet could offer a dietary strategy that may help prevent gout and its comorbidities in high-risk patients with hyperuricemia.
A low-carbohydrate lifestyle is an effective treatment option to prevent chronic diseases.
Individuals who consume the least amount of gluten are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
The study compared two weight-loss diets in adolescents who were overweight or obese with the goal of increasing regular water uptake to 8 cups daily.
Overall, US youth consumed an average 143 kcal from sugar-sweetened beverages, with boys consuming a higher percentage of calories than girls.
Inulin is a collective term for a large group of complex, natural carbohydrates.
A target intake of at least 500 mg/d is recommended to combat sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy.
Reductions in disease risk were observed for an intake as high as 7.5 servings of whole grains per day.
Fruit intake in adolescence may be associated with decreased breast cancer rates in adulthood.
Slippery elm may be beneficial for patients with GI complaints.
Developing personalized nutrition goals with a registered dietitian can be effective in managing non-insulin-dependent diabetes.
Omega-3 fatty acids have structural and anti-inflammatory roles in the human body.
Metabolic syndrome can be managed using changes in diet and exercise.
Optimal nutrition in early childhood supports growth and development and can encourage lifelong healthy eating habits.
A study showed that 19 states and territories in the United States saw decreases in obesity rates for young, low-income children.
Detecting deep vein thrombosis early can aid prevention efforts.
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.
Getting patients to make behavior changes that stick can be tough. Treating the change as a process can help.
An approach involving primary-care clinicians, and specialists — including allergists, gastroenterologists, nutritionists and counselors — is crucial.
Oral manifestations are often an early signal of systemic disease, so recognizing them can point the way to a prompt diagnosis.