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New study measures how much of corals' nutrition comes from hunting
When it comes to feeding, corals have a few tricks up their sleeve. (2019-09-17)
Tortillas tell the story of folate deficiency in Mexico: study
A new study hat accounts for folic acid fortification in staple foods made from wheat and corn, such as bakery bread and tortillas, found that large proportion of women of childbearing age have FA intake below levels recommended by the World Health Organization, potentially raising the risk for neural tube defects in their offspring. (2019-09-17)
Microbiome may be involved in mechanisms related to muscle strength in older adults
New study suggests the gut microbiome has a role in mechanisms related to muscle strength in older adults. (2019-09-17)
Nutrition programs alone are not enough to support healthy brain development
Caregiving programs are five times more effective than nutrition programs in supporting smarter, not just taller, children in low- and middle-income countries. (2019-09-17)
Humans more unique than expected when it comes to digesting fatty meals
People have very individualized inflammatory responses to eating a high-fat meal. (2019-09-12)
Many older hospitalized patients with cancer experience malnutrition
Results from a new study indicate that older hospitalized patients with cancer may have a high risk of being malnourished and experiencing symptoms such as no appetite and nausea, according to findings published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. (2019-09-09)
Higher consumption of soft drinks linked with an increased risk of mortality
Higher consumption of soft drinks linked with an increased risk of mortality. (2019-09-05)
New study confirms the long-term benefits of a low-fat diet
A team led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has identified several women's health benefits from a low-fat diet. (2019-09-04)
Suggested move to plant-based diets risks worsening brain health nutrient deficiency
The momentum behind a move to plant-based and vegan diets for the good of the planet is commendable, but risks worsening an already low intake of an essential nutrient involved in brain health, warns a nutritionist in the online journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health. (2019-08-29)
High-protein bedtime snacks no problem for active women
In a study of women weight lifters, nutrition scientists at FSU showed that protein consumption before bed compared to protein consumption during the day does not disturb overnight belly fat metabolism or whole-body fat burn. (2019-08-28)
Low levels of vitamin D in elementary school could spell trouble in adolescence
Vitamin D deficiency in middle childhood could result in aggressive behavior as well as anxious and depressive moods during adolescence, according to a new University of Michigan study of school children in Bogotá, Colombia. (2019-08-20)
Mapping the effects of drought on vulnerable populations
The greater frequency of droughts, combined with underlying economic, social, and environmental risks means that dry spells have an increasingly destructive impact on vulnerable populations, and particularly on children in the developing world. (2019-08-12)
Dietary choline associates with reduced risk of dementia
A new study by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland is the first to observe that dietary intake of phosphatidylcholine is associated with a reduced risk of dementia. (2019-08-06)
Early onset of menstruation associated with higher risk of type 2 diabetes
Diabetes is a global health concern expected to affect 693 million people worldwide by 2045. (2019-07-31)
Leading oncologists and nutritionists pinpoint areas to catalyze nutrition-based cancer prevention
An international collaborative led by Ludwig Cancer Research and Cancer Research UK has identified key areas that are central to uncovering the complex relationship between nutrition and cancer. (2019-07-30)
Consuming 60 grams of nuts a day improves sexual function
Researchers from the Human Nutrition Unit of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona/Spain) have conducted the first nutritional intervention study with healthy participants of reproductive age in order to determine if regular consumption of nuts has any effect on sexual function. (2019-07-24)
Family experience influences diabetes risk, management for African Americans
African American families not only share a higher risk for Type 2 diabetes, but many myths and misconceptions about the disease are often passed on from one generation to the next. (2019-07-24)
Heart disease biomarker linked to paleo diet
People who follow the paleo diet have twice the amount of a key blood biomarker linked closely to heart disease, the world's first major study examining the impact of the diet on gut bacteria has found. (2019-07-22)
Following a healthy plant-based diet may lower type 2 diabetes risk
Greater adherence to predominantly plant-based diets was associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes compared to lower adherence to these diets. (2019-07-22)
Study finds Nunavik Inuit are genetically unique
A new study has found that an Inuit population in Canada's Arctic are genetically distinct from any known group, and certain genetic variants are correlated with brain aneurysm. (2019-07-22)
Research shows high prices of healthy foods contribute to malnutrition worldwide
The first global examination of the affordability of both healthy and unhealthy foods finds high prices for nutritious foods correlate with higher undernutrition, while low prices for unhealthy foods correlate to higher obesity, underlining need for policies to shift prices toward healthier diets. (2019-07-22)
The FASEB Journal: SIRT6 over-expression may prevent progression of diabetes, study finds
Targeting obesity through exercise and calorie restriction is often the first line of approach to treat diabetes and related cardiovascular disorders, such as cardiomyopathy. (2019-07-18)
Intermittent fasting protects mice from type 2 diabetes
Every-other-day fasting substantially reduces the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes in mice eating a fat-rich diet, according to new research out of the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke. (2019-07-09)
A tale of two proteins: The best and worst of metabolic adaptation
The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) hypothesis states that the nutritional environment in early life makes people susceptible to lifestyle-related diseases, such as obesity, diabetes and heart attack, as adults. (2019-07-08)
Quorn protein builds muscle better than milk protein
A study from the University of Exeter has found that mycoprotein, the protein-rich food source that is unique to Quorn products, stimulates post-exercise muscle building to a greater extent than milk protein. (2019-07-03)
Doctors need nutrition education, says commentary in JAMA Internal Medicine
Overweight, diabetes, heart disease, and many forms of cancer are driven by unhealthful diets, but most doctors do not have the knowledge to turn this problem around. (2019-07-02)
Promising approach: Prevent diabetes with intermittent fasting
Intermittent fasting is known to improve sensitivity to the blood glucose-lowering hormone insulin and to protect against fatty liver. (2019-07-02)
Short sleep duration and sleep variability blunt weight loss
High sleep variability and short sleep duration are associated with difficulties in losing weight and body fat. (2019-06-28)
Goat milk formula could benefit infant gut health: Study
Research suggests goat milk infant formula has similar prebiotic properties to breast milk and could play a role in supporting healthy gut function in infants. (2019-06-27)
Study in nutrients shows important role choline and DHA play in infant brain and eye health
Pharmavite LLC, the makers of Nature Made vitamins, minerals and supplements, announced the publication of a review paper in the May issue of the journal Nutrients, highlighting current research into the roles of choline and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in maternal and infant nutrition. (2019-06-25)
Nutrition is the missing ingredient in home health today, new study shows
For nearly 5 million Americans a year, home healthcare is critical as they recover from illness or injury. (2019-06-24)
Big data says food is too sweet
New research from the Monell Center analyzed nearly 400,000 food reviews posted by Amazon customers to gain real-world insight into the food choices that people make. (2019-06-24)
Americans still eat too much processed meat and too little fish
A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, published by Elsevier, found that the amount of processed meat consumed by Americans has remained unchanged in the past 18 years, nor has their intake of fish/shellfish increased. (2019-06-21)
New species of rock-eating shipworm identified in freshwater river in the Philippines
A newly identified genus and species of worm-like, freshwater clam, commonly known as a shipworm, eats rock and expels sand as scat while it burrows like an ecosystem engineer in the Abatan River in the Philippines. (2019-06-19)
Adequate protein intake associates with lower risk of frailty
Adequate intake of protein is associated with a reduced risk of frailty and prefrailty in older women, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. (2019-06-18)
Antioxidant puts up fight, but loses battle against protein linked to Alzheimer's disease
New research may explain why an antioxidant that protects the brain is also associated with deterioration in areas susceptible to Alzheimer's disease. (2019-06-17)
Low vitamin K levels linked to mobility limitation and disability in older adults
Tufts University researchers led the first study to evaluate the association between biomarkers of vitamin K status and mobility limitation and disability, and found older adults with low levels of circulating vitamin K were more likely to develop these conditions. (2019-06-13)
Increasing red meat consumption linked with higher risk of premature death
People who increased their daily servings of red meat over an eight-year period were more likely to die during the subsequent eight years compared to people who did not increase their red meat consumption, according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. (2019-06-12)
New pathogens in beef and cow's milk products: More research required
In February 2019, the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ) presented findings on new infection pathogens that go by the name of 'Bovine Milk and Meat Factors' (BMMF). (2019-06-11)
Eating more vitamin K found to help, not harm, patients on warfarin
When prescribed the anticoagulant drug warfarin, many patients are told to limit foods rich in vitamin K, such as green vegetables. (2019-06-11)
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