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Prenatal DHA reduces early preterm birth, low birth weight
University of Kansas researchers have found that the infants of mothers who were given 600 milligrams of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA during pregnancy weighed more at birth and were less likely to be very low birth weight and born before 34 weeks gestation than infants of mothers who were given a placebo. (2013-02-25)
New study indicates avocado consumption may be associated with better diet quality
New analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, indicates that consuming avocados may be associated with better diet quality and nutrient intake level, lower intake of added sugars, lower body weight, BMI and waist circumferences, higher (2013-02-21)
Employees shed pounds in worksite-based weight loss intervention with behavioral counseling
Workplace-based programs that include dietary advice coupled with behavioral counseling appear to be a promising approach for men and women with significant weight loss goals, based on the results of a pilot study conducted by researchers at Tufts University. (2013-02-20)
Increasing evidence links high glycemic index foods and dairy products to acne
A study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has determined that there is increasing evidence of a connection between diet and acne, particularly from high glycemic load diets and dairy products, and that medical nutrition therapy can play an important role in acne treatment. (2013-02-20)
Sitting time associated with increased risk of chronic diseases
Those who sat for more than four hours per day were significantly more likely to report having a chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. (2013-02-18)
Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital test tool for screening cancer patients for malnutrition
Considering the many things a cancer patient has to think about, it's easy to understand why maintaining proper nutrition may not be top of mind. (2013-02-15)
Malnutrition -- Living hungrily ever after
Hunger is a two-sided coin. It refers simultaneously to that which is visible and can be subjectively and objectively viewed, and that which is hidden. (2013-02-15)
Preventing obesity transmission during pregnancy
A much neglected part of the obesity epidemic is that it has resulted in more overweight/obese women before and during pregnancy. (2013-02-13)
Tube versus IV feeding in malnourished pediatric cancer patients
About 60 percent of pediatric cancer patients experience malnourishment during treatment. (2013-02-13)
New study finds neither HFCS nor table sugar increases liver fat under 'real world' conditions
A study published today in the Journal of Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism presented compelling data showing the consumption of both high fructose corn syrup and sucrose (table sugar) at levels consistent with average daily consumption do not increase liver fat in humans, a leading cause of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. (2013-02-12)
Pulmonary & Allergy Update highlights insights and advances
Nationally recognized faculty from National Jewish Health will discuss insights and recent advances in pulmonary medicine, asthma, allergies and immunology at the 35th Annual Pulmonary & Allergy Update at Keystone, Feb. (2013-02-05)
Beef Up: Middle-aged men may need more to maintain muscle mass
People tend to lose muscle mass as they age; researchers are investigating ways to delay or counteract age-related muscle loss. (2013-02-04)
Misconceptions about a popular pet treat
A popular dog treat, the (2013-01-28)
Soya protein can be replaced by rapeseed protein
Nutritionists at Jena University have conducted the first human study worldwide on the use of rapeseed protein for human nutrition. (2013-01-28)
Fewer people adding salt at the table
The number of people in England adding salt to food at the table fell by more than a quarter in the five years following a national campaign, according to research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. (2013-01-28)
International network to study the causes behind IBS
Europe-wide network GENIEUR including researchers from Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, launch program for understanding the causes and improving the diagnosis and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. (2013-01-28)
A blend of soy and dairy proteins promotes muscle protein synthesis when consumed after exercise
A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition demonstrates the benefits of consuming a protein blend for muscle protein synthesis after exercise. (2013-01-24)
Female mice exposed to BPA by mothers show unexpected characteristics
Female mice exposed to Bisphenol A through their mother's diet during gestation and lactation were found to be hyperactive, exhibit spontaneous activity and had leaner body mass than those not exposed to the chemical, researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health have discovered. (2013-01-24)
Adolescent sexual and reproductive health priorities identified
Researchers identified research priorities for adolescent sexual and reproductive health in in low- and middle-income countries. (2013-01-24)
Can changes in nutrition labeling help consumers make better food choices?
The Nutrition Facts label was introduced 20 years ago and provides consumers with important information, including: the serving size, the number of servings in the package, the number of calories per serving, and the amount of nutrients for each serving of a packaged food. (2013-01-23)
Women must do more to reap same positive health outcomes as men, MU research suggests
Research conducted at the University of Missouri suggests certain exercises that benefit obese men may not have the same positive results for obese women. (2013-01-23)
Study: Bariatric surgery in extremely obese adolescents
According to a recent study published in the January print issue of the Journal of Pediatric Surgery, bariatric surgery in extremely obese adolescents also was shown to be beneficial in helping to reverse previously undiagnosed cardiovascular abnormalities believed to be linked to severe obesity. (2013-01-21)
Which nutritional factors help preserve muscle mass, strength and performance in seniors?
The International Osteoporosis Foundation Nutrition Working Group has published a new review which identifies nutritional factors that contribute to sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass), or conversely, are beneficial to the maintenance of muscle mass. (2013-01-18)
UA explores promoting teen health via text message
A new UA study, published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, looks at the use of text messaging to send nutrition and physical activity information to teenagers. (2013-01-17)
New SMU-North Texas food bank study to analyze causes of hunger in North Texas
Recent studies have examined the role of income and assets in fighting hunger or food insecurity, but have found that household economic resources are not the only factor contributing to food insecurity. (2013-01-15)
Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program use grows in 2011
In 2011, 13 percent of all American households relied on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- the program formerly known as food stamps -- with nearly 6.2 million more American households using the program now than five years ago, according to new research from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. (2013-01-15)
Strawberries, blueberries may cut heart attack risk in women
Women who ate at least three servings of blueberries and strawberries per week had fewer heart attacks. (2013-01-14)
Foods identified as 'whole grain' not always healthy
Current standards for classifying foods as (2013-01-10)
R U eating healthy 2day?
Teens receive an average of 114 texts per day!. Couple this with CDC's report that high school students' consumption of fruit and vegetables is, on average, 1.2 times per day and it makes sense to start using text messages to inform teens about health. (2013-01-09)
Obesity drops among children enrolled in NY state WIC nutrition program
New York children participating in a federal nutrition program had healthier eating behaviors and lower rates of obesity two years after improvements to the program were undertaken, according to a study published online today in Obesity, the official journal of the Obesity Society. (2013-01-08)
Breast milk contains more than 700 bacteria
Spanish researchers have traced the bacterial microbiota map in breast milk, which is the main source of nourishment for newborns. (2013-01-04)
Clinical Nutrition, 2nd Edition
One of the most important factors in recovering from illness is nutrition, and understanding the scientific basis which underpins nutritional support is a key requirement for nutrition students and professionals. (2013-01-04)
Cats are able to navigate complex combinations of wet and dry foods to achieve a consistent intake of protein, fat and carbohydrate
Even when provided with complex combinations of different wet and dry foods, cats are able to select and combine the foods in different amounts to achieve a consistent intake of protein, fat and carbohydrate, i.e. macronutrient intake. (2012-12-17)
Grant funded to improve mothers' nutrition before pregnancy and impact on baby
The Regents of the University of Colorado are pleased to announce that the University of Colorado have been awarded a grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (2012-12-17)
For the holiday weight-gain season: The chemistry behind calorie counts and nutrition labels
With the holiday season a high-risk period for packing on unwanted pounds, the American Chemical Society today posted a new video that may lend perspective on this year's battle of the bulge. (2012-12-17)
Community-based nutrition education shown to be successful in increasing calcium intake
Research from Vietnam presented at IOF Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting shows the benefits of educational intervention in increasing calcium intake and retarding bone loss in postmenopausal women. (2012-12-15)
Carriers of gene variant appear less likely to develop heart disease
Tufts University scientists have discovered a new gene mechanism that appears to regulate triglyceride levels. (2012-12-14)
The Sackler Institute unveils a global research agenda for nutrition science
On Dec. 17-18, the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, will present an unprecedented global research agenda for the nutrition science community, policy makers, and global leaders. (2012-12-14)
New poll shows US public supports continued investment in Federal Nutrition Assistance Program
A new poll from researchers at Harvard School of Public Health shows that the US public broadly supports increasing or maintaining spending on the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. (2012-12-05)
New clinical trial explores use of smartphone application for postpartum weight loss
In a first-of-its-kind clinical trial, physician-researchers at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center MacDonald Women's Hospital are exploring the use of (2012-12-05)
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