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Pregnant women not getting enough omega-3, critical for infant development
The APrON team studied the first 600 women in the cohort during and after their pregnancy to see whether they were consuming enough omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega 3-LCPUFA) to meet current recommendations. The team has just published their results in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. (2015-03-25)

Enriching the diet of calves by using flax seeds improves nutritional quality
How can beef be made healthier for consumption purposes? When ingredients rich in n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, like flax seeds, and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) were added to the food of these animals, their fat was modified, achieving an increase in omega-3 fatty acids and CLA -regarded as being beneficial for health- and a reduction in saturated fatty acids linked to cardiovascular disease. (2015-03-24)

Engineers develop new yeast strain to enhance biofuel and biochemical production
Researchers use metabolic engineering and directed evolution to develop a new, mutant yeast strain that could lead to a more efficient biofuel production process. (2015-03-24)

Combining the old and new to kill cancer cells
A team of Singapore based scientists have found that pairing a new approach with an old drug may be an effective approach to treat common cancers. In a landmark study, professor David Virshup and Dr. Jit Kong Cheong, from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, identified a new signalling pathway that regulates the internal diet of cancers. (2015-03-23)

Vitamin D may keep low-grade prostate cancer from becoming aggressive
Taking vitamin D supplements could slow or even reverse the progression of less aggressive, or low-grade, prostate tumors without the need for surgery or radiation, a scientist will report today at the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society. (2015-03-22)

Research team discovers backup system that helps sustain liver during crisis
Scientists from Montana State University and Sweden have discovered an antioxidant system that helps sustain the liver when other systems are missing or compromised. (2015-03-20)

From soda bans to bike lanes: Which 'natural experiments' really reduce obesity?
Many public health researchers take advantage of 'natural experiments' -- comparing people's calorie consumption or physical activity levels, either before and after a policy or environmental change, or in contrast to a similar group of people not affected by that change. But not all natural experiments are created equal. A Drexel public health team has now systematically reviewed the state of the science. (2015-03-20)

Excessive vitamin intake in pregnant rats impacts food choices in offspring
A research group at the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine has been using a rat model to see how maternal intake of above-requirement vitamins (A, D, E, and K) impact offspring's brain development and behavior. Some of their findings were published today in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. (2015-03-19)

Low vitamin D levels and depression linked in young women, new OSU study shows
A new study from Oregon State University suggests there is a relationship between low levels of vitamin D and depression in otherwise healthy young women. (2015-03-18)

WSU researchers show how fatty acids can fight prostate cancer
Washington State University researchers have found a mechanism by which omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells. The findings, which are at odds with a 2013 study asserting that omega-3s increase the risk of prostate cancer, point the way to more effective anti-cancer drugs. (2015-03-18)

Vitamin D may help prevent and treat diseases associated with aging, Loyola study finds
Vitamin D may play a vital role in the prevention and treatment of diseases associated with aging, according to researchers at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. These findings were published in the latest issue of the Journal of Aging and Gerontology. (2015-03-17)

Survey finds doctors want to learn more about diet and cardiovascular disease prevention
Most physicians are aware of the importance of lifestyle factors in preventing cardiovascular disease -- and believe diet is as important as statin therapy and exercise, according to a new survey from NYU Langone Medical Center. (2015-03-16)

Milk protein comparison unveils nutritional gems for developing babies
Human babies appear to need more of a nutritional boost from breast-milk proteins than do infants of one of their closest primate relatives, suggests a study comparing human milk with the milk of rhesus macaque monkeys. (2015-03-16)

High levels of vitamin D is suspected of increasing mortality rates
The level of vitamin D in our blood should neither be too high nor to low. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen are the first in the world to show that there is a connection between high levels of vitamin D and cardiovascular deaths. (2015-03-10)

Popular antioxidant likely ineffective, study finds
The popular dietary supplement ubiquinone, also known as Coenzyme Q10, is widely believed to function as an antioxidant, protecting cells against damage from free radicals. But a new study by scientists at McGill University finds that ubiquinone is not a crucial antioxidant -- and that consuming it is unlikely to provide any benefit. (2015-03-06)

Penn study: OTC medications and supplements are most common causes of drug-induced liver failure
Drug-induced acute liver failure is uncommon, and over-the-counter medications and dietary and herbal supplements -- not prescription drugs -- are its most common causes, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The findings are published in the current issue of Gastroenterology. (2015-03-03)

Intervention results in more stable housing for homeless adults
A program that included scattered-site supportive housing using rent supplements and case management services led to more stable housing for homeless adults with mental illness in four cities in Canada, compared with usual access to existing housing and community services, but the intervention did not result in significant improvements in health-related quality of life, according to a study in the March 3 issue of JAMA. (2015-03-03)

Why nitrate supplementation may increase athletic performance
Walk down the aisles of any food supplement store and you'll see that the use of nitrate supplements by athletes and fitness buffs has been popular for years. The hope is that these supplements will increase endurance, and possibly other performance/health benefits, by improving the efficiency at which muscles use oxygen. Now, a research study published in the March 2015 issue of The FASEB Journal helps explain how some of these supplements may work. (2015-03-02)

Feast-and-famine diet could extend life, study shows
Think of it as interval training for the dinner table. (2015-02-27)

Plant chemicals may prevent liver damage caused by fat accumulated during menopause
Women going through menopause often struggle with weight gain that results when their estrogen levels drop, and many turn to weight-loss supplements. But those supplements may cause an accumulation of fat in the liver and a potentially life-threatening condition called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. University of Georgia researchers have shown in studies of post-menopausal animals that a mix of phytochemicals, along with vitamin D, may help protect the liver against inflammation caused by fat accumulation. (2015-02-25)

Postoperative mortality rates low among patients with HIV prescribed ART
Postoperative mortality rates were low among patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus who are receiving antiretroviral therapy, and those mortality rates were influenced as much by age and poor nutritional status as CD4 cell counts, according to a report published online by JAMA Surgery. (2015-02-25)

Two new potato varieties of great nutritional value
Potatoes, an essential food in human nutrition, have two new varieties. They are 'Entzia' and 'Miren,' characterized by their great nutritional value and suitability for industrial processing. They are both striking in appearance since 'Miren' has a bright yellow flesh and 'Entzia' a purple one. This unique feature opens up for them an interesting possibility for use in homes and gastronomy in addition to being equally suitable for industrial purposes. (2015-02-23)

The Lancet: Obesity Series exposes 'unacceptably slow' progress in tackling soaring global obesity rates over last decade: Global failure to tackle obesity epidemic demands new ways of thinking, say leading experts
Global progress towards tackling obesity has been 'unacceptably slow,' with only one in four countries implementing a policy on healthy eating up to 2010, according to a major new six-part series on obesity, published in The Lancet. (2015-02-18)

Massachusetts General Hospital's D. Dante Yeh wins award for clinical nutrition research
D. Dante Yeh, M.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital has been named the Promising Investigator Award recipient by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. (2015-02-18)

Elsevier selected to publish International Society of Nephrology's flagship journals
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and the International Society of Nephrology, the global medical society devoted to advancing kidney care worldwide, announced today that Elsevier will publish ISN's flagship journals, Kidney International and Kidney International Supplements, as of Jan. 1, 2016. (2015-02-17)

Inaugural Texas A&M Plant Breeding Symposium
The theme of the inaugural Texas A&M Plant Breeding Symposium, to be held Feb. 19, is 'Plant Breeding in the Modern Era.' The one-day research conference for plant breeding, genetics and related sciences will allow world-renown scientists to share their research on high-throughput phenotyping, genomic selection and breeding for host plant resistance, said Brian Pfeiffer, a Texas A&M soil and crop science graduate student and member of the organizing committee. (2015-02-12)

Meeting: The Role of Nutrition in Nutrition Prevention and Management
On March 26-27, nutrition and dementia researchers and practitioners will gather to discuss emerging nutrition research for the prevention and management of dementia. (2015-02-12)

Microbes prevent malnutrition in fruit flies -- and maybe humans, too
A study by scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute sheds significant new light on a surprising and critical role that microbes may play in nutritional disorders such as protein malnutrition. (2015-02-12)

Meeting: Nutrition and the Science of Disease Prevention: A Systems Approach to Support Metabolic Health
How can we leverage progress in nutritional science, genetics, computer science and behavioral economics to address the challenge of non-communicable disease? (2015-02-12)

Nationwide study reports shifts in Americans' use of natural products
A nationally representative survey shows that natural product use in the United States has shifted since 2007, with some products becoming more popular and some falling out of favor. Overall, natural products (dietary supplements other than vitamins and minerals) remain the most common complementary health approach. The complementary health questionnaire was developed by NIH's National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. (2015-02-11)

Unraveling the complex web of global food trade
A study published this week in the journal BioScience by an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment proposes to extend the way we characterize global food trade to include nutritional value and resource consumption alongside more conventional measures of trade's value. (2015-02-11)

Study shows iron supplementation after blood donation shortens hemoglobin recovery time
A National Institutes of Health-funded study comparing low dose iron supplementation to no supplementation in blood donors found that supplementation significantly reduced the time to recovery of post-donation lost iron and hemoglobin -- an iron-rich protein that carries oxygen in red blood cells throughout the body. (2015-02-10)

Iron supplementation improves hemoglobin recovery time following blood donation
Among blood donors with normal hemoglobin levels, low-dose oral iron supplementation, compared with no supplementation, reduced the time to recovery of the postdonation decrease in hemoglobin concentration in donors with low or higher levels of a marker of overall iron storage (ferritin), according to a study in the Feb. 10 issue of JAMA. (2015-02-10)

New approach to childhood malnutrition may reduce relapses, deaths
Children treated for moderate acute malnutrition experience a high rate of relapse and even death in the year following treatment and recovery. A study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that supplementary feeding for a set time period -- 12 weeks -- makes an impact but may not be as important as treating children until they reach target weights and measures of arm circumference. (2015-02-10)

New stats reveal almost half of the UK are unaware of link between diet and cancer development
Surprising new statistics reveal that 41 percent of the British population are oblivious to the role that diet plays in the development of cancer -- and even those with a family history of the disease are failing to consume potentially 'cancer-preventing' compounds in their daily diet. (2015-02-05)

Another reason to drink wine: It could help you burn fat
Drinking red grape juice or wine -- in moderation -- could improve the health of overweight people by helping them burn fat better, a new study indicates. (2015-02-05)

Drinking green tea before taking supplements may offer protection from toxicity
As high doses of green tea extract supplements for weight loss become more popular, potential liver toxicity becomes a concern. In the last decade, dozens of people have been diagnosed with the condition. However, drinking green tea in the weeks before taking supplements likely reduces risk, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. (2015-02-04)

Five-year outcomes following bariatric surgery in patients with BMIs of 50 to 60
The bariatric surgical procedure biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch resulted in more weight loss and better improvement in blood lipids and glucose five years after surgery compared with usual gastric bypass surgery but duodenal switch was associated with more long-term surgical and nutritional complications and more adverse gastrointestinal effects, according to a report published online by JAMA Surgery. (2015-02-04)

News from Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet, Feb. 3, 2015
This release includes summaries of articles being featured in the next issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, including 'Oral supplements help to heal bed sores in malnourished patients', 'Survey suggests shortcomings in end-of-life care' and 'ACIP Releases its Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule for 2015'. (2015-02-02)

Scientists developed protein, skin care and biopesticide products from fish filleting residue and rapeseed press cakes
Food industry co-streams which could be upgraded to more valuable products than the original ones ending up as animal feed. (2015-02-02)

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