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January 18, 2019

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January 18, 2019

Vitamin D Supplements Are of No Benefit to the Over 70s

Jan. 14, 2019 — There is little benefit for those over 70 taking higher dose vitamin D supplements to improve their bone strength and reduce the risk of falls, new research has ... read more

VAT Fat May Cause Pathogenic Obesity

Jan. 11, 2019 — VAT, Visceral Adipose Tissue, a kind of fat that accumulates around the abdominal organs, has an important immune function. The body may choose to turn excess fat into FAT not SAT, subcutaneous fat ... read more

High Intake of Dietary Fiber and Whole Grains Associated With Reduced Risk of Non-Communicable Diseases

Jan. 10, 2019 — Observational studies and clinical trials conducted over nearly 40 years reveal the health benefits of eating at least 25g to 29g or more of dietary fiber a day, according to a series of systematic ... read more

Cardiovascular Diseases and Nutrition in Europe: A Lot of Premature Deaths Preventable

Jan. 10, 2019 — Of the 4.3 million cardiovascular deaths in Europe in 2016, 2.1 million were the result of poor nutrition. The 28 EU member states account for around 900,000, Russia for 600,000 and the Ukraine for ... read more

Jan. 10, 2019 — Excessive alcohol consumption is an established risk factor for atrial fibrillation (AF), but what are the effects of moderate and mild consumption on AF? In a new study, researchers showed that ... read more

Seeing Soda's Influence

Jan. 9, 2019 — A complex network of research funding, institutional ties and personal influence has allowed the Coca-Cola Company, through its connections with a nonprofit group, to exert substantial influence over ... read more

Excessive Body Fat Around the Middle Linked to Smaller Brain Size, Study Finds

Jan. 9, 2019 — Carrying extra body fat, especially around the middle, may be linked to brain shrinkage, according to new research. For the study, researchers determined obesity by measuring body mass index (BMI) ... read more

Controlling Children's Behavior With Screen Time Leads to More Screen Time, Study Reveals

Jan. 9, 2019 — Researchers investigated the impact of parenting practices on the amount of time young children spend in front of screens. They found a majority of parents use screen time to control behavior, ... read more

Following Nepal's Devastating 2015 Earthquake, Crisis in Childhood Malnutrition Averted

Jan. 9, 2019 — Despite widespread destruction, including severe agricultural-related losses caused by the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, child nutrition remained stable in the hardest hit areas, a new study ... read more

Maternal Programming During Pregnancy Induces Long-Term Postpartum Obesity

Jan. 8, 2019 — In a new study using a mouse model, researchers suggest that long-term postpartum weight gain may be due not so much to retained fat as to reprogramming of maternal energy ... read more

Ketogenic Supplements Delay Tonic-Clonic Seizures Without Dietary Restrictions

Jan. 8, 2019 — Researchers have discovered supplementing a normal, carbohydrate-rich diet with specific ketogenic agents may significantly delay tonic-clonic seizures caused by exposure to high levels of ... read more

Genetics May Influence the Effects of Vitamin E on Cancer Risk

Jan. 8, 2019 — A new study has investigated whether taking vitamin E supplements could affect risk of cancer and found that genetic variations in the gene COMT influenced whether vitamin E decreased or increased ... read more

Technique Boosts Omega 3 Fatty Acid Levels in Brain 100 Fold

Jan. 8, 2019 — Researchers report that adding a lysophospholipid form of EPA (LPC-EPA) to the diet can increase levels of EPA in the brain 100-fold in ... read more

Jan. 8, 2019 — There's more evidence that a high-fat diet is bad for both younger males and females, but exactly how it's harmful may differ between the sexes, scientists ... read more

Intermittent Fasting Could Improve Obese Women's Health

Jan. 8, 2019 — Research shows that obese women lost more weight and improved their health by fasting intermittently while following a strictly controlled ... read more

Exposure to Sugary Breakfast Cereal Advertising Directly Influences Children's Diets

Jan. 7, 2019 — Laboratory studies have shown that kids will request and prefer brands they have seen recently advertised on TV. A new naturalistic study bridges the gap between lab studies and a real world setting, ... read more

Balanced Diet, Exercise May Not Prevent Gestational Diabetes

Jan. 7, 2019 — A new study is the latest evidence that the 'first-line' strategy for preventing gestational diabetes mellitus isn't working. Over the past five years, more than 5,000 pregnant women ... read more

One in 10 Adults in US Has Food Allergy, but Nearly 1 in 5 Think They Do

Jan. 4, 2019 — Over 10 percent of adults in the US -- over 26 million -- are estimated to have food ... read more

Egg Metabolites in Blood Related to Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Jan. 3, 2019 — Consumption of one egg every day seems to associate with a blood metabolite profile that is related to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study ... read more

Could This Widely Used Food Additive Cause Celiac Disease?

Jan. 3, 2019 — A bacterial enzyme that is used to improve food texture and shelf-life has been linked in several studies to celiac disease -- but it is unlabeled and hidden from public ... read more

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