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July 30, 2015

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July 30, 2015

Sugar in Your Cuppa Not Just About a Sweet Tooth

July 30, 2015 — New research has given tea and coffee drinkers new information about why their favorite drinks taste as they do. The study shows that sugar has an important effect in reducing the bitterness of tea ... read more

More Secondary Schools Serve Healthier Lunches

July 28, 2015 — Secondary students found healthier foods on more lunch menus in 2013 than in 2011, resulting in fewer nutrition disparities for small schools or those with racially diverse student ... read more

Parents' Health Literacy Affects Child Weight-Loss Tactics, Study Finds

July 28, 2015 — Parents who are less health literate may choose weight-loss strategies for their children that are unhealthy or not recommended. Governmental weight-control info may not be reaching families who need ... read more

New Treatment May Help Neonatal Liver Disease Associated With Parenteral Nutrition

July 28, 2015 — Exogenous glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) treatment may help fight neonatal parenteral nutrition associated liver disease (PNALD), a new study ... read more

Biomarkers Higher in Binge Drinkers

July 23, 2015 — A biomarker found in the blood of alcohol users is significantly higher in binge drinkers than in those who consume alcohol moderately, according to a study. The biomarker, called ... read more

Preventing Knee Pain in at-Risk Adults With Diabetes

July 23, 2015 — An intensive program of diet and exercise had a small but statistically significant protective effect against the development of knee pain in the short term among overweight adults with diabetes, a ... read more

Body Fat Can Send Signals to Brain, Affecting Stress Response

July 23, 2015 — The brain's effect on other parts of the body has been well established. Now, a group of researchers has found that it's a two-way street: Body fat can send a signal that affects the way ... read more

Expert Panel Sets Nutrition Guidelines to Manage GI Symptoms in Autism

July 23, 2015 — A new guideline for the nutrition of management gastrointestinal symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorders provides a framework for clinicians to navigate frequently seen issues such as ... read more

Protein-Rich Nutrition Key to Helping Patients Recover from Severe Burns

July 23, 2015 — For someone recovering from severe burns, eating is often the last thing they want to do. However, burn specialists say nutrition is so vital to their patients’ recovery that they make it a quality ... read more

July 22, 2015 — Is your favorite grocery store making you fat? According to new research findings, a Grocer Retailer Scorecard may be an effective healthy shopping tool that benefits both grocers and ... read more

July 22, 2015 — A diet high in soybean oil causes more obesity and diabetes than a diet high in fructose, a sugar commonly found in soda and processed foods, according to a new study. In the U.S. the consumption of ... read more

Research With Dolphins Provides Hope for Prevention of Diabetes in Humans

July 22, 2015 — Can butter help prevent diabetes? By comparing 55 fatty acids in blood levels of dolphins and their diets, scientists have discovered a specific dietary saturated fat, called heptadecanoic acid, that ... read more

Massachusetts Schools Are Improving Food Options

July 22, 2015 — Researchers examined schools across the commonwealth following the implementation of a statewide nutrition bill. Their findings show the feasibility of making significant improvements in the ... read more

Menopause Associated With More Fat Around Heart, Raising Risk for Heart Disease

July 22, 2015 — Late- and post-menopausal women have significantly greater volumes of fat around their hearts -- a risk factor for heart disease -- than their pre-menopausal counterparts, a study has shown for the ... read more

Current Dietary Protein Recommendations Need Updating, Experts Say

July 22, 2015 — New research based on modern techniques suggests that recommendations for protein intake in healthy populations may be ... read more

Low Birth Weight Combined With Unhealthy Adult Lifestyle May Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

July 21, 2015 — People who are a low weight at birth and have unhealthy habits as adults, such as eating nutritionally poor diets or smoking, may have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes than people born at ... read more

Commercial Ties May Be Fueling Unnecessary, Potentially Harmful Osteoporosis Treatment

July 21, 2015 — A complex web of interactions between industry, advocacy organizations, and academia may be fueling enthusiasm for calcium and vitamin D supplements to prevent and treat osteoporosis, despite ... read more

Regular Consumption of Sugary Drinks Associated With Type 2 Diabetes

July 21, 2015 — Regular consumption of sugar sweetened drinks is positively associated with type 2 diabetes independent of obesity status, finds a new study. Artificially sweetened drinks and fruit juice also showed ... read more

Foods With Added Phosphate Cause Spike in Blood, Even in People With Healthy Kidneys

July 21, 2015 — Phosphates artificially added to dairy and cereal products appear to cause bigger spikes in blood phosphorus levels than naturally occurring phosphates, potentially putting harmful stress on kidneys. ... read more

Dairy Products Boost Effectiveness of Probiotics

July 17, 2015 — The success of probiotics for boosting human health may depend partly upon the food, beverage, or other material carrying the probiotics, according to ... read more

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