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October 13, 2015

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October 13, 2015

Calcium Supplements May Increase the Risk of Kidney Stone Recurrence

Oct. 13, 2015 — Calcium supplements may increase the risk of kidney stone recurrence, according to a new ... read more

Pumpkin Foods May Not Live Up to Healthy Reputation

Oct. 12, 2015 — Pumpkin products proliferate this time of year -- and not just for traditional pies and breads, but for whimsical goodies that may not live up to the pumpkin's healthy reputation. But one expert ... read more

Rebates a Cost-Effective Way to Boost Healthy Eating Among Low-Income People, Study Finds

Oct. 6, 2015 — Nationwide expansion of USDA's Healthy Incentives Pilot would promote purchase, consumption of fruits, vegetables, and slightly increase longevity of SNAP recipients, a new report ... read more

Packaged Food Purchases at Non-Grocery Stores Are Up but Nutritional Quality Is Down

Oct. 5, 2015 — Consumers are increasingly buying food from mass merchandisers, warehouse clubs, and convenience stores, but are selecting foods with poor nutritional profiles, according to new ... read more

High-Fructose Diet Slows Recovery from Brain Injury

Oct. 2, 2015 — A diet high in processed fructose sabotages rat brains’ ability to heal after head trauma, neuroscientists report. Revealing a link between nutrition and brain health, the finding offers ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Hepatic fibrosis, which involves scarring of the liver that can result in dysfunction and, in severe cases, cirrhosis and cancer, may be as much a consequence of genetics as environmental ... read more

New Dietary Guidelines Must Be Sustainable, Regardless of Politics

Oct. 1, 2015 — The new iteration of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans must incorporate sustainability considerations -- both for the health and wellbeing of Americans and the world in which we live, urges a new ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Proteins remain after starch is extracted from rice. Until now, this valuable raw material was disposed of by rice starch producers at great expense. A new process is being developed to split ... read more

Children With Severe Obesity May Be at Higher Risk for Heart Disease and Diabetes

Oct. 1, 2015 — A direct correlation has been found between more severe forms of obesity in children and related risk factors for developing heart disease and diabetes--particularly in boys. It is estimated that ... read more

More Obesity Among the Less Educated in Rich Countries

Sep. 30, 2015 — In rich countries, obesity is more common among the lower educated, whilst in poor countries, obesity is more common among the higher educated, confirms new research. Previous studies have shown that ... read more

Vitamin D3 Supplementation Helps Women Build Muscle Even After Menopause

Sep. 30, 2015 — The benefits of vitamin D supplementation for postmenopausal women have been widely debated. But a new study now documents that vitamin D supplementation can significantly increase muscle strength ... read more

People With Genetic Variant Increasing Vitamin D Metabolism Improve Blood Sugar Control With High Protein Weight Loss Diet

Sep. 29, 2015 — People carrying a certain genetic variant relating to vitamin D metabolism are more likely to benefit from a high-protein weight loss diet than those without it, research ... read more

Diabetes Medication Can Reduce Food Intake

Sep. 29, 2015 — Many studies have focused on how much we eat when we are hungry, but sometimes we eat just to feel better. A new study shows that medication used for type-2 diabetes which mimics the gut-brain ... read more

High Dietary Fiber Intake Linked to Health Promoting Short Chain Fatty Acids

Sep. 29, 2015 — Eating a lot of fiber-rich foods, such as fruit, vegetables, and legumes -- typical of a Mediterranean diet -- is linked to a rise in health promoting short chain fatty acids, finds ... read more

Researchers Say Hormone Might Break Cycle of Obesity

Sep. 28, 2015 — As obesity rates for pregnant women continue to climb, scientists have discovered that increasing a specific hormone during pregnancy can reduce or eliminate the chances that the baby will become ... read more

New Research Exposes Health Risks of Fructose, Sugary Drinks

Sep. 28, 2015 — There is compelling evidence that drinking too many sugar-sweetened beverages, which contain added sugars in the form of high fructose corn syrup or table sugar (sucrose), can lead to excess weight ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — Introducing healthy lifestyle behaviors to children in preschool improves their knowledge, attitude and habits toward healthy diet and exercise and can lead to reduced levels of body fat, according ... read more

Unsaturated Fats, High-Quality Carbs Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Sep. 28, 2015 — While eliminating saturated fats can improve heart health, a new study shows that it makes a difference which foods are used in their place. A study shows that replacing saturated fats with ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — More than 80 percent of cardiovascular disease deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, but very little data on the impact of diet on cardiovascular disease exists from these ... read more

Plum Good Health Benefits

Sep. 27, 2015 — Researchers have shown a diet containing dried plums can positively affect microbiota, also referred to as gut bacteria, throughout the colon, helping reduce the risk of colon ... read more

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