Diet

Alterations in the Gut Microbiome May Explain the Link Between Nutrition and Pain

Alterations in the Gut Microbiome May Explain the Link Between Nutrition and Pain

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At PAINWeek 2017, Dr Heather Tick presented evidence linking nutrition, microbial diversity, and pain.

Improving Physician Nutrition: Hospital Cafeteria Food or Brown Bagging It?

Improving Physician Nutrition: Hospital Cafeteria Food or Brown Bagging It?

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As physicians, we spend a lot of time talking with our patients about making healthy food choices, but some of us fail to listen to our own advice.

Healthy Patients Should Also be Advised on Diet, Exercise

Healthy Patients Should Also be Advised on Diet, Exercise

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) urges doctors to talk to low-risk, in addition to high-risk, adults about healthy lifestyle choices.

Sourdough or Sour Don't? A Closer Look at Glycemic Index

Sourdough or Sour Don't? A Closer Look at Glycemic Index

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Consumption of higher glycemic index foods has been shown to be associated with increased rates of diabetes, obesity, cancer and all-cause mortality.

Cardiovascular Deaths Reach 400,000 in 2015 Due to Poor Diets

Cardiovascular Deaths Reach 400,000 in 2015 Due to Poor Diets

Adding healthy foods such as nuts, seeds, vegetables and whole grains might help.

Breast Cancer Risk Higher with Poor Diets During Adolescence

Breast Cancer Risk Higher with Poor Diets During Adolescence

Those with diets with the highest inflammatory score had an increased risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer.

Mediterranean Diet Preserves Brain Health in Elderly

Mediterranean Diet Preserves Brain Health in Elderly

Older adults who favor this eating style lose less brain volume, researchers find.

DASH Diet Ranked Among the Best Diets in 2017

DASH Diet Ranked Among the Best Diets in 2017

The US News & World Report ranks Mediterranean diet as second -- up from fourth place.

Vegetarian Diets Deemed Healthy and Environmentally Safe

Vegetarian Diets Deemed Healthy and Environmentally Safe

These food plans are safe at all stages of life, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says.

Beta-hCG, the FAD Diet That Just Won't Go Away

Beta-hCG, the FAD Diet That Just Won't Go Away

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What does this mean for clinicians? It means they're doing harm.

Vegetarian Diets Not Associated With Lower Risk of CVD

Vegetarian Diets Not Associated With Lower Risk of CVD

This study has found no significant difference in 10-year cardiovascular risk among vegetarians, but still have other health benefits.

Higher Intake of Animal Protein Linked to Increased Early Mortality Risk

Higher Intake of Animal Protein Linked to Increased Early Mortality Risk

Individuals who obtain most of their protein from animal sources have an associated higher mortality risk.

Trending Paleo Diet Seem to Have Major Health Benefits for Post-Menopausal Women

Trending Paleo Diet Seem to Have Major Health Benefits for Post-Menopausal Women

The trending Paleo diet may be beneficial in lowering cholesterol, decreasing body weight and reducing disease risks in postmenopausal women.

Stress May Reverse Health Benefits Gained from Consuming 'Good' Fats, Study Shows

Stress May Reverse Health Benefits Gained from Consuming 'Good' Fats, Study Shows

This study suggests that stress may reverse any health benefits gained from eating a meal rich in healthy fats, but does not worsen the effects of bad fats.

Compounds Found in Ginger and Pepper Have Additive Benefits in Cancer Prevention

Compounds Found in Ginger and Pepper Have Additive Benefits in Cancer Prevention

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This study suggests that 6-gingerol and capsaicin can prevent more cases of cancer together than either eaten alone.

Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy Lowered With High Fatty Fish Consumption

Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy Lowered With High Fatty Fish Consumption

This study found that 2 servings a week of fatty fish had a 48% reduced risk of developing diabetic retinopathy.

Wine Consumption Proves to be More Beneficial in Reducing Diabetes Risk Than Other Alcohol Types

Wine Consumption Proves to be More Beneficial in Reducing Diabetes Risk Than Other Alcohol Types

This study shows that wine has been proven to decrease risk of diabetes much more than either beer or spirits.

Higher Odds of Obesity Associated With Inadequate Hydration, Study Finds

Higher Odds of Obesity Associated With Inadequate Hydration, Study Finds

Researchers of this study have found that adults who are properly hydrated tend to weigh less.

Study Shows High-Fat Mediterranean Diets May Still Have Major Health Benefits

Study Shows High-Fat Mediterranean Diets May Still Have Major Health Benefits

A study released suggests that a Mediterranean diet high in fat may still have some major health benefits, including decreased rates in breast cancer, diabetes and CVD.

Improved Inflammatory Profiles Linked With Plant-Based Diets

Improved Inflammatory Profiles Linked With Plant-Based Diets

A plant-based diet has been associated with improved inflammatory biomarker profiles, including a decrease in mean concentrations of C-reactive proteins and interleukin-6.

Green Leafy Vegetable Intake Associated With Lower Risk Of Glaucoma

Green Leafy Vegetable Intake Associated With Lower Risk Of Glaucoma

Greater intake of dietary nitrate and green leafy vegetables was associated with a 20 percent to 30 percent lower risk of primary open-angle glaucoma, according to a study published online by JAMA Ophthalmology.

Good News for Coffee Drinkers: Research Reveals Potential to Reverse Liver Damage

Good News for Coffee Drinkers: Research Reveals Potential to Reverse Liver Damage

Go ahead, pour yourself another cup of coffee, if you know what's good for you. The results of a recent study are receiving attention after it found that drinking at least 2 cups of coffee a day can reduce liver damage, even damage to the liver caused by alcohol consumption.

Fructose More Toxic Than Table Sugar in Mice

Fructose More Toxic Than Table Sugar in Mice

When University of Utah biologists fed mice sugar in doses proportional to what many people eat, the fructose-glucose mixture found in high-fructose corn syrup was more toxic than sucrose or table sugar, reducing both the reproduction and life span of female rodents.

Not All Obese People Develop Metabolic Problems Linked to Excess Weight

Not All Obese People Develop Metabolic Problems Linked to Excess Weight

New research demonstrates that obesity does not always go hand in hand with metabolic changes in the body that can lead to diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Did Cavemen Have a Healthier Diet Than Modern Man?

Did Cavemen Have a Healthier Diet Than Modern Man?

Cavemen lived during a much simpler time. You would never catch one texting at dinner, nor would he or she be spending all hours of the night watching television.

Study Suggests the Human Body Cannot Be Trained to Maintain a Higher Metabolism

Study Suggests the Human Body Cannot Be Trained to Maintain a Higher Metabolism

New research suggests that high- and normal-protein diets are tied to higher metabolism and 45% more storage of lean tissue, or muscle mass, versus fat when compared to low-protein diets.

A New Study Conducted at the University of Haifa Has Found Omega-3 Reduces Smoking

A New Study Conducted at the University of Haifa Has Found Omega-3 Reduces Smoking

Taking omega-3 supplements reduces craving for nicotine and even reduces the number of cigarettes that people smoke a day, according to a new study conducted at the University of Haifa.

Diabetes: Complexity Lost

Diabetes: Complexity Lost

For millions of people in the US living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, measuring the daily rise and fall of blood glucose (sugar) is a way of life. Our bodies energy is primarily governed by glucose in the blood, and blood sugar itself is exquisitely controlled by a complicated set of network interactions involving cells, tissues, organs, and hormones that have evolved to keep the glucose on a relatively even keel, pumping it up when it falls too low or knocking it down when it goes too high. This natural dynamic balance becomes lost when someone develops diabetes.

Brain Benefits From Weight Loss Following Bariatric Surgery

Brain Benefits From Weight Loss Following Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss surgery can curb alterations in brain activity associated with obesity and improve cognitive function involved in planning, strategizing, and organizing, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Societys Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism.

Colon Cleanse Trends: The Truth About Cleansing

Colon Cleanse Trends: The Truth About Cleansing

Many physicians are fielding questions from patients about detox or other scheme diets and colon cleanse products these days. Other patients are just listening to the hype and trying these fad diets, diet scams, and cleanse products (often to help lose weight) without consulting a medical professional.

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