Nutrition

AMA Adopts Policy to Cut Sugar-Sweetened Drink Consumption

AMA Adopts Policy to Cut Sugar-Sweetened Drink Consumption

A newly-adopted AMA policy supports excise taxes on sugar-sweetened drinks, the use of warning labels to inform consumers about the potential health consequences of consumption, and plain packaging.

In Low-Income Neighborhoods, Sugary Drink Marketing Increases on SNAP Issuance Days

In Low-Income Neighborhoods, Sugary Drink Marketing Increases on SNAP Issuance Days

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Shoppers using SNAP benefits tend to buy more sugar-sweetened beverages, more red and processed meats, and fewer fruits and vegetables than shoppers using other methods to pay for their groceries.

AMA Offers Nutrition Course to Help Physicians Counsel Patients

AMA Offers Nutrition Course to Help Physicians Counsel Patients

The AMA is offering a 3-hour online course to help physicians counsel patients about nutritional changes they need to prevent and help treat heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

Adherence to Healthy Diet May Affect Genetic Predisposition to Obesity

Adherence to Healthy Diet May Affect Genetic Predisposition to Obesity

Benefits of improved diet quality on weight management were pronounced in individuals at high genetic risk for obesity.

Nutrition Research Requires More Transparency of Conflicts of Interest

Nutrition Research Requires More Transparency of Conflicts of Interest

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Researchers should disclose conflicts of interest that present bias toward a specific organization, industry, or dietary behavior.

Diet Quality Associated With Disability and Symptom Severity in Multiple Sclerosis

Diet Quality Associated With Disability and Symptom Severity in Multiple Sclerosis

An overall diet quality score was constructed based on the estimated intake of fruits, vegetables and legumes, whole grains, added sugars, and red/processed meats.

Coffee Consumption Safe, Associated With Beneficial Health Outcomes

Coffee Consumption Safe, Associated With Beneficial Health Outcomes

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Coffee consumption was found to be generally safe and more likely to benefit health than harm.

School-Based Food Cooperative Program Improves Diet, Minimizes Food Waste

School-Based Food Cooperative Program Improves Diet, Minimizes Food Waste

The school-based food cooperative program channels mostly donated produce to low-income communities and provides nutrition education, increasing the demand for fruits and vegetables.

High Fiber Intake After Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis Associated With Decreased Mortality

High Fiber Intake After Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis Associated With Decreased Mortality

Each 5 g day increase in fiber intake was associated with 18% lower CRC-specific mortality and 14% lower all-cause mortality for patients who increased their fiber consumption after diagnosis.

Nutrition Counseling Should Play an Important Role in Everyday Patient Care

Nutrition Counseling Should Play an Important Role in Everyday Patient Care

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Patients who are at risk for nutrition-related chronic disease should receive nutrition counseling.

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.

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.

Global Heart Disease Burden Worsens with Limited Fruit, Vegetable Consumption

Global Heart Disease Burden Worsens with Limited Fruit, Vegetable Consumption

A new analysis finds that low consumption is linked to more lost years of healthy life.

High Produce Consumption Linked to Great Health Benefits

High Produce Consumption Linked to Great Health Benefits

Reductions were seen in risks of cardiovascular disease, cancer and early death.

Long-Term Weight Loss More Successful With Maintenance Intervention

Long-Term Weight Loss More Successful With Maintenance Intervention

Coaching sessions seem to help patients from regaining the weight.

ALS Risk Increases with Consumption of Mercury-Laden Seafood

ALS Risk Increases with Consumption of Mercury-Laden Seafood

Certain types of seafood may be linked to the disease, early research suggests.

Increased Levels of Toxic Metals Associated with Gluten-Free Diets

Increased Levels of Toxic Metals Associated with Gluten-Free Diets

Those on gluten-free diets had a higher concentration of urinary total arsenic and total blood mercury.

Meal Timing May Affect Cardiovascular Event Risks

Meal Timing May Affect Cardiovascular Event Risks

American Heart Association report suggests eating more earlier in the day may be healthier.

ADHD Risk Lowered with Mediterranean Diet

ADHD Risk Lowered with Mediterranean Diet

Children with medium to low adherence to the diet were 3 to 7 times more likely to have ADHD.

Grilled, Smoked Meat Intake Increases Mortality Risk in Breast Cancer

Grilled, Smoked Meat Intake Increases Mortality Risk in Breast Cancer

A high grilled and smoked meat intake is linked to 23% increased risk of all-cause mortality.

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.

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.

The Much-Maligned Egg

The Much-Maligned Egg

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A new research study says that eating 1 egg a day is associated with a 12% reduction in their risk for stroke.

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.

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