Nutrition

Food Sustainability and Public Health: What Is the Physician's Responsibility?

Food Sustainability and Public Health: What Is the Physician's Responsibility?

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As the global population grows, food sustainability and its effect on public health becomes even more important.

Can Television Shows Help Prevent Negative Bias Toward Patients with Obesity?

Can Television Shows Help Prevent Negative Bias Toward Patients with Obesity?

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Watching episodes of the television medical drama House resulted in a significant shift in perceptions of obesity among medical students.

Challenges in Nutritional Counseling for Patients Living in Food Deserts

Challenges in Nutritional Counseling for Patients Living in Food Deserts

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Nearly 12% of Americans live in households considered food insecure.

Raising Expectations: How One Organization Is Revamping Hospital Food

Raising Expectations: How One Organization Is Revamping Hospital Food

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If there's one thing hospitals are not known for, it's culinary success.

Stakeholders Must Consider All Aspects of Produce Prescription Programs

Stakeholders Must Consider All Aspects of Produce Prescription Programs

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There are several concerns associated with produce prescription programs, despite the benefits to patients.

Healthcare Professionals Have Key Role in Advocating for Better Food Procurement System

Healthcare Professionals Have Key Role in Advocating for Better Food Procurement System

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Systemic interventions are needed to address the "broad spectrum" of issues and challenges facing the food system in the United States.

Steps to Improve Nutritional Counseling in Clinical Practice

Steps to Improve Nutritional Counseling in Clinical Practice

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The modern American diet is widely recognized as a major determinant of morbidity and mortality.

Avocado Implicated in Several Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome Cases

Avocado Implicated in Several Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome Cases

FPIES is a gastrointestinal food-associated hypersensitivity that often affects infants and toddlers and is marked by vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, and pallor.

Addressing Current Challenges in Nutritional Epidemiologic Research

Addressing Current Challenges in Nutritional Epidemiologic Research

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The field of nutritional epidemiology needs radical reform.

Organic Food Consumption and Cancer Risk: What's the Link?

Organic Food Consumption and Cancer Risk: What's the Link?

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To investigate the link between organic food consumption and cancer risk, study authors conducted a population-based prospective cohort study among French adults.

Nutrition Tips for Physicians: Staying Healthy During Busy Days

Nutrition Tips for Physicians: Staying Healthy During Busy Days

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Between the double shifts and stressful days, keeping energy up and eating right can seem like an insurmountable challenge.

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.

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