Nutrition News - The Healthy Power of FoodNutrition News: Vitamin D supplements may benefit children with autism spectrum disorder December 6, 2016 12:31 PM Autism symptoms -- such as hyperactivity, social withdrawal, and others -- improved significantly following vitamin D3 supplementation but not after receiving placebo Nutrition News: Alarming disparities in health outcomes could be prevented by breastfeeding December 6, 2016 9:10 AM Lack of paid leave and outdated maternity care are barriers to breastfeeding that disproportionately impact families of color Nutrition News: Major finding identifies nitrogen as key driver for gut health December 1, 2016 9:01 AM Despite the huge diversity of gut bacteria, two main response patterns emerged in this study: microbe species either increased or decreased in their abundance depending on protein and carbohydrate intake Nutrition News: Protein, salt drive post-meal sleepiness November 28, 2016 10:03 AM Large, salty, or protein-rich meals induce post-meal sleep in fruit flies Nutrition News: Common probiotics can reduce stress levels, lessen anxiety November 25, 2016 8:55 AM A common probiotic sold in supplements and yogurt can decrease stress-related behavior and anxiety, report scientists Nutrition News: Sleep deprivation may cause people to eat more calories November 8, 2016 9:52 AM Sleep deprivation may result in people consuming more calories -- an average of 385 kcal per day extra -- during the following day, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis Nutrition News: Study finds lack of benefit of cranberry capsules in reducing urinary tract infections among older women November 7, 2016 9:31 AM Among older women residing in nursing homes, cadministration of cranberry capsules (compared with placebo) resulted in no significant reduction in urinary tract infection [UTI]) Nutrition News: Mulberry extract activates brown fat, shows promise as obesity treatment November 7, 2016 8:47 AM Rutin, a natural compound in mulberries, can activate the BAT in our bodies to increase metabolism and facilitate weight loss Nutrition News: An apple a day will not keep the doctor away -- but maybe the pharmacist November 2, 2016 1:59 PM Turns out, an apple a day will not keep the doctor away but it may mean you will use fewer prescription medications Nutrition News: Vitamin D supplements for pregnant women should be customised to the individual to ensure benefits are felt November 2, 2016 1:40 PM Pregnant women respond differently to vitamin D supplementation depending on individual attributes, customization can help Nutrition News: Nutritional supplement could prevent thousands of early preterm births October 28, 2016 2:50 PM Researchers estimate that more than 106,000 high-risk early preterm births could be avoided in the U.S. and about 1,100 could be prevented in Australia each year if pregnant women took daily supplements of the DHA omega fatty acid Nutrition News: Discrimination based on weight doubles health risks October 27, 2016 8:46 AM People who experience weight discrimination often shun social interaction and skip doctor visits Nutrition News: Do you really think you are a foodie? October 20, 2016 3:50 PM Foodies are often associated with indulgence and excess, but, a new study shows just the opposite -- adventurous eaters weigh less and may be healthier than their less-adventurous counterparts Nutrition News: Apple, lettuce, raw mint can remedy garlic breath October 19, 2016 12:30 PM Garlic lovers may have a new solution to their halitosis problem: A study has found that eating raw apple, lettuce, or mint may help reduce garlic breath Nutrition News: Study challenges idea of mandatory water intake October 17, 2016 8:54 AM Study challenges the popular idea that we should drink eight glasses of water a day for health, demonstrates swallowing inhibition mechanism that regulates fluid intake in the human body and stops us from over-drinking Nutrition News: New kind of local food grows in your own kitchen October 14, 2016 10:06 AM Futuretech: First 3D-printed CellPod prototype is already producing harvests Nutrition News: Drinking more water associated with numerous dietary benefits, study finds October 7, 2016 9:24 AM A new study has found that the majority of people who increased their consumption of plain water by 1% reduced their total daily calorie intake as well as their consumption of saturated fat, sugar, sodium and cholesterol Nutrition News: Brain benefits of aerobic exercise lost to mercury exposure September 21, 2016 10:23 AM Cognitive function improves with aerobic exercise, but not for people exposed to high levels of mercury before birth, according to new research, suggesting that early-life exposure to pollutants may reduce potential health benefits Nutrition News: Drinking green tea to prevent artery explosion: Polyphenol intake reduces abdominal aneurysm expansion in rats September 21, 2016 9:28 AM Green tea could prevent a deadly condition in the main artery: Team finds that abdominal aortic aneurysm developed less frequently in rats that drank green tea polyphenol, a major component of green tea Nutrition News: Natural ways to reduce blood sugar for prediabetes/diabetes patients? June 6, 2016 1:59 PM Physician discusses whether natural supplements like apple cider vinegar and cinnamon may be used to reduce blood sugar levels in patients with pre-diabetes or diabetes Nutrition News: No sweet surrender: Glucose actually enhances self-control, study shows June 2, 2016 9:16 AM Glucose and self-control: A signal that the environment is such that there is relatively less urgency to pursue smaller-sooner rewards and can focus on the long-term goals Nutrition News: What foods can help fight the risk of chronic inflammation? May 27, 2016 10:31 AM Study suggest that polyphenols derived from onions, turmeric, red grapes, green tea and acai berries may help reduce the release of pro-inflammatory mediators in people at risk of chronic inflammation Nutrition News: Holistic approach to mealtimes could help dementia sufferers May 10, 2016 10:26 AM Eating together, playing music, and engaging with multisensory exercise could help people with dementia avoid dehydration and malnutrition, could boost quality of life, new research shows Nutrition News: Study finds dark chocolate can help boost athletic performance April 20, 2016 1:02 PM Eating dark chocolate as a daily snack could help boost athletic performance in fitness training Nutrition News: Eating beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils may help lose weight and keep it off April 15, 2016 9:15 AM United Nations and the Food and Agriculture Organization have designated 2016 as the International Year of Pulses -- and they may help you lose weight and keep it off! Nutrition News: Time to rethink your vegetable oil? March 24, 2016 1:17 PM Leaner bodies, less inflammation, lower heart disease and diabetes risk found in people with higher levels of linoleic acid, found in grapeseed and other oils, but not in olive oil Nutrition News: Science on salt is polarized, study finds March 23, 2016 9:26 AM Slightly more than half of research papers analyzed support the idea that salt is bad for your health: 54% were supportive, 33% were not, and 13% inconclusive Nutrition News: Vegans may lack essential nutrient intake, study reports March 22, 2016 9:15 AM Could vegans be at risk for deficiency of essential nutrients? A retrospective review indicated that vegans should ensure adequate intake of a few nutrients Nutrition News: Green tea and iron, bad combination March 17, 2016 3:49 PM Mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease suggest that consuming green tea along with dietary iron may actually lessen its benefits Nutrition News: Blueberries, the well-known super fruit, could help fight Alzheimers March 15, 2016 9:13 AM The blueberry, already labeled a super fruit for its power to potentially lower the risk of heart disease and cancer, could be another weapon in the war against Alzheimers disease Nutrition News: What you eat may affect your internal biological clock February 25, 2016 9:12 AM Researchers provide new insights into how adjusting the clock through dietary manipulation may help patients with various conditions and show that insulin may be involved in resetting the clock Nutrition News: Coffee flour offers a potentially healthier way of enjoying java February 8, 2016 8:42 AM Scientists are developing the flour milled from a new invention -- parbaked coffee beans -- both as a food ingredient and a nutritional supplement Nutrition News: Steeping temperature and time may affect antioxidants in tea January 29, 2016 8:48 AM Researchers find temperature and length of time tea leaves are steeped affects their antioxidant properties and differs across types of tea Nutrition News: Fruit and vegetables are not only good for a healthy body; they protect your mind too January 26, 2016 9:19 AM A healthy diet heavy in vegetables, fruits and nuts is associated with preventing the onset of depression Nutrition News: Link between food advertising, child food consumption January 25, 2016 9:13 AM Unhealthy food advertising exposure significantly increased food consumption in children, but not adults Nutrition News: What you eat can influence how you sleep January 20, 2016 10:02 AM Daily intake of fiber, saturated fat and sugar may impact sleep quality Nutrition News: Low zinc levels may suggest potential breast-feeding problems January 19, 2016 10:09 AM by identifying women with abnormally low levels of zinc in breast milk, doctors may be able to more quickly recognize mothers who might have trouble breast-feeding Nutrition News: Overeating and depressed? There's a connection, and maybe a solution January 7, 2016 10:32 AM Effects of a high-fat diet overlap with those of chronic stress an increased risk of depression and anxiety Nutrition News: Steeping temperature and time may affect antioxidants in tea December 28, 2015 10:20 AM Temperature and length of time tea leaves are steeped affects their antioxidant properties and differs across types of tea Nutrition News: Sins of the father could weigh on the next generation December 7, 2015 10:32 AM A new study suggested tghe diet dad eats before they conceive could be genetically passed onto the next generation Nutrition News: Green tea impairs development, reproduction in fruit flies, study finds December 7, 2015 9:30 AM Research suggests that excessive consumption by humans may be unhealthy Nutrition News: Competition between good bacteria important for healthy gut November 27, 2015 8:44 AM Our microbiome: Competition, not cooperation between species, has the effect of stabilizing the system, necessary to keep us healthy Nutrition News: Study provides strongest evidence yet of a link between breakfast quality and educational outcomes November 20, 2015 8:52 AM New study of 5,000 9- to 11-year-olds demonstrates significant positive associations between breakfast consumption, educational outcomes Nutrition News: Omega-3 fatty acids may help improve treatment, quality of life in cancer patients November 19, 2015 8:53 AM Omega-3 study finds evidence of activity in response and disease stabilization rates, reduction in liver metastasis volume, improved quality of life, when added to chemotherapy regime Nutrition News: Taming hot flashes without hormones: What works, what does not November 18, 2015 10:03 AM Experts make evidence-based recommendations so providers can help women make informed decisions about non-hormonal hot flash treatments Nutrition News: Tualang honey supplements found to reduce harmful side effects of smoking November 17, 2015 1:44 PM Study finds Tualang honey can be used as a supplement among those who are exposed to free radicals in cigarette smoke either as active or passive smokers in order to protect or reduce the risk of having cardiovascular diseases Nutrition News: Increased meat consumption, especially when cooked at high temperatures, linked to elevated kidney cancer risk November 17, 2015 9:40 AM Individuals with certain genetic variations more vulnerable to dietary risk of renal cell carcinoma from carcinogenic compounds created by certain cooking techniques Nutrition News: Childhood obesity linked to poverty, parenting style November 17, 2015 8:51 AM Strategies to combat the rising childhood obesity problem need to reflect how authoritarian parenting and household income combine to affect risk Nutrition News: Kitchen utensils can spread bacteria between foods November 16, 2015 11:24 AM Many consumers are unaware how much utensils and other surfaces at home can contribute to the spread of bacteria found on produce Nutrition News: The gut microbiota can influence the effectiveness of dietary treatments November 16, 2015 10:03 AM People with better control of blood sugar after eating barley kernel bread also have a different balance of microbes in the gut Nutrition News: Have an apple-shaped body? You may be more susceptible to binge eating November 16, 2015 9:17 AM Centralized fat distribution -- apple-shaped bodies -- may be an important risk factor for the development of eating disturbance, specifically for loss-of-control eating Nutrition News: Using garlic to combat antimicrobial resistant urinary tract infections November 8, 2015 2:32 PM Garlic extract may be an effective weapon against multi-drug resistant strains of pathogenic bacteria associated with urinary tract infections (UTI), according to a recent study. Nutrition News: Insufficient evidence for the use of omega 3 supplements in treating major depression November 6, 2015 12:09 PM Omega 3 fatty acid supplements have hugely increased in popularity over the last decade, but a large review study questions their effectiveness in treating major depressive disorder Nutrition News: Video: Mediterranean diet could give you a big, youthful brain October 26, 2015 11:00 AM Video: Eating more fish in combination with a lower intake of other kinds of meat could help fight brain atrophy Nutrition News: More obesity among the less educated in rich countries October 22, 2015 12:52 PM Education and obesity: In countries with low GDP there is more obesity among those with high education, but the inverse happens in richer countries Nutrition News: How diet may affect the progression of multiple sclerosis October 21, 2015 9:03 AM Long-chain fatty acids promote the development and propagation of CNS reactive immune cells in the intestinal wall, affecting the development and progression of autoimmune chronic-inflammatory diseases Nutrition News: Low vitamin D among the elderly is associated with significant decline in cognition, dementia October 15, 2015 1:03 PM Vitamin D insufficiency was associated with significantly faster declines in both episodic memory and executive function performance Nutrition News: Mediterranean diet plus olive oil associated with reduced breast cancer risk September 25, 2015 8:52 AM Women eating a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil showed a 68% relatively lower risk of malignant breast cancer than those allocated to the control low-fat diet Nutrition News: Breastfeeding may expose infants to toxic chemicals September 16, 2015 8:57 AM Study shows extent to which PFASs (perfluorinated alkylate substances -- chemicals linked with cancer and interference with immune function) are transferred to babies through breast milk Nutrition News: Digesting bread and pasta can release biologically active molecules September 15, 2015 1:53 PM First study to reveal the molecules released when real samples of bread and pasta are digested in vitro Nutrition News: Glass of water before each meal could help in weight reduction September 11, 2015 1:50 PM Drinking 500ml of water at half an hour before eating main meals may help obese adults to lose weight Nutrition News: Is defeat sweeter than victory? Researchers reveal the science behind emotional eating September 11, 2015 11:44 AM People in negative emotional states tend to crave sweets more than those in a positive frame of mind Nutrition News: Frequency of family meals increased by a new school presentation September 11, 2015 10:53 AM Giving adolescents the confidence to cook and help prepare meals benefits entire family Nutrition News: Hot chili may unlock a new treatment for obesity September 10, 2015 9:05 AM Researchers investigate the association between hot chili pepper receptors (TRPV1) in the stomach and the feeling of fullness, finding that the consumption of capsaicin may be able to prevent overeating through an action on nerves in the stomach Nutrition News: Trans fats, but not saturated fats like butter, linked to greater risk of early death and heart disease September 8, 2015 9:02 AM New research shows butter and other saturated fats are not associated with an increased risk of death, heart disease, stroke, or Type 2 diabetes, unlike trans fats, found in certain margarines and related products Nutrition News: Experts provide insight on causes of child obesity, tactics to end it September 3, 2015 10:19 AM Round up of studies focused on child obesity discuss causes, ways to combat it Nutrition News: Two new studies on the connection between hypertension and cognitive decline September 3, 2015 8:49 AM Hypertension and cognitive decline studies: Racial disparity affects it and its mortality, plus effects of antihypertensive treatment, sodium intake for older women Nutrition News: GABA supplementation improves planning for actions, study shows August 25, 2015 9:02 AM People show an enhanced ability of prioritizing planned actions after the ingestion of the food supplement GABA, an amino-acid contained in food such as green tea, unpolished rice, and potatoes Nutrition News: Researcher creates AFDHAL cooking oil that can be used 80 times August 22, 2015 1:26 PM AFDHA cooking oil (main ingredients palm oil, Rutaceae herb) capable of reducing oil absorption in fried cooking up to 85%, minimizing risks of getting cardiovascular disease, cancer Nutrition News: Five reasons why sugar is added to food August 20, 2015 9:07 AM Experts explain the functional properties of sugars and why they are often added to foods Nutrition News: Link between marital distress, poor food choices found by study August 18, 2015 9:22 AM Hostile couples had significantly higher amounts of the appetite-triggering hormone after arguments if they were at a healthy weight or in the overweight category, while those who were obese -- with BMI 30 or higher -- showed no significant difference Nutrition News: Paleo diet: Big brains needed carbs August 12, 2015 10:20 AM Importance of dietary carbohydrate in human evolution: Eating meat may have kick-started the evolution of bigger brains, but cooked starchy foods together with more salivary amylase genes made us smarter still Nutrition News: How GPR40, a known receptor for dietary fatty acids, may protect from osteoarthritis August 12, 2015 9:04 AM Dietary fatty acids may modulate inflammation and cartilage degradation to prevent or slow down Osteoarthritis (OA) through the orphan receptor GPR40 Nutrition News: Coffee consumption habits impact the risk of mild cognitive impairment August 12, 2015 8:46 AM New study estimates the association between change or constant habits in coffee consumption and the incidence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) Nutrition News: Regular consumption of spicy foods linked to lower risk of early death August 10, 2015 1:17 PM Data suggest most benefit from eating spices regularly throughout the week, associated with a lower risk of death Nutrition News: When dinner table defiance could lead to health problems August 10, 2015 8:44 AM Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, or ARFID,: An eating or feeding disturbance that results in persistent failure to meet appropriate nutritional and energy needs Nutrition News: Is this restaurant making me fat? August 9, 2015 9:10 AM Assessing the reliability of a restaurant scorecard for healthy dining Nutrition News: Americans prefer U.S.-grown organic broccoli July 29, 2015 10:51 AM Americans are willing to pay $1 more per pound for U.S. organic broccoli than that from China and Mexico, and up to 32 cents more per pound than that grown in Canada, study find Nutrition News: New study: Consumers do not view GMO labels as negative warnings July 27, 2015 12:58 PM Results from 5 years of polling data released as US Senate considers controversial GMO labeling law Nutrition News: UK: Call for breastfeeding guidance for babies with Downs syndrome July 22, 2015 11:42 AM In the UK, clinical commissioning groups and practitioners have a vital role in empowering and enabling new mothers of children with Downs Syndrome to access help and support as soon as the child is born Nutrition News: For children with allergies, reading food labels crucial July 15, 2015 9:31 AM Food allergies and children: Reading labels critical to preventing reactions -- but not all labels are detailed enough Nutrition News: Using garlic to combat antimicrobial resistant urinary tract infections July 14, 2015 10:15 AM Even crude extracts of garlic showed good activity against multidrug resistant strains where antibiotic therapy had limited or no effect Nutrition News: Green tea extract boosts your brain power, especially the working memory, new research shows July 14, 2015 9:05 AM Green tea extract enhances the cognitive functions, in particular the working memory Nutrition News: To shed weight, go vegan July 10, 2015 2:08 PM Review of vegetarian diet studies highlights benefit of vegan-eating plans: Individuals assigned to the vegetarian diet groups lost significantly more weight than dieters who ate meat and other animal products Nutrition News: Fat, sugar cause bacterial changes that may relate to loss of cognitive function July 10, 2015 12:04 PM Experiments with mice show that after just four weeks on a high-fat or a high-sugar diet, the performance of mice on various tests of mental and physical function began to drop Nutrition News: Alcohol sensitizes brain response to food aromas, increases food intake in women July 10, 2015 8:53 AM When women received alcohol, they ate more food at lunch, on average, compared to when they were given the placebo Nutrition News: Sugary drinks linked to high death tolls worldwide July 9, 2015 1:41 PM Global report on the impact of sugar-sweetened beverages, researchers estimated deaths and disabilities from diabetes, heart disease, and cancers in 2010 at 184,000 Nutrition News: Scientists turn white fat into obesity-fighting beige fat July 8, 2015 3:38 PM Mice fed a diet containing 0.1 percent resveratrol were able to change their excess white fat into the active, energy-burning beige fat Nutrition News: Warning over poor cooking skills among U.K. teenagers July 8, 2015 9:24 AM U.K. young people lack confidence and skills in the kitchen, and are not worried about their health, believing that exercising will compensate for a poor diet and smoking Nutrition News: Nut consumption associated with reduced risk of some types of cancer July 7, 2015 4:46 PM Systematic review and meta-analysis shows that nut consumption is, indeed, associated with a decreased risk of certain types of cancer, but not type 2 diabetes Nutrition News: Is eating for two a good idea? Maintaining a healthy weight during pregnancy helps mother and baby July 7, 2015 11:47 AM Gaining too much weight during pregnancy increases the risk of gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, large babies, and delivery by Caesarean section; and large newborns are at risk of childhood obesity Nutrition News: Lactobacillus reuteri may have multiple benefits as a probiotic in premature infants July 6, 2015 3:09 PM Supplementing enteral nutrition with Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 as a probiotic may reduce the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in premature infants Nutrition News: New review highlights principles of nutrition management of inherited metabolic disorders June 23, 2015 9:20 AM The basic principles of chronic nutrition management of inherited metabolic disorders have been highlighted in a new article Nutrition News: Doctors often misdiagnose zinc deficiency, and unaware of impact of excess zinc June 22, 2015 11:51 AM Too much dietary zinc linked to copper deficiency and neurological problems Nutrition News: Importance of a balanced diet for mental health June 22, 2015 10:21 AM Human brain needs an adequate intake of key nutrients, including polyunsaturated fatty acids Omega-3, essential amino acids, B-group vitamins (B12 and folate), vitamin D and minerals like zinc, magnesium, and iron Nutrition News: Dietary trans fat linked to worse memory June 22, 2015 8:53 AM On average, men aged 45 and younger recalled 86 words -- however, for each additional gram of trans fats consumed daily, performance dropped by 0.76 words Nutrition News: Diet mimicking fasting promotes regeneration and longevity in mice, piloted in humans June 19, 2015 10:17 AM Feeding mice a calorie-restricted diet that mimics fasting for just eight days a month promoted regeneration in multiple systems and extended longevity Nutrition News: Vitamin D supplements may benefit children with kidney disease June 18, 2015 10:32 AM Among children with chronic kidney disease, those with lower vitamin D levels had higher levels of blood markers related to kidney dysfunction as well as greater kidney function loss over time Nutrition News: Drinking chamomile decreases risk of death in older Mexican American women June 15, 2015 3:46 PM Consuming chamomile tea was associated with a 29%t decreased risk of death from all causes among women compared with nonusers in Mexican-American American women over 65
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