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heart healthy diet questionnaire

Heart-Healthy Diet Questionnaire Does Not Improve Referral of Patients to Nutritional Counseling

Posted 10 July 2020 | By | Categories: cardiology, heart health, heart-healthy diet, medical news, nutrition, nutritional counseling | No Comments

A heart-healthy diet is essential for patients with heart disease, but a new questionnaire on diet quality does not improve referral rate to dietitians.

spices reduce inflammation

Basil, Turmeric, and Other Spices Reduce Inflammation After High-Carb Meals

Posted 07 July 2020 | By | Categories: medical news, nutrition | No Comments

A study in the Journal of Nutrition found that the consumption of several herbs and spices reduce inflammation after high-carbohydrate meal rich in saturated fat.1 Spices shown to reduce secretion of postprandial pro-inflammatory cytokines (ie, inflammatory markers in the body) in this study included basil, turmeric, bay leaf, cinnamon, and black pepper, among many others. New Research Supports Potential […]

alcohol and liver

Alcohol Increases Liver Fat Just as Much as Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Posted 02 July 2020 | By | Categories: medical news, nutrition, Stevia | No Comments

Sugar-sweetened beverages — including soda and energy drinks — may increase liver fat content to the same extent as alcohol in middle-aged men and women. This is according to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition.1 Study Examines Impact of Sugar and Alcohol on Liver Research has previously reported associations between the excess intake of alcohol […]

plant-based diet and diabetes

Eating a Plant-Based Diet Reduces Markers for Obesity, Insulin Resistance

Posted 01 July 2020 | By | Categories: diet, glycemic index, healthy weight, medical news, nutrition | No Comments

Long-term adherence to a mostly plant-based diet is associated with lower levels of leptin and insulin, greater blood glucose control, and favorable changes in markers for obesity. This is according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition.

flavonoids and dementia

Flavonoids May Reduce Risk of Dementia

Posted 01 June 2020 | By | Categories: Alzheimer's, medical news, neurology, nutrition | No Comments

A study suggests that intake of flavonoid-rich foods may reduce the risk of dementia.

fish oil during pregnancy

Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Increase Length of Pregnancy and Birth Weight

Posted 30 May 2020 | By | Categories: medical news, nutrition, omega 3, pregnancy | No Comments

In a randomized controlled trial published in the Journal of Nutrition, pregnant women who supplemented with fish oil during their third trimester had longer gestation and were more likely to have infants with higher birth weight compared to women who did not supplement with fish oil.1 Is Fish Oil During Pregnancy Safe? Study Weighs In […]

resveratrol weight loss

Resveratrol Activates Brown Fat, Supports Blood Sugar and Weight Loss

Posted 08 May 2020 | By | Categories: antioxidants, lose weight, medical news, resveratrol, supplements, weight loss | No Comments

A recent study suggests resveratrol may enhance weight loss and optimize blood sugar by activating brown fat.

weight gain over the holidays

Weight Gain Over the Holidays Linked to More Food, Not Less Exercise

Posted 10 April 2020 | By | Categories: medical news, weight gain, weight loss | No Comments

A new study suggests that more food, not less exercise, increases weight gain over the holidays.

smoking and coronavirus

Smoking May Increase Severity of Coronavirus

Posted 29 March 2020 | By | Categories: infectious disease, medical news | No Comments

In patients with coronavirus, smoking may lead to greater disease progression and may increase the risk of more adverse outcomes, a new study suggests.

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