Patients with bipolar disorder had lower levels of certain omega-3 fatty acids that cross the blood-brain barrier than those without bipolar disorder, a study published in Bipolar Disorders reported.
Low vitamin D levels may hinder the efficacy of HIV treatment in adults, researchers from the University of Georgia reported.
A new study reports that the "portfolio diet", developed to reduce cholesterol, may help lower blood pressure (BP) as well.
Recent research suggests that there is not enough evidence to support the use of omega-3 fatty acid supplements for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD).
Results from one of the largest studies ever conducted to understand obesity treatment coverage show that 3 out of 4 consumers report they are not covered for necessary, evidence-based obesity treatment services. Findings from the study were presented at ObesityWeek 2015.
New clinical trial data presented at ObesityWeek 2015 showed that treatment with Saxenda (liraglutide) in combination with a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity led to significant and sustained weight loss over 3 years vs. placebo.
One night of sleep deprivation and 6 months on a high-fat diet could both impair insulin sensitivity to a similar degree, new research presented at ObesityWeek 2015 has shown.
New results from a pair of studies suggest that lean individuals and those with obesity experience different brain responses to written food words, and that both stress and genetics could influence excess eating.
Researchers report an increase in overall prescription drug use among adults in the United States between 1999-2012. Findings from the study are published in JAMA.
Vitamin D supplements may improve exercise performance and reduce the risk of heart disease, according to findings of a preliminary study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference.
Alexion announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Strensiq (asfotase alfa) for the treatment of patients with perinatal-, infantile-, and juvenile-onset hypophosphatasia (HPP). Strensiq is the first treatment approved for the treatment of HPP, a genetic and chronic ultra-rare metabolic disorder.
Lab analysis has confirmed that each of these products contains an active hidden ingredient.
Despite recommendations against the use of creatine in children under the age of 18, a study to be presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition found that more than two-thirds of health food store clerks recommended this sports performance supplement to someone posing as a 15-year-old male.
Children who take antibiotics throughout their childhood may have a significantly greater risk of weight gain in adolescence compared to those who take no antibiotics, particularly with a specific antibiotic class of drugs, according to a study in the International Journal of Obesity.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched an updated Foodborne Outbreak Online Database Tool (FOOD Tool) to assist users in searching over nearly 20 years of outbreak data.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety alert to consumers regarding imported products marketed as dietary supplements and non-prescription drug products, often sold at ethnic or international stores, flea markets, swap meets, or online.
Although greater consumption of dietary calcium may lower the risk of kidney stone recurrence, research presented at the American Society of Nephrology's (ASN) Kidney Week 2015 in San Diego, suggests that calcium supplementation could actually increase this risk.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Priority Review to the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) of Kalydeco (ivacaftor; Vertex) for the use in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) ages 2 and older who have one of 23 residual function mutations.
A greater intake of bioavailable carotenoids, particularly lutein/zeaxanthin and beta-carotene, has been linked to a reduced risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) based on two prospective cohort studies. The research appears in JAMA Ophthalmology.
Prior research has identified a connection between a genetic mutation and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, but a new study is the first to link this genetic variation to glucose tolerance with melatonin supplementation.
Adolescents with a later bedtime during the week are more likely to experience an increase in body mass index (BMI) over time with fast-food consumption as a partial mediator, according to the first study to assess the relationship between bedtime and BMI longitudinally in an observational study.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use two dietary supplements promoted and sold for weight loss due to the presence of undeclared sibutramine.
Three of the United States' top four wine-producing states have arsenic levels that exceed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (U.S. EPA) exposure limit for drinking water, according to research in the Journal of Environmental Health. However, an accompanying study in the journal also concluded that the likely health risks depend on an individual's diet.
Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats and carbohydrates from whole grains can significantly reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) while replacing with refined carbohydrates does not, according to new research in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
The Endocrine Society has issued a Scientific Statement linking endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) to obesity and diabetes as a follow-up to its 2009 report on risks posed to human health from EDCs including bisphenol A (BPA).
Lucy's Weight Loss System announced a voluntary recall of all lots of Pink Bikini and Shorts on the Beach Blue and Gold Edition capsules to the consumer level.
Low levels of trans fatty acids may be beneficial if they occur naturally in foods such as dairy and meat products, a new study published in the European Heart Journal has found.
Infants who developed intolerance to cow's milk showed significant differences in gut bacteria after being treated with probiotics, a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Chicago has found.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that two injectable products by Fresenius Kabi USA have been discontinued.
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare announced the launch of Centrum VitaMints, a new multivitamin in a mint flavor.
Obese patients with type 2 diabetes, especially with recent disease onset, should receive priority for obesity surgery over those without type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.
Too much sodium and potassium intake may accelerate the progression of kidney disease, a recently published study has shown.
A new article published in Neurology suggests that being overweight or obese may be linked to an increased risk of developing meningioma, a type of brain tumor.
Drinking concentrated beet juice may increase muscle strength in patients with heart failure, researchers have found.
Eliminating larger-sized portions could reduce caloric consumption by up to 29% among adults in the United States, as a comprehensive review published in the Cochrane Library reports that portion, package, and tableware size influence food consumption patterns in adults.
The One Minute Miracle, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of all lots of Miracle Diet 30 and Miracle Rock 48 capsules.
A faster cognitive decline was seen among older adults with vitamin D insufficiency, a new article published in JAMA Neurology has shown.
A flavonoid commonly found in fruits and vegetables shows promise in reducing the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, according to new research published in Springer Plus.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized the first two of seven major rules under the bipartisan FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) today. This is one of the most significant steps the agency has taken in decades to prevent foodborne illness.
Xuriden (uridine triacetate; Wellstat Therapeutics) has been approved for the treatment of hereditary orotic aciduria, the first approved treatment for this rare metabolic disorder.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to use Meizi Super Power Fruits Herbal Slimming Formula, a product promoted and sold for weight loss.
Vitamin C may not be the elusive exercise-in-a-pill, but new research to be presented at the 14th International Conference on Endothelin: Physiology, Pathophysiology and Therapeutics suggests that daily vitamin C supplementation can have similar cardiovascular benefits as regular exercise in overweight and obese adults.
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) officials introduced Operation Cyber Juice, a multi-agency collaboration law enforcement action targeting every level of the global underground anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs.
According to a new study, calorie restriction may modify risk factors for age-related diseases and indicators associated with longer life span.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warning letters to five distributors of pure powdered caffeine due to its danger and significant risk of illness or injury to consumers.
Purple potatoes may contain compounds that help destroy colon cancer stem cells and limit metastasis, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.
Probiotics did not help prevent or eliminate gastrointestinal colonization with drug-resistant organisms in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) vs. standard care, researchers presented.
Novacare announced a voluntary recall of dietary supplements marketed as an aid to weight loss due to undeclared salicylic acid.
NutriForward announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared their patented product RiduZone tablets as a dietary supplement for regulation and support of healthy weight, appetite, body-fat composition, and cholesterol levels in adults.
Cambrooke Therapeutics announced the availability of a family of amino-acid based medical foods for the dietary management of several disorders of amino acid metabolism.
Can too much red meat consumption lead to an increased appetite and overeating? Yes, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation which found that dietary iron intake can suppress the hormone leptin that is linked to appetite regulation.
In one of the largest and longest studies of its kind, researchers examined whether supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids helped to slow cognitive decline in older patients.
Patients with gout often self-report foods like tomatoes and tomato products as dietary triggers, but consumption of these foods as a trigger of gout flares may not be supported by empirical evidence. A study in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders reports on a positive association between tomato consumption and serum urate levels, but suggests that there may be a biological basis.
Vitamin D supplementation for the elderly who are homebound may help reduce the number of falls, according to new research.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Xenical (orlistat; Genentech) regarding new drug interactions and adverse reaction updates to its labeling.
Vitamin D supplementation in obese adolescents did not benefit their cardiovascular health or diabetes risk.
Cutting dietary fat led to 68 percent more body fat loss than cutting the same number of carbohydrate calories when adults with obesity consumed strictly controlled diets.
Medical foods designed for individuals with inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs) may actually cause harm in patients if their use is not carefully monitored and managed.
After 28 days of citicoline supplementation, adolescent males showed statistically significant increased motor speed, improved attention, and decreased impulsivity in research published in the Journal of Attention Disorders.
Blue Square Market, Inc. announced voluntary recalls of Kaboom Action Strips and LiDa DaiDaiHua due to the presence of undeclared active ingredients.
Recent research has shown that an increasing number of men are using over-the-counter bodybuilding supplements to the point where it may be characterized as an eating disorder.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to buy or use Achieving Zero, a supplement marketed for weight loss.
Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Orbera Intragastric Balloon, a non-surgical weight loss procedure for patients with mild-to-moderate obesity.
The carbohydrates you eat may be linked to your risk of depression, as a study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that a diet high in refined carbohydrates is associated with a greater risk of new-onset depression in postmenopausal women.
Postmenopausal women did not experience beneficial effects on bone mineral density, muscle function, muscle mass or falls with high-dose vitamin D, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Could soybean oil contribute more to the development of diabetes and obesity than sugar? In a study published in PLOS ONE, mice that were fed a diet high in soybean oil had greater signs of metabolic syndrome compared to those who were fed a diet high in coconut oil or fructose.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System, the first non-surgical weight loss procedure for people with mild-to-moderate obesity.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed the inclusion of percent daily value (%DV) for added sugars to the Nutrition Facts label of packaged foods.
Life & More LLC announced a voluntary recall of 783 bottles of Akttive High Performance Fat Burner Gold capsules marketed as weight loss supplements.
The "Mediterranean lifestyle," characterized by high intake of monounsaturated fats (MUFAs), fiber, legumes, dairy, and fish; moderate alcohol intake; and more quality sleep, has a positive impact on cardiovascular health, study authors concluded.
Drinking beet juice regularly may help improve exercise performance and endurance.
New nutrition guidelines on the management of gastrointestinal symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have been published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
According to a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), more than half of Americans now report taking action towards reducing the amount of sodium in their diets.
Phosphates artificially added to foods like dairy and cereal products have been associated with sharp increases in blood phosphorous levels that could be harmful to the kidneys, particularly for patients with existing reduced kidney function.
Kitabis Pak is now on the Preferred Drug List (PDL) for many state programs, expanding its access for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) using nebulized antibiotic therapy.
Elderberry extract may protect air travelers from cold and flu-like symptoms after long flights, researchers from Griffith University reported at the 21st Annual International Integrative Medicine Conference in Melbourne, Australia.
Current weight management programs that emphasize dieting and exercise are not effective in fighting obesity at the population level, researchers from King's College London stated.
Giving antidiabetic drugs to obese pregnant women may not prevent their babies from being born overweight, according to a study published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.
Patients who had suffered severe burns were found to have a huge increase in Enterobacteriaceae and a decrease in beneficial bacteria, according to a study published in PLOS ONE.
Combining bariatric surgery with the drug lorcaserin could lead to significantly greater weight loss than either treatment alone, based on research conducted on animal models.
For overweight or obese black patients, the current recommendation on the minimum daily dose of vitamin D is insufficient to restore healthy levels, according to a study.
The risk of death was similar among patients with a history of diabetes, stroke, or heart attack, and the risk was significantly higher with each multimorbidity the patient had, a study published in JAMA has shown.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to buy or use ZeroXtreme Capsules and Akttive Capsules, supplements marketed for weight loss, due to the presence of undeclared ingredients.
Gene therapy showed a significant benefit in lung function in patients with cystic fibrosis, data from a Phase 2 trial has shown.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Orkambi (lumacaftor/ivacaftor; Vertex), the first and only drug indicated for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) in patients aged ≥12 who are homozygous for the F508del mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene.
Serious side effects can occur when St. John's Wort and antidepressants are taken together, researchers from the University of Adelaide have found.
There appears to be a difference in contraception use among female adolescents based on weight, as new research appearing in the Journal of Pediatrics found that sexually active obese adolescents were significantly less likely to use contraception compared to their normal weight peers.
Alcohol consumption has been shown to sensitize the brain's response to food aromas and increase caloric intake among women, also known as the "aperitif effect."
Too much vitamin A may result in negative health consequences when it comes to the body's immunity, a report published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology has shown.
Drinking sugary beverages may result in an approximately 184,000 adult deaths every year, according to a study published in the journal Circulation.
Muscadine grape seed oil may help cut obesity rates, researchers from the University of Florida reported.
A new viewpoint published in JAMA is urging that U.S. government agencies lift restrictions on total dietary fat consumption in the forthcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans based on current scientific and medical literature.
According to a new Commission published in The Lancet, the human health threat from climate change is so big that it may reverse the last 50 years' worth of gains in development and global health.
DripDrop rehydration solution is now available to treat and prevent dehydration in Rite Aid stores across the country.
Evekeo (amphetamine sulfate; Arbor) tablets are available for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as part of a total treatment program in patients aged 3 years and older.
Over two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has shown.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a final rule on the required nutrients for infant formula, along with minimum and maximum levels of the newly required mineral effective immediately.
Results from the National Health Interview Survey show that between 2008 and 2013, the percentage of people meeting the Department of Health and Human Services 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans increased for all age groups.
A new study in PLOS ONE reports that greater consumption of dietary trans fatty acids (dTFA) is strongly linked to worsening memory in men aged ≤45, compared to men who consume no dTFA.
After comprehensive review, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized its position in determining that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are not "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) for use in human food.
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