Nutrition Resource Center

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WHO: Slashing Sugar Consumption Needed

Adults and children are recommended to reduce their daily intake of free sugars to <10% of total energy intake, according to a new guideline released by the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO guideline does not refer to sugars found in fresh fruits, vegetables, or milk.

Avocado Diet Shows LDL-C Benefit

New research suggests that inclusion of one avocado per day as part of a moderate-fat diet may help to improve specific blood lipid markers compared to an energy-matched moderate-fat diet without avocado or a low-fat diet with avocado.

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CoQ10 for Primary Prevention of CVD

Previous research has suggested that co-enzyme Q10 (also known as ubiquinone) deficiency is linked to cardiovascular disease (CVD), but it is not known if the deficiency has a causal effect on CVD or if it is a product of the disease.

Love of Coffee May Be Genetic ...

People who consume large amounts of coffee may have genetics to thank for their craving.

Mediterranean Diet May Reverse Metabolic Syndrome

Following the Mediterranean diet may help reverse, but not prevent, metabolic syndrome.

Chia Seeds and Dysphagia: Case Study

Chia seeds, rich in alpha-linolenic acid and high in fiber and protein, have become a popular health food item but should be used with caution by patients with dysphagia or known esophageal strictures.

Chart: Children's Vitamins

An updated table of children's vitamins, including vitamin and mineral content for each vitamin.

News

Comparing Roseroot Herb, Sertraline for MDD Treatment

The roseroot herb (Rhodiola rosea) may be a beneficial treatment option for major depressive disorder (MDD), a study published in Phytomedicine has shown.

Study: Pregnant, Breastfeeding Women Not Consuming Enough of This Nutrient

Results from a large birth cohort study suggest women may not be consuming enough omega-3 to meet the recommendations for pregnancy and lactation.

Binge Eating Linked to Comorbidities in Obese Adults

For obese adults, binge eating disorder (BED) may be associated with specific medical comorbidities.

Vitamin D3 + Metformin May Lower Colon Cancer Risk More Than Either Alone

Vitamin D3 and metformin have individually shown promise in reducing the risk of colorectal cancer, but a new study in the journal Cancer Prevention Research indicates that combined use may be significantly more effective than either vitamin D or metformin alone.

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