Nutrition Resource Center

Click on the subcategory below to find drug monographs for that particular area.

Five-a-Day May Be Enough for Longevity

The USDA recommends at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables per day, but does eating more contribute to additional health benefits?

Sodium Intake, CVD, and Diabetes

For patients with type 2 diabetes, high dietary sodium intake is associated with cardiovascular disease.

How Much Do We Really Eat?

How much do we typically eat from our plates when we serve ourselves?

Teen hGH Use on the Rise

Reports of lifetime use of synthetic human growth hormone (hGH) without a prescription has more than doubled since 2012 among teens.

Are Organic Foods Really Healthier?

Organic produce and grains contain more protective antioxidants and less pesticide residue, but what does this mean for health?

Whey Protein May Lower Glucose

Eating whey protein before a high-glycemic index breakfast correlates with a reduction in glucose levels for type 2 diabetes patients.

Melatonin for Shoulder Disorders Pain

For patients with shoulder disorders such as a rotator cuff tear or frozen shoulder, melatonin may mediate nocturnal pain.

Chart: Children's Vitamins

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

News

Apple's HealthKit Raises Concerns Among Doctors

The upcoming release of the latest Apple mobile operating system will include HealthKit, an application (app) that allows users to collect and input information on a range of health data, including heart rate, calories burned, blood glucose, and cholesterol. However, some physicians are concerned about the potential for patient harm with this app.

Food Sensitivity, Allergy Rates High Among Inner-City Children

The incidence of food sensitization and food allergy (FA) is high among inner-city children, with a total of 55.4% of children sensitized to milk, eggs, and peanuts.

Parents Who Refuse Neonatal Vitamin K Less Likely to Vaccinate

While neonatal vitamin K refusal is rare, parents who refuse vitamin K are less likely to immunize their child.

Urban Food Initiative Ethical for Addressing Obesity, Food Concerns

The urban food initiative (UFI) seems to be a safe and ethical approach to addressing obesity and food insecurity, according to a newly published viewpoint.

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