Nutrition Resource Center

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Breast Milk Bought Online Intentionally Adulterated

One in every ten samples of breast milk bought over the Internet contained significant amounts of cow's milk, results from a new study showed.

Sodium Content High in Packaged Foods

More than half of packaged grocery store foods included in a new study contained too much added salt, U.S. health officials have reported

Vegan-Vegetarian Diets Safe in Pregnancy

Vegan-vegetarian diets appear to be safe in pregnancy, according to a review published in BJOG

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Folic Acid Helps in Heat Waves

Folic acid supplements may enhance vasodilation in older adults by increasing skin blood flow during heat waves to reduce risk of cardiovascular events, a new study published in Clinical Science has shown.

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.

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.

Chart: Children's Vitamins

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

News

Despite Warnings, Health Food Stores Still Sell "Adult-Only" Supplements to Teens

According to multiple studies presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in San Diego, CA, dietary supplements promoted and sold for weight loss and bodybuilding are often recommended to adolescents under the age of 18 despite labels stating that they are "for adult use only."

Shiitake Mushroom Intake Tied to Improved Human Immunity

Increased ex vivo proliferation of -T cells, natural killer T cells with mushroom consumption

Potassium, Not Sodium, Could Impact Adolescent BP

Consuming higher amounts of sodium had no effect on blood pressure in adolescent girls but consuming more potassium was linked to lower blood pressure at the end of adolescence in new research published in JAMA Pediatrics.

Does Exercise Type Actually Matter for Weight Loss?

A new study from the Technical University of Madrid and La Paz University Hospital suggests that the type of exercise may be less important than previously suggested when it comes to losing weight.

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