Nutrition Resource Center

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Stores 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.”

WHO: Evidence-Based Folate Concentration Guidelines

Evidence-based folate concentration guidelines for the prevention of neural tube defects (NTDs) have been developed by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Sodium May Not 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.

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.

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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

Chart: Children's Vitamins

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

News

Many Foods Marketed to Children Don't Meet Nutrition Guidelines

More than half of the food and beverage products marketed to children do not meet the federal Interagency Working Group's nutrition recommendations.

Omega-3 Benefits Some MDD Patients in Proof-of-Concept Study

Research in the journal Molecular Psychiatry indicates that the omega-3 fatty acid EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) appears to lead to mood improvements in a subgroup of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) and high inflammation levels.

New Human Donor Milk Can Be Stored at Room Temperature

Medolac Laboratories and the Mothers Milk Cooperative announced the launch of Co-op Donor Milk, the first direct-to-consumer human donor milk that can be stored at room temperature.

Study: Drop One Sugary Drink Daily, Drop Diabetes Risk Greatly

Exchanging one sugar-sweetened beverage for water or unsweetened coffee or tea daily could lower diabetes risk by up to 25 percent.

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