Nutrition Resource Center

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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.

Diets Still Contain Too Much Fat

Over the last three decades, Americans have cut their intake of saturated and trans fats – but not enough, according to new research.

Chart: Children's Vitamins

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

News

Nutrition Plays Key Role in Mental Health, Argues Study

A new international collaboration published in The Lancet Psychiatry is encouraging the fields of psychiatry and public health to recognize the relationships between diet quality, potential nutritional deficiencies, and mental health.

Sugary Drink Consumption Tied to Earlier Menarche

Girls who consume a lot of sugary drinks may begin menstruating earlier than girls who don't, independent of BMI.

"Berry" Good News for Reducing BP, Arterial Stiffness

For postmenopausal women with pre- and stage 1-hypertension, daily blueberry consumption may reduce blood pressure and arterial stiffness.

Probiotic + Protein Combo Promising for Peanut Allergy in Children

A new oral therapy that combines a probiotic and peanut protein appears to be a successful immunotherapy for peanut allergy, based on a study conducted by researchers at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute at the Royal Children's Hospital in Australia.

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