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.


Sleep Deprivation Could Derail Healthy Eating Habits

Sleep deprivation may lead to an increase in food intake, including consumption of more fat and less carbohydrates due to changes in brain activity.

Why Food Additives May Increase Risk of Inflammatory Diseases

Emulsifiers used to improve food texture and to extend shelf life might increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and metabolic syndrome.

More Whole Grains, Less Coronary Heart Disease?

A new meta-analysis reports that higher dietary intake of whole grains may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD).

Food Choices May Affect Childhood Obesity More Than Mom's Diet

Nurture, not nature, may play a greater role in childhood obesity as researchers have found that environment may be an equal (if not stronger) force in determining obesity compared to the mother's diet.

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