Nutrition Resource Center

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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.

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.

Chart: Children's Vitamins

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

News

How Beneficial is Coenzyme Q10?

Consuming Coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone), a common dietary supplement, may not be very beneficial, new research suggests.

Human Hair in Sodium Chloride Container Prompts Recall

Hospira announced a voluntary nationwide recall of one lot of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection VisIV flex container following a confirmed customer report of particulate in a single unit.

Additional Sex Enhancement Pills Found to Contain Undeclared ED Drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers to not buy or use Black Ant King, Black Mamba Premium, African Superman, and Bigger Longer More Time More Sperms (sic), which are all marketed for sexual enhancement.

Mediterranean Diet: More Protection Against Heart Disease Than Exercise?

Closely following the Mediterranean diet can significantly lower risk of heart disease, another study suggests.

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