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

USPSTF Issues Draft Recommendations on Iron Supplementation

Taking iron supplements during pregnancy doesn't appear to significantly change any health outcomes for mother or infant, a new review shows. A second review - this one on infants and toddlers - found no evidence that iron supplements improved growth or development.

Just One Serving of These Veggies Per Day May Keep Dementia Away

A single serving of leafy green vegetables each day may help keep dementia away, new research suggests.

You Know What They Say About an Apple a Day...Well It's Not True

No effect on doctor visits, but a slight decrease in need for prescription meds

Eating Peanuts Could Aid Artery Health

The inclusion of peanuts as part of a high-fat meal improves the postprandial triglyceride response and preserves endothelial function, according to a study presented at the Experimental Biology 2015 meeting.

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