Nutrition Resource Center

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Daily Value for Sugars on Labels

The FDA proposed the inclusion of percent daily value (%DV) for added sugars to the Nutrition Facts label of packaged foods.

Beet Juice for Exercise Endurance

Drinking beet juice regularly may help improve exercise performance and endurance.

FDA Bans Artificial Trans Fats

The FDA is requiring food manufacturers to remove partially hydrogenated oils, the main source of trans fats, from products within three years.

Vitamin Supplements for Menopausal Symptoms

Vitamin D and calcium supplements do not appear to reduce menopausal symptoms in older women, reports a new study published in Maturitas.

Gluten Detected in Many Probiotics

An analysis performed by researchers at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center showed that more than half of popular probiotics tested contained traces of gluten.

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.

News

Vitamin D May Not Benefit Postmenopausal Women

Postmenopausal women did not experience beneficial effects on bone mineral density, muscle function, muscle mass or falls with high-dose vitamin D, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Soybean Oil May Be Driving Obesity, Diabetes Rates in the U.S.

Could soybean oil contribute more to the development of diabetes and obesity than sugar? In a study published in PLOS ONE, mice that were fed a diet high in soybean oil had greater signs of metabolic syndrome compared to those who were fed a diet high in coconut oil or fructose.

L-Carnitine May Reduce Muscle Cramps in Cirrhosis

L-carnitine appears to be safe and effective for reducing muscle cramps in patients with cirrhosis.

Chocolate Consumption, A-Fib Risk Evaluated in Study

Among U.S. male physicians, chocolate consumption is not associated with risk of incident atrial fibrillation (AF).

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