Nutrition

FDA Cracks Down on Concentrated Caffeine Products

By April 13, 2018

The FDA is prepared to take steps right away to begin removing illegal products from the market.

Iron Formulation and Cancer Risk: Is There a Link?

By April 12, 2018

In the U.S., ferric citrate is commonly found in dietary supplements and ferric EDTA is often used as a food additive.

Infant Formula Containing Milk Fat Globule Membrane Launched

By April 04, 2018

Based on a clinical study, MFGM can help support cognitive development similar to breast milk.

Impact of Mediterranean Diet on Aging Examined

By March 30, 2018

In general, researchers highlight 5 key adaptations seen with adhering to the Mediterranean diet pattern: Lipid lowering, protection from oxidative stress and inflammation, modification of growth factors that can promote cancer, Inhibition of nutrient sensing pathways by amino acid restriction, and gut microbiota-mediated production of metabolites.

Unique Vit B3 Formulation May Improve Blood Pressure, CV Health

By March 29, 2018

NR supplementation showed reductions in mean systolic blood pressure (SBP; mean change -3.9mmHg) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP; mean change -2.0mmHg) for all patients; these findings were not statistically significant after adjusting for multiple comparisons.

Sports Sponsorships Often Market Unhealthy Food and Drinks

March 26, 2018

A total of 273 advertisements that featured food and/or nonalcoholic beverage products were identified 328 times; product logos were identified 83 times.

Tiny Tooth Sensor Monitors Dietary Intake, Sends Info to a Mobile Device

By March 22, 2018

When the central layer of the sensor comes in contact with 1 of the pre-defined nutrients (in the current case salt, glucose or alcohol), it's electrical properties change and the sensor absorbs and transmits a different spectrum of radio waves with varying intensity.

Vaginal Cell Maturation Differences ID'd Between Soy- vs. Cow-Milk Fed Infants

March 22, 2018

The researchers found that vaginal cell maturation index trended higher and uterine volume decreased more slowly in soy-fed girls versus cow-milk-fed girls.

Can Omega-6 Fatty Acids Protect Against Premature Death, CV Disease?

By March 19, 2018

After classifying patients into 5 groups based on their blood linoleic level, the researchers found a 43% reduced risk of premature death among those with the highest level when compared with the group with the lowest level (adjusted hazard ratio [HR] 0.57, 95% CI: 0.46, 0.71; P<0.00).

Pre-Diagnostic Circulating Vit D Concentration and Cancer Risk: Is There a Link?

March 13, 2018

The researchers found that there was an inverse correlation for plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration with the risk of total cancer, with multivariable adjusted hazard ratios of 0.81 (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.7 to 0.94), 0.75 (95% CI, 0.65 to 0.87), and 0.78 (95% CI, 0.67 to 0.91) for the second to fourth quarters versus the lowest quarter, respectively (P=0.001).

First Herbal Supplement and Topical Duo Launched for Skin Conditions

By March 08, 2018

Both Calm topical and Calm + Detox supplements do not contain any steroids, parabens, sulfates, preservatives, petroleum, tree nuts, and gluten.

Pharmacists Encouraged to Learn More About Herbal Supplements

March 08, 2018

Pharmacists should steer patients toward brands of herbal products that are reliable and unadulterated

Outcomes of Anorexia Nervosa Examined in Patients With Onset Before 14 Years

March 05, 2018

Twenty-eight percent of respondents met the DSM-IV criteria for a current non-eating disorder psychiatric disorder, and 64% met the criteria for a previous non-eating disorder psychiatric disorder.

Calcium, Vit. D Supplementation Linked to Increased Risk of Serrated Polyps

March 02, 2018

Late effect findings of sessile serrated adenomas, polyps in those taking calcium with/without vitamin D

Change in Diet May Cut Pain Associated With Gluten Neuropathy

March 01, 2018

The researchers observed no significant differences in terms of age, gender, neuropathy severity, and neuropathy type for patients with painful and not painful gluten neuropathy.

Balanced Crystalloids May Cut Kidney Complications Compared With Saline

By February 28, 2018

The results showed no difference in the number of hospital-free days between either group but the balanced crystalloids group had a lower incidence of major adverse kidney events ≤30 days vs the saline group.

Can Diet Adherence Help Cut Depression Risk in Adults?

By February 26, 2018

The results showed that those participants who fell into the top group for DASH diet adherence had 11% lower odds of becoming depressed versus those in the lowest group of DASH adherence.

Weight Loss Change Examined in Healthy Low-Fat vs. Healthy Low-Carb Diet

February 21, 2018

The researchers found that the mean 12-month macronutrient distributions were 48 versus 30% for carbohydrates, 29 versus 45% for fat, and 21 versus 23% for protein in the HLF versus HLC diets. At 12 months, weight change was −5.3 and −6.0 kg for the HLF and HLC diet.

Low-Carb Diets Linked to Increased Risk of Neural Tube Defects

February 06, 2018

First study to assess the effect of carb intake on neural tube defects, postfortification with folic acid

Nutritional Differences, Health Benefits of Milk Alternatives Examined

February 02, 2018

Nutrient content and health benefits of four most popular milk alternatives help consumers decide

Does Omega-3 FA Supplementation Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk?

February 01, 2018

The researchers found that there was no correlation for randomization to omega-3 fatty acid supplementation with coronary heart disease death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, or any coronary heart disease events.

Medical Food Used for Managing Osteoarthritis Recalled at FDA's Request

By January 29, 2018

There have been no deaths reported with the use of Limbrel.

Significant Memory, Attention Benefits Associated With Curcumin Supplement

By January 23, 2018

Significant changes in mean FDDNP were found at 18 months in the amygdala and hypothalamus regions of the brain, which control several memory and emotional functions.

Proinflammatory Diets May Up the Risk of Colorectal Cancer

January 19, 2018

Higher empirical dietary inflammatory pattern score linked to increased risk of CRC for men and women

AMA: New Online Nutrition Course Available for Clinicians

January 16, 2018

The first module examines the importance of nutrition for patients, including scientific evidence supporting how diet can prevent and help treat certain conditions.

Vitamin D<sub>3</sub> Supplementation Examined for Aterial Stiffness Amelioration

January 10, 2018

The researchers observed a dose-response increase in serum 25(OH)D concentrations between the groups with vitamin D3 supplementation.

Maternal Folic Acid/Multivitamin Use and Autism Risk: What's the Link?

January 08, 2018

There was a statistically significant association for maternal exposure to folic acid and/or multivitamin supplements before pregnancy with reduced likelihood of ASD in offspring compared with no exposure before pregnancy.

Infant Feeding Guidelines Not Followed by Many Caregivers

January 08, 2018

The researchers found that 16.3% of U.S. infants were introduced to complementary foods at <4 months, 38.3% between 4 and <6 months, 32.5% between 6 and <7%, and 12.9% at ≥7 months of age.

Could a Widely Used Food Additive Be Contributing to Epidemic <i>C. difficile</i>?

By January 05, 2018

Implementation of trehalose as a food additive into the human diet may have contributed to hypervirulence.

Experts Weigh In on the Best Diets for 2018

By January 03, 2018

DASH and the Mediterranean diet also tied for top stop in the 'Best Diets for Healthy Eating' category will DASH ranked number 1 for the 'Best Heart-Healthy Diets'.