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Children’s Nutrition Today: Eating Patterns and Use of Dietary Supplements

Nutrition is a fundamental component of health, and establishing healthy eating habits early in life is critical to ensuring lifelong healthy dietary patterns. Throughout their childhood, pediatric patients develop their eating habits, food preferences, and other lifestyle factors that can determine the state of their physical and mental health and long-term outcomes. Research has shown …

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‘Healthy Coke’ Is Trending on TikTok But Is it Good for You?

Share on PinterestHere’s what health experts say you should consider before trying a glass of the new soft drink that’s going viral on social media platforms. Alejandro Moreno de Carlos/Stocksy If you spend any time on TikTok, you’ve likely seen the latest trend going viral on the popular social media platform: a concoction called “healthy …

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Majority of Americans Think Their Diet Is Healthier Than it Is

The research team’s goal was to learn whether that one simple question could be used as a screening tool for nutrition studies, rather than the more detailed questionnaires that are generally used. “We felt it was important to study whether adults can accurately assess the quality of their diet because a simple self-assessment tool may …

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Study Finds Fish Linked to Skin Cancer Risk, But You Don’t Need To Give Up on Seafood

Higher consumption of tuna and other non-fried fish has been linked to an increased risk of melanoma, but more research is needed. Experts say you don’t need to stop eating fish. Instead, they suspect eating fish lower in toxins might be best. Greater consumption of tuna and other non-fried fish was associated with an increased …

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Lifestyle factors play a beneficial role in the prevention of Alzheimer’s and related dementias

As rates of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia continue to rise in the US, new evidence suggests that lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise and sleep play an important role in reducing the risk of developing dementia. Researchers say two new studies offer particular insights into the factors that may contribute to the …

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To Lose Weight and Keep it Off, Study Finds Lifestyle Changes and Medications Can Be Crucial

A new study finds that lifestyle changes and weight loss medications may help lead to a 10 percent drop in weight. Losing weight in a sustained and healthy manner is usually very difficult. Experts say this new data can help people who want to lose weight work with their physicians safely. New research finds lifestyle …

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The microbiome plays a vital role in a healthy diet

Diet-related chronic diseases are now considered a global pandemic. Thus, promoting better health amongst populations necessitates curtailing faulty and deleterious dietary patterns and evidence-based recommendations. The human gut microbiota plays a crucial part in modulating chronic diseases and the expression of the physiological effects of diet. A recent Cell Host & Microbe The study discusses …

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Gut microbiome may be the “black box” of nutrition research

In a recent paper published in the Cell journal, researchers at the University of Alberta, Canada, and the University College Cork, Ireland, analyzed the current nutritional guidelines for gut microbiota. Review: Rethinking healthy eating in light of the gut microbiome. Image Credit: Kateryna Kon / Shutterstock Background Diet is critical to human health and the …

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Vegan diet leads to decreased weight and improved insulin sensitivity

A vegan diets diet quality, leading to decreased weight and improved insulin sensitivity, according to a new study by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Decreased weight was most associated with increased intake of legumes and decreased intake of meat, fish, and poultry. …

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Medi-Cal delivers ready meals in grand health care experiment

Every Friday, Frances De Los Santos waits for a shipment of healthy, prepared meals to land on her front porch at the edge of the Mojave Desert. From the box, the 80-year-old retired property manager with stage 4 chronic kidney disease unpacks frozen food trays that she can heat in the microwave. Her favorite is …

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