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Humans More Unique than Expected When It Comes to Digesting Fatty Meals

5 days ago

People have very individualized inflammatory responses to eating a high-fat meal. These were the somewhat unexpected results of…
Poor diet can lead to blindness

September 4, 2019

An extreme case of “fussy” or “picky” eating caused a young patient’s blindness, according to a new case…
EMS workers save lives. Their nutrition habits are threatening their own

August 30, 2019

As former emergency medical services (EMS) workers, Dave Hostler and Brian Clemency know how challenging it can be…
High-protein snacks no problem for active women

August 29, 2019

Physically active women who have foresworn bedtime snacks should feel no fear cracking open the cupboards after sundown…
Family experience influences diabetes risk, management for African Americans

July 26, 2019

African American families not only share a higher risk for Type 2 diabetes, but many myths and misconceptions…
Mustering a milder mustard

July 12, 2019

The mustards, broccolis and cabbages of the world share a distinct and bitter taste. Some consider the flavor…
Quorn protein builds muscle better than milk protein

July 3, 2019

Data presented at the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) conference demonstrates mycoprotein is a more effective source…
Fortified foods can alleviate vitamin D deficiency in Denmark

July 3, 2019

Vitamin D is important e.g. for bone health, because the vitamin helps the body absorb calcium from the…
Not adding up: Mental math may equal higher-calorie dining

July 1, 2019

Those who use mental arithmetic to estimate calorie totals may order higher-calorie meals than patrons who are presented…
Diets of nearly half of South Asian immigrants are unhealthy, study suggests

June 28, 2019

A significant percentage of new immigrants to Alberta from some South Asian countries are struggling with unhealthy eating…
Just one change per day can make your diet more planet friendly

June 19, 2019

Food production is an important contributor to climate change, accounting for about a quarter of carbon emissions globally.…
A Little Formula in First Days of Life May Not Impact Breastfeeding at 6 Months

June 4, 2019

A study has lodged a new kink in the breastfeeding dilemma that adds to the angst of exhausted…
Keto diet has potential in military, researchers say

April 18, 2019

A new study has researchers hopeful that a ketogenic diet could prove useful in the military, where obesity…
Diet generally improves as adolescents age into young adulthood

March 22, 2019

Understanding how diet changes over time, particularly during the period from adolescence to young adulthood when individuals often…
Can insects feed the world?

March 20, 2019

Putting insects on the menu requires more than just good presentation, according to Roberto Flore, a renowned chef…
Genes to proteins: Efforts enriching nutrition of popcorn, sorghum

February 19, 2019

The quality of protein often gets overshadowed amid the spotlight on its quantity. But that quality — the…
Any way you slice it, nutrition studies are controversial

February 1, 2019

For every study that warns against the health perils of coffee, there’s another that points to java as the…
Skin colour and neurodevelopment are not linked

January 31, 2019

The INTERGROWTH-21st Project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and led by the University of Oxford’s…
Purple rice reigns

January 22, 2019

Does your New Year’s resolution diet include healthy whole grains? Purple rice is a whole grain with high…
Ohio State research finds toilet stool may solve common bowel issues

January 11, 2019

Most people aren’t eager to talk about how to improve bowel movements, but researchers at The Ohio State…
School-based nutritional programs reduce student obesity

December 19, 2018

In-school nutrition policies and programs that promote healthier eating habits among middle school students limit increases in body…
Researchers describe the sweet state of sugar education

November 30, 2018

Carbohydrates (sugars) are everywhere—from our food to making up our clothes and coating every one of our cells.…
Students will soon be able to code and grow greens in class

November 27, 2018

Danish primary school students are allowed to play with their food in a new project, which lets them…
Nutrition has a greater impact on bone strength than exercise

October 19, 2018

One question that scientists and fitness experts alike would love to answer is whether exercise or nutrition has…
Perspective: Adequate Consumption of ‘Longevity’ Vitamins Could Prolong Healthy Aging, Nutrition Scientist Says

October 17, 2018

A detailed new review of nutritional science argues that most American diets are deficient in a key class…
Study shows link between breastfeeding and infant health is not straight-forward

September 27, 2018

There’s little question about the value of breast milk as a source of infant nutrition, but a University…
Novel Nutrition Bar Improves Asthma Symptoms in Obese Teens

July 23, 2018

A pilot clinical trial by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) researchers has found that targeted nutrient therapy…
How to cut calories in your favourite summertime foods

July 17, 2018

Hot weather means picnics, barbecues—and lots of extra calories. But a few tweaks can help lower the calorie…
Early life exposure to famine can lead to depression

July 11, 2018

New research from the University of Georgia reveals that exposure to famine during specific moments in early life is…
Voucher scheme shown to improve poor families’ diet

May 29, 2018

The UK Healthy Start Scheme, which sees 450,000 families receive vouchers worth £3.10 per week per child, has…
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