Dietary intake of saturated fatty acids is associated with increased risk for coronary heart disease, with individual fatty acids making a similar contribution to risk, according to the results of two large cohort studies.
Research published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology shows that an exclusion diet combined with medical treatment can increase healing rates in patients with chronic anal fissure who have been referred for surgery.
Combining high-carbohydrate nutritional supplementation with pulmonary rehabilitation may help reverse weight loss and muscle wasting in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, research suggests.
Research suggests that a smartphone application that helps users monitor their diet and level of activity is more effective for promoting weight loss than use of a paper or website diary for the same purpose.
US researchers have identified an association between strict state laws guiding nutrition in school meals and better weight status in students receiving free or reduced-price school meals compared with students who do not obtain these lunches.
Individuals with severe persistent asthma consume more fat and less fiber than healthy individuals, and this is associated with reduced lung function and increased airway inflammation, show study results.