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25-11-2016 | Cardiology | News | Article

Heart disease risk similar for individual saturated fatty acids

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.

16-06-2013 | Urology | Article

Vegetable fat linked to lower prostate cancer mortality

Increased vegetable fat intake following diagnosis for prostate cancer is associated with a lower risk for lethal disease and mortality, report US researchers in JAMA Internal Medicine .

21-05-2013 | Paediatrics | Article

Citrus consumption linked to childhood tooth wear

Parents should be warned about the impact of diet on teeth, say Australian researchers who found at least one in six children show signs of tooth wear.

09-05-2013 | Dietetics | Article

Antioxidant role in cataract prevention challenged

Antioxidant supplements do not reduce the need for age-related cataract surgery or prevent vision loss, suggest results from the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2.

29-04-2013 | Gastroenterology | Article

Exclusion diet boosts anal fissure healing

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.

24-04-2013 | Metabolism | Article

Sugary drink consumption impacts diabetes risk

Research shows that consuming sugar-sweetened drinks significantly increases a person’s risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.

22-04-2013 | Physical rehabilitation | Article

Nutritional supplementation boosts COPD rehabilitation

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.

21-04-2013 | Metabolism | Article

Orlistat liver injury link questioned

Researchers have found that users of the obesity drug, orlistat, have an increased risk for acute liver injury compared with non-users in the time period prior to taking the drug.

17-04-2013 | Metabolism | Article

Smartphones useful tool for weight loss management

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.

14-04-2013 | Cardiology | Article

Push to reduce global salt intake

Countries should aim for even lower adult salt consumption than the current World Health Organization targets, say researchers.

10-04-2013 | General practice | Article

US state nutrition laws governing school meals predict pupil weight

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.

10-04-2013 | Metabolism | Article

Sleep the weight away

Teenagers with shorter sleep duration are more likely to have a higher body mass index than those who sleep for longer, show study findings.

03-04-2013 | Metabolism | Article

“Health halo” effect of organic food labeling may mislead consumers

Many people consider food products to taste healthier and contain fewer calories if they are labeled as organic, suggest study findings.

03-04-2013 | Metabolism | Article

Unhealthy behaviors in adolescents prompt heart disease fears

Unhealthy behaviors in teenagers may result in a significant increase in cardiovascular diseases in the future, suggest researchers.

01-04-2013 | Immunology | Article

Diet linked to severe asthma

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.

25-03-2013 | Gynaecology | Article

Vitamin D pregnancy advice ‘overstated’

UK researchers have raised questions about recommendations for vitamin D supplementation after finding that maternal vitamin D levels during pregnancy are not linked to the child’s future bone health.

21-03-2013 | Psychology | Article

Behavior change counseling training lacks impact

Training primary care physicians in motivational interviewing techniques does not result in improved positive behavior change among their patients, researchers report in the BMJ.

20-03-2013 | Metabolism | Article

Underfeeding unnecessary for acute lung injury patients

Long-term results from a study comparing initial trophic or low-energy with full-energy enteral feeding in patients with acute lung injury show comparable outcomes in both groups.

18-03-2013 | Metabolism | Article

Vitamin K implicated in osteoarthritis development

Vitamin K deficiency may play a role in the development of osteoarthritis, suggests research published in The American Journal of Medicine.

14-03-2013 | Dermatology | Article

Nutritional factors linked to psoriasis risk

Psoriasis is significantly linked to increased serum vitamin A and alpha-carotene levels, as well as reduced sugar intake, say US scientists.