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13-03-2013 | Surgery | Article

Colorectal surgery chewing gum benefits come unstuck

Sugared chewing gum does not help improve postoperative recovery in patients undergoing colorectal surgery, study results show.

13-03-2013 | Dietetics | Article

Processed meat consumption linked to premature mortality

Recent findings published in BMC Medicine indicate an association between higher processed meat consumption and early mortality from cardiovascular disease and cancer.

10-03-2013 | Neurology | Article

Treatment-resistant, severe anorexia gets a jolt

A neurosurgical implant has been used for the first time to explore the therapeutic potential of deep brain stimulation in treating patients with severe and lasting anorexia nervosa that is resistant to other treatments.

10-03-2013 | Surgery | Article

Post-bariatric surgery pregnancies call for special attention

Women who have had bariatric surgery are more than twice as likely to have a small for gestational age baby than women who have not, Danish research shows.

06-03-2013 | Immunology | Article

Salty diet may trigger autoimmune disease

Results from two studies published in Nature show that eating a salty diet may trigger the development of autoimmunity.

27-02-2013 | Paediatrics | Article

Lunchroom makeover improves children’s diet

Making fruits and vegetables more attractive in high school cafeterias and lunchrooms can help increase their consumption among students, say researchers.

24-02-2013 | Dietetics | Article

Oral health in elderly Chileans improving, but disparities remain

Oral health makes a significant contribution to the general wellbeing of older people, a survey of Chilean over-60s has found.

21-02-2013 | General practice | Article

Increasing breastfeeding ‘should be global priority’


: Save the Children is calling on world leaders, international institutions, and multinational companies to act to increase breastfeeding rates, especially in the poorest countries.

20-02-2013 | Internal medicine | Article

Size isn’t everything when it comes to organic tomatoes

Research shows that while organic tomatoes are smaller than fruits grown using nonorganic methods, they are more healthy for consumers with significantly higher levels of vitamin C and plant phenols.

18-02-2013 | Cardiology | Article

High calcium intake raises all cause, CVD mortality risk for women

Latest research examining the potential hazards of a high calcium intake finds an increased mortality risk among women with a high intake through diet and supplements.

13-02-2013 | Gastroenterology | Article

Elemental diet may help adults with eosinophilic esophagitis

Results from a small study suggest that consumption of an elemental diet for 2–4 weeks results in a significant histologic improvement in adult patients with eosinophilic esophagitis.

11-02-2013 | Dietetics | Article

Low vitamin D not linked to poor physical performance in octogenarians

Researchers have found no evidence for a link between low vitamin D levels and impaired physical performance in people aged 80 years or older.

06-02-2013 | General practice | Article

Antibiotics help severely malnourished children recover

Giving severely malnourished children antibiotics in addition to nutritional therapy significantly improves their chances of making a full recovery compared with nutritional therapy alone, say researchers.

06-02-2013 | General practice | Article

Calcium supplements may increase men’s death risk

Men who have a high intake of supplemental calcium may be at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease death, report researchers.

29-01-2013 | Oncology | Article

Inflammation could hinder energy intake in advanced cancer

Energy intake, particularly energy density, is positively associated with energy balance in patients with advanced cancer, report Swedish researchers.

23-01-2013 | General practice | Article

Munching on melamine may harm kidney health

Eating hot food off melamine plates appears to result in significant melamine leaching into the digestive system, suggest findings from a small study.

21-01-2013 | Dietetics | Article

Routine gastric volume monitoring thrown out

Monitoring gastric residual volumes in critically ill patients receiving enteral nutrition does not prevent them from developing ventilator-associated pneumonia, shows a randomized trial.

21-01-2013 | Cardiology | Article

Multiple vascular benefits in salt restriction

Restricting salt intake reverses vascular endothelial dysfunction in people with moderately increased blood pressure, shows a randomized study published in the

Journal of the American College of Cardiology


16-01-2013 | General practice | Article

Dietary factors explain most variation in vitamin D status in infants

Research shows that vitamin D supplementation and cow’s milk intake have the greatest influence on 25–hydroxyvitamin D levels in healthy children aged 1–5 years.

15-01-2013 | Cardiology | Article

Berries help women beat heart attack risk

Regular consumption of anthocyanin-rich strawberries and blueberries may help prevent heart attacks in young women, suggest study findings.