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13-01-2013 | Cardiology | Article

Research scrambles previous findings on health impact of eggs

Increased egg consumption is not associated with a higher risk for coronary heart disease or stroke in the general population, research suggests.

13-01-2013 | General practice | Article

Vitamin D claims for knee osteoarthritis questioned

The benefit of taking vitamin D supplements for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis has been challenged in a study published in



09-01-2013 | Cardiology | Article

Salt intake linked to socioeconomic class

Research suggests that salt intake in the UK is highest in people of low socioeconomic class.

06-01-2013 | Urology | Article

Coffee drinking may also increase incontinence risk for men

Men who suffer from urinary incontinence may benefit from reducing their caffeine intake, suggest findings from a US study.

02-01-2013 | Neurology | Article

Low-carbohydrate diet effective in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy

Dietary modification can be an effective adjunct to drugs in people with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, according to a study reported in Epilepsy and Behavior.

26-12-2012 | Cardiometabolic | Article

Translating calories to miles prompts significant portion reductions

Food labels that translate the number of calories in a meal into the amount of miles a person would have to walk to burn off those calories may be the most effective for reducing calorie intake, show study findings.

20-12-2012 | General practice | Article

Reducing fat intake leads to weight loss, smaller waists

Lower-fat diets lead to reduced body weight, body mass index, and waist circumference in adults over the long term even when weight loss is not the intended outcome, according to a meta-analysis published in



19-12-2012 | General practice | Article

Eating a meal together as a family helps children eat more healthily

Study results suggest that eating as little as one or two meals together as a family per week can significantly improve the amount of fruit and vegetables that children consume on a regular basis.

12-12-2012 | General practice | Article

Linking food costs to nutritional value may benefit health

Research suggests that the introduction of taxes on less healthy foods, such as sugary drinks and foods high in saturated fat, and subsidies for healthy food, such as fruit and vegetables, could significantly improve peoples’ health.

09-12-2012 | Vascular medicine | Article

Heart-healthy diet may reduce recurrent stroke, MI risk

Eating a “heart-healthy” diet may lower the risk for recurrent cardiovascular disease events in middle-aged individuals with a history of such conditions, researchers report.

09-12-2012 | Paediatrics | Article

Contrast agent ‘not recommended’ in premature neonates

Premature neonates who are given oral Gastrografin immediately after birth do not pass meconium more quickly than others, study findings suggest.

05-12-2012 | Cardiometabolic | Article

Mediterranean diet may be too expensive for many

Results from the Italian Moli-sani study suggest that the Mediterranean diet, once so typical in this region of Europe, is now too expensive for many people.

03-12-2012 | Vascular medicine | Article

Excess vitamin A intake has calcification repercussions

Excess dietary vitamin A intake is significantly associated with increased heart valve calcification, show results from an animal study.

28-11-2012 | General practice | Article

High–fructose corn syrup use linked to diabetes

Countries that have opted to use high-fructose corn syrup in their food and drink industry have a 20% higher mean prevalence of diabetes than countries that have minimal use of or do not use the sweetener.

28-11-2012 | Paediatrics | Article

Risk score predicts childhood obesity in newborns

Researchers have developed a tool to assess a newborn baby’s risk for child or adolescent obesity based on various demographic characteristics.

22-11-2012 | General practice | Article

Children with psoriasis at increased risk for obesity

Children with psoriasis have a greater risk for being overweight or obese than those without the disorder, report researchers.

21-11-2012 | Psychology | Article

Eating disorders common in adolescents attending emergency department

A significant percentage of adolescents attending hospital emergency response departments have eating disorders, suggest results from a US study.

21-11-2012 | General practice | Article

Food hardness affects bolus size, swallowing

The smaller the particles in a food bolus, the harder the food is likely to be, report researchers in the

Archives of Oral Biology


19-11-2012 | Dietetics | Article

Eating disorders linked with poor decision-making skills

Spanish study results demonstrate that individuals with eating disorders may be worse decision-makers than those without such conditions.

14-11-2012 | Genetics | Article

Colon cancer risk: Supplements no substitute for dietary fiber

Dietary supplementation with resistant starch does not reduce long-term colorectal cancer risk in patients with Lynch syndrome, shows the CAPP2 study.