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The Land of the Peach and Home of the Braves! Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo Comes to Atlanta

Addressing the importance of global nutritional health, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is bringing its premier food and nutrition event to the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, October 18 to 21.

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Fruit and Vegetable Intake Still Too Low; Human Nutritionist Says to Focus on Lunch

Recent changes to the WIC program have improved fruit intake in children, says a Kansas State University human nutritionist.

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Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Increased Risks after Noncardiac Surgery

Patients with low blood levels of vitamin D are at increased risk of death and serious complications after noncardiac surgery, suggests a study in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

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Vitamin D Deficiency May Reduce Pregnancy Rate in Women Undergoing IVF

Women with a vitamin D deficiency were nearly half as likely to conceive through in vitro fertilization (IVF) as women who had sufficient levels of the vitamin, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

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In Wake of New Diabetes Risk Study, Academy Highlights Value of a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Reducing Risk, Providing Treatment

A new study indicates that Americans have approximately a 40 percent risk of developing diabetes during their lifetime. Nutrition counseling provided by a registered dietitian nutritionist can help reduce the risk of diabetes and its related health problems through lifestyle and dietary changes, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Estimated 1.65 Million Global Cardiovascular Deaths Each Year Linked to High Sodium Consumption

More than 1.6M cardiovascular-related deaths per year can be attributed to sodium consumption above the WHO’s recommendation of 2.0 g per day, researchers have found in a new analysis of populations across 187 countries, to be published in the August 14 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.

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Salt Consumption Has a Sweet Spot: Too Little and Too Much Are Both Harmful, Researchers Find

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The largest study of its kind ever conducted -- involving 18 countries and more than100,000 people -- indicates the current recommended maximum sodium intake is actually too low and may even be unsafe. However, high sodium is also harmful, so an “optimal” range is the best target.

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Research Questioning Sodium Intake Guidelines Supported in New England Journal of Medicine Editorial

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UAB Distinguished Professor Suzanne Oparil's editorial highlights research efforts exploring low-sodium intake guidelines and implications on cardiac disease and mortality.

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Candy, Soda and Snacks, Oh My! JHSPH's Sara Bleich Can Speak to Back-to-School Nutrition Awareness

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Many Older Emergency Department Patients Are Malnourished

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More than half of emergency department patients age 65 and older who were seen at UNC Hospitals during an 8-week period were either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition. In addition, more than half of the malnourished patients had not previously been diagnosed, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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