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Study Suggests Obese Children Who Drink Recommended Amount of Milk Have Less Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Obese children who consume at least two servings of any type of cow’s milk daily are more likely to have lower fasting insulin, indicating better blood sugar control, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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New York Dentists See an Increase in Dental Caries and Warn Against Overconsumption of ‘Sugar Based’ Sports Drinks

DoctorsToday.com

David Pinkhasov, DDS and other New York dentists think that there is a definite overconsumption of sports drinks and that it is having an overall impact on the incidence of type 2 diabetes and an effect on the dental caries of teenagers and active people in their 20's using sports drinks for rehydration.

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    23-May-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 694824

Seafood-Rich Diet May Help Couples Get Pregnant Faster

Endocrine Society

Couples who eat more seafood tend to have sexual intercourse more often and get pregnant faster than other couples trying to conceive, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Article ID: 695003

Parents Want Better Food Labeling in Schools to Help Keep Their Kids with Food Allergy Safe

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

One in five parents did not feel that their child with food allergy was safe while at school, according to results of a national survey published in BMC Pediatrics. While most of the 289 parents surveyed reported that their child’s school had implemented at least one food allergy policy, they felt that more could be done.

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23-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Would Popeye Choose Frozen Spinach Over Fresh (if Both Were Sautéed in Olive Oyl?)

Stony Brook University

Negative attitudes toward frozen vegetables may be impacting consumption of healthy foods, according to research by Stony Brook marketing professors published in Appetite. Consuming enough fruits and vegetables is important for maintaining a healthy diet and reducing risk factors for obesity and obesity-related illnesses. However, it’s estimated that 87% of the population in the United States doesn’t eat enough vegetables. Identifying barriers to vegetable consumption is important because lower income heads of households report they avoid buying fresh vegetables because they are afraid they will expire before they are consumed.

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NIBIB-Funded Team Designs Rapid Diagnostic System for Debilitating Nutrient Deficiency

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

A team of Cornell University engineers and nutritionists with funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, part of NIH, have designed and tested a small, portable diagnostic system that can be used in the field to test blood for vitamin A and iron deficiencies.

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Mediterranean Diet May Blunt Air Pollution’s Ill Health Effects

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Eating a Mediterranean diet may protect people from some of the harm of long-term exposure to air pollution, and reduce their risk of dying from heart attacks, stroke and other causes of death, according to new research presented at the ATS 2018 International Conference.

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11-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Nutrition 2018 Preview: Hot Topics in Research and Practice

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Journalists and bloggers are invited to join top scientists and practitioners as they discuss the latest nutrition research findings during Nutrition 2018, the inaugural flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition. The meeting will be held June 9-12, 2018 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

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1 in 10 Parents Say Their Child Has Gotten Sick From Spoiled or Contaminated Food

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Few parents are using some simple strategies to protect kids from food poisoning outside the home, such as at a potluck or restaurant, according to a new report from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.

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Biotin Supplements Caused Misleading Test Results, Almost Led to an Unnecessary Procedure

University of North Carolina Health Care System

A new case report led by Maya Styner, MD, of the UNC School of Medicine describes how a patient's use of a common over-the-counter biotin supplement caused clinically misleading test results and almost resulted in an unnecessary, invasive medical procedure.

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