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Diet, Kidney Disease

Healthy Diet May Help Kidney Disease Patients Live Longer

• A healthy diet high in fruits, vegetables, fish, legumes, cereals, whole grains, and fiber, and low in red meat, salt, and refined sugars was linked with a reduced risk of early death in an analysis of 7 studies

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Food Desert, south texas, Rural Health, Public Health, Evelia C. Castillo

Bringing Produce to the Food Deserts of South Texas

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a name for areas in which people live far from a supermarket or large grocery store that sells nutritious foods and where much of the population lacks easy access to transportation: food deserts.

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sow nutrition, gestating sows, precision feeding recommendations, National Research Council, amino acid requirements, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, South Dakota State University

Producing Healthier Piglets by Meeting Pregnant Sows' Nutritional Needs

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Precisely meeting a pregnant sow’s protein needs, specifically amino acid requirements, will improve the health of the sow and piglet—and help protect the environment by utilizing resources wisely.

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Archaelology, Beans, Nutrition, Levantine Archaeology, Boaretto

Hunting the Wild Fava

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The wild faba – today, fava – bean is believed to be extinct. Dr. Elisabeth Boaretto has identified the oldest known faba beans – about 14,000 years old. Understanding how the wild fabas survived can help scientists grow hardier fava crops today. Favas are a major source of nutrition in many parts of the world

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New Year's Resolution: Become a Volunteer

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If your New Year's resolution is to get healthier and to lead a more satisfying life, consider becoming a volunteer. A recent study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that volunteering may have positive health benefits for older adults. It’s probably true that volunteering provides value for people of all ages.

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Obesity, Childhood Obesity, The Obesity Society, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, Overweight Children, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, American Academy Of Pediatrics, nikhil dhurandhar, infectobesity, Nutrition

Expert: Childhood Obesity Must Be Treated as Disease, Not Moral Failing

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UNF Ranks Top 20 Nationally for Online Master’s in Nutrition Program

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The University of North Florida has been identified as having one of the top online Master’s in Nutrition programs in the nation by the Top Masters in Healthcare Administration, placing No. 7 in the Top 20 ranking.

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Obesity, The Obesity Society, Weight Loss, Child Obesity, Childhood Obesity, US preventive services task force, Uspstf, American Academy Of Pediatrics, Nutrition, Insurance Coverage

Six Years After USPSTF Childhood Obesity Treatment Recommendations, Most Children Still Do Not Get Evidence-Based Obesity Care

Six years following the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation that clinicians screen and treat (or refer) children age six and older for obesity, most U.S. children still do not receive evidence-based care for obesity.

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UTHealth Launches Nutrition Education Program with $1 Million Gift

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Laura Moore, M.Ed., R.D., L.D., and her husband Don Sanders have donated $1 million to support a first-of-its-kind nutrition education program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). UTHealth fully matched the gift as part of the university’s Game Changers Initiative.

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Researchers Study Watermelon's Effect on Blood Vessels

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University of Alabama researchers are recruiting for a 10-week study to see how watermelon impacts blood vessel function.

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How to Turn White Fat Brown

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Researchers found that the browning program in white fat cells is normally suppressed by a protein called FLCN. It performs this function in cooperation with a major cellular signaling hub, a protein complex known as mTOR. Harnessing this knowledge may one day provide the key to better treatments for obesity.

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national school lunch program, Nutrition Policy Institute, Nutrition, Lorrene Ritchie

New Nutrition Policy Institute Study Highlights Benefits of School Lunch

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Lunches served in the National School Lunch Program have higher nutritional quality than lunches brought from home, according to the largest comparison study conducted to date. Published in the November 2016 issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the study, conducted by researchers at UC's Nutrition Policy Institute, involved nearly 4,000 elementary school students in Southern California.

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Children, Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Recommendations, Treatment

Obese Children Should Be Screened for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease - New NASPGHAN Guidelines

A screening test for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)—a serious condition that may have lifelong health consequences—is recommended for all obese children aged nine to eleven years, according to clinical practice guidelines developed by the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (JPGN). Official journal of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and the NASPGHAN, the JPGN is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Social Determinants, Social Health, Population Health, Hunger, Hunger and health, poverty and health

Ohio-Based ProMedica Health System Celebrates One-Year Anniversary for Its Grocery Market and Announces Plans to Expand

One year ago ProMedica opened a full-service grocery market in an area of Toledo that was labeled a food desert due to the lack of grocery stores and healthy food providers. Today leaders from ProMedica announced plans to expand its services beyond the grocery market to offer a variety of community programs including cooking and nutrition classes, health screenings, financial counseling and job training. According to philanthropist and business community leader Russell Ebeid, ProMedica is "writing a new chapter in the way healthcare systems collaborate with neighborhoods and communities to improve health."

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Vitamin D Status in Newborns and Risk of MS in Later Life

Babies born with low levels of vitamin D may be more likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life than babies with higher levels of vitamin D, according to a study published in the November 30, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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AED's Nine Truths About Eating Disorders

In the face of many myths, the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) released “Nine Truths About Eating Disorders” in order to clarify public understanding. Produced in collaboration with Dr. Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED, who serves as distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Here's what they sound like across the globe!

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Biologist Awarded Diabetes Research Prize for Studies of Fat Cells

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Columbia University has awarded the 2016 Naomi Berrie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diabetes Research to Peter Arner, MD, PhD, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Karolinska Institute, whose studies on the turnover of fat tissue in the human body has revealed processes that contribute to obesity and diabetes.

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Scripps Florida Scientists Find Surprising Answers to ‘Food Coma’ Conundrum

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Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), Florida Atlantic University and Bowling Green State University may have finally found a reason for the 'food coma' phenomenon.

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Dementia, alzheimer disease, Alzheimer, Healthy Lifestyle, Exercise, Diet

Dementia Rates Declining Thanks to Healthier Living According to University of Louisville Aging Expert

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Common Probiotics Can Reduce Stress Levels, Lessen Anxiety

Studying how gut bacteria affect behavior in zebrafish could lead to a better understanding of how probiotics may affect the central nervous system in humans.







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