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Article ID: 705513

Your Postal Code May Influence Your Health

McMaster University

Researchers at McMaster University have identified trends linking health and lifestyle factors like access to public transit, the variety of fresh fruits and vegetables in grocery stores, the prices of popular foods, the availability and prices of cigarettes and alcohol, and the promotion, or lack thereof, of healthy foods in restaurants. The study findings are based on detailed data collected across Canada’s 10 provinces.

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14-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705560

How to Avoid Food Allergy Traps at Holiday Gatherings

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Eating is a cultural part of our holiday traditions but, for more and more Americans, a simple holiday gathering could lead to a medical emergency with a bite of the wrong food.

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17-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 705558

Stay in shape with the 12 Days of Fitmas

Houston Methodist

For many, the holiday season is a time of overeating, but a Houston Methodist personal trainer says this year you can beat the battle of the bulge by using the classic tune “The 12 Days of Christmas.”

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17-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705539

Researchers Zero in on Potential Therapeutic Target for Diabetes, Associated Diseases

Texas A&M AgriLife

A recent study led by researchers in Texas A&M University’s department of nutrition and food science shows how a novel regulatory mechanism serves as an important biomarker for the development of diabetes, as well as a potential therapeutic target for its prevention.

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17-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 705394

Malnutrition Common in Children with Crohn’s Disease Increases Risk For Post-Operative Complications

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Results of a medical records study of children with Crohn’s disease by Johns Hopkins researchers have added substantial evidence for a strong and direct link between malnutrition and increased risk of surgical complications and poor outcomes.

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17-Dec-2018 8:00 AM EST
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    17-Dec-2018 5:00 AM EST

Article ID: 705443

New RNA sequencing strategy provides insight into microbiomes

University of Chicago Medical Center

In a new study published in Nature Communications, a team of scientists from UChicago demonstrated the application of tRNA sequencing to gut microbiome samples from mice that were fed either a low-fat or high-fat diet.

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13-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705509

BIDMC’s Research & Health News Digest: December 2018 Edition

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

A monthly roundup of research briefs showcasing recent scientific advances led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center faculty.

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14-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705449

UTHealth experts spill beans on festive party food preferences

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

With the holiday party season in full swing, deciding what to wear can be the biggest headache. But paying attention to what you eat at such occasions might reveal it’s your diet more in need of a makeover. The good news is experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) can help.

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13-Dec-2018 2:05 PM EST

Article ID: 705440

Study shows magnesium optimizes vitamin D status

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

A randomized trial by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers indicates that magnesium optimizes vitamin D status, raising it in people with deficient levels and lowering it in people with high levels.

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13-Dec-2018 1:00 PM EST
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    12-Dec-2018 6:30 PM EST

Article ID: 705156

Large Restaurant Portions a Global Problem, Study Finds

Tufts University

A multi-country study finds that large portion sizes in fast food and full service restaurants is not a problem unique to the U.S. The researchers found that 94 percent of full service meals and 72 percent of fast food meals studied in five countries contained 600 calories or more.

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10-Dec-2018 9:45 AM EST

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