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Study shows soy is well accepted in school lunches

...d a pilot program, called ISOY, to demonstrate the nutritional benefits of including soy in the state's school lu...ory products for both nuggets and ravioli. "From a nutritional standpoint, the spaghetti made with soy products had 22 percent fewer calories and 43 percent less f...

Sudan surveys show high rates of death and malnutrition among displaced population

... internally displaced persons to assess health and nutritional status for the relief efforts in those area. At...s, number of deaths among adults and children, and nutritional and vaccination status of children aged 6 months to almost 5 years were assessed. A questionnaire d...

New colorectal cancer screening recommendations for African Americans

...n African Americans are unclear; however, dietary, nutritional factors, rates of physical inactivity, variability in screening rates, lower use of diagnostic testing, and increasing smoking rates have been most commonly implicated. African Americans with colorectal cancer have decreased survival compared with w...

WISE study starts in Toulouse: 60 days of bed-rest for terrestrial female astronauts

... programme whilst in bed. The third will receive a nutritional supplement throughout the 60 days. For the 20 days prior to the bed rest period, the test subjects will take part in the collection of baseline data. During the 20 days following the bed-rest period they will undergo similar tests for comparison wit...

News briefs from the journal CHEST, March 2005

... that the development of anemia was independent of nutritional factors. Further research must be done to determine whether the health and prognosis of patients with COPD would benefit from erythropoietin and iron supplements. The study appears in the March issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the Americ...

Daily supplement may boost birthweight of babies in the developing world

...-birthweight infants are born every year. Maternal nutritional status is closely linked with foetal weight. Increases in macronutrient consumption during pregnancy can lead to increased birthweight. David Osrin (Institute of Child Health, UK) and colleagues did a trial to test whether multiple micronutrient sup...

Failing to aid Africa will lead to more terrorism

...rove the global food system for the benefit of the nutritional status of low-income people. He is the former general director of the International Food Policy Research Institute and is the chair of the AAAS Section on Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources....

Study: Young adults can be motivated to eat fruits, veggies

...about nutrition, a University of Wisconsin-Madison nutritional scientist announced today (Feb. 20) at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, D.C. "Even though young adults are incredibly busy, they still want to know what they can do to improve their h...

USC dental researchers develop first test for predicting cavities in children

...with exceptionally weak or strong oral hygiene and nutritional habits - may develop more or fewer cavities than the test predicts. Bad habits may cause tooth decay, but researchers caution against extreme measures: completely eliminating sugar has not been shown to prevent cavities, and over-brushing can cause e...

Study explores risks of obesity in children with kidney transplants

...ficulty gaining height and weight and, ironically, nutritional supplements some children are given to help them g... says. "In the young children, we provide a lot of nutritional support, hoping to ensure normal growth, but sometimes they grow more out than up." Perhaps even mor...

$10-million study explores men's role in transmitting HPV

... interests include cancer epidemiology biomarkers, nutritional supplements and diet in risk reduction, breast cancer and cancer screening. She left the University of Arizona to join Moffitt and USF in July 2004. ...

Controversial Atkins Diet may be beneficial for people with epilepsy

...arl E. Stafstrom. "Aside from the ketogenic diet, nutritional modalities to treat epilepsy are premature. Nevertheless, as indicated in this review, several potential treatment adjuncts are on the horizon The potential benefits of dietary alterations comprise an intriguing and novel approach to epilepsy treatm...

Preschoolers not getting enough fiber

...yramid. Dr. Sibylle Kranz, assistant professor of nutritional sciences who led the study, says, "There is clinic...r. Helen Smiciklas-Wright, Penn State professor of nutritional sciences. In the study, dietary consumption estimates were based on 2-day averages of 5,437 childre...

Longer cardiac rehab programs necessary, says U of T study

...Patients were kept on their drug therapies and had nutritional interventions as well as being prescribed a walking or walk-jog (where appropriate) program. Dr. Larry Hamm, an adjunct professor in U of T's Faculty of Physical Education and Health and program director of cardiac rehabilitation at National Rehabil...

A global treatment for iron deficiency

... deficiency is the world's most common preventable nutritional problem. It has largely been eradicated from deve...," said Professor Zlotkin, "we hope to improve the nutritional health and well-being of disadvantaged infants, young children, and pregnant women worldwide, so tha...

Added sugar displaces food groups lowering quality of preschooler diets

...hown. Dr. Sibylle Kranz, assistant professor of nutritional sciences who led the study, says, "In contrast to ...thors are Dr. Helen Smiciklas-Wright, professor of nutritional sciences; Dr. Anna Maria Siega-Riz, associate professor of maternal and child health at the Universi...

Weight loss may be an early sign of dementia in the elderly

...ults presented here suggest that weight change and nutritional state in people with dementia should be taken seriously at least from the time of diagnosis if not at earlier stages of more mild cognitive impairment."...

Jefferson scientists find zinc may help prevent esophageal, oral cancers

...k. Oral and esophageal cancers are associated with nutritional zinc deficiency, and a rise in the expression of the enzyme COX-2 is connected with these cancers. Louise Fong, Ph.D., assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, and her co-workers...

Frequent fast food meals increase weight, diabetes risk, NHLBI study says

...especially at a fast-food restaurant. Knowing the nutritional content is important. Consumers may want to ask for this information," said NHLBI's Gina Wei, M.D., project officer for CARDIA. Salads and grilled foods tend to be lower in fat than fried foods, she said. Keep portion sizes small, and ask that hig...

Small study shows SAMe may improve treatment of depression

...pital (MGH) researchers have found that adding the nutritional supplement SAMe to a standard antidepressant may be helpful to patients who have not responded to single-drug treatment for clinical depression. The pilot study, appearing in the December Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, found that treatment ...

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