Tag: "nutritional" at medical news
Study shows pharmacist-physician partnership reduces health care costs, bad drug interactions
...blems were in treatments for osteoporosis, asthma, nutritional
supplements, hypertension, and hypothyroidism. Previous studies show that pharmacists working with physicians can prevent errors and reduce drug costs. In 1995 the cost of drug therapy problems in the U.S. health care system was around $76 billion. ...
Eliminating hunger in a world of plenty
...with elected officials to educate voters about the nutritional
impact of policies and food assistance programs....
Freshman eating binge is real, with national implications
...weight gain," says David A. Levitsky, professor of nutritional
sciences and of psychology at Cornell. Other significant predictors of weight gain, he says, include the number of evening snacks, the number of meals consumed on weekends, the consumption of "junk" foods and recent dieting (recent dieters, he notes,...
New study shows green algae extract boosts flu vaccine
...cean Nutrition Canada (ONC) is a rapidly expanding nutritional
biotechnology company built on a foundation of sci...or and supplier of the finest quality marine-based nutritional
ingredients to the global natural products and functional food markets. ONC operates the largest and...
Could a mandated food additive aimed at better fetal development be a risk for seniors?
... (pasta, bread, and other cereal-grain product), a nutritional
outreach effort similar to those undertaken successfully in the past. The amount of folate to be added was "enough to prevent neural tube defects in most cases, but not enough so as to constitute a risk." Since the American diet has been fortified wi...
The nature of the healing process using alternative means to conventional medical care
...uses on the status of research using botanical and nutritional
therapies. Highlights of this year's presentatio...rch in the area of women's health with a focus on nutritional
and botanical therapies will examine how these approaches can be used in the diagnosis and manageme...
Scholar: Amount of food eaten more critical than fat content
..." said Brian Wansink, a professor of marketing and nutritional
sciences. As an example, olive oil has been widely touted as a healthy alternative to butter. But if people consume too much olive oil, its beneficial effects can be negated, Wansink said. To find out if this happens in real life, Wansink observed t...
School lunch options crowd out fruits and vegetables
...e national effort has been expended to improve the nutritional
health of the U.S. population," Kubik and colleagu...y students. Kubik and colleagues also examined the nutritional
content of the foods that were sold through each of these venues, separating them into high-fat and ...
For healthy diet, learning level counts more than earning level
...m," he says. Better-educated people may get better nutritional
information or are more likely to act on it than those with less schooling. "Improving the education system in the United States may help to eliminate disadvantages in diet quality," Popkin concludes....
Raisins may find use in jerky
...nhibiting bacterial growth, raisins bring multiple nutritional
benefits to jerky over jerky made with typical preservatives. "First, when you add raisins to jerky, it means there is less fat in the jerky," he said. "Plus, raisins are high in antioxidants and have lots of fiber. Consumers are looking for all thes...
Nutrition services are an essential component of school health programs
...ls influence the development of life-long balanced nutritional
and physical activity habits for children, said registered dietitian and ADA President Julie OSullivan Maillet. Childhood obesity is at an all-time high and schools can play a key role in reversing this trend through coordinated nutrition services. ...
New UCLA program to study the possible environmental causes of cancer
...to identify people at increased risk and to design nutritional
and chemical interventions to counteract the development of cancer, especially in those with increased sensitivity." The environmental genomics program will focus on six research projects that seek to: Characterize genetically the effects of air po...
Work stress can affect how lower-income families eat
... roles," says Carol Devine, associate professor of nutritional
studies at Cornell. Low-status and heavy-workload jobs, she says, "can affect the health and well-being of the entire family." With colleagues Margaret Connors, Jeffery Sobal and Carole Bisogni, all in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell,...
Dogs on fatty diet may give clues to human disease development
... out at fast-food establishments," said Watkins, a nutritional
biochemist. "Consequently, the level of oxidized fat in Americans' diets has escalated alarmingly in recent years." The process that forms oxidized lipids also occurs in the body's metabolic processes. Free radicals, a component of lipid oxidation, d...
19.2 million U.S. adults have chronic kidney disease
... conditions such as hypertension, anemia, and poor nutritional
status. Researchers used the recently developed National Kidney Foundation Clinical Practice Guidelines which provide a standardized definition of chronic kidney disease and its stages to a nationally representative sample of 15,625 non-institutiona...
Purdue researchers design fishes' diets to make you healthier
... than is found in any other animal," said Brown, a nutritional
aquaculturalist. "Meat and milk from ruminant anim... very lean, Brown said. The ability to raise more nutritional
fish of a variety of species should encourage growth of the aquaculture (fish farm) industry, he sai...
Hemodialysis study results published
...s the major outcome studied, but hospitalizations, nutritional
status and quality of life were also examined. While survival and hospitalizations were not substantially different among study groups, there were intriguing, though not definitive, findings for certain patients. The high dose appeared to reduce ...
Nutrition advice makes heart-healthy diet more satisfying
...lity of life and patient satisfaction with medical nutritional
therapy for high cholesterol," say Linda M. Delaha... and colleagues. Patients who received the medical nutritional
therapy reported being more satisfied with their ability to manage their cholesterol, their health c...
Early sexual development, childhood obesity link is opposite for boys and girls, UIC study says
...The analysis, by University of Illinois at Chicago nutritional
epidemiologist Dr. Youfa Wang, appears in the November issue of the journal Pediatrics. Although previous studies have suggested that sexual maturity is associated with obesity in females, little was known about the relationship in boys until now. Th...
Amid food safety concerns, K-State professor believes consumers ready for irradiated meat products
...without changing the taste, texture, appearance or nutritional
value of the meat. In spite of its name, the process cannot make food radioactive. Two methods are currently approved for irradiating meat. One involves exposing the product to a beam of electrons that destroy the bacteria, while the second involves ...
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