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Nutrition status affects cognitive impairment in the elderly

...ortant implications for the design of preventative nutritional strategies aimed at delaying cognitive decline in the elderly. In an accompanying editorial, Smith discusses findings in previous studies that both vascular dementia and Alzheimer disease are associated with high levels of tHcy, which may have a neur...

Cancer patients' loss of taste, smell compromises treatment

...ts treatments are at high risk for weight loss and nutritional deficits that can compromise their overall treatme...er. Thus, finding ways to prevent weight loss and nutritional deficits is critical to helping patients respond more effectively to treatments and even live longer...

Hungry children: more depression, suicide, low grades

...ational Center for Health Statistics, with Cornell nutritional sciences Professor Christine Olson and Associate Professor Edward Frongillo. One study looks at how hunger is linked to depression and suicide attempts among adolescents. The other links hunger with the cognitive, academic and psychosocial developmen...

Choline prevents liver failure in patients on IV nutrition

...he FDA gave its approval for manufacturers to make nutritional content claims for foods and dietary supplements fortified with choline. It should be noted that since choline is in virtually all foods, it is difficult for the average person to become deficient in choline. However, in a society where many people ...

Cooking tomatoes boosts disease-fighting power

...strates that heat processing actually enhanced the nutritional value of tomatoes by increasing the lycopene conte...on that processed fruits and vegetables have lower nutritional value than fresh produce." Tomato samples were heated to 88 degrees Celsius (190.4 degrees Fahren...

Vitamin C may help 'juice up' metabolism in older adults, offsetting weight gain

...clude a physician-supervised exercise stress test; nutritional assessment of ones daily diet; measures of body composition, including bone density and body fat content; determination of blood cholesterol concentration; and quantification of ones resting metabolic rate....

Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, March 19, 2002

...rer and in other products sold on bodybuilding and nutritional supplement Internet sites. An accompanying editorial points out the need for regulation of dietary supplements, assurances of product safety, and ongoing monitoring and enforcement of safety standards....

Food the center of celebration and subject for concern

...e field, longer shelf life in the store, or better nutritional content. But how do such foods affect our health, the environment, our view of nature? Can GM foods help relieve food scarcity in developing countries or might they, instead, cause economic hardships that make matters worse? Who should make decisions...

Childhood eating habits may persist into adolescence and lead to obesity

...ew prosperity may also be at an increased risk for nutritional problems related to chronic disease. This study is consistent with other smaller studies which link chronic diseases to dietary patterns that prevail before and change only marginally during puberty. "We hope increased understanding in the dietary ...

Studying growth, poverty and well-being in Africa

...ger, an economist and senior research associate in nutritional sciences, who has written widely on issues of economic reform and poverty in Africa. "Despite significant policy reforms in many sub-Saharan African countries, the achievements on growth and poverty reduction have been disappointing even in political...

Excess iron intake increases risk of intestinal infections, study suggests

...ds with high doses of iron - a nutritional strategy that has been widely adopted to eliminate iron deficiency in the population - could be causing other health problems. "Instead of fortifyin...

Too much soy could lead to kidney stones

...ly through urine, Massey said. The compound has no nutritional value, but binds to calcium to form a mass (kidney stones) that can block the urinary system, she said. Further research is needed to find types of soybeans with less oxalate, or to develop a processing method to remove the compound before it reaches...

Scientific symposium focuses on nutritional beverages, August 26-28

...es to soy-based drinks. More than refreshing, such nutritional beverages often deliver antioxidants and other compounds that fight cancer, lower cholesterol and help keep heart disease at bay. While some scientists uncover health-boosting compounds in fruits and plants, others try to improve the flavor and arom...

Nutritional screening may predict risk for hospitalization of elderly

...ation have not traditionally included questions on nutritional status, despite the importance of nutritional assessment and intervention in this age group. Jensen et al. compared the effectiveness of two scre...

UF researchers: rural residents less apt to seek Alzheimer's care from family doctors

...d by other treatable problems, such as infections, nutritional deficiencies and medication side effects. Current questionnaires for detecting dementia are lengthy and time-consuming to administer, making it difficult for busy family doctors. Chumbler suggests that creating a shorter screening tool -- such as t...

New UNC center plans intensive studies of retired athletes suffering disabilities

...hat deals with cardiovascular disease, fitness and nutritional issues," Guskiewicz said. "We're not only focusing on professional athletes, but on amateurs and college athletes as well."...

From preventing disease to softening our ride, Virginia Tech inventions and creations can improve lives

...safe products. Therefore, her research is based on nutritional metabolic pathways in specific insects. The compou...ly resulted in a new classification of pesticides, nutritional metabolism disrupters (NMDs). They are a class of pesticide based on the physiology of the insect. A...

UNC study ties depression, anxiety to fatigue in HIV-positive patients

...search Center. Besides recording physiological and nutritional data, scientists had patients complete five detailed questionnaires designed to measure how much depression, anxiety and fatigue they felt. "We found that in many of our patients, more fatigue corresponded with people having fewer CD4 cells, lower ...

Cell transplants offer hope of brain repair following stroke

...d cavities there is relatively poor structural and nutritional support. The transplanted cells do not grow as well as they do in the more fertile subventricular regions which have supportive factors that help the cells grow," says Gupta. "We've demonstrated that transplanted stem cells can survive, multiply a...

Toward a better burger: "Where's the selenium?"

...of the mineral affects humans in the same way. "If nutritional experiments that we are currently conducting show the selenium in beef to have similar biological properties to other forms of selenium, then beef produced in these (high selenium) areas could conceivably be marketed as a specialty product, thus enha...

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