Widely promoted as healthy, coconut oil can increase LDL cholesterol levels similar to other saturated fats.
Data presented at SLEEP 2017 found that delayed eating was linked to weight gain vs a daytime eating pattern in healthy adults.
Sulforaphane extract from cruciferous vegetables aids in dysglycemia regulation in patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Patients with comorbid congestive heart failure who received parenteral nutrition had higher mortality rates.
Findings suggest an inverse association between sodium intake and diastolic and systolic blood pressure levels.
Investigators conducted a meta-analysis of 129 studies focused on avocado consumption to determine the benefit in metabolic syndrome and hypertension.
Moderate, diet-induced weight loss can improve metabolic and cardiovascular risk factors in women with HIV.
Global burden of heart disease linked to low fruit and vegetable intake was highest in Bangladesh and Mongolia, respectively.
Low intake of nuts and seeds, omega-3 fats, vegetables, fruits, and whole grains all impact a person's cardiometabolic health.
Study participants who ate the least amount of gluten (less than 4 grams per day) were the most likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
Although obesity rates have increased during the last 2 decades, the number of Americans actively dieting has gone down.
Researchers found that high levels of dietary potassium are associated with reduced blood pressure.
The largest decrease in purchases was noted among households at the lowest socioeconomic level.
Calorie tracker apps are often superior to fitness apps when it comes to increasing weight loss.
While the metabolic responses to each diet were different, both diets improved patient's cardiovascular disease risk factors.
Study results were mixed, researchers found, and caution that causality cannot be implied due to the nature of the study.
Consumption of foods and beverages with low-calorie sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose, and saccharin rose 200% among children between 1999 and 2012.
Eating low-carbohydrate meals may lead to healthy changes in a woman's metabolism that do not occur when consuming higher-carbohydrate meals.
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Losing weight is more complex than following a simple diet.
Individuals with 1 or 2 dominant G alleles of rs713598 in the TAS2R38 gene were 1.9 times more likely to consume sodium >2.3 g/d.
Postmenopausal women whose weight fluctuated due to dieting had a significantly higher risk for death from sudden cardiac death and coronary heart disease.
Improving sleep may help reduce an individual's sugar-sweetened, caffeinated beverage intake, and vice-versa.
A multifaceted campaign that included policy change and community outreach led to a decrease in sales of sugary drinks.
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Low-carbohydrate diet results in lower incremental rises in plasma glucose after mild hypoglycemia.
Several factors influence the impact of cholecalciferol supplementation in pregnant women.
An imbalance, which is typically 16:1 in a Western diet, leads to increased risk of weight gain and inflammation.
Study finds no significant difference in 10-year cardiovascular risk.
A recent investigation found that very low sodium intake may actually increase the risk for CVD and mortality.
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