Nutrition

T2D and Magnesium Intake: Risk of Incident Diabetes Examined

T2D and Magnesium Intake: Risk of Incident Diabetes Examined

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Higher magnesium intake was linked to a 15% lower risk for type 2 diabetes.

Expert Roundtable: AHA Update on Dietary Fat Intake and CVD Risk

Expert Roundtable: AHA Update on Dietary Fat Intake and CVD Risk

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The AHA now recommends replacing both saturated and trans fats with unsaturated fats from vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, and oily fish.

Obesity-Linked Cancers Affected by Dietary Energy Density in Women

Obesity-Linked Cancers Affected by Dietary Energy Density in Women

Dietary energy density correlated with elevated BMI and waist circumference in normal-weight women.

Mortality in Diabetes Linked to Caffeine Consumption

Mortality in Diabetes Linked to Caffeine Consumption

Caffeine consumed from coffee or tea impacted both cardiovascular and cancer-related mortality in women with diabetes.

AHA Advisory: Replace Saturated Fat to Reduce CVD By 30%

AHA Advisory: Replace Saturated Fat to Reduce CVD By 30%

Widely promoted as healthy, coconut oil can increase LDL cholesterol levels similar to other saturated fats.

Prolonged Delayed Eating Linked to Weight Gain, Increased Respiratory Quotient

Prolonged Delayed Eating Linked to Weight Gain, Increased Respiratory Quotient

Data presented at SLEEP 2017 found that delayed eating was linked to weight gain vs a daytime eating pattern in healthy adults.

Cruciferous Vegetables May Regulate Dysglcemia In Obesity With T2D

Cruciferous Vegetables May Regulate Dysglcemia In Obesity With T2D

Sulforaphane extract from cruciferous vegetables aids in dysglycemia regulation in patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Comorbid Congestive Heart Failure Linked to Worse Outcomes When Receiving Parenteral Nutrition

Comorbid Congestive Heart Failure Linked to Worse Outcomes When Receiving Parenteral Nutrition

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Patients with comorbid congestive heart failure who received parenteral nutrition had higher mortality rates.

Are Current Sodium Guidelines Misguided?

Are Current Sodium Guidelines Misguided?

Findings suggest an inverse association between sodium intake and diastolic and systolic blood pressure levels.

Natural Therapies: Avocado Consumption for Metabolic Syndrome

Natural Therapies: Avocado Consumption for Metabolic Syndrome

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Investigators conducted a meta-analysis of 129 studies focused on avocado consumption to determine the benefit in metabolic syndrome and hypertension.

Benfits of Weight Loss in Women With HIV

Benfits of Weight Loss in Women With HIV

Moderate, diet-induced weight loss can improve metabolic and cardiovascular risk factors in women with HIV.

Global Heart Disease Burden Rises With Low Fruit and Vegetable Consuption

Global Heart Disease Burden Rises With Low Fruit and Vegetable Consuption

Global burden of heart disease linked to low fruit and vegetable intake was highest in Bangladesh and Mongolia, respectively.

Does Diet Impact Cardiometabolic Death Rates?

Does Diet Impact Cardiometabolic Death Rates?

Low intake of nuts and seeds, omega-3 fats, vegetables, fruits, and whole grains all impact a person's cardiometabolic health.

Do Gluten-Free Diets Elevate Type 2 Diabetes Risk?

Do Gluten-Free Diets Elevate Type 2 Diabetes Risk?

Study participants who ate the least amount of gluten (less than 4 grams per day) were the most likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

As Obesity Rises, Number of Dieters Decreases

As Obesity Rises, Number of Dieters Decreases

Although obesity rates have increased during the last 2 decades, the number of Americans actively dieting has gone down.

Dietary Sodium-to-Potassium Ratio Linked to Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Dietary Sodium-to-Potassium Ratio Linked to Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Researchers found that high levels of dietary potassium are associated with reduced blood pressure.

Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Leads to Less Consumption

Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Leads to Less Consumption

The largest decrease in purchases was noted among households at the lowest socioeconomic level.

Fitbit Pitfalls: Electronic Tracking Devices May Not Provide Increased Weight Loss Benefits

Fitbit Pitfalls: Electronic Tracking Devices May Not Provide Increased Weight Loss Benefits

Calorie tracker apps are often superior to fitness apps when it comes to increasing weight loss.

Metabolic Response in Animal vs Plant Protein-Based Diets

Metabolic Response in Animal vs Plant Protein-Based Diets

While the metabolic responses to each diet were different, both diets improved patient's cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Does Weight Suppression Predict of Severity of Bulimic Syndromes?

Does Weight Suppression Predict of Severity of Bulimic Syndromes?

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Study results were mixed, researchers found, and caution that causality cannot be implied due to the nature of the study.

Artificial Sweetener Use Skyrocketed Among US Children

Artificial Sweetener Use Skyrocketed Among US Children

Consumption of foods and beverages with low-calorie sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose, and saccharin rose 200% among children between 1999 and 2012.

Three Low-Carb Meals Daily May Reduce Insulin Resistance

Three Low-Carb Meals Daily May Reduce Insulin Resistance

Eating low-carbohydrate meals may lead to healthy changes in a woman's metabolism that do not occur when consuming higher-carbohydrate meals.

The Handoff: Your Week in Endocrinology - 12/2/16

In this week's Handoff, read about the FDA's approval of a new indication for a type 2 diabetes drug, and more.

The Carbohydrate-Insulin Model: Is It Too Simple?

The Carbohydrate-Insulin Model: Is It Too Simple?

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Losing weight is more complex than following a simple diet.

Is High Sodium Consumption Genetic?

Is High Sodium Consumption Genetic?

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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.

Yo-Yo Dieting Hikes Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death, CHD Mortality in Women

Yo-Yo Dieting Hikes Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death, CHD Mortality in Women

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Postmenopausal women whose weight fluctuated due to dieting had a significantly higher risk for death from sudden cardiac death and coronary heart disease.

Less Sleep May Increase Sugary Drink Consumption

Less Sleep May Increase Sugary Drink Consumption

Improving sleep may help reduce an individual's sugar-sweetened, caffeinated beverage intake, and vice-versa.

Multifaceted Campaign Tied to Drop in Sugary Drink Sales

Multifaceted Campaign Tied to Drop in Sugary Drink Sales

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A multifaceted campaign that included policy change and community outreach led to a decrease in sales of sugary drinks.

The Handoff: Your Week in Endocrinology - 11/11/16

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The Handoff is a weekly roundup of endocrinology news covering various developments in subspecialties, as well as pharmaceutical industry, association, and society news.

Low-Carb Diet Decreased Effect of Glucagon in Hypoglycemia

Low-Carb Diet Decreased Effect of Glucagon in Hypoglycemia

Low-carbohydrate diet results in lower incremental rises in plasma glucose after mild hypoglycemia.

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