Researchers studied women aged 40 to 65 years participating in the UK Women's Cohort Study, who had experienced natural menopause and responded to a food frequency questionnaire.
Findings indicate recent progress in reducing the prevalence of severe obesity among young children in the United States enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.
Researchers found that only 12.2% of adults met fruit intake recommendations and 9.3% of adults met vegetable intake recommendations.
The compound cinnamaldehyde, found in cinnamon, activates fat cells to start burning energy in both mice and humans.
Weight-loss diets, such as those low in fat and saturated fat consumption, with or without added exercise, may reduce the risk for all-cause mortality in obese adults.
Higher magnesium intake was linked to a 15% lower risk for type 2 diabetes.
The AHA now recommends replacing both saturated and trans fats with unsaturated fats from vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, and oily fish.
Dietary energy density correlated with elevated BMI and waist circumference in normal-weight women.
Caffeine consumed from coffee or tea impacted both cardiovascular and cancer-related mortality in women with diabetes.
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.
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