Nutrition

Intradialytic Protein Consumption May Benefit Hemodialysis Patients

Intradialytic Protein Consumption May Benefit Hemodialysis Patients

Researchers observed significant improvements in inflammation and physical function.

Understanding Patient Beliefs May Aid Phosphorus Control

Understanding Patient Beliefs May Aid Phosphorus Control

Individuals who perceived the benefits of a low-phosphorus diet and demonstrated self-efficacy were more likely to make strides against hyperphosphatemia.

Poor Semen Quality Linked to High-Pesticide Produce

Poor Semen Quality Linked to High-Pesticide Produce

Men in highest quartile of high-pesticide residue fruit, vegetable intake have lower sperm count.

Fish Oil Might Reduce Chemo's Effectiveness

Fish Oil Might Reduce Chemo's Effectiveness

Research raises concern about the simultaneous use of chemotherapy and fish oil.

Sodium Content Too High in Over Half of Packaged Foods

Sodium Content Too High in Over Half of Packaged Foods

Many cold cuts, pizza, packaged meals contain too much sodium to be labeled 'healthy', according to a new CDC report.

Tea Overconsumption Causes Nephropathy

Tea Overconsumption Causes Nephropathy

Excessive consumption of iced tea has been linked to renal failure caused by oxalate nephropathy in a case study appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Phosphorus Pyramid for CKD Provides Diet Advice

Phosphorus Pyramid for CKD Provides Diet Advice

Reducing dietary phosphorus is challenging, so researchers have developed a food pyramid for CKD and dialysis patients.

25+ Low-Potassium Plant Foods

25+ Low-Potassium Plant Foods

When the kidneys are not working well, potassium levels in the blood can rise.

Cut Added Sugars to 10% or Less, says WHO

Cut Added Sugars to 10% or Less, says WHO

The world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their intake to just 6 to 12 teaspoons per day, according to WHO.

Mediterranean Diet Not Quite So Heart Healthy

Mediterranean Diet Not Quite So Heart Healthy

The quantity and quality of available evidence may not be strong enough to support widespread recommendation of the Mediterranean diet.

Americans Taking Steps to Reduce Dietary Sodium

Americans Taking Steps to Reduce Dietary Sodium

53% taking action to reduce sodium. Those receiving medical advice to reduce sodium intake appeared more willing to take action.

Semi-Vegetarian Diet Could Lower CVD Mortality Risk by 20%

Semi-Vegetarian Diet Could Lower CVD Mortality Risk by 20%

People who eat more plant foods than animal products are less likely to die from cardiovascular disease.

Nuts Linked to Decreased CVD Mortality

Nuts Linked to Decreased CVD Mortality

Hints, but doesn't prove, they might reduce risk of death from cardiovascular disease, other causes

Americans Eating More Unhealthy Foods

Americans Eating More Unhealthy Foods

The United States has one of the lowest-quality diets in the world, despite being a wealthy nation.

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