Nutrition

Fat Limits Will Be Dropped from U.S. Dietary Guidelines

Fat Limits Will Be Dropped from U.S. Dietary Guidelines

Nutrition experts endorse decision to drop fat restrictions, focusing on the quality of whole foods instead.

Citrus May Increase Melanoma Risk

Citrus May Increase Melanoma Risk

Researchers suspect compounds in citrus may sensitize skin to sunlight, but further study is needed.

Cholecalciferol May Be Superior for Treating Vitamin D Deficiency

Cholecalciferol May Be Superior for Treating Vitamin D Deficiency

Treatment with this compound resulted in higher circulating levels of 25(OH)D compared with ergocalciferol in Hispanic CKD patients.

Dietary Interventions Improve Hyperphosphatemia Treatment

Dietary Interventions Improve Hyperphosphatemia Treatment

Cutting back on dietary phosphorus in addition to taking phosphate binders achieved greater decreases in serum phosphate in PD patients.

Erectile Dysfunction Linked to Gout

Erectile Dysfunction Linked to Gout

Gout increased the risk of erectile dysfunction in men by 21%.

Vitamin D May Slow CKD Progression in Children

Vitamin D May Slow CKD Progression in Children

In a study, renal survival increased by 8.2% with each 10 nmol/L increment in baseline levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D.

Choosing Your Diet Plan May Lead to Less Weight Loss

Choosing Your Diet Plan May Lead to Less Weight Loss

Those assigned a food plan lost slightly more weight.

Food Producers to Remove Trans Fats, Per FDA

Food Producers to Remove Trans Fats, Per FDA

U.S. FDA gives food manufacturers 3 years to remove partially hydrogenated oils from the food supply.

Many Beverages Contain Hidden Phosphorus

Many Beverages Contain Hidden Phosphorus

A study found that 78% of popular drinks, from flavored waters to lemonades to iced teas, contain far more phosphorus than listed in nutritional databases.

Daily Chocolate May Help (Not Hurt) Cardiovascular Health

Daily Chocolate May Help (Not Hurt) Cardiovascular Health

Benefits were observed in Caucasian men and women consuming as much as 3.5 ounces of chocolate a day.

Low-Sodium Diet Improves Effectiveness of Antihypertensive Meds

Low-Sodium Diet Improves Effectiveness of Antihypertensive Meds

Drugs significantly lower blood pressure even without adherence to low-salt diet

High n-3 PUFA Intake Improves Survival After Kidney Transplantation

High n-3 PUFA Intake Improves Survival After Kidney Transplantation

Highest versus lowest intake associated with a 67% and 88% lower risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, respectively.

Women with Hypertension, Diabetes Less Likely to Use CAM

Women with Hypertension, Diabetes Less Likely to Use CAM

Lower odds for consulting complementary and alternative medicine practitioner, taking CAM

Fiber-rich Diet Lowers Diabetes Risk

Fiber-rich Diet Lowers Diabetes Risk

Effect might be largely due to weight loss linked to eating more grains and vegetables, experts say.

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Anabolic Steroids, Supplements

Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Anabolic Steroids, Supplements

AKI developed in bodybuilders who injected anabolic steroids and ingested commercial protein and creatine products.

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