Nutrition

Gout Risk Is Lower Among Healthier Eaters

Gout Risk Is Lower Among Healthier Eaters

A DASH-style diet is associated with a reduced risk of gout, whereas a Western diet is associated with a higher risk.

Following Low Sodium Recs May Not Lower BP

Following Low Sodium Recs May Not Lower BP

Dietary sodium intake guidelines may be misguided.

Eliminating Phosphorus Food Additives Does Not Compromise Nutrition

Eliminating Phosphorus Food Additives Does Not Compromise Nutrition

Replacing foods containing phosphorus-based additives with similar foods not containing these additives can control hyperphospatemia without interfering with nutritional status.

25 Food Categories Account for Sodium Overload

25 Food Categories Account for Sodium Overload

A majority of sodium consumed was from food obtained at stores; however, sodium density was highest in food obtained at restaurants.

Poor Diet Blamed for Nearly 1 in 2 Heart Disease, Stroke, T2DM Deaths

Poor Diet Blamed for Nearly 1 in 2 Heart Disease, Stroke, T2DM Deaths

The largest numbers of diet-related cardiometabolic deaths were related to high sodium, low nuts/seeds, high processed meats, low seafood omega-3 fats, low vegetables, low fruits, and high SSBs.

Genetic Hyperglycemia Ups CAD Risk, Apart From T2DM

Genetic Hyperglycemia Ups CAD Risk, Apart From T2DM

Hyperglycemia from genetics increases the risk of coronary artery disease separately from type 2 diabetes and other CAD risk factors.

Low Sodium Diet May Reduce Nighttime Urination

Low Sodium Diet May Reduce Nighttime Urination

Research on nighttime urination usually focuses on reducing the amount of water a patient drinks, and the daily salt intake is generally not considered.

Animal or Plant Protein Diet Aids Metabolism in Type 2 Diabetes

Animal or Plant Protein Diet Aids Metabolism in Type 2 Diabetes

Isocaloric diets high in animal or plant protein allow similar improvements of metabolism and cardiovascular risk factors in T2DM patients.

Heart Failure Patients May Benefit From Omega-3 Supplements

Heart Failure Patients May Benefit From Omega-3 Supplements

Overall, patients on omega-3 supplements had an 8% lower risk of total mortality or hospitalization for cardiovascular disease over 4 years.

Hypertensive Americans Still Consuming Excess Sodium

Hypertensive Americans Still Consuming Excess Sodium

People with high blood pressure consumed an average of 2,900 mg of sodium per day in 1999 and 3350 mg per day in 2012, for an overall average daily sodium intake of 3100 mg.

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