Nutrition

High Carb Diet Linked With Early Death

High Carb Diet Linked With Early Death

High-carb diets were associated with a 28% increased risk of death vs low-carb diets.

Visceral to Subcutaneous Fat Ratio Predicts CVD in Diabetes

Visceral to Subcutaneous Fat Ratio Predicts CVD in Diabetes

The addition of V/S ratio to age, eGFR, BNP, antiplatelet agents, and HbA1c significantly improved classification performance for CVD.

Olfactory Deficits, Malnutrition Markers Linked in CKD, ESRD Patients

Olfactory Deficits, Malnutrition Markers Linked in CKD, ESRD Patients

Pilot study suggests intranasal theophylline may be worth further investigation as a treatment.

Adopting a Healthy Diet at Any Age Can Increase Survival

Adopting a Healthy Diet at Any Age Can Increase Survival

The researchers found, a 20-percentile improvement in diet quality was linked to an 8% to 17% decrease in the risk of early all-cause mortality.

Healthcare Workers at High Risk of Vitamin D Deficiency

Healthcare Workers at High Risk of Vitamin D Deficiency

The team noted that indoor workers had lower 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels compared to outdoor workers.

Sodium in Packaged Foods Declining in US

Sodium in Packaged Foods Declining in US

The survey of 172,042 households found that between 2000 and 2014 the amount of salt in the packaged food and drinks people bought was reduced by nearly 396 mg.

Replacing Saturated Fats Effective at Reducing CVD Risk

Replacing Saturated Fats Effective at Reducing CVD Risk

A healthy diet should focus on healthy foods rich in nutrients that can help reduce disease risk, like poly- and monounsaturated vegetable oils, nuts, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, and others.

Drug, Herb Interactions Common in Cancer Patients

Drug, Herb Interactions Common in Cancer Patients

There was an independent association for concomitant use of at least two drugs with high risk of a clinically significant DDI.

Americans Overusing Vitamin D Supplements

Americans Overusing Vitamin D Supplements

The researchers said the trends of increasing use of supplemental vitamin D were found across most age groups, genders, races, and ethnicities.

CKD Linked to High Intake of Red, Processed Meat

CKD Linked to High Intake of Red, Processed Meat

Chronic kidney disease stage 3 is 23% more likely to develop in individuals in the highest versus lowest quintile of consumption of red and processed meat.

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