Nutrition

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.

Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Lead to Adverse Brain Outcomes

Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Lead to Adverse Brain Outcomes

The researchers found that higher alcohol consumption was associated with increased odds of hippocampal atrophy in a dose-dependent manner.

Snacking on Chocolate May Lower Atrial-Fibrillation Risk

Snacking on Chocolate May Lower Atrial-Fibrillation Risk

Compared with individuals reporting chocolate intake less than once per month, the rate of AF was lower for people consuming chocolate regularly.

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.

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