Nutrition

Gingko Biloba Beneficial After Acute Ischemic Stroke

Gingko Biloba Beneficial After Acute Ischemic Stroke

Gingko biloba plant extract combined with aspirin may help resolve some issues in cognition for acute ischemic stroke patients.

Best Diets for Healthier Lifestyle Identified

Best Diets for Healthier Lifestyle Identified

Best Diet Overall went to the Mediterranean Diet and the DASH Diet, with the Flexitarian Diet third.

Mediterranean Diet Best for Lowering Aggressive Prostate Cancer Risk

Mediterranean Diet Best for Lowering Aggressive Prostate Cancer Risk

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Study finds that closely adhering to a Mediterranean-style diet possibly protects men from aggressive and advanced prostate cancer.

Dietary Fat Cuts HbA1c-Lowering Effect of DPP4i Monotherapy

Dietary Fat Cuts HbA1c-Lowering Effect of DPP4i Monotherapy

Saturated fat intake significantly decreases in HbA1c-lowering effect in DPP4i monotherapy in patients with diabetes.

Primary Care-led Weight Loss Leads to T2DM Remission

Primary Care-led Weight Loss Leads to T2DM Remission

Remission was linked to 46% patients in intensive weight management programs.

Unapproved Drugs in Androgen Receptor Modulators Sold Online

Unapproved Drugs in Androgen Receptor Modulators Sold Online

More than 50% products advertised as androgen receptor modulators had selective androgen receptor modulators.

Coffee Benefits May Outweigh Risks

Coffee Benefits May Outweigh Risks

Coffee consumption was affiliated with more positives than negatives across a wide range of health outcomes.

Few Americans Consuming Enough Fruits, Vegetables Daily

Few Americans Consuming Enough Fruits, Vegetables Daily

12.2% of adults meet fruit recommendation and 9.3% meet vegetable recommendation.

Nut Consumption Tied With Lower Heart Disease Risk

Nut Consumption Tied With Lower Heart Disease Risk

Both total intake of nuts and consumption of peanuts/tree nuts and walnuts tied to lower risk.

Coffee May Lower Heart Failure, Stroke Risk

Coffee May Lower Heart Failure, Stroke Risk

Each additional cup consumed per week tied to a decrease in risk compared with no coffee intake.

Review Highlights Nutritional Management of CKD

Review Highlights Nutritional Management of CKD

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A low-protein diet, for example, may slow disease progression.

Caffeine Consumption Tied With Better Survival in CKD

Caffeine Consumption Tied With Better Survival in CKD

Chronic kidney disease patients in highest quartile of caffeine consumption have lowest risk for mortality.

Vitamin D Supplementation Improves PTH, Bone Turnover in CKD

Vitamin D Supplementation Improves PTH, Bone Turnover in CKD

Cholecalciferol can also correct vitamin D deficiency in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Low Protein Diet With Keto Analogues May Prevent SHPT

Low Protein Diet With Keto Analogues May Prevent SHPT

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Dialysis patients treated with a low protein diet with keto analogues had lower levels of parathyroid hormone than those on a normal diet, meta-analysis shows.

Health Beliefs About Salt Intake Low Among Dialysis Patients

Health Beliefs About Salt Intake Low Among Dialysis Patients

Score for subscale of perceived seriousness for no reduction of salt intake higher in transplant patients.

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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