Nutrition

Report: CKD Does Not Preclude Plant-Based Diets

Report: CKD Does Not Preclude Plant-Based Diets

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Concerns about nutritional deficiency in CKD patients are unfounded, and plant-based diets may actually be good for them, the authors of a new report contend.

Monthly Vitamin D Supplement May Not Cut Cancer Risk

Monthly Vitamin D Supplement May Not Cut Cancer Risk

High-dose monthly supplementation doesn't reduce risk of cancer among middle-aged and older adults.

Complementary Medicine Use Ups Refusal of Usual Cancer Therapy

Complementary Medicine Use Ups Refusal of Usual Cancer Therapy

Mortality risk linked to complementary medicine mediated by treatment refusal

Coffee Drinking Found to Lower Risk of All-Cause Mortality

Coffee Drinking Found to Lower Risk of All-Cause Mortality

Similar findings across type of coffee, quantity, type of death, and caffeine metabolism score.

Risk of CV Events Down With Med Diet Plus Olive Oil, Nuts

Risk of CV Events Down With Med Diet Plus Olive Oil, Nuts

Lower incidence of major cardiovascular events with Mediterranean diet supplemented with oil, nuts.

High-Quality Diet May Decrease Mortality Risk in Cancer Survivors

High-Quality Diet May Decrease Mortality Risk in Cancer Survivors

Highest Healthy Eating Index scores associated with decreased overall and cancer-specific mortality.

Daily Coffee Drinking May Prevent CKD

Daily Coffee Drinking May Prevent CKD

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Drinking one cup of coffee daily was associated with 24% lower risk for chronic kidney disease.

No Consistent Cardiovascular Benefit Seen for Supplements

No Consistent Cardiovascular Benefit Seen for Supplements

Generally moderate- or low-quality evidence for preventive benefits, no effect, or increased risk

Does Higher Protein Intake Up Heart Failure Risk in Men?

Does Higher Protein Intake Up Heart Failure Risk in Men?

Trend toward increased heart failure risk seen with higher intake of animal, plant, total protein.

Overall, Drinking Wine Does Not Impact Prostate Cancer Risk

Overall, Drinking Wine Does Not Impact Prostate Cancer Risk

Findings show small increased risk with white wine, decreased risk with red wine

Folic Acid May Cut Stroke Risk in High-Risk Hypertensive Patients

Folic Acid May Cut Stroke Risk in High-Risk Hypertensive Patients

Findings among patients with low platelet count, high homocysteine levels

5 Healthy Lifestyle Habits Could Add >10 Years to Life

5 Healthy Lifestyle Habits Could Add >10 Years to Life

Reduced risk for all-cause, cancer, cardiovascular mortality for adults with 5 vs 0 low-risk factors.

Evening Preference Linked to Higher BMI in Type 2 Diabetes

Evening Preference Linked to Higher BMI in Type 2 Diabetes

Breakfast time mediates the association between morning-evening preference and BMI

Few US Adults Meet Most T2DM Risk Reduction Goals

Few US Adults Meet Most T2DM Risk Reduction Goals

Overall, 21, 29, and 13% meet goals for fruit, vegetable, and dairy intake, respectively

Most Disliked Dialysis Dietary Restriction Is Limited Fluid Intake

Most Disliked Dialysis Dietary Restriction Is Limited Fluid Intake

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In a survey, nearly one-third of hemodialysis patients said they disliked fluid restriction.

High Heat Cooking Ups Hypertension Risk

High Heat Cooking Ups Hypertension Risk

High frequency of open-flame/high-temp cooking, preference for higher meat doneness tied to HTN

Grilled Meats Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Grilled Meats Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Using open flames or high temps to cook red meat, chicken both linked to higher risk of T2DM

Prostate Cancer and Your Diet

Prostate Cancer and Your Diet

Research suggests that men's diets can affect their risk for prostate cancer.

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.

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