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Nutrition label readers favor food quality over quantity

People who closely eyeball nutrition labels tend to eat differently than less-discerning diners in one key regard, according to research from a University of Illinois expert in food and nutrition policy and consumer food preferences and behaviors. Although nutrition-label users ...

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Paternal nutrition affects offsprings' mental fitness, laboratory study shows

The father’s lifestyle affects the cognitive skills of his offspring — at least in mice. Scientists at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) have now shown that if male rodents are fed a diet rich in folic acid, methionine ...

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College students' perception of dietary terms could help nutrition education

College students represent an important group for nutrition educators, since the transition into adulthood brings increased independence and decision making, which can affect diet and health-related behaviors. Promoting nutritional health among young adults is important. Poor decisions regarding eating may ...

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Study discusses model for understanding nutrition and brain development

Pediatric nutrition research has sh own the important effects of early-life nutrition on a baby’s development — especially the gastrointestinal tract — and more recent research indicates that nutrition may also have an influence on an infant’s brain as it ...

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Nutrition Action Plan for Parents: Back-to-School Lunches and Snacks

With kids back in school, now is the time to stock up on healthy foods for their lunch boxes (or bags) and after-school snacks. Since 98% of children fail to meet the recommended servings of the five core foods groups—and ...

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Lack of standards for infant cereals threatens child nutrition in lower-income countries

For parents around the world, premixed infant cereals — also known as complementary foods — can be a vital source of the solid food needed for healthy child growth after six months of age, when infants outgrow the nutrients provided ...

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Nutrition data review shows red meat has neutral effect on cardiovascular disease risk factors

Consuming red meat in amounts above what is typically recommended does not affect short-term cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as blood pressure and blood cholesterol, according to a new review of clinical trials from Purdue University. “During the last 20 ...

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The 13 Biggest Nutrition Discoveries of 2016

The year in review: nutrition edition  The truth about nutrition is always in flux. One day coffee is a carcinogen, the next it’s a potent antioxidant. Carbs used to be the devil, now (the right kinds) are the staple of ...

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Celebs Swear By These Nutrition Trends—But Are They Actually Good For You?

Golden milk Gwyneth Paltrow is reportedly a fan of golden milk (aka turmeric lattes), as are some of my pro athlete clients. This beverage is typically prepared by combining fresh or ground turmeric with coconut oil, honey, cinnamon, black pepper, ...

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How to Buy Healthy Food Without Looking at the Nutrition Label

Vegan? High-fat? Gluten-free? So many of my clients complain about how difficult it is to keep up with what’s healthy these days, especially when it comes to buying anything packaged. Most aren’t sure what to look out for on nutrition ...

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