Posts

August 05, 2014

+
4:23 PM | There is Question: EPA and DHA are Important for Cardiovascular Health
Epidemiologists slice and dice datasets trying to identify the single most important health indicator. Teasing out the relative impact of risk factors is difficult so keep in mind the words of Mark Twain, “Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable.” So let’s look at the reports coming from one study. The Cardiovascular Health Study  enrolled older (≥ 65 years) men and women from 4 counties in the US beginning in the early 1990s.  
+
5:00 AM | CRN Comments on FDA’s Proposed Changes to Nutrition Facts Label
CRN submitted comments to FDA on the proposed rule revising Nutrition and Supplement Facts labels.
+
5:00 AM | Mayo Clinic Publishes Guide for Gluten-Free Lifestyle
The book Mayo Clinic Going Gluten-Free aims to help readers manage a gluten-free lifestyle.

August 04, 2014

+
2:44 PM | Dean Ornish Likes Small Studies
Dr. Dean Ornish is a physician famed for his very low-fat diet and lifestyle changes as a way to halt and even reverse heart disease. His first study was sufficient to convince many insurance companies to pick up the tab … Continue reading → The post Dean Ornish Likes Small Studies appeared first on Notch by Notch.
+
2:31 PM | A TalkingNutrition Retrospective and Announcement
Despite disturbing headlines about the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and ebola outbreak in West Africa, it is a slow news day in nutrition science. None of the newly published research studies are of particular relevance. So here is a walk through our archives for the first Monday (week) of August in past years and peek into the future. 2013: Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Headaches and Brain Health. In an intent-to-treat analysis, increasing n-3 and reducing n-6 fatty acid concentrations in red blood cell […]
+
5:00 AM | IFIC Foundation Evaluates ‘Added Sugar’ on New Nutrition Facts Panel

IFIC concluded that the Added Sugars line did not have a cohesive, clear meaning.

August 01, 2014

+
4:21 PM | Definitely an Opportunity (and Need) for Daily Multivitamin-Mineral Supplement
The CDC released statistics from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009-2010. The good news is that youths are eating fruit regularly: 91.7% of 2-5y olds, 82% of 6-11 y olds, and 66.3% of 12-19y olds. The bad news is that this includes those eating ONLY ONE fruit serving daily.

July 31, 2014

+
2:51 PM | Antioxidants, Vitamin E and Maintaining a Fat Head for Years
Outside of fat deposits, the brain has the most fat per gram of any organ or tissue in our body. Anyone with a brain can be called ‘fathead’! Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a long-chain polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid, represents 97% of the omega-3 fatty acids and 40% of the PUFA in the brain. Polyunsaturated fatty acids are very sensitive to oxidation and our brains can become rancid! Not surprisingly, antioxidant status affects brain health and function
+
10:14 AM | Cats Eyes Cunningham’s Carrots
A few minutes after midnight on the 19th of November 1940, John Cunningham in his RAF Beaufighter, shot down a Junkers 88 over East Wittering in Sussex. The incident was not only to make the young Flight Lieutenant famous as Cats Eyes Cunningham, it was also to result in those immortal words uttered by so […]
+
5:00 AM | Life-Long Soy Consumption Benefits Women’s Heart Health
Study finds switching to soy from a Western diet after menopause only helps if there is minimal atherosclerosis present.
+
2:09 AM | Is the 5:2 Diet Busted?
The pundits are all over the 5:2 diet (one of the more famous versions of an intermittent fasting diet) because fasting, they say, can lower your immune system and lead to infections. Here’s a typical post: In an article for … Continue reading →The post Is the 5:2 Diet Busted? appeared first on Notch by Notch.

July 30, 2014

+
2:48 PM | What is Impact of Malnutrition vs Carrying Excess Weight on Health Risk?
Being overweight doesn't equate to being overnourished. Nutrition is much more complicated than energy balance. Nutrition poverty, food security and poor dietary choices can result in being overweight and undernourished. Today we ask, how much of the increased risk observed with excess weight could be the consequence of insufficient intakes of essential nutrients (vitamins and minerals)?
+
5:00 AM | Study Finds Calcium is Safe for Women’s Hearts\n
The trail found no increased risk of coronary heart disease or all-cause mortality in post-menopausal women supplementing with calcium and vitamin D.
+
5:00 AM | Study Finds Supplementation is the Best Way to Improve Vitamin D Levels
Researchers find that "vitamin D supplementation is a safe, cost effective and potent way to increase vitamin D levels."
+
5:00 AM | ABC Published the 500th Issue of HerbClip
HerbClip provides members with reviews of clinical research, regulation, market information, and conservation and sustainability developments.
+
5:00 AM | U.S. Supplements Market to Maintain Growth Above 6% Through 2018
The report forecasts the nutritional supplements market will reach of $16.4 billion in 2018.

July 29, 2014

+
7:53 PM | Science in action. Researching the right
Science in action. Researching the right ‘nudges’. http://ow.ly/zINhsFiled under: Uncategorized
+
7:53 PM | Science in action. Researching the right
Science in action. Researching the right ‘nudges’. http://ow.ly/zINhsFiled under: Uncategorized
+
2:32 PM | Babies are so Precious. Why Gamble with their Health? With their Future?
For decades, obstetricians have routinely injected newborn babies with vitamin K soon after delivery. Vitamin K, a fat-soluble vitamin named “K” for the German word “koagulation” causes blood to clot, or coagulate, and prevents uncontrolled bleeding. As Phil Plait (@BadAstronomer) writes in Slate, some misinformed parents are refusing to have their infants injected. This is foolishness. Babies are born vitamin K deficient. Severe vitamin K deficiency can occur within […]
+
5:00 AM | JECFA Approves Carrageenan for Use in Infant Formula
The Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives has completed an in-depth review of carrageenan and found it to be safe for use in infant formula.
+
5:00 AM | New Cargill Policy Targets Palm Oil Sustainability
The policy commits Cargill to ending its role in deforestation, peat destruction and social exploitation.

July 28, 2014

+
2:20 PM | The World We Want: Sustainable Development without Chronic Hunger
Undernutrition during childhood increases risk of developing non-communicable diseases (NCD) in adulthood.  History teaches us that girls who experience famine conditions famine conditions are more likely to develop peripheral artery disease and diabetes mellitus in adulthood (Portrait et al., 2011). Undernutrition in early life leads to stunting. 
+
5:00 AM | ALPHAEON Attains PRN
ALPHAEON Corporation has acquired Physician Recommended Nutriceuticals, a developer of specialty omega-3s, products for dry eye and macular degeneration.
+
5:00 AM | ALPHAEON Acquires Specialty Omega-3 Developer in $55 Million Deal
ALPHAEON Corporation has acquired Physician Recommended Nutriceuticals, a developer of specialty omega-3s, products for dry eye and macular degeneration.
+
5:00 AM | Researchers Find AMD in Younger Age Group
In the age group of 35- to 44-year-olds, 3.8% of the subjects in the Gutenberg Health Study were found to be suffering from age-related macular degeneration.
+
5:00 AM | Researchers: AMD Can Affect Younger Demographics
In the age group of 35- to 44-year-olds, 3.8% of the subjects in the Gutenberg Health Study were found to be suffering from age-related macular degeneration.
+
5:00 AM | Study Explores Complex Link Between Gut Health & Immunity
Research opens possibility of future intervention aimed at reestablishing balance and restoring health.
+
5:00 AM | Potassium May Increase Survival of Patients Taking Diuretics for Heart Failure
Penn study suggests potassium supplementation may be relatively inexpensive way to save lives.

July 25, 2014

+
1:24 PM | Is Your Life Being Shortened by a Lack of Vitamin E?
Dr Arya Sharma, Professor of Medicine and Chair in Obesity Research and Management at the University of Alberta states that body mass index (BMI) is a poor indicator of health. Nevertheless, he is concerned by the rapid increase in the prevalence of severe obesity (BMI of 40-59.9 vs normal weight BMI 18.5-24.9) because of its association with a loss of 6.5 to 13.7 years of life. Being overweight and obesity increases the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). 75% of those who are […]
+
5:00 AM | Nutrition 21 Settles Patent Infringement Lawsuit Over Chromium Polynicotinate
Settlement ends a patent and trademark infringement lawsuit brought by Nutrition 21 against SuperNutrition.
123
73 Results