Science-based conversations about micronutrient inadequacies (vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, carotenoids, etc) & benefits of good nutrition. Tweets by @MIMcBurney and @juliakbird
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When my RSS reader displayed “Dark chocolate, red wine good for the heart”, it was the promise of a good day! How much more could one want? Nutrition and pleasure in the same swallow. A deeper dive into the scientific literature helps explain mechanisms of action. Konings and colleagues report that resveratrol supplementation decreased fat cell size and altered lipid catabolism pathways.
Concussion is a common injury, especially among athletes participating in contact sports such as hockey and football. The most common causes of TBI are falls, motor vehicle accidents, and being struck by objects. Concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), can impair memory. Many TBI are not reported. TBI is the leading killer of Canadian children and adolescents. In Australia, the lifetime costs of TBI are estimated at $2.5 million and $4.8 million for moderate and severe TBI, […]
This may seem obvious but nutritional status reflects nutrient intakes. That is the message from a new research study. Choosing nutrient dense foods, those having more vitamins and minerals per serving or per 100 calories, or using dietary supplements is associated with better vitamin status. Eating enriched or fortified foods reduces the risk of inadequate nutrient intake among children and adolescents. In fact, the same can be said for everyone over 2y of age; dietary supplementation helps […]
Hey guys! Listen up! US men are 3 times more likely to have calcified coronary arteries than Japanese men, even after adjusting for known cardiovascular risk factors (cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, high blood pressure, diabetes and blood cholesterol levels). Why? Sekikawa and colleagues attribute this observation to low omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LCPUFA) intakes. Japanese men consume ~3 times more omega-3 fatty acids [eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), […]
Without dietary supplementation, many people fail to eat enough foods rich in vitamin D or get enough direct sunlight on skin surfaces to maintain optimal serum 25(OH)D levels. With suboptimal vitamin D levels, we can feel tired, be more prone to falls, minor respiratory infections and other non-communicable diseases. Based on abnormalities in bone maintenance and accretion, the Institute of Medicine defined serum 25(OH)D concentrations below 30 nmol/L as deficient and 50 nmol/L as […]
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