WHO: Global elimination of trans fats would be ‘major victory’
WHO has released REPLACE, a guide that provides steps for eliminating of industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from the world’s food supply, according to a press release. Source: WHO: Read more
A values-alignment intervention protects adolescents from the effects of food marketing
A values-alignment intervention taught eighth graders about how junk food marketing subverts the core adolescent values of autonomy and social justice. This shifted adolescents’ dietary Read more
IBS Therapy Should Target Multiple Factors
Multi-focal therapy may be a better way to resolve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a study reporting that visceral hypersensitivity, abnormal colonic transit, Read more
Comparison of Human and Murine Enteroendocrine Cells by Transcriptomic and Peptidomic Profiling
Enteroendocrine cells (EECs) produce hormones such as glucagon-like peptide 1 and peptide YY that regulate food absorption, insulin secretion, and appetite. Based on the success of Read more
Melatonin Increases Brown Adipose Tissue Volume and Activity in Patients With Melatonin Deficiency: Study
Melatonin, a pineal hormone synthesized at night, is critical for the synchronization of circadian and seasonal rhythms, being a key regulator of energy metabolism in many animal species. Read more
Effect of Dietary and Supplemental Omega‐3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Risk of Recurrent Gout Flares
To determine the relationship between omega‐3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (n‐3 PUFA) consumption (dietary or supplemental) and risk of gout flares. Source: Effect of Dietary and Read more
High-intensity interval training impacts body composition of patients with metabolic syndrome
High-intensity interval training led to significant reductions in total body fat, abdominal fat distribution as well as an increase in lean mass compared with moderate-intensity interval Read more
Cost-Effectiveness of the US Food and Drug Administration Added Sugar Labeling Policy for Improving Diet and Health
  Excess added sugars, particularly from sugar-sweetened beverages, are a major risk factor for cardiometabolic diseases including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Read more
Best dietary practices for patients with CKD
A plant-based diet is an important factor in slowing the progression of chronic kidney disease and improving symptoms, according to a presentation at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting. Read more
Changes to WIC Food Program Tied to Reversal in Obesity Trends
The 2009 changes to the U.S. Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) was associated with a change in the trend of obesity prevalence among 2- to Read more