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Lower vitamin D levels found in children who drink non-cow's milk
A new study reveals that children who drink non-cow's milk - including rice, almond, soy and goat's milk - have lower blood levels of vitamin D than children who drink cow's milk. (Medical News Today)

Could eating more fish make antidepressants work better?
A new study suggests depressed patients who do not respond to antidepressants may have abnormal fatty acid metabolism. The solution? Eat more fatty fish. (Medical News Today)

Resveratrol boosts spinal bone density in men with metabolic syndrome
Resveratrol, a natural compound found in red wine and grapes, increased spinal bone density in men with metabolic syndrome and could hold promise as a treatment for osteoporosis, according to a new... (Medical News Today)

A good diet before diagnosis is linked with lower mortality among OVCA survivors
Prediagnosis diet quality was associated with mortality and may have a protective effect after ovarian cancer, according to a new study published October 14 in the JNCI: Journal of the National... (Medical News Today)

Male and female brains aren't equal when it comes to fat
Researchers have found that male and female brains respond in remarkably different ways to high-fat meals. (Medical News Today)

Some rice-based foods for people with celiac disease contain relevant amounts of arsenic
Rice is one of the few cereal grains consumed by people with celiac disease, as it does not contain gluten. (Medical News Today)

Vitamin D deficiency linked to poor brain function, death after cardiac arrest
Researchers find that patients who are vitamin D deficient may be more likely to have poor brain function or die following cardiac arrest than those with normal vitamin D levels. (Medical News Today)

Facebook may play role in marketing junk food to teens, young adults
Facebook and other social media sites may contribute to the marketing of unhealthy foods to teenagers and young adults, according to new research. (Medical News Today)

New study finds that orange maize improves vitamin A in children
Just ahead of World Food Day, a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has established that 'orange' vitamin A maize increases vitamin A storage in the body. (Medical News Today)

Slow enteral feeding protocol can reduce instances of death in extreme preterm infants
A standardized slow enteral feeding (SSEF) protocol significantly reduces the incidence of necrotizing enterocoltis (NEC), or death of intestinal tissue, and death in infants with extremely low... (Medical News Today)

Sugary soda drinks linked to cell aging
Researchers found that consuming high levels of sugar-sweetened soda may be associated with cell aging in a manner comparable to smoking. (Medical News Today)

Eating breakfast reduces cravings, overeating
Researchers find the increase in dopamine levels in the brain that result from eating protein-rich breakfasts may reduce food cravings and overeating later in the day. (Medical News Today)

Social trust eroded in Chinese product-tampering incident
For about a decade, Chinese consumers weren't getting what they paid for when they purchased Wuchang, a special brand of gourmet rice that has a peculiar scent. (Medical News Today)

US college students eat their vegetables. Really?!
U.S. college students do better than their counterparts in the United Kingdom when it comes to physical activity, a healthy diet and less smoking, according to new research published in the latest... (Medical News Today)

Polyunsaturated fats 'lower bad cholesterol' during weight gain
Researchers have found that even when gaining weight, polyunsaturated fats can lower levels of “bad” cholesterol, illustrating the importance of these as part of a balanced diet. (Medical News Today)

Rising energy drink consumption may pose a threat to public health, says WHO
A new review by WHO looks at the potential adverse health effects caused by energy drinks, and finds that increasing consumption of the drinks may be a danger to public health. (Medical News Today)

Mediterranean diet with nuts, olive oil 'may reverse metabolic syndrome'
Researchers say that a Mediterranean diet supplemented with nuts or extra-virgin olive oil could reverse metabolic syndrome in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease. (Medical News Today)

Paving the way for a fructose tolerance test - new study finds that the hormone FGF21 is stimulated by fructose ingestion
Increased consumption of table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup has been linked to rising rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes in the United States and throughout the world. (Medical News Today)

Lose the weight, not the potatoes
Research published this week in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition demonstrates that people can eat potatoes and still lose weight. (Medical News Today)

Probiotic decreases the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis
A team of UC Davis and University of Arizona researchers discovered that adding the bacteria Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis (B. (Medical News Today)

Babies benefit if mothers are given lifestyle advice during pregnancy
Researchers from the University of Adelaide in South Australia gave eating and exercise advice to pregnant women who are overweight or obese during the world's largest study of its kind. (Medical News Today)

Two billion people suffering from hidden hunger according to 2014 Global Hunger Index, even as levels of hunger in many developing countries decrease
A staggering 2 billion people get so little essential vitamins and minerals from the foods they eat that they remain undernourished, according to the 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI) being released... (Medical News Today)

Survey: Moms who choose to breastfeed older babies motivated by health, nutrition benefits
Mothers who decide to breastfeed their children beyond 1 year of age consider their child's physical and social development to be most important, while the advice of health care professionals, family... (Medical News Today)

Colorectal cancer risk decreases with multiple healthy behaviors
A new study finds that for each healthy lifestyle behavior adopted, the risk of developing colorectal cancer, particularly in men, is lower. (Medical News Today)

Seaweeds pass nutrition and taste tests: new Deakin research
Australian seaweeds have passed taste and nutrition tests in a Deakin University study that could eventually pave the way for seaweed to become a regular part of our national diet. (Medical News Today)

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