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Health News - Nutrition/Agriculture

Vitamin cocktails: An ethical dilemma of supply and demand
The Daily Meal report on intravenous vitamin therapies - also known as vitamin drip treatments - which have gained popularity recently. (Medical News Today)

Concussions and brain injury - can omega-3 intake aid in brain health recovery?
The treatment of concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a clinical challenge. (Medical News Today)

Could fish oil reverse negative effects of a fatty diet?
Breaking research into fish oil supplements shows that they may be able to stave off a number of metabolic changes associated with a high-fat diet. (Medical News Today)

Being overweight, obese linked to increased risk of eight more cancers
Excess weight may hold a greater cancer burden than we thought; researchers have linked being overweight or obese to an additional eight cancer types. (Medical News Today)

Improving food quality by studying the microbial composition of raw milk
Findings from a new study, reported in the journal mBio, may help food companies improve the quality of dairy products. (Medical News Today)

Nine hydrating drinks that are healthier than water
The Daily Meal report on how to hydrate the body with certain beverages - other than water - that provide nutrients as well as hydration. (Medical News Today)

Scientists challenge recommendation that men with more muscle need more protein
Sports nutrition recommendations may undergo a significant shift after research from the University of Stirling has found individuals with more muscle mass do not need more protein after resistance... (Medical News Today)

Low protein diets may improve blood sugar regulation in obesity
Diets that are very high in protein are linked to an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes, and high protein levels have been correlated to poor insulin regulation. (Medical News Today)

The war on sugar: 'Children should consume fewer than 6 teaspoons daily'
A new statement from the American Heart Association recommends children aged 2-18 limit their added sugar intake to fewer than 6 teaspoons a day. (Medical News Today)

Guarana found to have higher antioxidant potential than green tea
The millions of people who consume green tea all over the world benefit from the catechins it contains. (Medical News Today)

Citrus fruit antioxidants may prevent chronic diseases caused by obesity
Flavanones, a type of antioxidant found in citrus fruits, may prevent chronic diseases caused by obesity: heart disease, liver disease, and diabetes. (Medical News Today)

How long does 'chemo brain' last?
Chemo brain refers to a drop in cognitive ability following chemotherapy. A new study sets out to investigate how long this side effect might last. (Medical News Today)

Ginger nanoparticles show promise for inflammatory bowel disease
Ginger, included for thousands of years in a range of treatments, could be used in nanoparticles to target cells in the intestines of people with IBD. (Medical News Today)

Greater intake of dietary omega-3 fatty acids associated with lower risk of diabetic retinopathy among individuals with type 2 diabetes
In middle-aged and older individuals with type 2 diabetes, intake of at least 500 mg/d of dietary long-chain ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, easily achievable with 2 weekly servings of oily fish... (Medical News Today)

ADHD associated with unhealthy diet in pregnancy
Children with early-onset conduct problems may be more likely to develop ADHD symptoms if their mother had an unhealthy diet during pregnancy, study finds. (Medical News Today)

How a protein could become the next big sweetener
High-fructose corn syrup and sugar are on the outs with calorie-wary consumers. (Medical News Today)

Dementia risk increased with calcium supplements in certain women
In seniors who have experienced cerebrovascular disease, including stroke, calcium supplements may increase the risk of dementia, study finds. (Medical News Today)

Physical training and social support reduce frailty and malnutrition
A training program for the reactivation of older and frail people established by MedUni Vienna has achieved remarkable success. (Medical News Today)

Personalized nutrition is better than a 'one size fits all' approach in improving diets
People receiving personalised nutrition advice develop healthier eating habits including consuming less red meat and reducing their salt intake, a study has found. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's-causing proteins could be reduced with a healthy diet, exercise
A healthy diet, a healthy BMI, and regular physical activity could reduce the buildup of proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease, a new study finds. (Medical News Today)

Lack of fresh food choices linked to signs of early heart disease
A lack of access to nearby stores selling fresh food may increase residents' risk of developing the signs of early heart disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association's... (Medical News Today)

Is the baby-friendly hospital initiative improving infant health and breastfeeding outcomes?
The 10-step Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), aimed at promoting breastfeeding initiation and exclusivity to improve early infant health in the U.S. (Medical News Today)

Study of brain activity shows that food commercials influence children's food choices
Food advertising is a multi-billion dollar industry, with approximately $1.8 billion annually aimed at children and adolescents, who view between 1,000 and 2,000 ads per year. (Medical News Today)

Gout flare-ups could be managed by blood pressure diet
Gout is both painful and common, yet the mechanisms behind it are not known. A new analysis of old data shows that easy dietary changes may keep it at bay. (Medical News Today)

Swap a soda for water to reduce weight gain
Swapping an 8-ounce sugary drink for water reduces calorie intake, obesity prevalence, and benefits overall health, say Virginia Tech researchers. (Medical News Today)

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