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Health News - Nutrition/Agriculture

Measuring arm circumference is a more reliable indicator of malnutrition
Children with diarrhea misdiagnosed more often if weight is sole criterionAdam C. Levine, M.D. (Medical News Today)

Obese male mice produce more disease-promoting immune cells than females
Study suggests fatty diets reprogram blood stem cells in male mice, promoting metabolic diseaseObesity may be tougher on male immune systems than females, a new study in mice at the University of... (Medical News Today)

Study questions beneficial effects of a Nordic diet on cardiovascular events
A new study led from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet shows that although individual components of a healthy so-called Nordic diet previously have been linked to beneficial effects on cardiovascular... (Medical News Today)

Asian family research answers questions on fatty acid in brain
New research conducted in a rural community in Pakistan highlights the crucial role that essential fatty acids play in human brain growth and function. (Medical News Today)

Food choices influenced by memory
A stronger memory of a specific food may encourage us to opt for that food, even if it is the less attractive choice, according to a new study by researchers from Switzerland. (Medical News Today)

Europe needs a better infrastructure for food and health research
Europe needs a world-class research infrastructure to help researchers better understand the relationship between food, nutrition and health. (Medical News Today)

Snacking on protein can improve appetite control and diet quality in teens
Soy-protein snacks promote feelings of fullness and reduce unhealthy eating habits in young peopleSome study participants ate a chocolate-peanut-caramel-flavored pudding snack formulated with... (Medical News Today)

How our gut changes across the life course
Scientists and clinicians on the Norwich Research Park have carried out the first detailed study of how our intestinal tract changes as we age, and how this determines our overall health. (Medical News Today)

Drinking chamomile decreases risk of death in older Mexican American women
Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found that drinking chamomile tea was associated with a decreased risk of death from all causes in Mexican-American women... (Medical News Today)

Coffee linked to reduced risk of erectile dysfunction
Men who drink two to three cups of coffee daily may be less likely to develop erectile dysfunction, according to a new research from the University of Texas. (Medical News Today)

Phages transducing antibiotic resistance detected in chicken meat
Antimicrobial resistance in bacteria poses a global threat to public health. Common antibiotics are often ineffective in treating infectious diseases because pathogens acquire resistance genes. (Medical News Today)

Skipping meals tied to increased belly fat, prediabetes
A study shows mice that ate all their daily food in a single meal every day and fasted in between gained fat in their abdomens and developed insulin resistance in their livers. (Medical News Today)

Scientists figure out how vitamin E keeps muscles healthy
Body builders have it right: vitamin E does help build strong muscles, and scientists appear to have figured out one important way it does it. (Medical News Today)

Engineers and scientists to examine antibiotic resistance in food chain from farm to fork
Growing evidence suggests that agricultural practices, especially widespread antibiotic use, could be contributing to the increasing antibiotic resistance problem in humans. (Medical News Today)

Omega-3 fatty acids enhance cognitive flexibility in at-risk older adults
A study of older adults at risk of late-onset Alzheimer's disease found that those who consumed more omega-3 fatty acids did better than their peers on tests of cognitive flexibility -- the ability... (Medical News Today)

Fresh milk, off the grid
Even though much of the population in developing countries is involved in agriculture, food security is virtually out of reach. (Medical News Today)

FDA proposes rule to collect antimicrobial sales and distribution data by animal species
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed a rule that would require animal drug sponsors of all antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals to obtain estimates of... (Medical News Today)

Study identifies gluten in more than half of probiotics
A study reveals more than half of probiotics on sale in the US contain traces of gluten, with some labeled gluten-free containing the protein at levels exceeding FDA standards. (Medical News Today)

High salt intake may delay puberty
High salt diets may delay puberty according to a study presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology in Dublin. (Medical News Today)

CDC data show progress in reducing some foodborne infections in 2014
In 2014, rates of infection from a serious form of E. coli and one of the more common Salmonella serotypes decreased compared with the baseline period of 2006-2008. (Medical News Today)

When flying, taste buds prefer savory tomato
If you're planning to fly over the holiday, plan to drink some tomato juice. (Medical News Today)

New publication explores complex roles of dietary fats and oils in health and innovation
Are dietary fats and oils really good for us after all? And if so, what types and how much should we consume to achieve a health benefit? How realistic is the dietary advice about fats and oils? (Medical News Today)

Penn research points to omega-3 as an intervention for childhood behavioral problems
At the forefront of a field known as "neurocriminology," Adrian Raine of the University of Pennsylvania has long studied the interplay between biology and environment when it comes to antisocial and... (Medical News Today)

Live liquid bacteria reduces intestinal inflammation in ulcerative colitis
People with ulcerative colitis ¬may benefit from taking the live, multi-strain probiotic drink, Symprove, to reduce intestinal inflammation, according to the results of a new study presented at... (Medical News Today)

How used coffee grounds could make some food more healthful
Coffee has gone from dietary foe to friend in recent years, partly due to the revelation that it's rich in antioxidants. (Medical News Today)

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