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Consequences of Malnutrition May Be Reversible Later in Childhood

Experts have long maintained that the damage children suffer if malnourished during gestation and in the first two years of life—commonly referred to as the...

Changing breakfast habits may not affect weight

Those trying to lose weight are often told to not skip breakfast. A new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham shows that...

DHA-enriched formula in infancy linked to positive cognitive outcomes in childhood

University of Kansas scientists have found that infants who were fed formula enriched with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) from birth to 12 months...

Intervention helps women manage weight during and after pregnancy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- Excessive weight gain isn't healthy at any stage of life, but during pregnancy it can do lasting harm to the mother and baby alike. Now researchers at Brown University and The Miriam Hospital are encouraged b...

Changing views about saturated fat and cardiovascular disease

(Rosemont, IL) Feb. 10 -- For generations, the consumption of dairy products has been positively associated with the health and wellness of families and communities. Nevertheless, the recent shift in dietary trends has focused on "what not to eat" ...

Bioactive compounds in berries can reduce high blood pressure

Eating blueberries can guard against high blood pressure, according to new research by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Harvard University. High blood pressure -- or hypertension -- is one of the major cardiovascular diseases worldwide. I...

Overweight primarily a problem among wealthier women in low- to middle-income...

Boston, MA -- A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) finds that high body mass index (BMI) in developing countries remains primarily a problem of the rich. The findings suggest that the shift towards overweight and obesity amon...

Researchers learn that genetics determine winter vitamin D status

Vitamin D is somewhat of an unusual "vitamin," because it can be made in the body from sunlight and most foods do not contain vitamin D unless added by fortification. Synthesis of vitamin D in the body requires exposure to ultraviolet light and can ...

Drink milk and lose more weight, according to Ben-Gurion University of...

BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL, September 21, 2010 -- A new weight loss study conducted by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers reveals that dieters who consumed milk or milk products lost more weight on average than those who consumed little t...

New study finds milk drinkers may have a healthy weight advantage

Now there's a new reason to grab a glass of milk when you're on diet, suggests a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In a 2-year weight loss study, milk drinkers had an advantage over those who skipped the milk. Israel...

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