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Americas: Eating whole grains improves gut microbiota, research finds

In a clinical trial, adults who consumed a diet rich in whole grains rather than refined grains had modest improvements in healthy gut microbiota...

Americas: Prunes are found to be healthy for bones

More researchers are interested in the potential of prunes to restore bone and prevent bone loss in animal models of osteoporosis, states the International...

Americas: Food promotes healthy ageing, finds paper

Improving dietary resilience and better integration of nutrition in the health care system can promote healthy aging and may significantly reduce the financial and...

Americas: Nutrition found better as a medical treatment

HIV-positive people who received healthy food and snacks for six months were more likely to adhere to their medication regimens, and they, as well...

Americas: Foodservice menu for children remain unhealthy, researchers find

US chain restaurants participating in a National Restaurant Association initiative to improve the nutritional quality of their children’s menus have made no significant changes...

Americas: Government-support salt reduction drives are effective, finds report

A new global study projects that a government-supported policy to reduce salt consumption would be highly cost-effective across the world. Based on costs and...

Americas: Researchers develop glue from mussels, corn

A new type of adhesive that combines the bonding chemistry of shellfish with a bio-based polymer has been shown to perform as well as...

Americas: Babies should have peanuts to prevent allergy, says panel

An expert panel has issued clinical guidelines to aid health care providers in early introduction of peanut-containing foods to infants to prevent the development...

Americas: Associations release guidelines for handling probiotic items

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), a trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, and the International Probiotics Association (IPA) have...

Americas: Omega-3 intake lowers CHD risk

EPA and DHA omega-3s reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), according to results of a meta-analysis published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings...

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