American Society for Nutrition Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting

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Produce prescription program increases access to fresh food

June 21, 2018

Collaboration between pediatric clinics and local farmers’ markets, as demonstrated through a $10 prescription program for fresh fruits and…

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Breast-feeding protects infants from overweight

June 14, 2018
Breast-feeding allows the infant microbiome to develop in a healthy manner and may protect infants from developing overweight in the future.
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Vegan diet, walking, hydration, sleep reduced BP in just 2 weeks

June 12, 2018
Lifestyle intervention focused on nutrition, exercise and sleep significantly lowered BP and the need for antihypertensive medications over a period…
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‘Realistic shift' in diet could save the US up to $38 billion annually

June 11, 2018
A 20% increase in adherence to the Healthy Eating Index could result in savings of as much as $38 billion in health-related costs, according to…
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Plant-based diet lowers risk for chronic diseases, weight gain, death

June 11, 2018
Several studies presented at Nutrition 2018 highlighted the health benefits of a vegetarian or primarily plant-based diet.

The findings suggest…
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Bacteriophages potentially eliminate pathogenic gut bacteria

June 11, 2018
Use of bacteriophages to rid the gut of disease-causing bacteria in the gut is safe and tolerable, according to findings presented at Nutrition 2018…
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Eggs, nuts, coffee, dairy, veggies positively impact health

June 11, 2018
A broad spectrum of foods and beverages produced an equally diverse range of health benefits, according to findings presented at Nutrition 2018, the…
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US infants' sugar consumption exceeds adult recommendations

June 11, 2018
Infants and toddlers are consuming large amounts of added sugar, with toddlers aged between 19 and 23 months consuming 7.1 tsp of sugar on any given