American Society for Nutrition Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting

The latest news from the ASN scientific sessions and annual meeting along with researcher interviews and clinician insight.

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DASH diet may lower risk for preeclampsia

June 14, 2019
Pregnant women who had a greater adherence to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or DASH, diet were less likely to develop preeclampsia, a…
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Eating junk food hurts kids’ test scores, drinking more water helps their memory

June 12, 2019
Children who consumed sweet or salty snacks and sweetened beverages had lower standardized test scores, while kids who drank water regularly…
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Increasing vitamin K intake may stabilize anticoagulation in patients using warfarin

June 11, 2019
Among patients with thromboembolic disease treated with warfarin, increased consumption of foods containing vitamin K may improve anticoagulant…
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Suboptimal fruit, vegetable intake linked to 2.8 million heart-related deaths

June 10, 2019
Worldwide, almost 3 million CVD deaths may be linked to insufficient intakes of fruits, vegetables and legumes, according to research presented at…
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NIH, USDA analyses show prenatal multivitamin labels incorrect, unclear

June 10, 2019
Prescription and over-the-counter prenatal multivitamin labels were often either wrong or confusing, according to two studies presented at Nutrition…
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B vitamins may lower type 2 diabetes risk, intake order may impact onset

June 10, 2019
Researchers linked consumption of vitamins B2 and B6 to a lower risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a study presented at Nutrition 2019. A second…

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…