Lower bone mineral density among vegetarians: Dietary composition or body size?

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[ad_1] The results of a recent study published in The Journal of Nutrition do not support the notion that diet composition is the main reason for lower bone mineral density among vegetarians.While vegetarian diets gain popularity due to concerns about environmental sustainability and health, evidence suggests that vegetarianism is associated with low bone mineral density. However,...

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[ad_1] Achieving sustainable food systems that can adequately nourish a growing world population is an immense challenge. While much of the world population lacks sufficient food, unhealthy food choices pose equally serious risks to health. To address these important issues, the EAT-Lancet Commission, composed of leading scientists from various countries and disciplines, identified five tr...

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[ad_1] Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) remains one of the most common micronutrient deficiency disorders in the world. Strategies to address IDA include supplementation, dietary modification, biofortification of staple foods, and food fortification. Fortification of staple foods and widely consumed condiments are the most sustainable and affordable strategies to improve iron status and make a...

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[ad_1] Poor diets are known to promote cardiovascular disease and newer studies have demonstrated they also have negative impacts upon the complement of microbiota present in the intestine. Recent studies have uncovered the potential role of microbiota in the risk of cardiovascular disease. Studies using walnuts as a dietary intervention have yielded results suggesting they are able to red...

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[ad_1] There is a direct relationship between your diet, physical activity, and health. Your nutrition is a key player when it comes to physical, mental, and social well-being. And it’s important for preventing disease. Lifestyle factors may also determine if you’re going to get sick or remain healthy. One of those factors is physical activity (PA). A sedentary lifestyle is...

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[ad_1] Much research has provided plausible biologic mechanisms linking diet to the composition of the gut microbiome. However, few studies have examined the relation of dietary patterns, the presence of prediabetes, and gut microbiota composition. A recently published study in The Journal of Nutrition confirms that adherence to a healthy diet is associated with a higher abundance...

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[ad_1] Meals consumed from both full-service and fast-food restaurants account for a substantial proportion of daily energy intake. Yet, the overall actual dietary quality of different restaurant meals and related trends have not been well established. To examine these issues, Junxiu Liu and Dariush Mozaffarian (Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University) and colle...

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[ad_1] Although best known for its protective role in bone health, calcium has other beneficial effects on human health. Studies suggest that adequate calcium intake may decrease the risk of gestational hypertension, colorectal cancer, and premenstrual syndrome. Over the past several decades, dietary and supplemental calcium intake of Canadians has increased, especially for women aged <...

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[ad_1] Although traditional continuous energy restriction may facilitate weight loss, several studies have shown that it may lead to compensatory eating behaviors such as increased appetite and weakened satiety signals. Intermittent energy restriction is an alternative behavioral weight loss strategy that may mitigate the loss of fat-free mass, potentially reducing compensatory adaptations...

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[ad_1] There is little doubt that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting every aspect of our lives—from virtual classrooms to telecommuting to early restaurant closing times to outright quarantines. Observing public health measures and reducing exposure to the virus are required to slow the spread of this disease. No one knows how long these virus safety measures will need to s...

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