Nutrition News / Health

Nutrition News: Vitamin D Update

After a recent blood test, I was surprised to find out I was low in vitamin D. I shouldn't have been surprised -- most Americans are. Despite being the "sunshine" vitamin, meaning our bodies can make vitamin D from the sun, most of us simply don't...

Nutrition News: Keep Moving

A new study finds that staying physically active as we age may help prevent brain damage that can later limit mobility.

Small areas of brain damage called white matter hyperintensities are seen in MRI scans of many older patients, according to ...

Nutrition News: Salt Effects

We may need to rethink salty snacks.

New research suggests that even if your blood pressure isn't affected by excess consumption of sodium, it may affect your blood vessels, heart, kidneys and the brain.

That's the findings of a paper, "Dietary ...

Nutrition News: Whole Grain and Gluten Free

From amaranth to quinoa, millet, teff, buckwheat and sorghum, ancient grains are increasingly popular.

"I'm not entirely gluten-free, but I'm moving in that direction," says Camilla Saulsbury, author of Bob's Red Mill, "Everyday Gluten-Free ...

Nutrition News: Skipping Breakfast

Breakfast habits may play a role in how individuals metabolize high-protein breakfasts, according to a recently published University of Missouri study. An MU researcher compared young women who habitually skip breakfast to those who routinely eat ...

Nutrition News: Exercise a Little

You don't have to train like an Olympic athlete to reap some major benefits from exercise. A new study finds even a few bouts of moderate exercise each week can cut a middle-aged woman's odds for heart disease, blood clots and stroke.

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