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Consuming Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids May Lower the Incidence of Gum Disease

Periodontitis, a common inflammatory disease in which gum tissue separates from teeth, leads to accumulation of bacteria and potential bone and tooth loss. In an article in the November issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association,...
26-Oct-2010 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report Offers Food and Nutrition Practitioners Insights on Helping Americans Combat Obesity Epidemic

In an insightful Commentary in the November issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Linda Van Horn, PhD, RD, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, Chair of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, and Professor and Associate Dean,...
26-Oct-2010 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Nutritional Labeling and Point-of-Purchase Signs Influence Healthy Food Choices

Poor diet and physical inactivity leading to obesity are poised to overtake tobacco use as the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. With over 30% of U.S. adults obese, the significant adverse health effects of obesity (including...
2-Aug-2010 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Food Insecurity Can Lead to Greater Weight Gain and Complications during Pregnancy

Living in a food-insecure household during pregnancy may increase the odds of greater weight gain and pregnancy complications, particularly gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to a new study published in the May issue of the Journal of...
4-May-2010 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Registered Dietitians Play Essential Role in Management of Gastric Bypass Patients

The April issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association focuses on the ever-increasing use of bariatric surgery to control the excess morbidity and mortality associated with extreme obesity and the important role that registered...
12-Apr-2010 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Appropriately Planned Vegetarian Diets Are Healthful, May Help in Disease Prevention and Treatment

The American Dietetic Association has released an updated position paper on vegetarian diets that concludes such diets, if well-planned, are healthful and nutritious for adults, infants, children and adolescents and can help prevent and treat...
1-Jul-2009 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

People of Higher Socioeconomic Status Choose Better Diets "“ But Pay More Per Calorie

As people become more educated, studies have demonstrated that they tend to choose foods that are lower in calories but higher in nutrients. They also pay more. In a study published in the May 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic...
30-Apr-2009 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Reducing Health Risks for Women and Children

Diet and nutrition counseling for virtually all overweight and obese women of childbearing age can reduce health risks associated with excess weight for mothers and children alike, according to a newly released position paper from the American...
28-Apr-2009 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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