Tag: nutritional support

A Centuries Old ‘Superfood’ as Diabetes Treatment

If asked to think of a camel, many will invariably call up the emblematic image of a humped animal crossing the horizon in a blazing...

Calories May Outweigh Nutrients in Diets for Fatty Liver

Intermittent calorie restriction offers only modest advantages over a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet (LCHF) for treating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), researchers say. The intermittent diet...

Less Aerosolization With Some Nasogastric Intubation Procedures

Nasogastric intubation for esophageal manometry or impedance monitoring does not generate significant aerosol particles and is associated with minimal droplet spread, according to a Belgian...

Marijuana Activists Offer #JointsforJabs to Back COVID Vaccination

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Marijuana legalization activists based in Washington, DC, set up tables at...

Eating More Fat May Boost Borderline Low Testosterone

“Low-fat diets appear to decrease testosterone levels in men, but further randomized controlled trials are needed to confirm this effect,” the authors of a meta-analysis...

Higher Dietary Fiber Tied to Lower Depression Risk in Young Women

Higher fiber intake may be associated with decreased risk of depression in premenopausal women, new research suggests. Investigators analyzed data from close to 6000 pre-...

New Dietary Guidelines Omit Recommended Cuts to Sugar, Alcohol

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released new dietary guidelines today that for the first time...

Chili Pepper Consumption Linked to Better Midlife Survival

In a meta-analysis of four geographically diverse observational studies, a higher intake of any type of chili pepper was associated with a lower rate of...

First Dietary Guidelines for Americans From Birth to 24 Months

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health & Human Services aim to release new dietary guidelines by the end of 2020. For the...

AHA Statement Recommends Dietary Screening at Routine Checkups

A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends incorporating a rapid diet-screening tool into routine primary care visits to inform dietary counseling...

FDA Warns of Silver, Other Bogus COVID-19 Cures

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the FDA has issued...

Cancer Prevalence Among COVID-19 Patients Higher Than Reported

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. An early report pegged the prevalence of cancer among COVID-19 patients...