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How many people are consuming immune-boosting micro-organisms in their diet?

Time : 28th of June 2022 02:44:32 PM Nutrition & Fitness

Only 26 % and 20% of the adults and children, respectively, consumed foods with high levels of microbes that boost immunity, according to researchers. Researchers found that foods with the highest level of microbes that promote healthy microbes included yoghurt, kimchi, and pickles. Foods with medium levels of micro-organisms included various vegetables and food.

Broccoli remains the America's favourite vegetable for 2022

Time : 27th of June 2022 01:58:48 PM Physician/Medicine,Nutrition & Fitness

Green Gaint announced new survey results, which showed that broccoli is the favourite vegetable in 29 American states, followed by corn, carrots, potatoes and asparagus. Also, about 54% of the states swapped their favourite vegetable pick in 2022 for broccoli. About 11 states selected corn as a favourite vegetable in 2022 despite Iowa's rebuff of corn.
  PR Newswire

Twenty minutes of exercise could protect the heart health of teens

Time : 23rd of June 2022 10:14:14 AM Paediatrics,Nutrition & Fitness,Cardiology

Adolescents who did the vigorous exercise for a minimum of 20 minutes had improved health, as per a study. Also, they experienced a reduced risk of diabetes, obesity, hypertension, poor mental health, heart disease, and death, as per a study. These findings could help develop future health guidelines for adolescents, offering more effective daily exercise goals.
  American Academy of Pediatrics

Atopic dermatitis could be rarely triggered by food in kids with food allergies

Time : 22nd of June 2022 01:32:57 PM Paediatrics,Nutrition & Fitness,Dermatology

Only 3% of kids with food allergies had food-triggered atopic dermatitis (AD), as per a study. Also, food-triggered AD occurred in 2%, 6%, and 4% of the patients with mild, moderate and severe AD, respectively. About 4% of the patients with IgE-mediated food allergy to one food had food-triggered AD for other food. The common allergies for food-triggered AD are eggs and peanuts.

What are the best foods for minerals and vitamins?

Time : 22nd of June 2022 01:03:18 PM Physician/Medicine,Nutrition & Fitness,Entertainment

Adopting a broad healthy diet is the best approach to ensure the body gets a variety of minerals and vitamins. Best foods for mineral sources include dairy, green leafy vegetables, seafood, fruits, salt, nuts, tea, grains, etc. Also, the best food for vitamin sources includes meat, poultry, fish, soymilk, watermelon, mushroom, potatoes, tofu, citrus fruits, mangoes.
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Excess body weight impairs vitamin D supplements' efficacy

Time : 22nd of June 2022 11:22:10 AM Physician/Medicine,Nutrition & Fitness

Nutritional vitamin D supplements, like cholecalciferol and ergocalciferol, were ineffective in raising the serum levels of total 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) to the target range in overweight people with non-dialysis-dependent CKD, as per a study. In contrast, extended-release calcifediol increased the serum 25OHD levels more effectively in overweight patients with CKD.
  Renal & Urology News

Keto diet could help women with PCOS

Time : 22nd of June 2022 08:41:32 AM Obstetrics & Gynaecology,Nutrition & Fitness

A ketogenic diet significantly improved the symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) by increasing insulin sensitivity, as insulin resistance is the key feature of PCOS, as per a study. Also, the keto diet helps balance sex hormones, lose weight, reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels, normalise menstrual cycles, and improve fertility in patients with PCOS.

Initiating peanut allergy treatment for infants under 12 months could be safe

Time : 21st of June 2022 10:02:11 AM Physician/Medicine,Paediatrics,Nutrition & Fitness

About 42% of the infants who completed the oral immunotherapy protocol and one year of maintenance dosing did not have mild reactions to a 4,000 mg dose of peanut protein compared to 7.7% of kids aged 1 to 5 years who completed therapy, as per a study. Only 33.9% of infants had reactions beyond mild than 53.9% of toddlers and pre-schoolers before beginning the treatment.
  University of British Columbia

Any exercise could help increase the time in range in patients with T1DM

Time : 21st of June 2022 09:49:31 AM Physician/Medicine,Nutrition & Fitness,Endocrinology & Diabetes

Adults with T1DM had better glycemic control significantly on days they exercised compared to days they were inactive, regardless of exercise type, according to a study. The mean time in range (TIR) was significantly higher in patients with T1DM on exercise days than on sedentary days. Exercise type did not impact the time patients maintained 70-180 mg/dL glucose range.
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Obesity and fitness in childhood are associated with midlife cognition

Time : 20th of June 2022 04:20:21 PM Paediatrics,Nutrition & Fitness,Neurology & Neurosurgery

Children with great muscular strength, cardio-respiratory fitness, and average waist-to-hip ratio scored higher in midlife tests in processing attention, speed, and overall cognitive performance. Lower midlife cognition is linked to mild cognitive impairment and dementia in old age. Preventative interventions against cognitive decline may need to start early in childhood.
  Monash University