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Skipping Breakfast: Is When You Eat as Important as What You Eat?

Jul, 25, 2013 Dr. Tia Rains Research 0

There has been quite a bit of buzz recently over a study out of Harvard1 looking at the relationships between eating patterns and coronary heart disease (CHD) risk.  Researchers analyzed data from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, one of the largest prospective cohort studies (51,529 male health professionals) initiated back in 1986 when these men …

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More Data in Support of a Higher Protein Diet

In recent years, more and more research has demonstrated the benefits of higher protein diets. The growing  body of literature is driving many to rethink  the conventional nutrition dogma that has been  prevalent for the past fifty years or so–a  high carbohydrate, low fat, moderate protein diet is the best way to ward off disease …

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I’ll Take My Folate…Sunny Side Up

Today’s post is from James House, Ph.D. Dr. House is studying the relationship between water soluble vitamin nutrition, the metabolism of amino acids, and how they relate to optimal growth and health of individuals. He also maintains a strong focus towards the development of functional foods of animal origin.  He is also a member of ENC’s …

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Unscrambling the science behind eggs and omega-3 fatty acids

Today’s post comes from James House, Ph.D. Dr. House is studying the relationship between water soluble vitamin nutrition, the metabolism of amino acids, and how they relate to optimal growth and health of individuals. He also maintains a strong focus towards the development of functional foods of animal origin.  He is also a member of ENC’s Scientific Advisory …

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Carnitine, Choline and Your Gut

Choline and carnitine have been in the news because of new research linking gut microbes to heart disease. Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic reported that individuals with advanced heart disease had elevated blood levels of TMAO (trimethylamine oxide) produced from dietary choline and carnitine by bacteria in your lower intestines. As a nutrition scientist, I …

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Don’t Get Caught Up in the “Headline” of a Single Study” – Thoughts on NEJM Study on TMAO and CVD

By now, I’m sure that many of you have seen the news coverage about a study that came out today in the New England Journal of Medicine indicating that bacteria in the gut, when combined with compounds that exist in many foods we eat, may lead to production of a compound (TMAO) that might raise …

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New Study Suggests that Higher Protein Diet May Provide Advantages in Weight Loss

A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by a group from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands discusses an interesting concept called the Protein Leverage Hypothesis, which suggests that the body more closely regulates protein intake than total energy intake. If this is so, it may explain why high protein …

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Eggs and Diabetes: Increased Risk or Guilt by Association?

  The Background The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (1) recommended limiting dietary cholesterol and specifically egg consumption for individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D). The recommendation was based on epidemiology studies reporting positive statistical association of increased cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk for individuals with T2D who consumed 7 or more eggs each week. While …

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Meta-Analysis Suggests No Relationship Between Eggs & Elevated CHD Risk

A new study titled “egg consumption and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke: dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies” appeared in the January issue of the British Medical Journal (BMJ). The study was co-authored by researchers from various Chinese universities and researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health. The authors scoured the literature …

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Food Patterns

The science of epidemiology is both a gold mine and a disaster for nutrition science. A quick look through the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition or simply scanning the news headlines and you find numerous new discoveries in nutrition health based on epidemiology studies. This research has uncovered many importance questions and led to multiple …

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