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Despite growing burden of diet-related disease, medical education does not equip students to provide high quality nutritional care to patients: Researchers call for improved nutrition education to be integrated into the medical curriculum

Worldwide, nutrition is insufficiently incorporated into medical education, meaning that medical students lack the confidence, skills and knowledge to provide nutritional care to patients, according to a systematic review of 24 studies published in The Lancet Planetary Health journal. The authors recommend that nutrition education be made compulsory for all medical students, a global benchmark […]

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Heart-healthy effects of soy consistent over time

Researchers at the University of Toronto have found a consistent cholesterol-lowering effect for soy protein, with pooled data from dozens of clinical trials that span the last two decades. The study calls into question the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s current proposal to revoke the health claim for soy protein and heart disease. “At no […]

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Scientists uncover binding secret behind protein ‘superglue’: Mechanism found in Chinese herb helps to create lab-grown enzymes that may speed up drug development

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have pinpointed how a special class of plant-derived enzymes, known as peptide ligases, work to join proteins together. Such binding is an important process in the development of drugs, for example in specifically attaching a chemotherapy drug to an antibody that recognises tumour markers to target cancer […]

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How To Work Out Your Daily Calorie Requirements

Ever wondered what the daily calorie intake for women looks like? While the NHS does give us a rough outline (quick re-cap: for those of us with two pairs of X chromosomes, that’s around 2,000kcal) of course, factors like how active you are will come into play. If you’re a diehard F45-er with a penchant for […]

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Too hungry to learn: New research provides food for thought

Food insecurity — that is, limited access to sufficient safe and nutritious food at home — negatively impacts on the learning ability of adolescents in India, new research shows. The research team investigated inequalities in learning achievements at 12 years by examining test scores. They then looked at whether food insecurity at home at the […]

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Globally, one in five deaths are associated with poor diet

People in almost every region of the world could benefit from rebalancing their diets to eat optimal amounts of various foods and nutrients, according to the Global Burden of Disease study tracking trends in consumption of 15 dietary factors from 1990 to 2017 in 195 countries, published in The Lancet. The study estimates that one […]

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Eating walnuts may help fight breast cancer: Study

The study, published in the journal Nutrition Research, found that consumption of two ounces of walnuts a day for about two weeks significantly changed gene expression in confirmed breast cancers. Consumption of walnuts may help suppress growth and survival of breast cancer, a study claims. The study, published in the journal Nutrition Research, found that […]

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This Form of eating can protect us from dementia diseases

Protects healthy diet before the cognitive decline? Doctors tested the effects of different forms of nutrition and diet on cognitive health, to find out whether a special diet may protect against the emergence of a dementia. The scientists from the Columbia University found in their recent study that proper nutrition appears to protect against the […]