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Nutrient Composition

Optimal Serum Selenium Concentrations Are Associated with Lower Depressive Symptoms and Negative Mood among Young Adults 05/11/2014

TS Conner, AC Richardson, JC Miller. J Nutr. 2014 Nov 5. pii: jn.114.198010. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract BACKGROUND: There is evidence that low, and possibly high, selenium status is associated...

Prevalence of and interventions for sarcopenia in ageing adults: a systematic review. Report of the International Sarcopenia Initiative (EWGSOP and IWGS) 21/09/2014

Objective:  To examine the clinical evidence reporting the prevalence of sarcopenia and the effect of nutrition and exercise interventions from studies using the consensus definition of sarcopenia...

The effectiveness of leucine on muscle protein synthesis, lean body mass and leg lean mass accretion in older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis 19/09/2014

Abstract In the present study, we performed a meta-analysis to assess the ability of leucine supplementation to increase the muscle protein fraction synthetic rate and to augment lean body mass or...

Maternal Intake Of Dietary Methyl Donors In Pregnancy And Childhood Asthma At 7 Years 20/05/2014

Rationale: Prenatal folate and other methyl donor intake are currently being evaluated as potential contributors to the development of childhood asthma. Existing studies have been variable, showing...

Eggs: the uncracked potential for improving maternal and young child nutrition among the world's poor 07/05/2014

Abstract Eggs have been consumed throughout human history, though the full potential of this nutritionally complete food has yet to be realized in many resource-poor settings around the world. Eggs...

Preconception Dietary Patterns in Human Pregnancies Are Associated with Preterm Delivery 30/04/2014

Abstract Maternal nutrition can have a profound effect on fetal growth, development, and subsequent infant birth weight. Preconception dietary patterns have not been assessed in relation to perinatal...

Estimation of choline intake from 24h dietary intake recalls and contribution of egg and milk consumption to intake among pregnant and lactating women in Alberta 22/04/2014

Abstract Despite recommendations for higher choline intakes during pregnancy and lactation, there is limited research regarding maternal intake during these important periods. In the present study,...

Egg consumption in pregnancy and infant diets: How advice is changing 16/04/2014

Abstract Eggs are a nutrient-dense, relatively inexpensive and convenient food, suitable for consumption by pregnant and breastfeeding women and infants. However, there appears to be some confusion...

Age-related and disease-related muscle loss: the effect of diabetes, obesity, and other diseases 05/03/2014

The term sarcopenia refers to the loss of muscle mass that occurs with ageing. On the basis of study results showing that muscle mass is only moderately related to functional outcomes, international...

SACN statement on iodine and health 01/02/2014

Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) statement on Iodine and Health  http://www.sacn.gov.uk/pdfs/sacn_position_statement_on_iodine_and_health...