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Nutrient Composition

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...

Diet-induced weight loss: the effect of dietary protein on bone 30/12/2013

High-protein (>30% of energy from protein or >1.2 g/kg/day) and moderately high-protein (22% to 29% of energy from protein or 1.0 to 1.2 g/kg/day) diets are popular for weight loss, but the...

Low vitamin D status is an independent predictor of increased frailty and all-cause mortality in older men: the Health in Men study 30/12/2013

This prospective cohort study in 4203 older men aged 70-88 years in Perth, Western Australia showed an inverse association between plasma 25(OH)D levels and frailty, as well as all-cause mortality,...

Protein supplementation lowers blood pressure in overweight adults: effect of dietary proteins on blood pressure (PROPRES), a randomized trial 16/03/2012

Background: Dietary protein intake may help to manage blood pressure (BP) and prevent complications associated with elevated BP. Objective: The objective of this study was to determine whether 4 wk...

Activation of central orexin/hypocretin neurons by dietary amino acids 17/11/2011

Highlights Brain orexin/hypocretin cells are stimulated by dietary amino acids (AAs) AA sensing involves K-ATP channels and system-A transporters Nonessential AAs stimulate orexin/hypocretin cells...