Science-Based Briefs

Gut Health Defense During the Holidays

The holiday season, while full of fun and good cheer, can also serve up a bellyful of stress for those who struggle with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). In order to support patients with IBS, it’s important to arm them with mindful gut health defense strategies so they can make the most of this joyous time of year.

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Using the Latest Technology to Monitor and Manage Blood Glucose

While there are countless advancements in science for diabetes these days, mobile health tools (mHealth) have become increasingly popular for their ability to transform the way people visualize their blood glucose (BG) levels in real time – and without finger sticks. Current data shows that...

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Family Meal Planning

Rethink Family Meals: Tips & Strategies from Jill Castle, MS, RDN As families across the country gear up for the busy back-to-school season and parents rearrange schedules to accommodate new routines, planning and preparing sit-down family meals can seem like a daunting task. It’s...

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Nutrition and Brain Health

In recent years, the impact of nutrition on brain health has been one of active and ongoing research and development. From brain development, cognition, aging and disease states, the foods and eating patterns of individuals play an important role in the vital actions of development, growth...

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Nutrition Care in Cancer Treatment

In 2019, the World Health Organization estimated the worldwide incidence of cancer and found it to be the first or second leading cause of death before age 70 in more than 60% of the 183 countries examined. Around the world, the burden of cancer incidence is growing rapidly, with almost 10...

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The Role of Sweeteners in Weight Management

With a variety of sweeteners being widely present in foods, the role of non-nutritive sweeteners in weight management has been a controversial topic and point of research in recent years. It’s no secret that sweeteners typically contain calories and are used to enhance the flavor and sometimes...

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Modernization of Research: Precision Nutrition

What is the best way to eat to stay healthy? This is a difficult question to answer. Studies show that individuals have profound differences in response to eating patterns and risk for disease. ¹ The 2020-2030 Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research ² details a multidimensional approach...

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Uncovering the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The year wouldn’t have been complete without the release of the much-anticipated 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The purpose of the guidelines is to promote health and help prevent chronic disease. The guidelines recognize that diet-related chronic diseases, including...

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