Fresh produce Rx tied to food security, cardiometabolic improvements
Aug 29, 2023
Fresh produce prescriptions are associated with significant improvements in food security and health status for both adults and children, according to a study published online Aug. 29 in Circulation: Cardiovascular...
Clinical briefs for Thursday, Aug. 31
Aug 31, 2023
Fixing broken brain circuits may treat Parkinson’s disease … Plant-based diet linked to lower risk for Parkinson’s … Bemdaneprocel (BRT-DA01) reduced motor symptom severity in people with Parkinson’s...
Brains of people with Alzheimer’s are low on some antioxidants, study finds
Aug 16, 2023
People with Alzheimer’s disease have half the levels of certain antioxidants compared to people without the disease, according to a new study.
Clinical briefs for Friday, July 21
Jul 21, 2023
CMS proposes nixing PET scan limits, which could make it easier to access Leqembi … Here’s how diabetes impairs eye healing … Semaglutide diabetes med safe in adults over 55 … Be patient if you...
Nursing home residents consume too many inflammation-causing foods, study finds
Mar 30, 2023
There is room for improvement in the diets of nursing home residents who consume a high proportion of foods linked to inflammation, according to a new study of data across 32 nursing homes.
Artificially sweetened beverages do not trigger urinary incontinence, study finds
Dec 21, 2022
The consumption of artificially sweetened beverages does not significantly affect senior women’s odds of reporting stress or urge incontinence, researchers report.
Consuming over-processed foods may hasten cognitive decline: study
Dec 09, 2022
High consumption of these foods was linked to a 28% faster rate of global cognitive decline and a 25% faster rate of executive function decline, investigators report.
Increasing daily protein by 25g lowers hip fracture odds by 14 percent in study
Nov 30, 2022
Women who increase their daily protein intake by 25 grams have a 14% lower risk of hip fracture, and underweight women may derive even more benefit, food scientists report.
Cranberries may improve memory and ward off Alzheimer’s
May 25, 2022
Consuming a daily cup of cranberries can help improve memory and brain function, as well as lower LDL cholesterol, new research from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom, finds.
Scientists publish findings on what constitutes a ‘longevity’ diet
Alicia Lasek (f3)
May 10, 2022
A century’s-worth of studies have helped researchers define a diet to help extend the life span. Adjustments should be made for older adults, they say.