An analysis of 229 dietary supplements found 26 did not have any ingredients labeled, while 90 of the 203 that did had accurate content, researchers reported at The Liver Meeting 2017. Mislabeling rates were 79% for bodybuilding products, 72% for weight loss products, 60% for energy boosters and 51% for general health supplements.
Registered dietitian Monica Auslander runs her business, Essence Nutrition, out of shared office space in Miami because she did not have room at home and wanted a separate mailing address. Auslander said noise is not a problem in the shared space and she pays for 20 hours per month of conference room time to meet with clients.
To avoid foodborne illness in young children, reheat solid foods to an internal temperature of 165 degrees and check it with a food thermometer, said registered dietitian nutritionist Julie Buck. Defrost frozen food in the refrigerator, in cold water or in the microwave, do not feed infants from a baby food jar to avoid contamination of leftovers, and refrigerate unused portions of baby food in the original jar, Buck said.
A Whitman College program run by students teaches older men how to prepare meals for themselves. Kaye Peck, a dietitian at The Center at the Park senior center who helps decide topics for the "Men Making Meals" program, said older adults may find it difficult to learn to cook after the death of a spouse or may face physical or budget limitations.
Swedish researchers found that women lost more weight after two years of eating a Paleolithic diet, which consists of eggs, fish and seafood, fruits, lean meats, nuts and vegetables, but their iodine levels dropped, compared with those on a Nordic diet. The findings in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition were based on a cohort of 70 overweight or obese older women.
The rate of cardiovascular events associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the same for women and men, according to a population-based study presented at The Liver Meeting 2017 conference. Researcher Dr. Alina Allen said the findings show the NAFLD negates the protective effect of female gender for cardiovascular events.
A review article published in Osteopathic Family Physician said that lifestyle management is "the cornerstone of treatment of patients with diabetes" and stressed the importance of giving evidence-based lifestyle management recommendations to patients. The American Diabetes Association recommends patients increase physical activity levels, reduce sedentary behavior, receive individualized medical nutrition therapy, eat a healthy diet and participate in smoking cessation counseling and diabetes self-management education, the review noted.
A study presented at the Emirates Cardiac Society Congress showed obese adults with heart disease and type 2 diabetes saw the biggest benefit after doing a combination of yoga and aerobic exercise, compared with those who did either one alone. The yoga plus aerobic exercise group had twice the improvements in total cholesterol, triglycerides, bad LDL cholesterol and weight and waist circumference as the other groups, as well as significant improvements in heart function and exercise capacity.
Anthem will offer home-delivered meals after hospital discharge as a benefit for some of its Medicare Advantage plan members starting in 2018. The goal is to help reduce weight loss and malnutrition that can lead to hospital readmissions, longer lengths of stay and poor outcomes.