New RCT: Daily consumption of fortified breakfast cereal by adolescent girls improves their nutrient status
A new, large, retrospective observational cohort study (1) conducted in Italy clearly demonstrated that an intervention of 1 g per day of marine omega-3 fatty acids in patients who had recently suffered a myocardial infarction (MI) produced a substantial reduction in consequent repeat MIs and sudden cardiac death. This study suggests that a reappraisal of the efficacy of marine omega-3 fatty acids as a part of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is warranted.
A study of rats fed either fructose or fructose with DHA for 6 weeks was conducted at the University of California.
Early pre-term birth (ePTB) is defined as occurring at 34 weeks of pregnancy or earlier and imposes a considerable burden on mother, child and financial resources alike. Taking a 600mg per day supplement of Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) during the final two trimesters of pregnancy reduced early pre-term birth (ePTB) with a net average saving of $1,484 per pregnancy, according to a new study from the KUDOS (Kansas University DHA Outcome Study) cohort (1) in the U.S. This could produce total savings of $6 billion per year in the U.S.
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to the development of osteoporosis and hip fractures as well as to other skeletal and non-skeletal disorders. Beside ‘severe deficiency’ (serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels below 25 nmol/liter) and ‘deficiency’ (serum 25(OH)D below 50 nmol/l), there is ongoing debate as to the exact definition of vitamin D ‘insufficiency’– a mild degree of vitamin D deficiency (between 50 and 75 nmol/l).
The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition, EPIC, was designed to investigate the relationships between diet, nutritional status, lifestyle and environmental factors, and the incidence of cancer and other chronic diseases. Detailed information on diet and lifestyle was obtained by questionnaire, anthropometric measurements (e.g., weight, height, and fat distribution), and blood samples.