Nutrition

July 3, 2012

School Lunch Makeover Requires Whole Grains

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At least 50 percent of the grains served in U.S. public school lunches must now be whole grains, according to legislation that went into effect Sunday (July 1)… Local foods that are fresher may be more appealing, which can encourage kids to eat them, said Katherine Zeratsky, a nutritionist at the Mayo Clinic. The new […]

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Tags: Katherine Zeratsky, legislation, public school lunches, whol grain, Yahoo! News


July 2, 2012

Gluten-Free Frenzy

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A booming new trend in the food industry is based on a common gut reaction. The reported number of Americans with celiac disease — a serious autoimmune reaction to gluten — has risen from one in 10,000 in the 1950s to one in 133 in 2009, according to a study conducted by the Mayo Clinic. […]

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Tags: celiac disease, gluten, gluten-intolerant, The Register-Guard


July 2, 2012

Gluten-Free Frenzy

By Mystery User

A booming new trend in the food industry is based on a common gut reaction. The reported number of Americans with celiac disease — a serious autoimmune reaction to gluten — has risen from one in 10,000 in the 1950s to one in 133 in 2009, according to a study conducted by the Mayo Clinic. […]

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Tags: celiac disease, gluten, Mintel, The Register-Guard


May 2, 2012

Eating Berries Linked to Delay in Cognitive Decline

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Increased consumption of blueberries and strawberries appears to slow cognitive decline in older women, according to an analysis of data from the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS)…Commenting on this study for Medscape Medical News, David Knopman, MD, from the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, and a spokesperson for the American Academy of Neurology, agreed that the study […]

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Tags: American Academy of Neurology, Dr. David Knopman, Medscape, Medscape Medical News, Nurses' Health Study


February 16, 2012

Can Eating Too Many Calories Cause Memory Loss in the Elderly?

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A study performed by the Mayo Clinic suggests that overeating can more than double the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in the elderly. While the study is only a preliminary one, it suggests that cutting calories may be a simple way to prevent or slow memory loss as people age. Mild cognitive impairment is […]

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Tags: cutting calories, MCI, mild cognitive impairment, overeating


February 1, 2012

Considering corn syrups

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…The question of whether high-fructose corn syrup is harmful is addressed on the eponymous Web site of the Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic by Jennifer K. Nelson, director of clinical nutrition/dietetic and a registered dietitian. The answer is still undecided. Although high-fructose corn syrup is chemically similar to table sugar (sucrose), concerns have been raised because […]

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Tags: dietitian, director of clinical nutrition/dietetic, high-fructose corn syrup, Jennifer K. Nelson


January 30, 2012

How to do a healthy detox

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A detox diet is a plan that aims to improve your body’s natural processes by changing the food you eat. According to the Mayo Clinic, these diets aren’t scientifically proven to be effective. But they are recommended by natural healthcare practitioners to treat a number of symptoms from fatigue to headaches Best Health Magazine, by […]

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Tags: detox diet, fatigue, headaches


January 23, 2012

Pody’s column: Fresh from the garden

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Katherine Zeralsky is a registered dietitian at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. She wrote that people are more aware of the harmful chemicals inhabiting food from the epoxy resin in most canned foods. Much of our food is preserved in cans with this lining. She went on to talk about the concerns of drinking from […]

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January 23, 2012

Healthy lifestyles can help fight winter depression

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 For a lot of people, winter can be a tough time of year. The days are shorter – and colder – leaving many with decreased energy and increased sadness. But one local dietitian says eating right and exercising can help combat the winter blues. “It’s all part of that balanced, healthy diet,” said Diane Dressel […]

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January 23, 2012

A Picture that Saves 1,000 Calories,

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…MayoClinic.com now features a dozen slide shows on food and nutrition topics including how to plan healthy meals and serve right-sized portions. Other recent additions include the Mediterranean diet, as well as fresh fruit and vegetable recipes.  “These photos literally can, at a glance, convey ways to save 1,000 calories,” says Jennifer Nelson, a registered […]

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