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Heart disease in the newborn is related to maternal malnutrition

In its December issue Heart has carried a study on maternal malnutrition in the first trimester of pregnancy and how it causes coronary heart diseases in the newborn. Dr. Tessa .J. Rosé boom of the university of Amsterdam and her team have studied the occurrence of coronary heart diseases in children and correlated the findings to maternal malnutrition in the three trimesters of pregnancy...

Early puberty linked to nutrition

According to a research done by the school of Medicine from Harvard,after studying the eating behavior and the growing indexes of 67 girls, concluded that the inclusion of more animal fats and less vegetables in the diet between the 6th and 8th year of age took some of the participants of the research to an early puberty. The results of the research is of great importance to modify c...

Healthy snacks improve nutrition of kids

A new report suggests that, children can get up to almost one-half of their whole energy intake from snacks, and providing them with nutritious, low-fat snacks can have a significant impact on their health.// Dr. Debra K. Sullivan of the University of Kansas Medical Center felt that, they get the nutrients, they get the energy they need, and they don't go eating the chips. Recent studi...

More Importance To Be Given To Prenatal Nutrition

A new study shows that infants born under 5.5 pounds because of poor prenatal nutrition have a high risk for developing // type 2 diabetes later in life. Researchers say a pregnant mother's inadequate nutrition isn't the only cause of prenatal malnourishment. Abnormal development of the placenta and its blood vessels and high blood pressure, which damages vessels can also lead to malnour...

Help teenagers eat healthy by giving nutritional information along with food.

Providing nutritional information about the dish along with the food can make your teenagers// make better and healthier food decisions. Student cafeterias can use cards to display information about the food served in order to help teenagers decide better. For most of the foods, it is not very difficult to find the nutritional information as more and more packaged foods are providing t...

Ethiopian Children Face Threat From Malnutrition

Preventable diseases and malnutrition have been responsible for killing up to half a million Ethiopian children every year. Severe acute malnutrition// is a life-threatening condition and includes children who are 70 percent or less of the median in terms of weight and height measurements. Malnutrition is also a major concern among HIV/AIDS infected in Ethiopia, who number 1.5 million....

Malnutrition And Obesity Goes Hand In Hand

While nutritional status has improved worldwide over the past fifty years, new nutrition-related problems have also emerged A global nutrition transition has and is occurring on a continuum. While problems of under-consumption and // poor nutritional status continue to exist, increasingly problems of diet/chronic diseases are emerging as significant public health issues globally. A demogr...

Nutrition Guide For Diabetic Nephropathy

Diabetes is a chronic illness that requires continuing medical care and patient self-management education to prevent acute complications and to reduce the risk of long-term complications//. As the prevalence of diabetes continues to soar, primary care practitioners are confronted with an ever-increasing tide of patients presenting with signs of diabetic nephropathy. Undiagnosed chronic ki...

Vitamin filled nutrition candy for School children

Millions of school children from poor families who get fed in schools by the government will get a nutritional candy that will help make up for their iron and vitamin deficiencies//. The nutrition candy is a low cost option to iron pills, which have not found wide acceptance. Besides being more attractive and acceptable to children and even adults, the candy has proved more effective in...

Weight-Loss Medication Evaluated By Nutrition Expert

A 60 mg low-dose version of the prescription weight-loss medication orlistat (marketed by GlaxoSmithKline as Xenical? 120 mg) was found to be safe, effective and tolerable in overweight individuals,// according to new data presented today at the 2005 Annual Meeting of NAASO, The Obesity Society in Vancouver, British Columbia. The study, which compared orlistat 60 mg plus diet to placebo...

Lung Cancer: Nutritional Intervention Comes To The Rescue

High doses of omega-3 fatty acids can reverse potentially fatal cancers, according to a new case study published in the current issue of the journal Nutrition and Cancer//. A researcher at the University of Nevada has shown that omega-3 fatty acids, which are often found in fish oil or golden algae oil, can save the life of a terminal cancer patient. According to the study, Ron Pardini...

Prostate Cancer Test Is Influenced By Age and Nutrition Factors

An article appearing in the in the January 15, 2006 issue of CANCER, the journal of the American Cancer Society, says that the prostate specific antigen (PSA) test is subject to alteration by a variety of factors such as age, race, and diet. // This could lead to false positive or false negatives values of the test and could cause confusion in the diagnosis. The value under consideration...

Canada Introduces Mandatory Nutrition Labeling

Mandatory nutrition labeling has been introduced in Canada for most packaged foods of trans fats. This is expected to contribute towards the good health of Canadians in general. //Much of the trans fats in our diet come from partial hydrogenation, which is an industrial process which serves to solidify liquid vegetable oils and extends their shelf life in addition to making them more stab...

UK Spends £7.3 Billion Annually On Malnutrition Cost

The British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) has revealed that malnutrition costs the country over £7.3 billion annually. This is more than twice the cost incurred on obesity. In spite of this, the Government gives a low priority to malnutrition, according to BAPEN. Malnutrition is an imbalance, excess or // deficiency of nutrients which results in the body functi...

Nutritionists give helpful advice to loose weight and say hello to 2006 with a smile

Loosing weight is fast becoming a global phenomenon just like IT was! To help million of people worldwide who made similar resolutions are nutrition // experts who urge moderation and avoiding quick fixes to lose weight. The idea is not to derail dieters' best efforts and even endanger their health. "Atkins - thank goodness, they're bankrupt," Davis said. "We don't...

Ward Off Aging With A Low-Calorie Nutritional Diet

Time and over again, the benefits of a low-calorie diet have been argued. It has now been found that indulging in a low-calorie diet can retard the ageing process. Although studies conducted on animal models show promising results, //conducting human studies have proven to a challenging task. However, a study by the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, and th...

Nutritional Labels are the order of the day!

Taking the cue from the level of nutrition awareness in people major UK food brands are displaying salt, fat, sugar and calorie content on the front of their packets//. This is to ensure good food choices and better health for the nation. The majorFood companies in the health race are Danone, Kraft, Kellogs, Nestle and PepsiCo. They have shunned the Food Standards Agency's (FSA)...

Food Grains Project To Tackle Malnutrition In India

In an attempt to provide a solution to the nationwide prevalent malnutrition, 13 premier research institutions in India have decided to work in collaboration to ensure adequate supply of value added food grains. // This strategy is poised to mark a major shift in the national food policy by 2015. The first, experimental phase of the project is over and the trial phase is beginning. <...

Chicken produced in Oman is cheap, safe and nutritious

Ramzi Schumann, general manager, Sohar Poultry Company SAOG said that there is no risk in consuming poultry meat in Oman// . Oman is free from avian influenza. Experts in poultry diseases and poultry meat as well as the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries said that there is no risk of catching bird flu from consuming poultry meat in Oman. Schumann said that the main aim of...

Child’s behavior at three: consequence of mother’s nutritin

A Penn State study has brought to light the fact that nutrient deficient mothers affect child’s behaviour. This was proved when it was shown that children born to teenage// mothers who were iron deficient early in their pregnancies were less active at age 3 than the children of iron sufficient moms. According to Dr. Laura Murray-Kolb, National Institutes of Mental Health postdoctoral fel...

MP Government Keen On Eradicating Malnutrition Among Children

The Madhya Pradesh government Friday unveiled a scheme to eradicate malnutrition among children, the state's Minister for Public Health// and Family Welfare Ajay Vishnoi said. The 'Bal Shakti Yojana' - strong child scheme - is to be implemented jointly by the public health and the women and child development departments, Vishnoi told reporters here. "The scheme for treatme...

Non-violent behaviour influenced by diet and nutrition!!

So now taking a particular diet can influence corrective behaviour in prisoners.// The hypothesis viz violent aggression is largely a product of poor nutrition was tested in a prison setting. Technically speaking researchers are studying whether prsioners become less violent when put on a diet rich in vitamins and in the fatty acids found in seafood.The paper titled “Seafood Consumpt...

Drive Against Malnutrition Among Children In MP Gets Kicked Off

Madhya Pradesh's drive against the malnutrition among the children gets kicked off, with the government starting health fairs in villages where around 80,000 malnourished children will be weighed and provided nutrition diet. // The month-long fairs, organised under the Bal Sanjivani Abhiyan (Child Growth Monitoring Drive), were launched by Women and Child Welfare Minister Kusum Mehdel...

Childhood Obesity Vs Malnutrition- A Spotlight On WHO Obesity Measurement For Kids

In an attempt to assess and ensure health of children worldwide, a battery of standardized measurement tests to monitor children's growth//, motor development and nutritional status has been recommended by the World Health Organization. It is hoped that this WHO initiative would enable health care workers to take appropriate measures to equalize both ends of the child health spectrum....

Nutrition Increases Chest Circumference among Chinese Women

Recently in Beijing, China it was found that the chest circumference records are beating all the previous records. When probed in to the matter it was found that better nutrition was the main reason. // The Beijing Institute of Clothing Technology said that the average chest circumference of Chinese women has increased by 1 cm (0.4 inch) to 83.53 cm (32.89 inches). This change was see...

Nutritious Beverages to be Sold in School

With the rise in childhood obesity being blamed on the beverage industy, three major soft drink companies have agreed to substitute their sugary soft drinks// with low-calorie or nutritious beverages in school. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation. a joint initiative of the William J. Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association, negotiated the plan with Cadbury Schweppes,...

MP Government Allocated Rs. 3 Billion For Women-Children Nutrition

The Madhya Pradesh government has allocated Rs.3 billion for providing a nutritious diet to undernourished women and children in the state//, Rs.1.9 billion more than the previous year. The main beneficiary would be children, adolescent girls and expectant and nursing mothers who will get the supplementary nutritious diet from mother and child welfare centres called anganwadis, said a...

Malnutrition Crisis On Rise In India: World Bank

With one of the highest percentages of undernourished children in the world, the situation in India is abysmal, states a new World Bank report released Thursday//. "India's Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) needs to undergo significant changes to address the current malnutrition crisis," states the report "India's Undernourished Children: a Call for Reform and Action". <b...

Understanding World Hunger and Malnutrition

"Viewpoint” an article published in The Lancet, Rainer Gross, PhD, UNICEF's chief of nutrition, and Patrick Webb, PhD, dean for academic affairs// at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, have debated five important pointers about world hunger, malnutrition in children, and wasting etc. Wasting is defined by a low weight-to-height ratio; it is visible...

UP To Provide Nutritional Diets To All Pregnant Women

Claiming a decrease in the child mortality rate from 86 per thousand to 72, the Uttar Pradesh government plans to bring it down further by earmarking Rs 2.63 crore for nutrition of all pregnant women and children. // The benefits reaching women and children below poverty line would now accrue to all and the government will spend Rs 2.63 crore to provide nutritional diet to all pregnan...

SC Clears Deck For Implementation Of Nutrition Scheme

The Supreme Court today cleared the decks for implementation of supplementary nutrition scheme by training the Self Helf Groups (SHGs) //with an aim to take over the anganwadis from the NGOs in the national capital. A Vacation Bench comprising Justice Arijit Pasayat and Justice C K Thakker vacated its May 12 order by which the implementation of the scheme was held up. Purs...

Children In Slums Of Mumbai Might be Suffering From Malnutrition

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) Health Committee had on Monday and Tuesday organized a medical team and conducted health camps// Chamunda Nagar and Shyam Nagar areas of Bhandup where cases of malnutrition have been reported. Their report has concluded that the children were healthy. However, a private survey conducted by an NGO, Bal Hakk Abhiyan (BHA), on the children barel...

Audit Body Criticises Madhya Pradesh for Low Nutrition Levels

Criticised by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India for laxity in improving the nutrition levels of women and children, Madhya Pradesh has now increased// its budgetary allocation to reduce malnutrition in the state. The CAG had said that over 55 percent of children in the state suffered from malnourishment in the year 2004-05. "The impact of the implementation of Integra...

Warm Watermelon Scores Over Cold In Nutritive Value

Washington: Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture have indicated the enhanced nutritive benefits of watermelon at normal temperature as against cold Watermelon. // According to scientists, watermelons are a production house of nutrients even after they are severed from the parent plant, which slows down once the melon is cooled. Further, researchers said that watermelons...

47 Percent Children Suffer from Malnutrition: Survey

Forty-seven percent of children under three years of age are underweight or malnourished in India, with Madhya Pradesh topping the tally followed closely by Bihar and Orissa.// Minister of State for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhury said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha Monday that the national average of children below three suffering from malnutrition had fallen from...

Intelligent Eating: Benefits of low-calorie high-nutrition

New York- Low calorie foods that are high in nutrition may be the best way to eat a lot during a day without the fear of piling calories//. After studying the dietary details of about 7500, adults, researchers found that those who ate more of fruits, vegetables and grains were likely to consume a larger quantity of food than those who consumed rich food. The surprising bit was, despite co...

Crusade Against Malnutrition

Around one of every three children is chronically malnourished in Haiti, which has earned the sobriquet of being the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.// Some typical signs of malnutrition include swollen bellies, orange hair, listlessness and dull eyes. Patricia A. Wolff, M.D., associate clinical professor of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis...

Unmasking Nutrition's Role in Genes and Birth Defects

Expectant mothers may someday get a personalized menu of foods to eat during pregnancy to complement their genetic makeup as a result of new research at Washington University// School of Medicine in St. Louis. Researchers used transparent fish embryos to develop a way to discover how genes and diet interact to cause birth defects. "By the time most women know they are preg...

Nutritional Screening in Scotland Hospitals Needs Improvement

The NHS Quality Improvement Scotland (QIS) review of the performance of the 14 boards against standards drawn up in 2003 for food, fluid and nutritional care finds// too little progress is being made too slowly. The NHS Quality Improvement Scotland had issued advice including recommendations that patients should be weighed, measured and interviewed about their food preferences within...

Parental Time Influences Children’s Nutritio

According to a study by researchers from Texas A&M University, carried out for several years, there is a new cause for obesity in children.// Dr. Alex McIntosh, lead researcher. McIntosh is professor of sociology with a research appointment from Texas Agricultural Experiment Station said that the rate of obesity in children is influenced to a great deal by the amounts and quality of t...
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