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Even Thinking About My First Migraine is Painful

I remember my first migraine – the swirling, fuzzy shapes that appeared in front of my eyes, the super-sensitivity to light and sound, and...
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Consequences of Diabetes Related to Cardiovascular Disease: A Focus...

On December 7, the American Heart Association (AHA) released a new Scientific Statement entitled “Sex Differences in the Cardiovascular Consequences of Diabetes Mellitus: A...
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Maternal Folate and B12 Supplementation is Protective Against Neural...

Recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the US Preventive Services Task Force, and the US...
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Nutrition Prescriptions – An Opportunity to Induce Behavior Change...

It is well known that nutrition plays a major role in the prevention and management of several chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes and...
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The Epigenetic Influence of the Mediterranean Diet

  In recent years, dietary guidelines have turned from emphasizing low fat consumption to embracing dietary patterns that are comprised of “whole” and unprocessed...
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Exercise and Diet to Keep Injuries Down-Under

A regular exercise regimen and healthy diet are critical to good long-lasting health. In this blog from Oscar Franco, MD, Erasmus MC, University Medical...
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The Potential Role of Gene Testing and Epigenetics in...

  Last month, the Washington Post published an article suggesting that while there is “tremendous excitement” about the opportunity to use a patient’s genetic...
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Is It Tough Getting Old?

Organisation: Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands November was American Diabetes Month, and one of its goals, this year and every year, is...
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NICE New Guidelines for Menopausal Health

Menopause represents the end of a woman’s reproductive life. It is a gradual process, known as the menopausal transition, and is associated with depletion...
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Metagenics Response to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans:...

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 were released in January 2016 and have made significant updates for the consumer based on good science. However,...
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Exercise and Heart Health

Over the past several years, we have been instructed on the value of exercise and activity for our heart health. Statistics on the state...
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Who’s Wearing Red Today? I Am.

Author: Sara Le Brun-Blashka, Bsc Nutrition It’s 1983, my grandmother and I are out for walk on my grand parents farm in rural America and...
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Are All Calories Created Equal?

Author: Nilima Desai, MPH, RD Most people who are on a quest for weight loss have all heard, “a calorie is a calorie” and that...
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Phytosterols and Their Effect on Lowering Cholesterol Levels

Nilima Desai, MPH, RD Phytosterols, also referred to as plant sterols or stanols, are cholesterol-like molecules found in cell membranes of plants. Unlike cholesterol,...
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Nutrition Prescriptions – An Opportunity to Induce Behavior Change...

It is well known that nutrition plays a major role in the prevention and management of several chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes and...
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When It Comes to Dietary Supplements, Quality Is Crucial

Dietary supplements are used by a majority of Americans on at least an occasional basis. The Dietary Supplement Health and Education (DSHEA) defines dietary...
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Folic Acid Supplementation for Homocysteine Reduction

The gene MTHFR is one of the best-known and most relevant genes in the growing field of nutrigenomics. According to the National Institutes of...
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MHICN at the MIT-Harvard Symposium on Health and Ventures...

  On Friday April 8, 2016, MHICN attended the Inaugural MIT-Harvard Symposium on Health and Ventures in the Microbiome. The event featured two keynote...
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