Breast-Feeding Won’t Prevent Pre-Teen Obesity, Study Finds

Nursing exclusively has no effect on later weight, but many other benefits exist

Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Body Weight, Breast Feeding, Teen Health

In Seriously Ill Kids, Obesity May Be Tied to Higher Death Risk: Study

But more research is needed to confirm the association, experts say

Omega-3 DHA May Prevent Earliest Preemies

For pregnant women, supplements of an omega-3 fatty acid called Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may help to reduce the likelihood of giving birth very prematurely, according to a new study.
Source: Reuters Health
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dietary Fats, Pregnancy and Nutrition, Premature Babies

Top Diet Recipes for Spring

Take advantage of all of the spring’s fresh produce with our top diet recipes for spring. These low-calorie recipes for every meal feature asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries, artichokes, green beans, turnips, potatoes and more spring fruits and vegetables. Try making one of these top diet recipes for spring for your next meal!
Asparagus Salad Topped with Poached Eggs

NCCAM Research Blog: A Snapshot of Why People Use Dietary Supplements

Dietary supplements such as herbs and botanicals are popular complementary health approaches. A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine, led by Regan Bailey, Ph.D., R.D., and her colleagues at the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to figure out why.

Obese New Mothers May Have Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

Large Danish study looked at young women who’d recently given birth
Source: HealthDay
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Problems in Pregnancy, Obesity, Stroke

Why the supplement?

We take dietary supplements, in the form of pills, gummies, and more, primarily on the belief they will improve our overall health. That’s what data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey shows, examining who uses supplements and why. But do they really improve our overall health? They may, in addition to other healthy habits, but more scientific evidence is needed to fully support that.

Study: Mega Vitamins Won’t Help After Heart Attack, Chelation Treatment Might

But modest gains from arduous ‘leaching’ therapy aren’t enough to OK it at this time, study author says

Certain Diabetes Medications May Lower Heart Failure Risk

Study found people taking newer drugs were 44 percent less likely to be hospitalized with the condition

Drug May Ease Angina in People With Type 2 Diabetes

Ranexa shows effectiveness, especially in patients with poor blood sugar control, study finds

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