The gut microbiota is the diverse community of microorganisms that reside within the gastrointestinal tract. The importance of the composition (what types of microorganisms), function (what they are doing), and the metabolites (what are they producing) has been highlighted in health and disease. In the case of chronic kidney disease (CKD), it is of great […]
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A logical start when we think about nutrition is the mouth. The mouth is the first point of entry for all nutrients, in the form of the food we consume. Oral health and periodontal disease and their connection to nutrition run bi-directionally, where several studies have shown associations between individual micronutrients and periodontitis [1, 2]. […]
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According to the United Nations the aging population is growing and by 2050 the number of people aged 60 years old will reach 2 billion worldwide. With the aging population the prevalence of age-related disease is predicted to increase. An example of an age-related disease is neurodegeneration. Dementia can be a result of several pathologies […]
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In the case of Shakespeare, a rose is a rose is a rose – all smell sweet. But, in the case of sweeteners, the story is not quite so simple. Here are a couple of scenarios that may look familiar to you: – You’ve sat down at your favorite breakfast place, and your […]
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Choose your own adventure: Which scenario do you identify with? You wake up crabby and groggy each morning, reluctantly rolling out of bed after hitting ‘snooze’ three times at a minimum. You curse the morning as you shock your system with a splash of cold water- a cruel, yet necessary ritual. You grab strong coffee […]
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Major depressive disorder (MDD) is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. for persons ages 15-43, affecting 16.2 million adults. Furthermore, depression is comorbid with other prevalent, chronic conditions including cardiovascular disease (CVD) and obesity/metabolic syndrome (MetS). MDD alone is almost twice as prevalent in women compared to men, and women have a 62% […]
https://nutrition.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/pexels-photo-568027.jpeg350524Olivia Riverahttps://nutrition.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/asn-logo-2.gifOlivia Rivera2018-09-07 13:16:532018-09-10 15:49:06Why women are at greater risk for major depression and cardiometabolic comorbidities