Nutrition

You are what your mother eats

You are what your mother eats

OHSU researchers define molecular basis to explain link between a pregnant mother’s nutrition and infant growth For years, pregnant mothers have questioned their nutritional habits:...
Sugar controls how cells absorb bad cholesterol

Sugar controls how cells absorb bad cholesterol

Sugar or carbohydrates affect cells’ ability to absorb and remove bad cholesterol – LDL in the blood. This is the result of research conducted at...
Some types of fibre more beneficial for gut health than others

Some types of fibre more beneficial for gut health than others

Fibres found in specific foods such as wheat, legumes, garlic and onions may be more beneficial for gut health than fibres from some other...
Whey protein supplements

Whey protein supplements and exercise can help women improve body composition too

It's known that men benefit from whey protein supplements and exercise, and for what is believed to be the first time, the same can...
Seafood-rich diet may help couples get pregnant faster

Seafood-rich diet may help couples get pregnant faster

Couples who eat more seafood tend to have sexual intercourse more often and get pregnant faster than other couples trying to conceive, according to...
Vitamin C can save baby

Vitamin C can save baby’s lungs when mom smokes in pregnancy

In a previous study, the researchers reported that daily supplemental vitamin C in pregnant women who could not quit smoking improved their newborn's pulmonary...
Sugary soda is extra bad for you

Sugary soda is extra bad for you, say experts

While calories from any food have the potential to increase the risk of obesity and other cardiometabolic diseases, 22 nutrition researchers agree that sugar-sweetened...
Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy could harm child development

Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy could harm child development

Vitamin D deficiency in expectant mothers during pregnancy can have a negative effect on the social development and motor skills of pre-school age children,...
Why it’s impossible to actually be a vegetarian

Why it’s impossible to actually be a vegetarian

In case you’ve forgotten the section on the food web from high school biology, here’s a quick refresher. Plants make up the base of every...
This natural antioxidant may improve your heart health

This natural antioxidant may improve your heart health

Bilirubin, a yellow-orange pigment, is formed after the breakdown of red blood cells and is eliminated by the liver. It's not only a sign of...