A study of more than 30,000 women without heart disease or other major health problems, published in the September issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
, found that increased caffeine consumption is not associated with an increased risk of Afib.
Consuming omega-3 fatty acids may help stave off age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss among older adults, suggests a study published in the December 2009 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
. The study included 1,837 people at moderate-to-high risk of AMD who answered questionnaires about their diet.
Eating oily fish once a week could reduce the risk of AMD, a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
claimed last month.
Walter Willett, which appeared in the March edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
, backed the FDA's findings.
Other studies by James and her colleagues, reported in the December 2004 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
, showed that autistic children had lower levels of glutathione compared to normal controls, and may therefore have had a significant reduction in the ability to detoxify reactive oxygen species.
The results of the study corroborate and expand upon earlier findings, published last spring in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
, which revealed that CLA reduced body fat mass in overweight, but otherwise healthy adults by as much as 9%.
The results of the study, published in the June 2004 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
, show that consuming Hi-maize resistant starch in combination with wheat bran can positively affect faecal indexes which lead to colonic benefits.
In a recent double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
, researchers compared the plasma total homocysteine (tHcy) lowering effects of folic acid to two different doses of [6S]-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate (Metafolin[R]).
The proceedings of this congress were published in a 170-page supplement to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
. Here are a few reports that seemed especially interesting:
In an attempt to explain the high prevalence of obesity among minority groups (see above box), an article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
suggested that our culture has created many neighborhood environments in which highly palatable foods are accessible to all at low cost, and physical activity is not required.
A recent study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
reports that caffeine can increase the blood levels of homocysteine, a protein component associated with an increased risk of heart disease.
The study on malnutrition in subacute care facilities was published in the February issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
(www.ajcn.org); the study examining malnutrition in long-term care was published in the July/August 1991 issue of the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (www.clinnutr.org/publications/journals/ index.html).