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Food Environments Tied to HF Deaths in Surrounding County
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Food Environments Tied to HF Deaths in Surrounding County

A new analysis of nearly 3000 counties in the United States found that a poorer local food environment is associated with higher heart failure (HF) mortality at the county level. Previous research has established that food insecurity increases the risk for worse health outcomes. But few studies have looked specifically at HF outcomes and much...

A Special Part of the Brain Lights Up When We See Food
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A Special Part of the Brain Lights Up When We See Food

“We eat first with our eyes.”  The Roman foodie Apicius is thought to have uttered those words in the 1st century AD. Now, some 2,000 years later, scientists may be proving him right.  Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have discovered a previously unknown part of the brain that lights up when we see food. Dubbed...

Why nutrition is NHL players’ new secret weapon
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Why nutrition is NHL players’ new secret weapon

Philipp Grubauer didn’t feel bad, exactly. He didn’t feel good, either. The goaltender was merely coasting along during his inaugural season with the Colorado Avalanche in 2018-19, preparing for games as he always had and ignoring — at first — his body’s increasing lethargy. At the time Grubauer was like most of his NHL peers,...

Turmeric supplements have been linked to liver damage in five people
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Turmeric supplements have been linked to liver damage in five people

Five new cases of jaundice have been associated with the regular consumption of turmeric supplements and teas, with all cases recovering after treatment Health 25 October 2022 By Alice Klein Turmeric supplements have become increasingly popular after small studies suggested their active ingredient may ease some inflammatory conditions Science Photo Library/Alamy Turmeric supplements and teas...

Abbott Nutrition puts up $500 million for new state of art baby formula production
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Abbott Nutrition puts up $500 million for new state of art baby formula production

Abbott Nutrition’s Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Robert Ford has announced that his company is putting up $500 million for a new infant formula manufacturing facility at a location yet to be determined. His announcement came during a quarterly phone conference with investment analysts as the troublesome infant formula shortages continue to plague the United...

Nutrition Group Has Close Ties to Food, Pharma Companies
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Nutrition Group Has Close Ties to Food, Pharma Companies

A large U.S. nutrition group and its foundation have a “symbiotic” relationship with the food and pharmaceutical industries, according to public health researchers. In an analysis of documents obtained via a freedom of information request, key leadership for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) hold important positions in multinational food and agribusiness companies, according...

Investor-backed BrightPet Nutrition Group buys US peer Bravo Pet Foods
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Investor-backed BrightPet Nutrition Group buys US peer Bravo Pet Foods

Investor-backed BrightPet Nutrition Group has acquired US peer Bravo Pet Foods, marking its second deal since a change in private-equity ownership. Lisbon, Ohio-based BrightPet, majority-owned for the past two years by A&M Capital Partners, said the deal expands its branded pet-food offering with the Bravo range of frozen and freeze-dried treats, chews and supplements for...

Tricks to letting your kids enjoy treats this Halloween
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Tricks to letting your kids enjoy treats this Halloween

CNN  —  Limiting your child’s candy this Halloween might be more of a trick than a treat, experts say. Once you’re a grown-up raising kids, that bag full of candy might be the scariest part of Halloween — whether it’s concern about a potential sugar rush, worries of parenting perfectionism or diet culture anxiety. “It...

Abbott Laboratories invests US$500m in infant nutrition facility
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Abbott Laboratories invests US$500m in infant nutrition facility

Credit: Ken Wolter / Shutterstock.com Abbott Laboratories is investing US$500m in a new factory to make infant formula, it announced this week. The location of the nutrition facility, which will produce “specialty and metabolic infant formulas”, is yet to be decided. The announcement follows country-wide shortages of baby formula in the US this year sparked...