Nutrition News

A treasure map to understanding epigenetic causes of diseaseJun 3, 2019
Researchers have determined a unique fraction of the genome that scientists should focus on. Their report, which provides a “treasure map” to accelerate research in epigenetics and human disease, was published today in Genome Biology.
SRC-1 gene variants linked to human obesityApr 12, 2019
A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Cambridge reports that the gene SRC-1 affects body weight control by regulating the function of neurons in the hypothalamus – the appetite center of the brain.
Thanksgiving foods to avoid during pregnancyNov 13, 2018
For a mom to be, Thanksgiving Day may seem like a dream come true, but an expert at Baylor College of Medicine says pregnant women should avoid overindulging on Thanksgiving foods for the sake of themselves and their unborn babies.
Fathers needed for online survey Oct 29, 2018
Researchers are looking for fathers of children between the ages of 5 to 11 years to complete an online survey.
Muscle doesn’t weigh more than fatAug 16, 2018
The reassuring phrase ‘muscle weighs more than fat’ can be heard reverberating in gyms across the country, but how much truth is there to it? Registered dietitian Roberta Anding says not much.
Why is it harder for females to gain weight?Apr 18, 2018
For years, scientists have observed that when male and female mice eat the same high-fat diet, the males gain significantly more weight than the females. A new study proposes that part of the answer as to why that is may be in the brain.
Maximizing nutrition during cancer careMar 6, 2018
The physical and emotional tolls chemotherapy can have on a patient undergoing cancer treatment are well known, but there are many myths when it comes to managing fitness and nutrition during treatment. Nutritionist Rachel Dudley explains.
Resolve to improve health rather than to lose weightDec 28, 2017
Roberta Anding, registered dietitian with Baylor College of Medicine, says to focus on making changes in your daily routine that will improve your health and weight loss will follow.
Twice is nice: Enjoy your holiday leftovers safely Nov 21, 2017
Registered dietitian Roberta Anding offers important safety tips to follow when storing leftovers this Thanksgiving.
Turkey not only reason for Thanksgiving drowsinessNov 20, 2017
Registered dietitian Kristi King says a combination of factors are to blame for the post-Thanksgiving-meal nap