Nutrition Considerations for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic, progressive motor system disorder caused by the the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. Most affected individuals are over the age of 60. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and include tremor, or trembling in the hands, arms,...

Potential Health Benefits of Medical Marijuana: A Look at the Research

This article is one in a series on medical marijuana, or cannabis. These articles are solely for the purpose of educating and informing nutrition professionals about medical marijuana. They are not an endorsement for marijuana use by Nutrition411.

Who Has the Biggest Appetite and the Worst Cravings?

No  surprise—kids love junk food

Sodium and Blood Pressure: Conflict of Evidence and Recommendations

For the most part, everyone agrees that people who have hypertension should keep an eye on their sodium intake. However, there is increasing concern that too little sodium consumption for a healthy person may lead to health problems. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines recommend...

Gastric Surgery and Diabetes: An Overview of the Research

Someone in the world dies of diabetes every ten seconds and one in ten health-care dollars goes to diabetes in the United States (US).

Low FODMAP Diet: A Review of Recent Studies

The low FODMAP (which stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols) diet calls for the exclusion of fermentable oligo-di-monosaccharides and polyols, which advocates say can decrease the severity of symptoms related to irritable bowel...

Fertility and Diet for Females

Diet alone is not clinically proven to result in improved fertility, yet researchers have found promising evidence that nutrition can have a positive impact on fertility.  The largest research study done to date was based on surveys completed by thousands of women as part...

Soy and Breast Cancer: Does a Link Exist?

For the past 15 years, soy and soy-based foods (soy milk, tofu, and soy flour) have gained considerable attention in regard to their rich nutrient composition (vegetable protein, fiber, B vitamins, calcium, iron, zinc, and phytochemicals, such as isoflavones), and studies...