In case you missed it, here are the biggest headlines of the week!


Antacid Medication Use May Increase Risk of Infectious Diarrhea


A study suggests that taking acid-suppressing medication leads to a greater risk of contracting C. difficile and Campylobacter[read more]





Depressive Symptoms Among Older Adults Linked to Their Carbohydrate Intake


Depression is a widely prevalent mental health issue in society today. There is a rising interest in finding the link between dietary nutrition and mental health outcomes in adults … [read more]





Is Sleep a Predictor of Substance Use in Adolescents?

substance use in adolescents

A new study wanted to explore the role of sleep as a predictor of substance use in adolescents between the ages of 12 and 16. The findings of the study suggest that specific sleeping habits such as sleep duration and daytime sleepiness are predictive of the onset of alcohol and marijuana use, but not of cigarette use … [read more]



Sleep Patterns Affect Food Choices in Adolescents


In a recent study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, researchers explore the connection between sleeping patterns in teens and their food choices. It was determined that adolescents who went to sleep earlier made healthier breakfast choices … [read more]



The Link Between Diet, Gut Bacteria, and Colorectal Cancer Risk

bacteria and colorectal cancer risk

A recent clinical study investigated the link between diet, gut bacteria and colorectal cancer risk. A prudent diet low in fats, cholesterol, and sodium was associated with a lower risk of developing colorectal cancer, particularly the type associated with the presence of gut bacteria Fusobacterium nucleatum, compared to a Western diet … [read more]

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