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Calcium intake and colorectal cancer

Oct. 18, 2017—Calcium intake appears to protect against colorectal cancer in individuals with certain gene variants, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Bile acids, microbiota and colon cancer

Jul. 5, 2017—Bile acids produced by a western diet alter the composition of the gut microbiota and promote intestinal carcinogenesis.

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My Southern Health: Gluten sensitivity or celiac disease?

Mar. 17, 2017—A gluten-free diet is not a weight-loss solution. Here's what it treats and how.

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Dementia linked to diet

Feb. 7, 2017—Some memory deficits observed in Alzheimer’s disease may be due to co-morbid illnesses – not the disease itself – and may be reversed by lifestyle changes or pharmacologic interventions.

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H. pylori and anemia – new evidence

Sep. 22, 2016—The bacterium Helicobacter pylori has been linked to anemia and may be contributing to the incidence and severity of anemia worldwide.

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Anticancer olive compounds

Jul. 27, 2015—Compounds found in olives and olive oil have anticancer activity, which may contribute to the cancer preventive properties attributed to the Mediterranean diet.

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Vanderbilt health educator offers tips for healthy tailgating

Oct. 9, 2014—It’s football season—and that means game day parties and tailgating. What if there was a way to enjoy game day snacks without having to join the team workout to burn them off? Vanderbilt health educator Stacey Kendrick offers hope:  “Tailgate food is notorious for being high in fat and calories, but It’s not too hard...

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‘Yo-yo dieting’ inflames fat tissue

Aug. 9, 2013—Gaining and losing weight during “yo-yo dieting” may contribute to an exaggerated immune response in fat tissue that increases metabolic dysfunction more than steady weight gain alone.

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New core to aid research related to nutrition and diet

Mar. 7, 2013—A new research core has been established to help Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators optimize their nutrition- and diet-related study designs, methods, measures, interventions and analysis.

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Study finds maternal diet may predict RSV severity

Mar. 4, 2013—An important predictor of the severity of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in infants may be what their mothers ate during pregnancy.

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Superfoods: Eat more, lose weight

Jan. 17, 2013—  What if you could eat more and still lose weight? How about reduce disease and increase your lifespan? Sounds too good to be true, but Vanderbilt’s Barb Cramer talks with Vanderbilt School of Nursing’s nutrition expert Jamie Pope about choice foods that can help you change your health odds.   To learn more from...

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

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Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

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One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

A diagnosis of cancer at any age is tragic, but during the adolescent and young adult years, it’s especially complicated.

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A diagnosis of cancer at any age is tragic, but during the adolescent and young adult years, it’s especially complicated.

Karen Dyer Young cares for patients and members of the Dayani Center who have or are recovering from cancer or a stem cell transplant.

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Karen Dyer Young cares for patients and members of the Dayani Center who have or are recovering from cancer or a stem cell transplant.

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