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Fish oil and cancer prevention

Jun. 24, 2019—Fish oil supplementation provides a modest but beneficial effect on reducing molecules associated with colorectal cancer development.

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Microbiome links diet to health

Jun. 20, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that the gut microbiome composition modulates how dietary nutrients are metabolized, with potential downstream consequences on metabolic health.

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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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Farmers’ Market returns to plaza June 1

May. 30, 2017—The Nashville Farmers’ Market at Vanderbilt University Medical Center  returns Thursday, June 1, and will be held every Thursday from 2 to 5:30 p.m. through Oct. 26.

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Food study seeks to help employees make healthier choices

Nov. 17, 2016—When dining in the Medical Center North breakroom or the Simply-to-Go counter at Courtyard Café, Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees can get a little help making informed food choices by picking a color: green, yellow or red.

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Study shows excess dietary zinc worsens C. diff infection

Sep. 26, 2016—Too much dietary zinc increases susceptibility to infection by Clostridium difficile — “C. diff” — the most common cause of hospital-acquired infections.

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Powers receives award from Nutrition and Dietetics association

Mar. 31, 2016—James Powers, M.D., associate professor of Medicine and chief of Geriatric Medicine at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center, was recently named to receive the Iris Award from the Nashville Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Fallen off the resolution wagon? Vanderbilt expert offers four steps to get back on

Feb. 2, 2016— We’re now more than a month into the new year, and those optimistic resolutions that greeted 2016 have—heavy sigh—not exactly worked out as you hoped. A Vanderbilt expert on lifestyle changes says that those who have come up short on their resolutions should take heart. “It is important to remember in the process of making...

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VUSN’s Jamie Pope unveils new book

Sep. 16, 2015—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing instructor Jamie Pope has published a new book, "Nutrition for a Changing World." The book represents an accumulation of more than three years of research and was developed for non-nutrition majors in introductory nutrition courses.

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Vanderbilt nutrition educator says St. Patrick’s Day green is the luckiest color for our diets

Mar. 13, 2015—The green of St. Patrick’s Day is a symbol of the luck of the Irish, and Vanderbilt nutrition educator Stacey Kendrick says when it comes to good food, green can bring good luck to our health, too. “The Dietary Guidelines for Americans wants you to eat your green stuff,” she says. The recommendation is that...

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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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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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