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Diet and colorectal cancer risk

Feb. 14, 2022—Higher dietary intake of antioxidant compounds found in fruits, vegetables, teas and spices was associated with lower risk of colorectal cancer, and intake was lower among Black participants, potentially contributing to colorectal cancer health disparities.

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VUMC to support $170 million NIH nutrition research initiative

Jan. 20, 2022—  by Paul Govern The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced it will award $170 million over five years to clinics and centers across the country to study individual responses to food and dietary routines and develop electronic algorithms to support personalized nutrition recommendations. The program, called Nutrition for Precision Health (NPH), will recruit...

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Breast cancer survivors: eat nuts

Nov. 1, 2021—Breast cancer survivors who reported eating nuts regularly had 50% reduced risk of breast cancer recurrence, metastasis or mortality, Vanderbilt epidemiologists found in Shanghai Breast Cancer Survival Study.

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The role of diet in esophageal cancer

May. 4, 2020—New findings suggest that dietary calcium and magnesium affect the risk of esophageal cancer; if confirmed in interventional studies, they could inform dietary modifications to reduce the burden of this cancer.

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Keeping good nutrition habits crucial while social distancing

Apr. 1, 2020—Social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic could keep many people at home for weeks with fewer trips to the grocery, so it’s natural to want to eat what’s in your freezer or pantry.

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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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