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Flavan-3-ol intake is associated with lower systolic blood pressure

Flavan-3-ol Intake Appears to Lower Systolic Blood Pressure

Reduction comparable to adherence to Mediterranean diet or moderate reduction in salt
Time-restricted eating does not confer weight loss or cardiometabolic benefits compared with eating structured meals throughout the day

Time-Restricted Eating May Not Aid Weight Loss

Findings also did not show benefit for cardiometabolic markers
Decreased colorectal cancer incidence is seen in association with use of aspirin

Review IDs Dietary Factors Linked to Lower CRC Incidence

Incidence up with frequent alcohol or meat consumption; no evidence of protective effect found for tea, coffee
Overall

Heavy Sugar-Sweetened Drink Intake Decreasing Overall in U.S.

Heavy SSB intake up for adults ≥60 years; no change seen for those age 40 to 59 years, non-Mexican Hispanics
Coffee

Coffee, Tea, Soda Tied to Higher Risk for Gastroesophageal Reflux

Consuming water, juice, milk not linked to increased risk for gastroesophageal reflux symptoms
Adequate calcium and vitamin D intake in older Americans is greatly influenced by ethnicity

Poverty-Stricken Adults More Likely to be Calcium-, Vitamin D-Deficient

Data suggest that nutrient deficiencies affect osteoporosis risk more for poverty-stricken men versus women
The flexible free school meals program that provided food to children during the summer will be extended at least through the fall

Flexible School Meals Program Extended by USDA

Program will be extended at least through the fall to keep millions of children fed amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Dietary and circulating vitamin C are positively associated with measures of skeletal muscle mass in middle- and older-aged men and women

Vitamin C Positively Linked to Skeletal Muscle Mass Measures

Positive links seen for dietary and circulating vitamin C with muscle mass in middle- and older-aged adults
The National Kidney Foundation and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics have updated the clinical practice guideline for nutrition in chronic kidney disease; the 2020 update was published as a supplement to the September issue of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

Guideline Updated for Nutrition in Chronic Kidney Disease

Updated guidelines expanded to include patients with stage 1 to 5 CKD, those with kidney transplant
Increased adherence to alternate Mediterranean and Alternative Healthy Eating Index dietary patterns is inversely associated with prodromal features of Parkinson disease

Healthy Diet Inversely Linked to Prodromal Parkinson Disease Features

Adherence to aMED, AHEI dietary patterns inversely tied to constipation, daytime sleepiness, depression