Chronic Diseases and Healthy Aging

Chronic Diseases and Healthy Aging


Study finds link between childhood cancer and poor dietary quality in adulthood

Survivors of childhood cancer have poor adherence to federal dietary guidelines in adulthood, a new study finds.

Americans in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) have higher mortality

Higher risk of all-cause and cardiometabolic mortality, particularly related to diabetes, found among federal food-purchasing assistance program participants compared to nonparticipants

Junxiu Liu

Junxiu (Juju) received her master of medicine from Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China. She completed her PhD in epidemiology at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health. Her research interest is to understand the fetal origins of chronic diseases, life course epidemiology, and how comparative effective and cost-effective of diet policy intervention to improve diet and reduce the burden of chronic disease.

Eating whole grains led to modest improvements in gut microbiota and immune response

BOSTON (Feb. 8, 2017)—In a clinical trial, adults who consumed a diet rich in whole grains rather than refined grains had modest improvements in healthy gut microbiota and certain immune responses. The research was conducted in tandem with a study that looked at the effects of a whole-grain diet on energy metabolism. Both studies are published online today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

The Latest Research on Soy and Cancer

Consuming foods rich in isoflavones, found in soy, is associated with reduced mortality in women with hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer and women not treated with endocrine therapy

Dietary Factors and Deaths From Disease

Dietary factors associated with substantial proportion of deaths from heart disease, stroke, and disease.

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