A Few Brazil Nuts Per Day Help Cholesterol Levels

Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND  from “Brazil nuts intake improves lipid profile, oxidative stress and microvascular function in obese adolescents: a randomized controlled trial.” from the May 2011 publication ofNutrition & Metabolism. Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the last 30 years (1).  In adolescents, aged 12-19 years, the obesity rate increased from 5%Continue reading “A Few Brazil Nuts Per Day Help Cholesterol Levels”

Probiotics For Childhood Constipation

Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND from “Is Bifidobacterium breve effective in the treatment of childhood constipation? Results from a pilot study,” in the 2011 issue of Nutrition Journal.  It is estimated the prevalence of chronic constipation in children may be as high as 22.5% (1).  Chronic constipation is characterized  by less than three bowel movementsContinue reading “Probiotics For Childhood Constipation”