Topic: Nutrition

Overweight Children Who Eat Vegetables Are Healtier

Oct. 27, 2014

Getting children who are overweight to regularly eat even just a helping or two of the right vegetables each day could improve their health in critical ways, a new study in the November edition of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reports.

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Diet Affects Men's and Women's Gut Microbes Differently

July 29, 2014

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AUSTIN, Texas  The microbes living in the guts of males and females react differently to diet, even when the diets are identical, according to a study by scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and six other institutions published this week in the journal Nature Communications.

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Variety in Diet Can Hamper Microbial Diversity in the Gut

May 28, 2014

Scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and five other institutions have discovered that the more diverse the diet of a fish, the less diverse are the microbes living in its gut. If the effect is confirmed in humans, it could mean that the combinations of foods people eat can influence the diversity of their gut microbes.

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5 Secrets to a Happier and Healthier Thanksgiving

Nov. 25, 2013
5 Secrets to a Happier and Healthier Thanksgiving

Our dietician's surprising words of wisdom will help you sail through the Thanksgiving holiday healthy and guilt free.

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A Burnt Orange Thanksgiving

Nov. 25, 2013
A Burnt Orange Thanksgiving

Burnt orange foods are packed with vitamins, minerals and Longhorn pride. See which foods our nutrition expert recommends.

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