U.S. News & World Report put the Mediterranean diet at the top of its annual nutrition ranking, followed by a tie between the DASH and Flexitarian diets for second place.
Finnish researchers found that men who ate one egg every day had reduced risk for type 2 diabetes. “Although it is too early to draw any causal conclusions, we now have some hints about certain egg-related compounds that may have a role in type 2 diabetes development,” said lead author Stefania Noerman, MSc, of the University of Eastern Finland, in a statement. (Molecular Nutrition & Food Research)
Although 30-day readmissions following thyroid surgery are generally low, the most common causes in a recent study of over 22,500 patients were calcium and mineral metabolism disorders. (Surgery)
People with metabolic syndrome may benefit from more vitamin C to stop antioxidant disruption. “Eat five to 10 servings a day [of fruits and vegetables] and then you’ll get the fiber, you’ll get the vitamin C, and you’ll really protect your gut with all of those good things,” recommended study author Maret Traber, PhD, of Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute. (Redox Biology)
Recognize obesity as a chronic disease — not a lifestyle choice — the Royal College of Physicians in England is urging.
Women who experience persistent vasomotor symptoms with menopause might be at a higher risk for breast cancer compared with women who never had these symptoms. “In this large group of women who were not users of hormone therapy, persistent hot flashes and night sweats for 10 or more years were associated with a slight but significant increase in breast cancer incidence,” commented JoAnn Pinkerton, MD, executive director of the the North American Menopause Society. (Menopause)
In related news, pharma company Sojournix announced completion of $44 million in financing for its once-daily non-hormonal menopausal treatment for vasomotor symptoms SJX-653 — a selective neurokinin-3 receptor antagonist.
For the eighth year in a row, pet obesity continued to climb, according to Nationwide, which provides pet health insurance.