An international study found participants who cited poor diet as the main culprit in obesity had lower BMIs than those who cited a lack of exercise. The findings were published in the journal Psychological Science.
Scotland's government body responsible for property registration has launched a free, searchable online database with map and ownership information about the nation's more than 17,000 small agricultural settlements, known as crofts. The government contracted with a group of small tech firms on the project, which uses open source and cloud-based technologies as well as Esri's ArcGIS software.
Connect & Coach is an electronic health records system for grocery store dietitians to use in counseling clients, developing dietary plans and helping people manage chronic disease. Registered dietitian Lizzy Wentzel, who helped developed the system, says it can give dietitians more time with clients because patient information can be entered ahead of time.
Houston-area chef Angela Anderson is revolutionizing the way area cancer patients eat with a food delivery program focused on providing nutritious, local food.
"The food that we are making is to help combat [chemotherapy] side effects," said Anderson. "Fruits, vegetables, herbs [are] about half of the total makeup of the diet."
A statement from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says most pregnant women do not need testing for vitamin D deficiency or additional supplements. Data cited in the report in Obstetrics & Gynecology demonstrated no benefits to screening. ACOG's Dr. George Macones said many women ask about supplements during pregnancy "and for the most part, the answer is no."