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1 Dairy products, calcium, and prostate cancer risk: A systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, November 26, 2014 Clinical Article
2 Association between fatty acid supplementation and prenatal stress in African Americans: A randomized controlled trial Obstetrics and Gynecology, November 26, 2014 Clinical Article
3 Calcium and phosphorus intake and prostate cancer risk: A 24-y follow-up study American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, November 26, 2014 Clinical Article
4 Preventing mental health problems in offspring by targeting dietary intake of pregnant women Full Text BMC Medicine, November 26, 2014 Clinical Article
5 Carbohydrate intake, glycemic index and prostate cancer risk The Prostate, November 26, 2014 Clinical Article
6 Initial evaluation of a single-item screener to assess problematic dietary restriction Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, November 26, 2014 Clinical Article
7 Fiber intake and risk of subsequent prostate cancer in Japanese men American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, November 26, 2014 Clinical Article
8 Adherence to Mediterranean diet during pregnancy and serum lipid, lipoprotein and homocysteine concentrations at birth European Journal of Nutrition, November 26, 2014 Clinical Article
9 Effect of the natural sweetener, steviol glycoside, on cardiovascular risk factors: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, November 26, 2014 Evidence Based Medicine Review Article
10 Vitamin D status in early pregnancy and risk of preeclampsia (E14-0363) American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, November 26, 2014 Clinical Article
11 Enteral nutrition in acute pancreatitis: A review of the current evidence Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, November 26, 2014 Review Article
12 A randomized control trial to assess the impact of vitamin D supplementation compared to placebo on vascular stiffness in chronic kidney disease patients Full Text BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, November 26, 2014 Clinical Article
13 Assessment of vitamin D and its association with cardiovascular disease risk factors in an adult migrant population: an audit of patient records at a Community Health Centre in Kensington, Melbourne, Australia Full Text BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, November 26, 2014 Clinical Article
14 Systemic markers of collagen metabolism and vitamin C in smokers and non-smokers with pelvic organ prolapse European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, November 26, 2014 Clinical Article
15 Nutrition self-efficacy is unidirectionally related to outcome expectations in children Appetite, November 26, 2014 Clinical Article
16 Immediate effects of single-session music therapy on affective state in patients on a post-surgical oncology unit: A randomized effectiveness study The Arts in Psychotherapy, November 26, 2014 Clinical Article
17 Patient perceptions of the role of nutrition for pressure ulcer prevention in hospital: An interpretive study Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing, November 26, 2014
18 Long-term effects of 4 popular diets on weight loss and cardiovascular risk factors Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, November 26, 2014 Clinical Article
19 Changing beverage consumption patterns have resulted in fewer liquid calories in the diets of US children: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001-2010 Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, November 26, 2014 Clinical Article
20 Evaluation of the relative concentration of serum fatty acids C14:0, C15:0 and C17:0 as markers of children's dairy fat intake Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, November 26, 2014 Clinical Article
As reported in Pediatrics, narrow-spectrum antibiotics yielded similar outcomes in children with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) to broad-spectrum antibiotics. The study was conducted in 4 hospital and involved 492 patients between 2 months and 18 years with a discharge diagnosis of CAP. Other than a 10-hour decrease in length of stay in the narrow-spectrum antibiotic groups, the outcomes were similar between the narrow- and broad-spectrum antibiotic groups.
Based on a meta-analysis reported in Human Reproduction Update, women with polycystic ovarian syndrome [PCOS] (n=919; 11 studies) < 54 years of age, are at increased risk for endometrial (HR = 4.05) and ovarian cancer (HR = 2.52), but not breast cancer (HR = 0.78).
As reported in Dermatology and Therapy, a pantothenic acid-based dietary supplement for 12 weeks reduced the total lesion count, number of inflammatory lesions, and DLQI in patients with mild-to-moderate acne (n=41) compared to placebo.