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Vanderbilt psychology professor who created Rotation Diet has died

Sep. 26, 2019—Martin Katahn, a retired psychology professor and best-selling author who wrote "The Rotation Diet" and other books promoting healthy weight loss and lifestyle, has died after an extended illness.

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Listen: Heard Libraries’ cookbooks exhibit showcases historical connection of cooking and medicine

Sep. 25, 2019—The evolution of cookbooks over hundreds of years and their connections to medicine and health are the focus of a new cross-disciplinary exhibit at the Vanderbilt Central Library.

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Fish oil and cancer prevention

Jun. 24, 2019—Fish oil supplementation provides a modest but beneficial effect on reducing molecules associated with colorectal cancer development.

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Microbiome links diet to health

Jun. 20, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that the gut microbiome composition modulates how dietary nutrients are metabolized, with potential downstream consequences on metabolic health.

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Vandy Cooks features state agricultural specialist Tammy Algood April 6

Mar. 23, 2018—The Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center and Health Plus present "Vandy Cooks with Tammy Algood" Friday, April 6, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center teaching kitchen.

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Women’s Center presents Work-Life Workshop on workplace nutrition Jan. 31

Jan. 24, 2018—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center launches its spring schedule of Work-Life Workshops for faculty, staff and graduate students on Wednesday, Jan. 31, with “Nutrition 101: Developing Healthy Workplace Habits."

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Calcium intake and colorectal cancer

Oct. 18, 2017—Calcium intake appears to protect against colorectal cancer in individuals with certain gene variants, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Boomers, Elders and More: Long-term nutrition care for dementia

Jun. 14, 2017—Many older adults with dementia do not eat and drink a sufficient amount to maintain a healthy weight. Simple strategies are effective but time-consuming for care providers.

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Farmers’ Market returns to plaza June 1

May. 30, 2017—The Nashville Farmers’ Market at Vanderbilt University Medical Center  returns Thursday, June 1, and will be held every Thursday from 2 to 5:30 p.m. through Oct. 26.

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Join Health Plus for National Nutrition Month in March

Mar. 17, 2017—Celebrate National Nutrition Month 2017 by putting your best fork forward! Every food choice we make is an opportunity to move toward a healthy eating pattern. Get involved in these events.

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Add excitement to your edible Valentine’s Day treats

Feb. 8, 2017—It’s true that 70 percent cacao (or higher) dark chocolate has some health benefits when consumed in moderation, but why stop there? Incorporating red fruit into Valentine’s Day treats adds vibrancy as well as additional nutrients that are good for the heart.

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The myth that healthy foods cost more may have a negative impact on consumer choices

Dec. 1, 2016—The idea that healthy foods are universally more expensive drives consumer choices to a degree that it shouldn’t, according to a new Vanderbilt study.

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