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The role of diet in esophageal cancer

May. 4, 2020—New findings suggest that dietary calcium and magnesium affect the risk of esophageal cancer; if confirmed in interventional studies, they could inform dietary modifications to reduce the burden of this cancer.

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Nutrition professor shares four tips for healthy eating while sheltering at home

Apr. 10, 2020—Jamie Pope, registered dietitian nutritionist and assistant professor of practice in Medicine, Health and Society, offers four tips for maintaining proper nutrition while balancing the stress of self-quarantine.

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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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