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• Polycystic ovary syndrome in teens
• Probiotics: beyond yogurt
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• Salt intake and its impact on heart health
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Tech & Tools
One-of-a-Kind mHealth Glucose Meter Debuts
Telcare, Inc. has rolled out the world’s first cellular-enabled blood glucose meter (BGM) that will allow diabetes patients to view all of their glucose data from their PC, MAC, or smartphone. Learn more »

Free iPhone App Game Helps Kids Eat Healthfully
Clients can’t get their kids to eat fruits and vegetables? Tell them about a free iPhone app from social well-being company MeYou Health. The app is a game kids play that encourages them to eat less junk food and more fruits and veggies. Learn more »
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Editor's E-Note
More Great News About Omega-3s

We all wish we could pop just one pill or eat one particular food to eliminate all that ails us. While there’s no such miracle pill or food on the market, supplements and foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids just might come close.

Research shows omega-3 fats reduce inflammation and swelling and the pain associated with it; lower blood pressure; decrease triglyceride levels in the blood; and protect against heart attack and stroke. What’s more, omega-3s have been shown to alleviate ADD and ADHD symptoms in children and improve brain function.

Now new research has emerged, demonstrating that omega-3 fats may play a role in preventing serious mental health disorders.

This month’s E-News Exclusive reviews the findings of this new research and gives you proven strategies to get clients to boost their intake of omega-3s—a win-win situation for them and you as a nutrition professional.

Be sure to visit Today’s Dietitian’s website at www.todaysdietitian.com. You’ll find great news and information that’s relevant and reliable to daily practice. We welcome your feedback at tdeditor@gvpub.com.

— Judith Riddle, editor
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Top Five Ways to Get Clients to Eat More Omega-3s
By Carol Meerschaert, MBA, RD

It’s common knowledge that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation, can lower blood pressure, help prevent heart disease, and play a crucial role in brain growth and development. You know fatty fish such as salmon, sardines, and mackerel are great sources.

But here’s a bit of news on omega-3s you may not have heard.

Researchers are examining the relationship between omega-3 fats and mental illness. A double-blind, placebo-controlled study published online in July in Brain Behavior and Immunity found that patients receiving omega-3 fatty acid supplements showed a 20% reduction in anxiety compared with the placebo group. In the February 2010 issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial that examined a group of mentally ill patients at risk for developing psychotic disorder found omega-3 supplements significantly lowered their risk: two of 41 participants (4.9%) who took omega-3 supplements developed psychotic disorder vs. 11 of the 40 subjects (27.5%) in the placebo group.

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Field Notes
Eating Protein Preserves Muscle, Physical Function in Postmenopausal Women

Dieting postmenopausal women who want to avoid losing muscle as they lose fat should pay attention to a new University of Illinois study. Adding protein throughout the day not only holds hunger pangs at bay so that dieters lose more weight, it keeps body composition in better proportion.

"A higher-protein weight-loss diet is more protective of muscle," says Ellen Evans, a former University of Illinois associate professor of kinesiology and community health and member of the university's division of nutritional sciences.

Researchers wanted to study the way body composition relates to physical function because older women who diet risk losing muscle as well as fat. "That loss can affect their strength, balance, and how well they perform everyday tasks, such as climbing stairs and getting up out of a chair," says Mina Mojtahedi, a researcher in Evans's laboratory.

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Other Nutrition News
Clinton on a Vegan Diet
CNN interviews former President Bill Clinton about his change from omnivore to vegan.

A Surfeit of Farmers’ Markets
The increasing number of farmers’ markets appearing in some areas is causing some to say they have outstripped demand, The New York Times reports.
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