A systematic review and network meta-analysis



Suboptimal diets are a leading risk factor for death and disability. Nutrition labelling is a potential method to encourage consumers to improve dietary behaviour. This systematic review and network meta-analysis (NMA) summarises evidence on the impact of colour-coded interpretive labels and warning labels on changing consumers’ purchasing behaviour.

Methods and findings

We conducted a literature review of peer-reviewed articles published between 1 January 1990 and 24 May 2021 in PubMed, Embase via Ovid, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and SCOPUS. Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and quasi-experimental studies were included for the primary outcomes (measures of changes in

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Former yoga teacher accused of arson in destructive Northern California blaze

Authorities in Northern California last week announced the arrest of a woman who they say ignited a wind-whipped wildfire that quickly tore through steep, rugged terrain, destroying 144 buildings, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people and becoming one of the state’s more destructive blazes this year.

The woman, Alexandra Souverneva, 30, a onetime yoga teacher from the San Francisco Bay Area whom a former colleague recalled as “brilliant,” is among more than 100 people who have been accused of wildland arson and arrested this year by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire.

The charge

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Could Too Little Iron Boost Your Risk for Heart Disease? | Health News

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter


WEDNESDAY, Oct. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Iron is vital to health, and too little in your diet might lead to heart disease, European researchers report.

They said about 1 in 10 new cases of heart disease in middle-aged people might be prevented if they had sufficient levels of iron in their diets.

“Our findings are based on an observational study and can therefore only report on associations, not on causality,” said lead researcher Dr. Benedikt Schrage.

“This being said, our findings indicate that iron deficiency might be a suitable target for preventive measures

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Dissecting the Popularity of the Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean Diet Roundtables are trade events meant to influence nearly all elements of the food industry. Yet, it appears the world doesn’t need any further convincing these days: the diet’s popularity is irrefutable.

“No matter how consumers define health, the Mediterranean diet fits their description,” said Daniella Puglielli, founder of the Mediterranean Diet Roundtable, in an email to The Food Institute.

A new study provided evidence that a high-fat Mediterranean diet can boost heart health. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who ate low carbs with plenty of unsaturated fat had improved insulin resistance as well

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Another Face of Long COVID: Kidney Disease

In April 2021, we published the largest comprehensive analysis providing systematic characterization of all the post-acute sequelae of COVID-19. The study showed that beyond the acute phase of the disease, COVID-19 can result in several extrapulmonary manifestations including acute and chronic kidney disease. Following the publication of that study, we received numerous requests from patients, scientists, physicians, and other stakeholders in the nephrology community urging us to perform a dedicated analysis diving deeper into the long-term consequences of COVID-19 infection on kidney health and disease. This led us to conduct the largest study to-date involving 89,216 people with COVID-19 and

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How long do you need to hold the plank pose to see the result?

The first thing to keep in mind is to perform the plank correct. Even though it is one of the basic exercises, most people perform it incorrectly. This reduces the benefits of bodyweight exercise. Here is the right way to do it.

Step 1: Come to the table-top position with your knees below your hips and your wrists below your shoulder.

Step 2: Lift your knees off the ground and straighten your legs to bring your body to full extension.

Step 3: Your feet should be shoulder-width apart and your palms pressing against the ground.

Step 4: Elongate your spine

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South China Morning Post.Yoga instructor accidentally breaks woman’s thighbone at private class.A woman in China said she will sue a yoga studio because she is unsatisfied with the compensation after an instructor broke her femur during….6 days ago

South China Morning Post.Yoga instructor accidentally breaks woman’s thighbone at private class.A woman in China said she will sue a yoga studio because she is unsatisfied
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PAHO calls for more concerted action to prevent animal to human diseases, announces agreements to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines – PAHO/WHO

In the weekly update on the COVID-19 situation in the Americas, PAHO Director urged countries to prepare for the next pandemic by addressing health threats arising from the connection between humans, animals, and the environment.

Washington, D.C. October 6, 2021 (PAHO) – Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne said today that COVID-19 infections have generally declined in the Americas in the past week, but “local trends remain worrisome.” She called on countries to expedite vaccination efforts and take steps to strengthen surveillance efforts to monitor diseases that spread from humans to animals, such as coronaviruses. 

The Director

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How to exercise without hurting your knees

Want to know how to exercise without hurting your knees? Unfortunately, knee pain is an extremely common ailment, with one in four adults suffering from frequent knee pain, according to a recent paper in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Exercise has been shown to be extremely effective at reducing knee pain, according to a trial from the National Library of Medicine, but it can often be difficult to get started if your knees are already hurting. Finding out how to exercise without hurting your knees can be troublesome, but there are two main routes you can take:

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