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There's been a story in a UK tabloid (that I won't name), and @BBCRadio4 of all places; that #rocket #salad causes #cancer due to high levels of #nitrates in the leaves. Here's my take, and what's wrong with the thinking behind it.

A thread.

It's true, #rocket #leaves are hyperaccumulators of #nitrates ; this isn't anything new. It's been known for a long time. Other crops with high nitrate content include #spinach and #watercress

Nitrate content varies according to where the #crop is grown, and is closely tied to the soil #plants are grown in, and the amount of #light they receive. Rocket leaves grown in #winter have higher nitrate content than those grown in #summer

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The moment we have been waiting for!! @jerjohzimm #sepsis @PedCritCareMed @ESICM #ccc49 (thread)

#sepsis #PedsICU
.@PierreTissieres is up first introducing the process & rationale #CCC49 #PedsICU #Sepsis
@TexKissoon tells us “Why Now”? #ccc49 #PedsICU #sepsis

Burden is highest on #children, and deaths occur early in the course
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In celebration of international #WomenInScience day, l’d like to introduce you to 3 nutritionists/ medical researchers that I worked on during my PhD. They were pretty tough and persevering... THREAD 1/8 #histmed #histSTEM
Many women nutritionists in the mid-20th century were field workers. Field work is complex and messy, and it can be harder to implement controls. It was often looked down upon by fundamental researchers/laboratory scientists. Thus, their work was often overlooked. 2/8
First let me introduce you to Dr Lucy Wills. She was key in the discovery of #folicacid and its importance to pregnant women and their babies. Relatively overlooked in histories of #nutrition, she was recently recognised via a #googledoodle… 3/8
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Welcome to my first #tweetorial! Inspired by @NnekaUfereMD's talk @AASLDtweets to give back as a trainee

There are many things to discuss with #cirrhosis patients.
Ascites, HE, varices, HCC, transplant, GOC, rehab: the list goes on.

#Nutrition needs to be part of that routine!
Why is this such a big deal?

Independent of severity of liver dysfxn, poor nutrition, sarcopenia leads to:
1⃣Lowers survival (HR 2.18)
2⃣Increased risk of infxn
3⃣Increased HE, ascites ➡️ lower QOL
4⃣Lower survival in post-transplant setting
But what’s so special about nutrition in #cirrhosis?

For that we have to do a VERY BRIEF return to med school and the 1953 Nobel Prize winning work on energy extraction (citric acid cycle) 3/
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A running thread of things that @Twitter could do to unlock value for users. Will add to overtime. Please feel free to retweet and reply with your own, most of these below I have just taken and summarized from others. In no particular order. 1/♾ #JustKidding 🤔 or am I?
@Twitter I drafted a tweet on my phone but of course, can't access "draft's" on the desktop. So lets maybe start there. The desktop and @Tweetdeck version should be MORE robust than the mobile app not less. Tweetdeck, for example, has no bookmarks, emoji's, live video, polls, gif's, etc
@Twitter @TweetDeck There are SO MANY great meaningful quotes, threads, replies, and conversations that vanish into the Twitter ether, drowned out by hot takes, snark, and 280 character riffs on what some influencer or politician just did. Find a way to collect and resurface this treasure trove.
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I want to talk about the perils of “new age parenting”. Some of the new “trends” are detrimental to children’s development.

One that’s very common is blending food for babies beyond 8-9months.

This is wrong &delays child’s development.

#Parenting #BabyFeeding #BustingMyths
You find kids at >12mnths still eating finely blended food. Introduction of solids is often between 4-6mo. Starting w finely blended foods.

Kids need to start eating more texturized foods frm 7-9mo. After this, it can be difficult as they have developed habit of not chewing.
This over blending can be due to many reasons.
I see the “parenting by fear” trend that is telling parents kids will choke on food.
Or maybe it’s just trendy to say I bought blender “xyz”;
Or that “you know my baby is so fussy/ is a lazy chewer”

Trends where parents don’t PARENT
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Profitons de #LemissionPourLaTerre 📺 pour faire le point sur l'#élevage bovin 🐄 en France et la consommation de #viande 🥩.
#Eau #GES #Déforestation #Santé
@Min_Ecologie @France2tv @le_Parisien @FondationNH
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@Min_Ecologie @France2tv @le_Parisien @FondationNH La production de #viande consomme-t’elle beaucoup d’#eau ?
@Min_Ecologie @France2tv @le_Parisien @FondationNH @plumedeschamps @MacLesggy @NathalieMarcha4 @ChouetteAgile @MathieuRobert3 @pdelfortrie @agrihs76 Pour produire 1 kg de viande, seuls 50L à 70L d'eau en moyenne suffisent.
L'idée reçue selon laquelle il faudrait 15 000 litres d'eau vient de la méthode Waterfootprint, qui comptabilise en réalité 3 types d’#eau.
Explications ⤵️
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India’s 1st ever nutrition survey of children & adolescents, the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS) 2016-2018, finds undernutrition as well as overnutrition, high rates of stunting as well as excess body weight. Both lead to risk of non-communicable diseases. Details:
1 in 3 (35%) Indian children aged 0-4 years were stunted, 1 in 3 (33%) underweight and 1 in 6 (17%) wasted, CNNS found
#Nutrition #Stunting
Undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies cost $37 billion or Rs 2.37 lakh crore per year in India. Adults stunted as children earned 20% less than those who were not…
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What if I told you that #BigTech and #SocialMedia platforms are manipulating you, steering you toward #Health information that they think is right, rather than letting you evaluate content for yourself?

Commentary by @MaryamHenein (Thread 👇)…
Accredited professionals, meanwhile, who stand for #Health freedom and who criticize Big Anything, are losing posting privileges, getting banned, being buried, finding themselves deranked, and getting digitally assassinated.
Content is literally disappearing from the Internet along with our #Health choices.

It sounds conspiratorial because it is. Independent #Journalists and health experts are blowing the whistle. But it’s become a silent one.
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Happening now at #NFELTPX19: Presentation on Outbreak of Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis in Nigeria 2018-2019 season: epidemiological features and lessons learnt by Rimandeyati Yashe
The major lesson we learn during our study was that the availability of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) guidelines and preparedness plans at the lower levels did not translate to usage- Rimandeyati Yashe at #NFELTPX19
States should institute measures to ensure prudent use of antimicrobial agent in poultry production- Abubakar Isyaku urges in his presentation on AMR Profile of Salmonella Isolates from Chickens in Sokoto, 2019, at #NFELTPX19
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Live from Geneva: Q&A on nutrition with Francesco Branca, @Branca59. #AskWHO…
@Branca59 Tweet your questions on nutrition to our expert, @Branca59. Use hashtag #AskWHO
@Branca59 The right investment in #nutrition could save 3.7 million lives by 2025.
Nutrition is essential for health and well-being at every stage of life
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Hello, I hope you are eating and staying healthy. We discussed about #cashew. Today, we would look at a few health benefits to keep in mind. #nutrition #Nutrition2019 #NutritionPK
1. #cashew are very nutritious and powerhouses of proteins and essential minerals, including copper, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. #Nutrition2019 #nutrition #NutritionPK
2. According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, #cashew also contain vitamin C, B- vitamins, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin), folate, and vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), and vitamin K (phylloquinone). #nutrition #Nutrition2019 #NutritionPK
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Association of vitamin K with cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis…

#nutrition #VitaminK #CVD #CHD
- "Our results suggested that higher dietary phylloquinone and menaquinone intakes were consistently associated with a lower risk of total CHD, and higher dp-ucMGP concentration was associated with a higher risk of all-cause and CVD mortality...
"...In general, these data support potential benefts of vitamin K on the prevention of CVD events and all-cause mortality"
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Food used to be my crutch. I can be quoted saying, "I'll never be skinny again cause I like food too much"....

The truth is my body was addicted to the constant exogenous supply of glucose.

I used to have arthritis in my knee, and if I didn't eat, I got severe....
Hunger pangs and hypoglycemia.

A doctor when I was young told me I had insulin resistance and told me the solution was to keep candy in my pocket.... worsening this condition

I counted calories
I ate sugar laden protein bars
I got energy drinks (cause at least they have ...
Metabolism boosters.... or so I thought)
I took diet pills
I ate sugars and treats in moderation
I went to the gym and did copious amounts of cardio (and one time I did get skinny and keep it off for a few years in the military)
But after I regained, I could not get it back off..
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