Janis Jibrin, MS, RD

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Affiliation:

  • Contributing Editor, Self Magazine

Location:

  • Washington, DC

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A vegan diet might help people with diabetes-related nerve damage shed weight and find some pain relief, a small pilot study suggests.

    Vegan diets are free of all animal products, including eggs and dairy. Instead, people get their protein, fat ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two new therapies to treat irritable bowel syndrome accompanied by diarrhea (IBS-D) in adults have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    IBS, characterized by loose stools and abdominal discomfort, affects 10 percent to 15 perce...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two new drugs for adults with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday.

    "For some people, IBS can be quite disabling, and no one medication works for all patients suffering...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you got married before finishing college, you might have an excuse for any extra pounds. A new study suggests that young adults who wed before graduation are about 50 percent more likely to later become obese than those who waited to tie the knot. ...Full Article

  • Janis Jibrin, MS, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    About 17 percent of children between the ages of 2 and 19 are overweight - nearly double the number from a decade ago. The causes are the same ones their parents face: Too many calories and too little exercise.

    An overweight or obese child has a high likelihood of staying that way through adulthood,...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adhering to a Mediterranean diet may significantly reduce a woman's risk of uterine cancer, a new study suggests.

    "Our research shows the impact a healthy, balanced diet could have on a woman's risk of developing womb [uterine] cancer. This add...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who get a lot of fiber in their diet may be lowering their odds for type 2 diabetes, new research shows.

    "We are not certain why this might be, but potential mechanisms could include feeling physically full for longer, prolonged release ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine & Occupational Environmental Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to noise from traffic, trains and planes may be linked to a burgeoning belly, Swedish researchers report.

    The increased risk of a larger waist rose with the number of sources of noise someone was exposed to at the same time -- from 25 p...Full Article

  • Janis Jibrin, MS, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Fortunately, the bad old days of ultra low fat diets are well behind us, and the healthy range of fat is considered anywhere between 20 percent and 35 percent of total calories.  From your question, I gather you’re more likely to be happy at the upper range – 30-to-35-percent - which is along the...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy & Immunology:

    TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite hints from prior research that soy supplements might help asthma patients breathe easier, a major new study finds the nutrient has no beneficial effect on lung function.

    "This study highlights why it is so impor...Full Article

  • Janis Jibrin, MS, RD - Washington, DC - Nutrition & Dietetics
    People often order salads, thinking they’re making the healthiest choice, but they can be loaded with fat and calories. So loaded, you might as well have ordered a burger and fries!

    I divide salads into two broad categories: side and main. Side salads are just vegetables with a little dressing, serving...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming more omega-3 fatty acids -- found in many types of fish -- may benefit people at risk for Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.

    Researchers looked at 40 mentally healthy adults, aged 65 to 75, who had the gene variant APOE e4, which ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Raw tuna is suspected as the source of a salmonella outbreak that has now sickened 53 people in nine states, according to U.S. health officials.

    No deaths have been reported. But 10 people have been sick enough to be hospitalized, the U.S. Centers ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's not clear whether diet and exercise can prevent muscle loss as people age, a new British review finds.

    People lose 30 percent to 50 percent of their muscle mass between the ages of 40 and 80, according to the study authors. Muscle loss can lea...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Coffee perks millions of Americans up each morning, and a new study finds it might help keep men's sex lives percolating, too.

    The study, from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, found that men who consume more caffeine eac...Full Article