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Extremes In Body Weight Increasing In The Developing World

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 04:00
Obese and overweight people are gaining weight rapidly in low-and middle-income countries while those who are severely undernourished are not experiencing similar weight gains, according to a University of Toronto and Harvard School of Public Health study...

HIV Patients May Benefit From Probiotics

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 03:00
Antiretroviral (ARV) drugs are the first line therapy for patients with HIV; however, ARV-treated, HIV-infected individuals still have a higher mortality rate than uninfected individuals...

Potential Schizophrenia Prevention Through Choline Supplementation During Pregnancy

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 04:00
Choline, an essential nutrient similar to the B vitamin and found in foods such as liver, muscle meats, fish, nuts and eggs, when given as a dietary supplement in the last two trimesters of pregnancy and in early infancy, is showing a lower rate of physiological schizophrenic risk factors in infants 33 days old...

Coffee Drinking Tied To Urinary Incontinence In Men

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 04:00
Men who consume about two cups of coffee a day, or the equivalent amount of caffeine, are significantly more likely to have urinary incontinence or a "leaky bladder" than men who drink less or none at all, according to new research from the US. Senior author Alayne D...

Increase In Uptake Of Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program In 2011

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 03:00
In 2011, 13 percent of all American households relied on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) -- the program formerly known as food stamps - with nearly 6.2 million more American households using the program now than five years ago, according to new research from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire...

Vitamin D Levels In Children Most Likely Determined By Supplements Taken And Consumption Of Cow's Milk

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 04:00
Taking a vitamin D supplement and drinking cow's milk are the two most important factors that determine how much vitamin D is in a child's body, new research has found. Those factors play a bigger role than even skin colour and exposure to the sun, according to Dr. Jonathon Maguire, a researcher and pediatrician at St. Michael's Hospital...

In Seniors Over 75, Diet May Not Impact Certain Health Outcomes

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 04:00
Eating diets high in sugar and fat may not affect the health outcomes of older adults ages 75 and up, suggesting that placing people of such advanced age on overly restrictive diets to treat their excess weight or other conditions may have little benefit, according to researchers at Penn State and Geisinger Healthcare System...

Bacteria Breakthrough For Safer Food

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 04:00
Chicken meat and other foods will be able to be screened for bacteria even faster and more effectively than ever, thanks to breakthrough nanobiotechnology research...

Women Who Regularly Consume Strawberries And Blueberries May Reduce Their Risk For Heart Attack

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 03:00
Eating three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries per week may help women reduce their risk of a heart attack by as much as one-third, researchers reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association...

Nations That Consume A Lot Of Milk....Also Win A Lot Of Nobel Prizes

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 03:00
Milk is a good brain food, but it could just reflect a strong educational system Nations that consume a lot of milk and milk products also tend to have a lot of Nobel laureates among their populations, suggest the authors of a letter, published in Practical Neurology...

How Quitting Sugar Impacts On Body Weight

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 03:00
Decreasing sugar consumption has a small but meaningful impact on body weight in adults. The finding, published online in the BMJ, established that although the impact is somewhat small (an average of 0...

Blueberries And Strawberries May Reduce Women's Risk Of Heart Attack

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:00
A new US study suggests women could cut their risk of heart attack by as much as one-third by eating three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries per week, the likely reason being because these foods are high in a class of dietary flavonoids known as anthocyanins...

Coca-Cola Admits Sugary Drinks Make You Put On Weight

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:00
Coca-Cola, the most powerful and well known soft drinks company in the world, is claiming to publicly address the link between sugary drinks and obesity with a global advertising campaign which has started in the USA. This is quite a change from the promotion of its soft drinks as a route to happiness...

Fast Food Linked To Asthma And Eczema In Kids

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 03:00
Kids who eat fast food three or more times a week are likely to have more severe allergic asthma, rhinitis (hay fever), and eczema. The finding came from new international research and was published in the journal Thorax. Similarly, a previous study demonstrated that the benefits of breastfeeding in preventing asthma are cancelled out by eating fast food once or twice a week...

Childhood Weight May Be Influenced By Limiting Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Levels During Pregnancy

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 03:00
Southampton researchers have demonstrated that mothers who have higher levels of n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), which are found in cooking oils and nuts, during pregnancy have fatter children...

New Standard Needed To Help Consumers, Organizations Choose Foods Rich In Whole Grains

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 03:00
Current standards for classifying foods as "whole grain" are inconsistent and, in some cases, misleading, according to a new study by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. One of the most widely used industry standards, the Whole Grain Stamp, actually identified grain products that were higher in both sugars and calories than products without the Stamp...

New Study Highlights Effectiveness Of Healthy Lifestyle Text Messages For Teens

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 04:00
R U eating healthy 2day? According to the Nielsen consumer research group, teens receive an average of 3,417 text messages per month (that's 114 texts per day!). Couple this with CDC's report that high school students' consumption of fruit and vegetables is, on average, 1...

Prostate Cancer Progression May Be Prevented By A High Fiber Diet

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 04:00
A high-fiber diet may have the clinical potential to control the progression of prostate cancer in patients diagnosed in early stages of the disease. The rate of prostate cancer occurrence in Asian cultures is similar to the rate in Western cultures, but in the West, prostate cancer tends to progress, whereas in Asian cultures it does not...

A Rich Source Of Healthful Antioxidants Discovered In Used Coffee Grounds

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 03:00
To plant food, insect repellant and other homespun uses for spent coffee grounds, scientists are adding an application that could make the gunk left over from brewing coffee a valuable resource for production of dietary supplements. Their new report in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry concludes that used coffee grounds are a rich source of healthful antioxidant substances...

Improving The Appeal Of Whole Wheat Bread

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 03:00
The key to giving whole wheat bread a more appetizing aroma and taste may lie in controlling the amounts of a single chemical compound that appears in the bread, which nutritionists regard as more healthful than its refined white counterpart...