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Tomatoes Lower Stroke Risk

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 02:00
If you eat plenty of tomatoes your risk of having a stroke will probably be lower, scientists from the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio revealed in the October 9th issue of Neurology. The authors added that lycopene, an antioxidant in tomatoes, appears to have the stroke-prevention benefits...

The Cancer-Protective Properties Of Milk

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 02:00
Milk consumption has been linked to improved health, with decreased risks of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and colon cancer. A group of scientists in Sweden found that lactoferricin4-14 (Lfcin4-14), a milk protein with known health effects, significantly reduces the growth rate of colon cancer cells over time by prolonging the period of the cell cycle before chromosomes are replicated...

'Quality-By-Design' To Ensure High-Quality Dietary Supplements

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 02:00
If applied to the $5-billion-per-year dietary supplement industry, "quality by design" (QbD) - a mindset that helped revolutionize the manufacture of cars and hundreds of other products - could ease concerns about the safety and integrity of the herbal products used by 80 percent of the world's population. That's the conclusion of an article in ACS' Journal of Natural Products...

Fatty, Sugary Foods May Harm Brain & Encourage Overeating

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 14:00
Diets high in saturated fat and refined sugar lead people on the path to obesity, while also changing their brains, which may provoke overconsumption of those same foods and make losing weight very challenging...

The Nutrition Of HIV-Infected Africans' Improves When Antiretroviral Therapy Starts

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 03:00
Starting HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy reduces food insecurity and improves physical health, thereby contributing to the disruption of a lethal syndemic, UCSF and Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have found in a study focused on sub-Saharan Africa. The study was published this week in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes...

Green Veggies Reduce The Risk Of Oral Cancer

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 13:00
The risk of developing mouth cancer can be reduced by consuming cruciferous vegetables at least once a week, suggests new research published in Annals of Oncology. Prior research has indicated that women who eat plenty of cruciferous vegetables have better breast cancer survival rates, when compared to those who do not...

Both Obesity And Under-Nutrition Affect Long-Term Refugee Populations

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 04:00
Both obesity and under-nutrition are common in women and children from the Western Sahara living in refugee camps in Algeria, highlighting the need to balance both obesity prevention and management with interventions to tackle under-nutrition in this population, according to a study by international researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine...

A Biological Effect Of Aging May Be Slowed By Omega-3 Supplements

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 03:00
Taking enough omega-3 fatty acid supplements to change the balance of oils in the diet could slow a key biological process linked to aging, new research suggests...

Obesity Resulting From High-Fat, High-Sugar Foods May Impair Brain, Fuel Overeating

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 03:00
"Betcha can't eat just one!" For obese people trying to lose weight, the Lays potato chip advertising slogan hits a bit too close to home as it describes the daily battle to resist high calorie foods...

Appropriate Food Assistance Programs Essential To Tackle Both Obesity And Under-Nutrition In Long-Term Refugee Populations

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 03:00
Both obesity and under-nutrition are common in women and children from the Western Sahara living in refugee camps in Algeria, highlighting the need to balance both obesity prevention and management with interventions to tackle under-nutrition in this population, according to a study by international researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine...