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Steroid hormone to fight age-related diseases

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Photo: Caenorhabditis elegans [12/09/2014] Through the study of the roundworm, Caenorhabditis elegans, the team led by Hugo Aguilaniu has discovered a hormone that enhances longevity and reduces fertility, thus reproducing the effects of an extreme diet. Steroid hormone to fight age-related diseases - Read more

Eating disorders increases risk of autoimmune diseases

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Photo: Measuring tape around the belly [27/08/2014] Finnish researchers have observed an association between eating disorders and several autoimmune diseases with different genetic backgrounds. These findings support the link between immune-mediated mechanisms and development of eating disorders.Eating disorders increases risk of autoimmune diseases - Read more

Insulin offers new hope for the treatment of acute pancreatitis

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Photo: Woman using an isulin pen [21/08/2014] Scientists from The University of Manchester have discovered that insulin can protect the cells of the pancreas from acute pancreatitis – a disease for which there is currently no treatment. Insulin offers new hope for the treatment of acute pancreatitis - Read more

Strategy proposed for preventing diseases of aging

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Photo: Older couple cycling [25/07/2014] Medicine focuses almost entirely on fighting chronic diseases in a piecemeal fashion as symptoms develop. Instead, more efforts should be directed to promoting interventions that have the potential to prevent multiple chronic diseases and extend healthy lifespans.Strategy proposed for preventing diseases of aging - Read more

Preventing foodborne illness, naturally - with cinnamon

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Photo: Vials of yellow cinnamon oil [23/07/2014] Seeking ways to prevent some of the most serious foodborne illnesses caused by pathogenic bacteria, two Washington State University scientists have found promise in an ancient but common cooking spice: cinnamon.Preventing foodborne illness, naturally - with cinnamon - Read more

Study maps EU school food policies for the first time

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Photo: School children eating lunch together [17/07/2014] As part of the European Commission's efforts to help reduce childhood obesity, the Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), has published the first comprehensive report on school food policies in Europe.Study maps EU school food policies for the first time - Read more

Regular nutrition screenings in geriatric health assessment

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Photo: Older man eating a pear [08/07/2014] As older adults typically have one or more chronic health conditions that can affect dietary intake, malnutrition has been identified as a serious problem. This has given rise to the recommendation that nutrition screenings be a mandatory part of the comprehensive geriatric analysis (CGA).Regular nutrition screenings in geriatric health assessment - Read more

Mediterranean diet: children less likely to be overweight

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Photo: Mediterranean fish dish [25/06/2014] A study of eight European countries shows that children consuming a diet more in line with the rules of the Mediterranean one are 15% less likely to be overweight or obese than those children who do not.Mediterranean diet: children less likely to be overweight - Read more

Fecal transplants restore healthy bacteria and gut functions

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Graphic: Bowel [18/06/2014] Fecal microbiota transplantation --- the process of delivering stool bacteria from a healthy donor to a patient suffering from intestinal infection with the bacterium Clostridium difficile --- works by restoring healthy bacteria and functioning to the recipient's gut, according to a study published this week.Fecal transplants restore healthy bacteria and gut functions - Read more

Health at the workplace - also in old age

Health at the workplace - also in old age Burnout syndrome, nutritional disturbances, depression – job-related stress is becoming an increasingly frequent cause of long absences from work. Many employers are aware of this, and actively contribute in promoting the health of their employees. The City of Cologne, Germany, also noticed that it needs to promote the health of its employees. Health at the workplace - also in old age - Read more

Caffeine affects boys and girls differently after puberty

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Photo: Different cups of coffee [16/06/2014] Caffeine intake by children and adolescents has been rising for decades, due in large part to the popularity of caffeinated sodas and energy drinks, which now are marketed to children as young as four. Despite this, there is little research on the effects of caffeine on young people. Caffeine affects boys and girls differently after puberty - Read more

Recreational soccer can treat type 2 diabetes patients

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Photo: Older men playing soccer [16/06/2014] Studies show that 24 weeks of twice-weekly recreational soccer training sessions lower blood pressure and improves heart function in men with high blood pressure and men with type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, men with type 2 diabetes lost 12 percent of their abdominal fat and reduced their blood sugar 20 percent more than inactive control subjects.Recreational soccer can treat type 2 diabetes patients - Read more

Infant nutrition and development of type 1 diabetes

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Photo: A man feeding an infant with a bottle [13/06/2014] Splitting the cow’s milk proteins in a formula does not prevent the start-up of the disease process of type 1 diabetes in predisposed children, shows a large international study. However, these results do not exclude the possibility that the early dietary modification may affect the latter phase in the disease process and so prevent the actual illness.Infant nutrition and development of type 1 diabetes - Read more

How to make statewide health campaigns more effective

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Photo: Scales with a stethoscope [12/06/2014] Researchers from The Miriam Hospital have found that adding evidence-based weight loss strategies to a statewide wellness campaign improves weight loss outcomes among participants.How to make statewide health campaigns more effective - Read more

Appeal of well-being applications often short-lived

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Photo: Smartphone and three small meals [10/06/2014] According to a doctoral thesis by Kirsikka Kaipainen from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, online and mobile applications for stress management and healthy eating reach a large number of users but their appeal tends to be short-lived.Appeal of well-being applications often short-lived - Read more

Saturated fat intake may influence a person's expression of genetic obesity risk

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Photo: Butter [05/06/2014] Limiting saturated fat could help people whose genetic make-up increases their chance of being obese. Saturated fat intake may influence a person's expression of genetic obesity risk - Read more

Leptin influences brain cells that control appetite

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Photo: Hamburger and french fries [03/06/2014] Twenty years after the hormone leptin was found to regulate metabolism, appetite, and weight through brain cells called neurons, Yale School of Medicine researchers have found that the hormone also acts on other types of cells to control appetite.Leptin influences brain cells that control appetite - Read more

Fighting cancer with dietary changes

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Photo: Woman eating a salad [30/05/2014] Calorie restriction, a kind of dieting in which food intake is decreased by a certain percentage, has been touted as way to help people live longer. New research suggests that there may be other benefits, including improving outcomes for breast cancer in women. Fighting cancer with dietary changes - Read more

Protein sharpens salmonella needle for attack

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Photo: Picture of tissue infected by salmonella [21/05/2014] A tiny nanoscale syringe is Salmonella’s weapon. Using this, the pathogen injects its molecular agents into the host cells and manipulates them to its own advantage.Protein sharpens salmonella needle for attack - Read more

Especially for Smokers: Early Menopause Ups Heart Failure Risk

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Photo: Sign reading Menopause [14/05/2014] Women who go through menopause early—at ages 40 to 45—have a higher rate of heart failure, according to a new study published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). Smoking, current or past, raises the rate even more. Especially for Smokers: Early Menopause Ups Heart Failure Risk - Read more

Study: Low-fat Diet Helps Fatigue in People with MS

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Photo: Basket with fruits [09/05/2014] People with multiple sclerosis (MS) who for one year followed a plant-based diet very low in saturated fat had much less MS-related fatigue at the end of that year — and significantly less fatigue than a control group of people with MS who didn't follow the diet, according to an Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) study.Study: Low-fat Diet Helps Fatigue in People with MS - Read more

Nutrition: Iron Consumption Can Increase Risk for Heart Disease

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Photo: Red Meat [28/04/2014] A new study from the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington has bolstered the link between red meat consumption and heart disease by finding a strong association between heme iron, found only in meat, and potentially deadly coronary heart disease.Nutrition: Iron Consumption Can Increase Risk for Heart Disease - Read more

Research: Women Who Drink Milk May Delay Knee Osteoarthritis

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Photo: Woman drinking a glass of milk [22/04/2014] New research reports that women who frequently consume fat-free or low-fat milk may delay the progression of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Results show that women who ate cheese saw an increase in knee OA progression. Yogurt did not impact OA progression in men or women.Research: Women Who Drink Milk May Delay Knee Osteoarthritis - Read more

Physicians: Why Vitamin D Deficiency Diagnoses Surged

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Photo: Vitamin D [17/04/2014] New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center suggests that physicians are ordering vitamin D deficiency screening tests for preventive care purposes rather than after patients develop conditions caused by decreased bone density.Physicians: Why Vitamin D Deficiency Diagnoses Surged - Read more

Pregnancy: Women Who Gain too Much Or too Little Weight at Risk for Having an Overweight Child

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Photo: Child with glasses [16/04/2014] Gaining both too much or too little weight during pregnancy appears to increase the risk of having an overweight or obese child, according to a Kaiser Permanente study.Pregnancy: Women Who Gain too Much Or too Little Weight at Risk for Having an Overweight Child - Read more

Supplements: Chromium Helpful in Lowering Blood Sugar Levels?

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Photo: Sign for Chromium [10/04/2014] As people approach old age, they generally become less outgoing. New research from the University of Gothenburg shows that this change in personality is amplified among people with impaired hearing. The findings emphasise the importance of acknowledging and treating hearing loss in the elderly population.Supplements: Chromium Helpful in Lowering Blood Sugar Levels? - Read more

Over a Lifetime: Childhood Obesity Costs $19,000 per Child

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Photo: Overweight parents kiss their child [08/04/2014] Childhood obesity comes with an estimated price tag of $19,000 per child when comparing lifetime medical costs to those of a normal weight child, according to an analysis led by researchers at the Duke Global Health Institute and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore. Over a Lifetime: Childhood Obesity Costs $19,000 per Child - Read more

Occupational Health: “Employees, who like to contribute their talents, stay healthy”

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[08/04/2014] Dr. Walter Kromm, Master of Public Health, is not just a general practitioner, but also a health advisor for management professionals. During his many years of practical experience, he kept realizing how important employee health is for the health of an entire company.Occupational Health: “Employees, who like to contribute their talents, stay healthy” - Read more

Teenagers: Energy Drinks Linked to Health Risks

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Photo: A can [07/03/2014] The uplifting effects of energy drinks are well advertised, but a new report finds consumption among teenagers may be linked with poor mental health and substance use.Teenagers: Energy Drinks Linked to Health Risks - Read more

Half a Kilo: Strawberries Lower Cholesterol

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Photo: Strawberries [28/02/2014] A team of volunteers ate half a kilo of strawberries a day for a month to see whether it altered their blood parameters in any way. At the end of this unusual treatment, their levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides reduced significantly, according to the analyses conducted by Italian and Spanish scientists.Half a Kilo: Strawberries Lower Cholesterol - Read more

Training: Helping Teachers Promote Healthy Lifestyles

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Photo: Children and teacher eating [14/02/2014] Research by the University of Southampton suggests new teachers could be better trained to help them promote health and lifestyle issues to children in schools.Training: Helping Teachers Promote Healthy Lifestyles - Read more

Brain Development: Pivotal Role of the Stem Cell Environment

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Photo: Stem cells [07/02/2014] Max Planck researchers explain why iodine deficiency during pregnancy may have disastrous consequences. Brain Development: Pivotal Role of the Stem Cell Environment - Read more

Sun: Exposure to UVA Lowers Blood Pressure

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Photo: Sun bath [22/01/2014] Exposing skin to sunlight may help to reduce blood pressure and thus cut the risk of heart attack and stroke.Sun: Exposure to UVA Lowers Blood Pressure - Read more

Nutrition: High-protein Diets Increase Risk of Kidney Disease

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Photo: Soy products [22/01/2014] An experiment by scientists at the University of Granada, Spain, shows a high-protein diet increases the chance of developing kidney stones and other renal diseases in rats.Nutrition: High-protein Diets Increase Risk of Kidney Disease - Read more

Nutrition: Certain Ingredients Could Guard Against Diabetes

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Photo: Berry-chocolate cake and tea [21/01/2014] Eating high levels of flavonoids including anthocyanins and other compounds (found in berries, tea, and chocolate) could offer protection from type 2 diabetes - according to research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and King's College London.Nutrition: Certain Ingredients Could Guard Against Diabetes - Read more

Nutrition: Choice Architecture of Healthy Food

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Photo: Food Label [08/01/2014] The use of color-coded "traffic light" food labels and changes in the way popular items are displayed appear to have produced a long-term increase in the choice of more healthful food items among customers in a large hospital cafeteria.Nutrition: Choice Architecture of Healthy Food - Read more

Nutrition: Dietary Fibers Protect Against Asthma

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Photo: Fruit and vegetables [07/01/2014] The Western diet probably has more to do with the asthma epidemic than has been assumed so far because developing asthma is related to the amount of fruit and vegetables consumed.Nutrition: Dietary Fibers Protect Against Asthma - Read more

Antibiotics: Resistant Typhoid Likely to Spread

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Photo: Water samples [11/12/2013] Restricting the use of antibiotics is unlikely to stop the spread of drug resistance in typhoid fever, according to a study funded by the Wellcome Trust.Antibiotics: Resistant Typhoid Likely to Spread - Read more

Nutrition: Dietary Supplement Use among Older Persons

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Photo: Nutrition [09/12/2013] Many older people are ingesting too much magnesium and vitamin E in the form of dietary supplements. This was discovered by scientists of the Helmholtz Zentrum München in a population-based study.Nutrition: Dietary Supplement Use among Older Persons - Read more

Public Health: Treatment Target Found for Waterborne Pathogen

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Photo: Tab water [27/11/2013] In the developing world, Cryptosporidium parvum has long been the scourge of freshwater. A decade ago, it announced its presence in the United States, infecting over 400,000 people – the largest waterborne-disease outbreak in the country’s history.Public Health: Treatment Target Found for Waterborne Pathogen - Read more

Laboratory: Coumarins Show Potency against Inflammations

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Photo: Cinnamon [26/11/2013] New methods for the laboratory-scale synthesis of coumarin-based drugs were developed in a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland.Laboratory: Coumarins Show Potency against Inflammations - Read more

Type 2 Diabetes: Optimal Care with Obesity

Photo: Prof. Schepp Diabetes mellitus type 2 is among the so-called “lifestyle“ diseases. According to the World Health Organization WHO, 347 million people worldwide are living with diabetes. Ninety percent of them have type 2 diabetes.Type 2 Diabetes: Optimal Care with Obesity - Read more

Colon Cancer: Microbes in the Gut Help Determine Risk of Tumors

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Photo: Mice [05/11/2013] Transferring the gut microbes from a mouse with colon tumors to germ-free mice makes those mice prone to getting tumors as well. The work has implications for human health because it indicates the risk of colorectal cancer may well have a microbial component.Colon Cancer: Microbes in the Gut Help Determine Risk of Tumors - Read more

Childhood Obesity: Kids need more Sleep

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Photo: Kid sleeping on grass [04/11/2013] It seems everyone is looking for a culprit when it comes to childhood obesity: fast food, sugary drinks, super-sized everything. But it turns out part of the blame may lie with the simple matter of turning out the lights and rolling into bed. Childhood Obesity: Kids need more Sleep - Read more

Study: Preventive Effect of Plant Sterols in Alzheimer’s Disease

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Foto: Fruit Basket [25/10/2013] It’s no secret that many of the phytochemicals in fruit and vegetables have a positive effect on our health. For instance, plant sterols (also known as phytosterols) help to lower cholesterol levels. According to a new study by researchers at Saarland University, they also appear to prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Study: Preventive Effect of Plant Sterols in Alzheimer’s Disease - Read more

New Potential: Nutrient-rich Prairie Fruits

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Photo: Fruits [10/10/2013] Researchers working at the University of Saskatchewan have discovered new potential in prairie fruits, in particular, buffaloberry, chokecherry and sea buckthorn, according to a new study published today in the Canadian Journal of Plant Science. New Potential: Nutrient-rich Prairie Fruits - Read more

Age: Weight Change Is More Important Than Starting Point

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Photo: Weighing [20/09/2013] Some overweight older adults do not need to lose weight to extend their lives, but they could risk an earlier death if they pack on more pounds. People who are slightly overweight in their 50s but keep their weight relatively stable are the most likely to survive over the next 16 years.Age: Weight Change Is More Important Than Starting Point - Read more

Bones: One-third of Populations Have Low Levels of Vitamin D

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Photo: Bones [10/09/2013] A new systematic review is one of the first to focus on patterns of vitamin D status worldwide and in key population subgroups, using continuous values for 25(OH)D to improve comparisons.Bones: One-third of Populations Have Low Levels of Vitamin D - Read more

Digestion: New Form of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Photo: Belly [09/09/2013] UCLA researchers have described a new form of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) that occurs after an acute bout of diverticulitis, a finding that may help lead to better management of symptoms and relief for patients.Digestion: New Form of Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Read more

Finances: Chronic Illness and Food Insecurity

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Photo: Salad [02/09/2013] Research findings provide direct evidence that people with chronic diseases are more likely to be food insecure - that is suffering from inadequate, insecure access to food as a result of financial constraints.Finances: Chronic Illness and Food Insecurity - Read more

Nutrition: Fighting Obesity with Apps and Websites

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Photo: Doughnut [21/08/2013] A new Duke University study suggests that restaurants could expand and improve calorie listings on their websites and mobile apps to help prevent obesity. Customers could come better prepared to order a healthier menu item.Nutrition: Fighting Obesity with Apps and Websites - Read more

Nutrition: Children Born Small Should Get Moving

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Photo: Baby [09/08/2013] Female mice who were growth restricted in the womb were born at a lower birth weight, but were less active and prone to obesity as adults, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital in a report.Nutrition: Children Born Small Should Get Moving - Read more

Vaccination: Combating Food Allergies with Viruses

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Photo: Intestinal Mucosa [01/08/2013] Researchers of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut have succeeded in preventing food allergy against chicken protein using a modified vaccine virus.Vaccination: Combating Food Allergies with Viruses - Read more

Colon Cancer: Soy Peptide May Reduce Metastasis

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Photo: Soy products [10/07/2013] After learning that injection of the soy peptide lunasin dramatically reduced colon cancer metastasis in mice, researchers were eager to see how lunasin as part of a daily diet would affect metastasis.Colon Cancer: Soy Peptide May Reduce Metastasis - Read more

Dietary Supplements: Improving Doctor-patient Communication

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Photo: Supplements [04/07/2013] Dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals or herbs carry risks, including potentially adverse interactions with prescription drugs, and some people may even use them in place of conventional medications. Primary care physicians should communicate pros and cons to patients.Dietary Supplements: Improving Doctor-patient Communication - Read more

Mobility: Handicapped More Likely to Be Obese

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Photo: Belly and crutch [01/07/2013] Adults with a disability are more likely to be obese or extremely obese than those without a disability according to a study led by researchers at The University of Texas School of Public Health (UTHealth).Mobility: Handicapped More Likely to Be Obese - Read more

Salmonella: Bacteria Battle in the Gut

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Photo: Salmonella infection [28/06/2013] A new study that examined food poisoning infection in mice revealed harmful bacteria, such as a common type of Salmonella, takes over beneficial bacteria within the gut amid previously unseen changes to the gut environment. Salmonella: Bacteria Battle in the Gut - Read more

Vitamin D: Highest in August, Lowest in February

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Photo: Sun bath [26/06/2013] Researchers from the University of California in Irvine and Mayo Clinic have found that vitamin D levels in the U.S. population peak in August and bottom out in February.Vitamin D: Highest in August, Lowest in February - Read more

Cola and Honey: Exploring Food Riddles in Rhythm Disturbances

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Photo: Rhododendron and a bee [25/06/2013] Drinking excessive amounts of cola and eating honey made from the pollen of Rhododendrons can cause unusual syncope (fainting) and symptoms of arrhythmia, report two case studies.Cola and Honey: Exploring Food Riddles in Rhythm Disturbances - Read more

Smart Phones: App to Help Weight Loss Developed

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Photo: Smart phone and breakfast [14/05/2013] Researchers at the University of Liverpool have developed a smart phone app that helps users lose weight by carefully recording their food consumption.Smart Phones: App to Help Weight Loss Developed - Read more

Cells: Conversion from Bad Fat to Good Fat

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Photo: Fat cells [29/04/2013] Scientists from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich have shown for the first time that brown and white fat cells in a living organism can be converted from one cell type to the other.Cells: Conversion from Bad Fat to Good Fat - Read more

Children: Household Income Affects Diabetes Control

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Photo: Cookies [10/04/2013] Researchers at the University of Montreal have found that the glycated hemoglobin levels of children with type 1-diabetes are correlated linearly and negatively with household income.Children: Household Income Affects Diabetes Control - Read more

Diabetes: Higher Mercury Levels May Increase Risk

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Photo: Salmon [08/04/2013] A new study found that higher levels of mercury exposure in young adults increased their risks for type 2 diabetes later in life by 65 percent. The study is the first to establish the link between mercury and diabetes in humans.Diabetes: Higher Mercury Levels May Increase Risk - Read more

Nutrition: Link Between Heart Disease and Red Meat

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Photo: Red meat [08/04/2013] A compound abundant in red meat and added as a supplement to popular energy drinks has been found to promote atherosclerosis – or the hardening or clogging of the arteries – according to Cleveland Clinic research.Nutrition: Link Between Heart Disease and Red Meat - Read more

Losing Weight: Money Talks

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Photo: Money and bread [14/03/2013] Weight loss study participants who received financial incentives were more likely to stick with a weight loss program and lost more weight than study participants who received no incentives, according to Mayo Clinic research.Losing Weight: Money Talks - Read more

Patients: Weight Gain After a Knee Replacement Surgery

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Photo: Knees [16/01/2013] Patients who undergo knee replacement surgery may be at risk of gaining more weight than their peers who have not had the surgery, according to a five-year study led by a Virginia Commonwealth University professor.Patients: Weight Gain After a Knee Replacement Surgery - Read more

Health: Italian Immigrants Live Longer

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Photo: Italian food [08/01/2013] Immigrants from Italy live longer than members of their host country. However, the risk of mortality is considerably higher for their offspring than their Swiss counterparts. More exposed to the influences of the host country, the second generation detaches itself from the healthy southern, as a study conducted by the University of Zurich’s Institute of Social and Preventative Medicine reveals.Health: Italian Immigrants Live Longer - Read more

MEDICA 2012: „We are very pleased with the fair. We had lots of visitors at our stand every day”

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[22/11/2012] CompuGroup Medical is one of the biggest exhibitors on MEDICA from the field of medical IT. In this year again, they have presented their products and solutions at a shared stand in hall 15. In the concluding interview from the last fair day, Volker Hess, Head of Marketing & Communications CER of CompuGroup Medical, told MEDICA.de that he is very pleased with the way the trade fair has gone.MEDICA 2012: „We are very pleased with the fair. We had lots of visitors at our stand every day” - Read more

Children: Daycare Linked with Overweight

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Photo: Children [20/11/2012] Young children who attend daycare on a regular basis are 50 percent more likely to be overweight compared to those who stayed at home with their parents, according to a study by researchers at the University of Montreal. Children: Daycare Linked with Overweight - Read more

Obesity: Epidemic Threatens Health of All Social Groups

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Photo: Obese woman [16/11/2012] A new thesis shows that obesity is increasing across all social groups and that we need to look at factors other than socioeconomic status to understand and solve one of the major public health concerns of the Western world.Obesity: Epidemic Threatens Health of All Social Groups - Read more

Nutrition: Limiting Carbs Reduces Risk for Diabetes

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Photo: Fastfood [15/11/2012] An experimental diet with carbohydrates eaten mostly at dinner could benefit people suffering from severe and morbid obesity, according to new research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.Nutrition: Limiting Carbs Reduces Risk for Diabetes - Read more

Korean Men: Increased Risk for Death from Cancer

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Photo: Korean man [07/11/2012] Measuring blood levels of high-sensitive C-reactive protein, an important marker of inflammation, in apparently cancer-free men could potentially help identify those at increased risk for death from cancer, in particular lung cancer, according to a research.Korean Men: Increased Risk for Death from Cancer - Read more

Vitamin D: Insufficiency Associated with Higher Mortality

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[04/10/2012] While a new study shows that vitamin D insufficiency is more common in African American than in Caucasians, researchers also associate a low vitamin D level with higher all-cause mortality in older adults. This underscores the importance of vitamin D to overall health.Vitamin D: Insufficiency Associated with Higher Mortality - Read more

USA: Pacific Islanders Have High Obesity and Smoking Rates

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[25/09/2012] In the first study to detail the health of Pacific Islanders living in the United States, University of Michigan researchers have found alarmingly high rates of obesity and smoking.USA: Pacific Islanders Have High Obesity and Smoking Rates - Read more

Fasting: “People take a reserved stance towards naturopathic procedures"

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[24/09/2012] When people talk about fasting, they often mean caloric restriction in terms of a dietary regimen. Yet medically supervised fasting is so much more than this. Fasting has a positive effect on the human body in many different ways and could provide new perspectives for chronically sick people in the future. What mechanisms are behind all this – what is psychology and what is scientifically proven?Fasting: “People take a reserved stance towards naturopathic procedures" - Read more

Tracing the Causes: Vitamin B12 Deficiency

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[29/08/2012] Vitamin B12 is vital. In collaboration with colleagues from Canada, Germany and the United States, researchers from Zurich’s University Children’s Hospital and the University of Zurich have succeeded in decoding a novel cause of hereditary vitamin B12 deficiency. Tracing the Causes: Vitamin B12 Deficiency - Read more

Nutrition: Improved Sperm DNA Quality in Older Men

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[28/08/2012] A new study led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found that a healthy intake of micronutrients is strongly associated with improved sperm DNA quality in older men. In younger men, however, a higher intake of micronutrients did not improve their sperm DNA.Nutrition: Improved Sperm DNA Quality in Older Men - Read more

Nutrition: Color-coded Labels Improve Healthy Food Choices

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[08/08/2012] A program designed to encourage more healthful food choices through simple color-coded labels and the positioning of items in display cases was equally successful across all categories of employees at a large hospital cafeteria.Nutrition: Color-coded Labels Improve Healthy Food Choices - Read more

Intestinal Diseases: How Malnutrition Leads to Inflamed Intestines

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[26/07/2012] Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology in Vienna, Austria, have uncovered how malnutrition, affecting millions of people, leads to diarrhoea, inflamed intestines and immune system disorders.Intestinal Diseases: How Malnutrition Leads to Inflamed Intestines - Read more

Switzerland: Recommendations of Federal Office of Public Health Reinforced

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[06/07/2012] Several clinical trials have looked at whether the number of hip fractures and the horrendous costs associated with them can be reduced by administering prophylactic vitamin D. The results have been inconsistent. Researchers working with Heike Bischoff-Ferrari from the Centre on Ageing and Mobility at Zurich University have now produced a new overview of the data. Switzerland: Recommendations of Federal Office of Public Health Reinforced - Read more

Nutrition: How Fat Regulates Cholesterol Absorption

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[28/06/2012] James Walters and his colleagues at the Carnegie Institution for Science are using zebrafish to better understand the cellular mechanisms of cholesterol processing and have discovered a surprising link between dietary fat and cholesterol absorption.Nutrition: How Fat Regulates Cholesterol Absorption - Read more

Sleeping Under 6 Hours: Risk of Stroke for Normal-weight Adults

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[12/06/2012] Habitually sleeping less than six hours a night significantly increases the risk of stroke symptoms among middle-age to older adults who are of normal weight and at low risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a study of 5,666 people followed for up to three years.Sleeping Under 6 Hours: Risk of Stroke for Normal-weight Adults - Read more

Urban Centers: City Kids Have More Food Allergies

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[11/06/2012] Children living in urban centres have a much higher prevalence of food allergies than those living in rural areas, according to a new study, which is the first to map children's food allergies by geographical location in the United States.Urban Centers: City Kids Have More Food Allergies - Read more

Mobile Technology: Improving Diet and Physical Activity Behaviour

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[29/05/2012] A new study, supported in part by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health, suggests that a combination of mobile technology and remote coaching holds promise in encouraging healthier eating and physical activity behaviour in adults. The study focused on the best way to change multiple health behaviours.Mobile Technology: Improving Diet and Physical Activity Behaviour - Read more

Low Vitamin D: Diet Increases Stroke Risk

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[25/05/2012] Japanese-American men who did not eat foods rich in vitamin D had a higher risk of stroke later in life, according to results of a 34-year study of the University of Hawaii in Honolulu.Low Vitamin D: Diet Increases Stroke Risk - Read more

Cancer: Dietary Supplements Increase Risk

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[18/05/2012] Beta-carotene, selenium and folic acid – taken up to three times their recommended daily allowance, these supplements are probably harmless. But taken at much higher levels as some supplement manufacturers suggest, these three supplements have now been proven to increase the risk of developing a host of cancers.Cancer: Dietary Supplements Increase Risk - Read more

World Hypertension Day

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[16/05/2012] May the 17th 2012 was World Hypertension Day. Every year the World Hypertension League calls for this special campaign day in order to raise public awareness for hypertension and its health consequences.World Hypertension Day - Read more

COPD: Comorbidities Increase Risk of Mortality

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[04/05/2012] Comorbidities are common among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and a number of these comorbidities are independently associated with an increased mortality risk, according to a new study.COPD: Comorbidities Increase Risk of Mortality - Read more

Hidden Cost: Breastfeeding is not free

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[27/04/2012] Paediatricians often encourage new mothers to breastfeed their babies for at least the first six months of their infants' lives. Many breastfeeding proponents argue that breastfeeding has financial advantages over formula-feeding — breastfeeding is free, they say. But, according to a new study, it is patently untrue.Hidden Cost: Breastfeeding is not free - Read more

Babies: Caloric Moderation Can Reverse Low Birth Weight and Obesity

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[04/04/2012] Babies who are born small have a tendency to put on weight during childhood and adolescence if allowed free access to calories. However, a new animal model study at University of California Los Angeles found when small babies were placed on a diet of moderately regulated calories during infancy, the propensity of becoming obese decreased.Babies: Caloric Moderation Can Reverse Low Birth Weight and Obesity - Read more

Brain and Body: Loss of Appetite Deciphered in Brain Cell Circuit

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[16/03/2012] The meal is pushed way, untouched. Loss of appetite can be a fleeting queasiness or continue to the point of emaciation. While it's felt in the gut, more is going on inside the head. New findings are emerging about brain and body messaging pathways that lead to loss of appetite, and the systems in place to avoid starvation.Brain and Body: Loss of Appetite Deciphered in Brain Cell Circuit - Read more

Obesity and Liver Disease: Faulty Fat Sensor Implicated

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[21/02/2012] Defects in a protein that functions as a dietary fat sensor may be a cause of obesity and liver disease, according to a study led by researchers at Imperial College London. The findings highlight a promising target for new drugs to treat obesity and metabolic disorders.Obesity and Liver Disease: Faulty Fat Sensor Implicated - Read more

Electrified: Electrodes detect malnutrition

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[01/02/2012] In the past two years the number of malnourished elderly persons in hospitals has increased by more than 50 percent – this was the result of an analysis of current data. Four small electrodes could now contribute to diagnosing malnutrition much faster.Electrified: Electrodes detect malnutrition - Read more

Adolescents: High Fructose Consumption May Put at Cardiovascular Risk

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[26/01/2012] Evidence of cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk is present in the blood of adolescents who consume a lot of fructose, a scenario that worsens in the face of excess belly fat, researchers of Georgia Health Sciences University report.Adolescents: High Fructose Consumption May Put at Cardiovascular Risk - Read more

Overweight Adults: Diet Rich in Slowly Digested Carbs Reduces Markers of Inflammation

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[13/01/2012] Among overweight and obese adults, a diet rich in slowly digested carbohydrates, such as whole grains, legumes and other high-fibre foods, significantly reduces markers of inflammation associated with chronic disease, according to a new study by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre.Overweight Adults: Diet Rich in Slowly Digested Carbs Reduces Markers of Inflammation - Read more

Metabolism: New Gene that Regulates Body Weight

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[05/01/2012] Abraham Kovoor of the University of Rhode Island's College of Pharmacy was studying a brain protein, called RGS9 2, that he had previously related to the involuntary, random and repetitive body movements that are side effects of drugs used to treat Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia.Metabolism: New Gene that Regulates Body Weight - Read more

Anorexia Therapy: Allowing yourself to enjoy food again

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[02/01/2012] There is no drug to treat anorexia nervosa. This complex mental illness that goes along with severe physical impairments requires intense therapy that has one final goal in mind: the affected person is supposed to relearn healthy eating patterns to avoid becoming dangerously underweight. Anorexia Therapy: Allowing yourself to enjoy food again - Read more

Food Intolerance: “Whether it’s lactose, fructose, gluten or histamine – you always have to see for yourself what you can tolerate“

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[02/01/2012] Never before were our choices of foods so abundant. And never before have we reacted so sensitively to the different ingredients in our food. Oftentimes the resulting diagnosis is food intolerance.Food Intolerance: “Whether it’s lactose, fructose, gluten or histamine – you always have to see for yourself what you can tolerate“ - Read more

Emotional Relationship: Study Links Quality of Mother-toddler Relationship to Teen Obesity

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[27/12/2011] The quality of the emotional relationship between a mother and her young child could affect the potential for that child to be obese during adolescence, a new study by Ohio State University suggests.Emotional Relationship: Study Links Quality of Mother-toddler Relationship to Teen Obesity - Read more

Vegetables and Fish: Mediterranean Diet Gives Longer Life

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[21/12/2011] A Mediterranean diet with large amounts of vegetables and fish gives a longer life. This is the unanimous result of four studies to be published by the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg. Vegetables and Fish: Mediterranean Diet Gives Longer Life - Read more

Children: New Approach to Management of Overeating

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[09/12/2011] Current methods to treat overeating in youth focus on therapies that restrict what kids may eat, requiring them to track their food intake and engage in intensive exercise. But for most children, such behavioural therapy techniques do not work long term, according to Doctor Kerri Boutelle from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.Children: New Approach to Management of Overeating - Read more

Body Weight: Diet May Be Risk Factors for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

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[25/10/2011] Body weight in young adulthood and diet appeared to be associated with the risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. "The causes of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) are poorly understood, and unfortunately, we do not know very much about specific ways to prevent or lower the risk for this disease," said Doctor Kimberly Bertrand of the Harvard School of Public Health.Body Weight: Diet May Be Risk Factors for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma - Read more

Women: Not Enough Vitamin D During the Menopause

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[24/10/2011] A healthy diet is especially important during the menopause – a period in which the risk of suffering from health problems increases. Various studies analyse the diet of peri- and postmenopausal women in Spain alongside the troubles that come with this transition. The results show that all of those groups studied have a deficient intake of vitamin D.Women: Not Enough Vitamin D During the Menopause - Read more

Health Prevention: “It is an investment in our economic development“

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[22/09/2011] Prevention is the best medicine, according to the proverb. To internalise this wisdom into as many people as possible is the most important goal of the health prevention. With a view to rising illnesses such as diabetes, mental disorders or adiposity, it is becoming more and more important. Health Prevention: “It is an investment in our economic development“ - Read more

Low-fat Yogurt: Intake When Pregnant may Lead to Child Asthma and Hay Fever

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[19/09/2011] Eating low-fat yoghurt whilst pregnant can increase the risk of your child developing asthma and allergic rhinitis (hay fever), according to recent findings.Low-fat Yogurt: Intake When Pregnant may Lead to Child Asthma and Hay Fever - Read more

Radiation Sickness: "There is no specific treatment"

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[08/09/2011] Many years ago in Chernobyl, now Fukushima (Japan) - when it comes to nuclear accidents, human lives are in danger. Not only in the moment of the accident, but for many years later. Because the disease-causing rays have a life-long effect on our health and can be the cause of cancer even in the following generation.Radiation Sickness: "There is no specific treatment" - Read more

It's Official: Chocolate Linked to Heart Health

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[30/08/2011] High levels of chocolate consumption might be associated with a one-third reduction in the risk of developing heart disease, finds a study published on bmj.com. It's Official: Chocolate Linked to Heart Health - Read more

Like in Real Estates: In Cell Culture, the Neighbourhood Matters

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[30/08/2011] Ever since scientists first began growing human cells in lab dishes, they have focused on improving the chemical soup that feeds the cells and helps regulate their growth. But surfaces also matter, says Laura Kiessling, a professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Like in Real Estates: In Cell Culture, the Neighbourhood Matters - Read more

Treatment: Vitamin C Dissolves Toxic Protein Aggregates in Alzheimer's Disease

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[19/08/2011] Researchers at Lund University have discovered a new function for vitamin C. Treatment with vitamin C can dissolve the toxic protein aggregates that build up in the brain in Alzheimer's disease. Treatment: Vitamin C Dissolves Toxic Protein Aggregates in Alzheimer's Disease - Read more

Discovery: Natural Food Preservative That Kills Food-Borne Bacteria

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[09/08/2011] University of Minnesota researchers have discovered and received a patent for a naturally occurring lantibiotic — a peptide produced by a harmless bacteria — that could be added to food to kill harmful bacteria like salmonella, E. coli and listeria.Discovery: Natural Food Preservative That Kills Food-Borne Bacteria - Read more

The Fight Against Cancer: “In 30 countries of the world there is no equipment at all for treatment“

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[01/08/2011] Whether it’s India, Japan or France – Cancer doesn’t care about country borders. According to the World Health Organization, until 2030 the annual death toll will be 17 million. This means the number would more than double. Increasing tobacco consumption in developing nations plays a primary role in this case.The Fight Against Cancer: “In 30 countries of the world there is no equipment at all for treatment“ - Read more

Too High: Fructose Increases Risk Factors for Heart Disease

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[29/07/2011] A recent study found that adults who consumed high fructose corn syrup for two weeks as 25 percent of their daily calorie requirement had increased blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, which have been shown to be indicators of increased risk for heart disease.Too High: Fructose Increases Risk Factors for Heart Disease - Read more

Baby Nutrition: Breastfeeding May Prevent Asthma

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[22/07/2011] Feeding a baby on only breast milk and for up to six months after birth can reduce their risk of developing asthma-related symptoms in early childhood, according to new research.Baby Nutrition: Breastfeeding May Prevent Asthma - Read more

Probiotic Bacterium: Process to Improve Storage Stability of Probiotics

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[08/07/2011] Process engineers, together with microbiologists from Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM), have now developed a particularly gentle method that allows the use of thus far unutilised probiotics in the future. The outcome is beneficial for both manufacturers and consumers: On the one hand, it is both energy and cost efficient; on the other, it makes probiotics less perishable. Probiotic Bacterium: Process to Improve Storage Stability of Probiotics - Read more

Twin Study: Diet Can Influence Course of Macular Degeneration

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[07/07/2011] Eating a diet high in vitamin D, as well as the nutrients betaine and methionine, might help reduce the risk of macular degeneration, according to new research conducted by Tufts Medical Center scientists. Twin Study: Diet Can Influence Course of Macular Degeneration - Read more

Research: Study Gives Clues to How Obesity Spreads Socially

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[01/07/2011] Obesity is socially contagious, according to research published in the past few years. How it is "caught" from others remains a murky area. But findings from Arizona State University (ASU) researchers shed light on the transmission of obesity among friends and family.Research: Study Gives Clues to How Obesity Spreads Socially - Read more

Nicotine: Appetite Suppression Site Identified in Brain

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[14/06/2011] It is widely known that smoking inhibits appetite, but what is not known, is what triggers this process in the brain. Now researchers have identified the nicotine receptors that influence the anorexigenic signaling pathway, or appetite suppression pathway.Nicotine: Appetite Suppression Site Identified in Brain - Read more

Neuronal Injury: Eating a High-Fat Diet May Rapidly Injure Brain Cells

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[09/06/2011] Obesity among people who eat a high-fat diet may involve injury to neurons, or nerve cells, in a key part of the brain that controls body weight, according to the authors of a new animal study. Neuronal Injury: Eating a High-Fat Diet May Rapidly Injure Brain Cells - Read more

Overweight: Insulin Action in The Brain Can Lead to Obesity

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[08/06/2011] The consumption of fat food causes more insulin to be released by the pancreas. This triggers a signalling cascade in special nerve cells in the brain, in which the enzyme P13-kinase plays an important role. Over the course of several intermediary steps, the insulin inhibits the transmission of nerve impulses in such a way that the feeling of satiety is suppressed and energy expenditure reduced. Overweight: Insulin Action in The Brain Can Lead to Obesity - Read more

New Results: BPA Accumulates More Rapidly Within The Body Than Thought

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[07/06/2011] A new University of Missouri study shows that the exposure to the controversial chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) through diet has been underestimated by previous lab tests. New Results: BPA Accumulates More Rapidly Within The Body Than Thought - Read more

Research: Eating Dirt Can Be Good for the Belly

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[03/06/2011] Most of us never considered eating the mud pies we made as kids, but for many people all over the world, dining on dirt is nothing out of the ordinary. Now an extensive meta-analysis forthcoming in the June helps explain why. Research: Eating Dirt Can Be Good for the Belly - Read more

Gestational Diabetes: Weight Gain Between First and Second Pregnancies Increases Risk

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[01/06/2011] Compared with women whose weight remained stable, body mass index gains between the first and second pregnancy were associated with an increased risk of gestational diabetes mellitus in the second pregnancy. But losing weight between the first and second pregnancies appeared to reduce GDM risk in a second pregnancy, particularly for women who were overweight or obese to begin with.Gestational Diabetes: Weight Gain Between First and Second Pregnancies Increases Risk - Read more

Obesity and Diabetes: 'Master Switch' Gene Discovered

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[16/05/2011] Researchers have found that a gene linked to type 2 diabetes and cholesterol levels is in fact a 'master regulator' gene, which controls the behavior of other genes found within fat in the body.Obesity and Diabetes: 'Master Switch' Gene Discovered - Read more

"Bad" Cholestero: LDL Not as Bad as People Think

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[10/05/2011] The so-called “bad cholesterol”– low-density lipoprotein commonly called LDL – may not be so bad after all, shows a Texas A&M University study that casts new light on the cholesterol debate, particularly among adults who exercise."Bad" Cholestero: LDL Not as Bad as People Think - Read more

Early Nutrition: Long-term Metabolic Impact

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[02/05/2011] Nutrition during the first days or weeks of life may have long-term consequences on health, potentially via a phenomenon known as the metabolic programming effect.Early Nutrition: Long-term Metabolic Impact - Read more

Fish Livers: Beneficial Fatty Acids

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[29/04/2011] The fishing industry usually discards fish livers, but a team of researchers from the University of Almeria (Spain) has confirmed that they are a good source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are beneficial to health. Fish Livers: Beneficial Fatty Acids - Read more

Reports: Limiting Carbs, Not Calories, Reduces Liver Fat Faster

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[18/04/2011] Curbing carbohydrates is more effective than cutting calories for individuals who want to quickly reduce the amount of fat in their liver, report UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers. Reports: Limiting Carbs, Not Calories, Reduces Liver Fat Faster - Read more

Nutrition: Lithium in Drinking Water in Andean Villages

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[06/04/2011] Lithium is an element used in batteries and also for medication, as an established and common treatment for bipolar disorder. Swedish researchers have now found that women in four mountain villages in Argentinean Andes Mountains ingest so much lithium via the groundwater that this could affect thyroid function, causing so-called hypothyroidism. Nutrition: Lithium in Drinking Water in Andean Villages - Read more

Study: Got a Craving for Fast Food? Skip the Coffee!

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[01/04/2011] Eating a fatty fast food meal is never good for you, but washing that meal down with a coffee is even worse, according to a new University of Guelph study.Study: Got a Craving for Fast Food? Skip the Coffee! - Read more

High-Fiber Diet: Helping to Avoid Heart Disease?

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[23/03/2011] A new study shows a high-fiber diet could be a critical heart-healthy lifestyle change young and middle-aged adults can make. High-Fiber Diet: Helping to Avoid Heart Disease? - Read more

Vitamin D level: Link to Allergies in Kids

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[25/02/2011] A study shows that low vitamin D levels are associated with increased likelihood that children will develop allergies. Vitamin D level: Link to Allergies in Kids - Read more

Nutrition: Eating Berries May Lower Risk of Developing Parkinson's Disease

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[18/02/2011] New research shows men and women who regularly eat berries may have a lower risk of developing Parkinson's disease, while men may also further lower their risk by regularly eating apples, oranges and other sources rich in dietary components called flavonoids. Nutrition: Eating Berries May Lower Risk of Developing Parkinson's Disease - Read more

Skin Test: Unhealthy Lifestyle Will Be Detected

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[11/02/2011] Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin has developed a unique measuring method which permits medical personnel, within minutes, to say whether the lifestyle of a person is healthy or unhealthy. Skin Test: Unhealthy Lifestyle Will Be Detected - Read more

Food Intolerance: “Interdisciplinary Collaboration Is Very Important“

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[08/02/2011] Goose legs with red cabbage, fish curry, French fries with ketchup and mayonnaise, chocolate cake, ice-cream – the list of scrumptious dishes could practically be endless. Meals and the foods they are made off make up a large part of our life and our culture. Ultimately, we need to eat to stay healthy and strong. Food Intolerance: “Interdisciplinary Collaboration Is Very Important“ - Read more

Nutrition: A Deficiency of Dietary Omega-3 may Explain Depressive Behaviors

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[31/01/2011] How maternal essential fatty acid deficiency impact on its progeny is poorly understood. Dietary insufficiency in omega-3 fatty acid has been implicated in many disorders. Researchers from Inserm and INRA and their collaborators in Spain collaboration, have studied mice fed on a diet low in omega-3 fatty acid. Nutrition: A Deficiency of Dietary Omega-3 may Explain Depressive Behaviors - Read more

Crohn’s Disease: Vitamin D Absorption Diminished

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[19/01/2011] Researchers have for the first time shown that reduced vitamin D absorption in patients with quiescent Crohn's disease (CD) may be the cause for their increased risk for vitamin D deficiency. The findings also showed that the only way to determine absorption efficiency is to perform a vitamin D bioavailability test.Crohn’s Disease: Vitamin D Absorption Diminished - Read more

A Journey into Adventure: A ship’s surgeon in the 17th century

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[03/01/2011] Discovering foreign countries, getting to know new civilizations. What’s possible for many today, in the 17th century was an adventure few dared to embark on. Back then, moving from one continent to another was only possible by ship. But journeys that often lasted many months were often also very perilous – and generally no trained physicians were on board the ship. A Journey into Adventure: A ship’s surgeon in the 17th century - Read more

Nutrition: Fats And Carbohydrates Shorten Life Expectancy

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[15/12/2010] A team of scientists now showed that a lifelong diet with fat and carbohydrates reduced the life expectancy of mice by 33 percent. By contrast, high fat feeding with a high protein but low in carbohydrates reduced the life expectancy of rodents simply by seven percent. Nutrition: Fats And Carbohydrates Shorten Life Expectancy - Read more

New Study: Cranberry Juice Not Effective Against Urinary Tract Infections

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[10/12/2010] Drinking cranberry juice has been recommended to decrease the incidence of urinary tract infections, based on observational studies and a few small clinical trials.New Study: Cranberry Juice Not Effective Against Urinary Tract Infections - Read more

Scientists Discover: Genes Linking Puberty Timing to Body Fat in Women

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[23/11/2010] Researchers at King's College London's Department of Twin Research have discovered, as part of a large international consortium, 30 new genes that control the age of sexual maturation in women. Scientists Discover: Genes Linking Puberty Timing to Body Fat in Women - Read more

Increased Breast Cancer Risk: Prolonged Maternal Separation

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[08/11/2010] Young mice that experienced the psychosocial stress of prolonged separation from their mothers had a higher incidence and faster onset of breast tumors compared with young mice who did not experience this stressful life event. Increased Breast Cancer Risk: Prolonged Maternal Separation - Read more

Beet Juice: Promotion of Brain Health in Older Adults

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[04/11/2010] Researchers have shown that drinking beet juice can increase blood flow to the brain in older adults – a finding that could hold great potential for combating the progression of dementia.Beet Juice: Promotion of Brain Health in Older Adults - Read more

Lactobacillus Reuteri: Good for Health

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[03/11/2010] There is a great deal of interest in the impact of lactic acid bacteria on our health. Now a new study from the Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University, in Sweden, shows that the occurrence of Lactobacillus reuteri in the body promotes health. Lactobacillus Reuteri: Good for Health - Read more

Asthma: Discovery of Taste Receptors in The Lung

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[26/10/2010] University of Maryland School of Maryland researchers show bitter compounds open lung airways better than current drugs.Asthma: Discovery of Taste Receptors in The Lung - Read more

Discovery: Hope to Boost Broccoli’s Cancer-fighting Power

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[25/10/2010] A University of Illinois study has shown for the first time that sulforaphane, the powerful cancer-fighting agent in broccoli, can be released from its parent compound by bacteria in the lower gut and absorbed into the body.Discovery: Hope to Boost Broccoli’s Cancer-fighting Power - Read more

Lower Blood Pressure: Watermelons May Help

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[15/10/2010] No matter how you slice it, watermelon has a lot going for it –– sweet, low calorie, high fiber, nutrient rich – and now, there’s more. Evidence from a pilot study led by food scientists at The Florida State University (FSU) suggests that watermelon can be an effective natural weapon against prehypertension, a precursor to cardiovascular disease. Lower Blood Pressure: Watermelons May Help - Read more

Breast Cancer: Healthy Lifestyle Confirms Lower Risk

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[13/10/2010] Having a family history of breast cancer can lead some people to wonder if their risk is out of their control. A study of more than 85,000 postmenopausal women observed that regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, and drinking less alcohol lowers breast cancer risk for women with, and without a family history of the disease.Breast Cancer: Healthy Lifestyle Confirms Lower Risk - Read more

Patients: Malnutrition Increases Risk of Prolonged Hospital Stay

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[13/10/2010] Hospital patients admitted with malnutrition or who don’t eat for several days are at greater risk of a prolonged hospital stay, according to a new study.Patients: Malnutrition Increases Risk of Prolonged Hospital Stay - Read more

Assessing Allergy Risk: Umbilical Cord Blood Not Suitable

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[08/10/2010] For years, hospitals and researchers have been testing blood samples from the umbilical cords of newborn babies to assess the risk of allergy. Now a study has revealed that the biomarker in the blood that indicates the risk factor for allergy often comes from the mother rather than her baby. Assessing Allergy Risk: Umbilical Cord Blood Not Suitable - Read more

Asthma: Food Allergies Raise Risk of Attacks

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[07/10/2010] National survey identifies higher risk of food allergies among children, males, non-Hispanic blacks and people with asthma. Food allergies are more common among people with asthma and may contribute to asthma attacks.Asthma: Food Allergies Raise Risk of Attacks - Read more

Nutrition: Walnuts Improve Reaction to Stress

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[07/10/2010] A diet rich in walnuts and walnut oil may prepare the body to deal better with stress, according to a team of Penn State researchers who looked at how these foods, which contain polyunsaturated fats, influence blood pressure at rest and under stress. Nutrition: Walnuts Improve Reaction to Stress - Read more

First Study Of Its Kind: Children With Food Allergies Are Often Victims Of Bullying

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[28/09/2010] In the first-ever study to assess the social impact of food allergies in children, Mount Sinai researchers have found that approximately 35 percent of children with food allergies, who are over the age of five, were reported to have experienced bullying, teasing, or harassment as a result of their allergies. First Study Of Its Kind: Children With Food Allergies Are Often Victims Of Bullying - Read more

Study: Smoking During Pregnancy May Harm the Child's Coordination

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[24/09/2010] Women who smoke during pregnancy run the risk of adversely affecting their children's coordination and physical control according to a new study from Örebro University, Sweden.Study: Smoking During Pregnancy May Harm the Child's Coordination - Read more

Regardless of Diet: Drink Milk And Lose Weight

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[21/09/2010] A new weight loss study conducted by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers reveals that dieters who consumed milk or milk products lost more weight on average than those who consumed little to no milk products. Regardless of Diet: Drink Milk And Lose Weight - Read more

Lack of Healthy Food: Contribution to Health Disparities in Kidney Disease

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[17/09/2010] Processed and fast foods enriched with phosphorus additives may play a role in health disparities in chronic kidney disease. Lack of Healthy Food: Contribution to Health Disparities in Kidney Disease - Read more

Infants: Iron Supplements Contribute To An Effective Effort

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[08/09/2010] Giving iron supplements to children with marginally low birth weights (2000-2500 grams) dramatically reduces the risk of developing iron deficiency and anemia.Infants: Iron Supplements Contribute To An Effective Effort - Read more

Nutrition: Anxious About Coffee?

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[23/08/2010] Würzburg scientists under psychiatrist Professor Jürgen Deckert, working with a team led by Peter Rogers from the University of Bristol, have now discovered that the extent of this anxiety also depends on how regularly coffee is consumed. Nutrition: Anxious About Coffee? - Read more

Obesity: Rates Decline for Many Adolescents But Disparities Worsen

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[18/08/2010] Obesity rates have started to decline and level off for many adolescents, but continue to increase for certain racial and ethnic minorities, according to a new study led by University of California – San Francisco. Obesity: Rates Decline for Many Adolescents But Disparities Worsen - Read more

Meat Consumption: Increase of Bladder Cancer Risk

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[02/08/2010] A new study suggests that consuming specific compounds in meat related to processing methods may be associated with an increased risk of developing bladder cancer. Meat Consumption: Increase of Bladder Cancer Risk - Read more

Modern Foods: “Our Body is Not Prepared for the Diet of Today“

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[01/08/2010] The vast number of additives in foods is unsettling for many consumers. For the “headquarters“ of food processing, our gastrointestinal tract, increasingly artificial foods could pose a big challenge. So far we do not really know how these substances are processed in the body. Modern Foods: “Our Body is Not Prepared for the Diet of Today“ - Read more

Knee and Hip Replacement: Weight Decrease after Surgery

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[27/07/2010] A study has found that patients often exhibit a significant decrease in weight and body mass index (BMI) after undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery (arthroplasty). Knee and Hip Replacement: Weight Decrease after Surgery - Read more

Lifelong Doubling: Risk for Obese Men

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[13/07/2010] Men who enter adult life obese face a life-long doubling of the risk of dying prematurely, new research has found. Lifelong Doubling: Risk for Obese Men - Read more

Study: High BMI Linked to Proximity to Convenience Stores

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[05/07/2010] Researchers conducting a neighbourhood-scaled study that tested the association between the food environment, the built environment and women's body mass index (BMI) have found that women with homes closer to a supermarket had lower BMIs, and that the greater the number of restaurants within a five minute walk of a woman's home, the higher her BMI. Study: High BMI Linked to Proximity to Convenience Stores - Read more

Omega-3: No heart benefit in women with type 1 diabetes

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[29/06/2010] Consuming higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acids does not appear to lower heart disease risk for women with type 1 diabetes, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study.Omega-3: No heart benefit in women with type 1 diabetes - Read more

Red Wine: Ingredient May Prevent Blinding Diseases

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[28/06/2010] Resveratrol – found in red wine, grapes, blueberries, peanuts and other plants – stops out-of-control blood vessel growth in the eye, according to vision researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.Red Wine: Ingredient May Prevent Blinding Diseases - Read more

Obesity: Hormone Increases Desire for High-calorie Foods

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[22/06/2010] The "hunger" hormone ghrelin, which acts in the brain to stimulate hunger and increase food intake, heightens the appeal of high-calorie foods over low-calorie foods, according to a new study.Obesity: Hormone Increases Desire for High-calorie Foods - Read more

Health: Drinking Coffee May Reduce Diabetes Risk

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[11/06/2010] Scientists are reporting new evidence that drinking coffee may help prevent diabetes and that caffeine may be the ingredient largely responsible for this effect. Health: Drinking Coffee May Reduce Diabetes Risk - Read more

Diet: High-Fat a No-No For Asthma Patients

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[17/05/2010] People with asthma may be well-advised to avoid high-fat meals: individuals with asthma who consumed a high-fat meal showed increased airway inflammation just hours after the binge, according to a new study.Diet: High-Fat a No-No For Asthma Patients - Read more

Seniors: Intentional Weight Loss Is Not Harmful

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[05/05/2010] A new study refutes the widely held belief that intentional weight loss in older adults leads to increased risk of death.Seniors: Intentional Weight Loss Is Not Harmful - Read more

Profit: Health Insurers Invest in Fast-Food

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[20/04/2010] Harvard researchers have detailed the extent to which life and health insurance companies are major investors in the fast-food industry – to the tune of nearly two billion U.S. dollars.Profit: Health Insurers Invest in Fast-Food - Read more

Pancreatic Cancer: Soft Drink Consumption May Increase Risk

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[11/02/2010] Consuming two or more soft drinks per week increased the risk of developing pancreatic cancer by nearly twofold compared to individuals who did not consume soft drinks, according to a new report.Pancreatic Cancer: Soft Drink Consumption May Increase Risk - Read more

Vitamin C: A Myth Begins to Falter

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A Myth Begins to Falter [01/12/2009] Cookies, gingerbread, chocolate – fully loaded plates attract those who have a sweet tooth. Vitamin C-packed oranges and mandarins are believed to ensure healthy well-being but the vitamin is not as healthy as most people think. Vitamin C: A Myth Begins to Falter - Read more

Alzheimer's: High Protein Diet Led to a Smaller Brain

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[16/11/2009] Researchers, who tested the effects of several diets for their impacts on Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology in a mouse model of the disease, found that a high protein diet apparently shrinks the brain. Alzheimer's: High Protein Diet Led to a Smaller Brain - Read more

Heart: Americans Concerned, but not Proactive

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[08/10/2009] The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) has released findings from a consumer survey. It revealed that 61 percent of Americans incorrectly believe that the processes related to heart disease do not begin until adulthood. Heart: Americans Concerned, but not Proactive - Read more

Ireland: Mandatory Fortification of Folic Acid May Be Unnecessary

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[27/08/2009] Persistently present levels of unmetabolized folic acid found in the Irish population indicate that introducing mandatory food fortification may result in an ‘overdosing’ effect. Ireland: Mandatory Fortification of Folic Acid May Be Unnecessary - Read more

Transplantation: Licorice May Block Effectiveness of Drug

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[26/03/2009] Chemists in Taiwan are reporting that an ingredient in licorice appears to block the absorption of cyclosporine, a drug used by transplant patients to prevent organ rejection. Transplantation: Licorice May Block Effectiveness of Drug - Read more

Mortality: Red Meat Means Higher Risk of Death

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[24/03/2009] Individuals who eat more red meat and processed meat appear to have a modestly increased risk of death from all causes and also from cancer or heart disease over a ten-year period, according to a new report.Mortality: Red Meat Means Higher Risk of Death - Read more

Life Expectancy: The Longing For More

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[01/12/2008] Who eats less, lives longer. At least, this holds true for rats and worms. Regarding humans, it is assumed. However, a fountain of youth has not yet been discovered with these findings. Life Expectancy: The Longing For More - Read more

Food Safety: Detecting Bacteria With Fish Cells

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[26/09/2008] Microbiologists have developed a possible new way to detect illness-causing bacteria. The approach builds on the colour changes in pigment-bearing cells from Siamese fighting fishes. Food Safety: Detecting Bacteria With Fish Cells - Read more

Bedroom: TV Influences Healthy Habits

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[10/04/2008] Researchers have found that older adolescents who have a bedroom television are less likely to engage in healthy activities such as exercising, eating fruits or vegetables, and enjoying family meals. Bedroom: TV Influences Healthy Habits - Read more

Critical Patients: Early Feeding May Reduce Liver Dysfunction

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[29/01/2007] A large study recommends that clinicians should strictly control calorie intake, start artificial nutrition within 24 hours and regularly monitor liver function in critically ill patients suffering from sepsis or multiple organ failure.Critical Patients: Early Feeding May Reduce Liver Dysfunction - Read more

Disease: How Fat Poisons Livers

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[16/06/2004] Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered the mechanism that causes liver damage in many obese children and adults: excess fatty acids cause a protein reaction that kills liver cells, causing scarring and liver damage.Disease: How Fat Poisons Livers - Read more

Overweight: Diet and Exercise Slow Progression of Chronic Liver Disease

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[16/02/2004] Non-alcoholic fatty liver is increasingly being diagnosed in those who are overweight, diabetic, or who have insulin resistance syndrome. Losing weight and exercising regularly slows the progression of chronic liver disease in those who are overweight, a study indicates.Overweight: Diet and Exercise Slow Progression of Chronic Liver Disease - Read more

 
 

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