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Diet & Health : Heart & Blood
Proteins from garden pea may help fight high blood pressure, kidney disease
Researchers in Canada are reporting that proteins found in a common garden pea show promise as a natural food additive or new dietary supplement for fighting high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Those potentially life-threatening conditions affect millions of people worldwide.
Mar 23, 2009 - 9:16:35 AM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Alcohol 'flush' signals increased cancer risk among East Asians
Many people of East Asian descent possess an enzyme deficiency that causes their skin to redden, or flush, when they drink alcohol. Scientists from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and Japan's Kurihama Alcohol Center now caution that heavy alcohol consumption greatly increases the risk for esophageal cancer among such individuals, who comprise about 8 percent of the world's population.
Mar 23, 2009 - 9:13:54 AM

Diet & Health : Children & Women
Liking sweets makes sense for kids
As any parent knows, children love sweet-tasting foods. Now, new research from the University of Washington and the Monell Center indicates that this heightened liking for sweetness has a biological basis and is related to children's high growth rate.
Mar 19, 2009 - 9:36:09 AM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
Mice stay lean with high-carb diet
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified a gene that plays a critical regulatory role in the process of converting dietary carbohydrates to fat. In a new study, they disabled this gene in mice, which consequently had lower levels of body fat than their normal counterparts, despite being fed the equivalent of an all-you-can-eat pasta buffet.
Mar 19, 2009 - 9:34:11 AM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Acetaldehyde in alcohol -- no longer just the chemical that causes a hangover
New evidence by researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and researchers in Germany shows that drinking alcohol is the greatest risk factor for acetaldehyde-related cancer. Heavy drinkers may be at increased risk due to exposure from multiple sources.
Mar 19, 2009 - 9:31:52 AM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Mushrooms Protect Against Breast Cancer
Mushrooms may reduce the risk of breast cancer, according to a case-control study conducted in southeast China. Researchers analyzed dietary records from more than 2,000 pre- and postmenopausal women with breast cancer and a group of matched healthy controls.
Mar 18, 2009 - 2:35:32 PM

Diet & Health : Nutrition
Nutrigenomics -- developing personalized diets for disease prevention
The relationships between food, nutrition science, and health outcomes have been intensively analyzed over the past century. Genomic variation among individuals and populations is a new factor that enriches and challenges our understanding of these complex relationships
Mar 17, 2009 - 5:31:08 PM

Diet & Health : Heart & Blood
Low vitamin D levels associated with several risk factors in teenagers
• Low levels of vitamin D were associated with increased risk of high blood pressure, high blood sugar and metabolic syndrome in teenagers.
• The highest levels of vitamin D were found in whites, the lowest levels in blacks and intermediate levels in Mexican-Americans.

Mar 16, 2009 - 9:59:47 AM

Diet & Health : Heart & Blood
Consuming a little less salt could mean fewer deaths
• A moderate decrease in daily salt intake could benefit the U.S. population and reduce the rates of heart disease and deaths.
• All segments of the U.S. population would be expected to benefit, with the largest health benefits experienced by African Americans who are more likely to have hypertension and whose blood pressure may be more sensitive to salt.

Mar 16, 2009 - 9:58:22 AM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Study finds folic acid supplements linked to higher risk of prostate cancer
A study led by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) found that men who took a daily folic acid supplement of 1 mg daily had more than twice the risk of prostate cancer compared with men who took a placebo.
Mar 16, 2009 - 9:53:46 AM

Diet & Health : Children & Women
Teenage boys who eat fish at least once a week achieve higher intelligence scores
Fifteen-year-old males who ate fish at least once a week displayed higher cognitive skills at the age of 18 than those who it ate it less frequently, according to a study of nearly 4,000 teenagers published in the March issue of Acta Paediatrica.
Mar 16, 2009 - 9:52:11 AM

Diet & Health : General Health
Vitamin C intake associated with lower risk of gout in men
Men with higher vitamin C intake appear less likely to develop gout, a painful type of arthritis, according to a report in the March 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Mar 16, 2009 - 9:50:43 AM

Diet & Health : General Health
Diabetes and elevated levels of cholesterol linked to faster cognitive decline in Alzheimer's patients
Heart disease and stroke linked to increased cognitive decline only in Alzheimer's patients who carry the APOE-e4 gene -- previously implicated in late-onset disease
Mar 16, 2009 - 9:49:14 AM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Red wine vs. white? It makes no difference when it comes to breast-cancer risk
The largest study of its kind to evaluate the effect of red versus white wine on breast-cancer risk concludes that both are equal offenders when it comes to increasing breast-cancer risk. The results of the study, led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, were published in the March issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.
Mar 16, 2009 - 9:47:08 AM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
A diet rich in calcium aids weight loss
Boosting calcium consumption spurs weight loss, according to a study published in the most recent issue of the British Journal of Nutrition, but only in people whose diets are calcium deficient.
Mar 16, 2009 - 9:43:11 AM

Diet & Health : General Health
Is one diet as good as another?
Any diet will do? Not if you want to lose fat instead of muscle. Not if you want to lower your triglyceride levels so you'll be less likely to develop diabetes and heart disease. Not if you want to avoid cravings that tempt you to cheat on your diet. And not if you want to keep the weight off long-term.
Mar 4, 2009 - 1:22:00 PM

Diet & Health : Nutrition
Pure fructose frequently confused with high fructose corn syrup
As researchers continue to examine the role of sweeteners in the diet, it's important that people understand the differences among various ingredients used in scientific studies, according to the Corn Refiners Association (CRA). Interchanging two distinctly different ingredients, such as pure fructose and high fructose corn syrup, creates factually incorrect conclusions and misleads consumers
Mar 4, 2009 - 8:07:26 AM

Diet & Health : General Health
Garlic helps patients with diabetes or high blood pressure
A new study suggests that eating garlic daily may help patients with diabetes and or high blood pressure.
Mar 3, 2009 - 11:14:47 AM

Diet & Health : General Health
Vitamin B and folic acid may reduce AMD risk
Taking supplements with vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid helps reduce risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in women, according to a study reported in the Feb 23, 2009 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.
Mar 3, 2009 - 9:43:50 AM

Diet & Health : Children & Women
Prenatal Vitamin B12 deficiency raises risk of birth defect
A new study suggests that women should make sure they have enough vitamin B12 in their blood before getting pregnant because vitamin B12 deficiency dramatically increases risk of a birth defect of the brain and spinal cord in their babies.
Mar 2, 2009 - 3:49:44 PM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Drinking wine may help prevent esophageal cancer
Drinking some red wine from time to time may help reduce risk of developing esophageal cancer, a new study published n the March 2009 issue of Gastroenterology suggests.
Mar 2, 2009 - 3:48:41 PM

Diet & Health : Nutrition
Doctors endorse vegan and vegetarian diets for healthy pregnancies
Well-planned vegetarian and vegan diets are healthful choices for pregnant women and their children, and vitamin B12 needs can be easily met with fortified foods or any common multivitamin, say doctors and dietitians with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
Mar 2, 2009 - 3:47:08 PM

Diet & Health : General Health
Broccoli compound may help prevent respiratory inflammation
Eating high amounts of broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage daily may reduce the risk of respiratory inflammation that causes conditions like asthma, allergic rhinitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a new study.
Mar 2, 2009 - 3:43:32 PM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Low Serum vitamin D level means high risk of prostate cancer death
A new study published online January 20, 2009 in the British Journal of Cancer suggests that low vitamin D levels in the blood could increase risk of death from prostate cancer.

Mar 2, 2009 - 3:41:50 PM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Vegetable-based drug could suppress melanoma
Compounds extracted from green vegetables when used along with selenium could be a potent treatment for melanoma, a deadly skin cancer, according to a new study published in the March 2009 issue of Clinical Cancer Research.

Mar 1, 2009 - 9:57:58 AM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Some dietary supplements may raise lung cancer risk
Taking certain nutrient supplements like beta-carotene and some other carotenoids-containing dietary supplements may raise the risk of lung cancer, particularly in smokers, a study published in the Feb 2009 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology suggests.
Feb 27, 2009 - 9:22:41 AM

Diet & Health : Nutrition
Vitamin D deficiency linked to influenza
In December 2006 a psychiatrist at a state mental hospital in California, along with a number of co-authors, first theorized that daily supplementation with proper daily doses of vitamin D would prevent influenza and many varieties of the common cold.
Feb 26, 2009 - 2:55:17 PM

Diet & Health : Cancer
New findings measure precise impact of fat on cancer spread
Researchers at Purdue University have precisely measured the impact of a high-fat diet on the spread of cancer, finding that excessive dietary fat caused a 300 percent increase in metastasizing tumor cells in laboratory animals.
Feb 25, 2009 - 1:42:14 PM

Diet & Health : Cancer
Infectious Agent May Impact Lung Cancer
A previously unknown effect of an infectious agent relevant to the prevention and/or treatment of lung cancer has been discovered by a UMDNJ research team led by Melissa Rogers, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
Feb 23, 2009 - 10:04:38 PM

Diet & Health : Heart & Blood
Green, black tea can reduce stroke risk
Drinking at least three cups of green or black tea a day can significantly reduce the risk of stroke, a new UCLA study has found. And the more you drink, the better your odds of staving off a stroke.
Feb 23, 2009 - 10:01:34 PM

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