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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

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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

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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

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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

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Vitamin D deficiency may increase risk of colds, flu
Vitamin D may be an important way to arm the immune system against disorders like the common cold, report investigators from the University of Colorado Denver (UC Denver) School of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Children's Hospital Boston
Feb 23, 2009 - 9:58:33 PM

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Taurine: Key to the visual toxicity of an anti-epileptic drug for children?
Vigabatrin (Sabril), first intention molecule for the treatment of epilepsy in children, in many cases produces secondary effects that lead to an irreversible loss of vision. Serge Picaud, head of research at Inserm
Feb 17, 2009 - 8:13:16 AM

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Arab-American women need supplement to boost dangerously low vitamin D levels
Arab-American women living in southeast Detroit whose conservative dress limits their exposure to sun should be taking a vitamin D supplement to boost their dangerously low serum levels, according to a study published by Henry Ford Hospital researchers.
Feb 15, 2009 - 10:17:25 PM

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Nutrient Supports Bone Health Over Time
Findings from a new study suggest that natural pigments found in plants may help protect against bone loss in older men and women. Researchers funded by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) reported the findings in a paper published online by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Jan 14, 2009 - 12:15:39 PM

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Vitamin D prevents disease and premature death
Taking vitamin D - cholecalcoferol - supplements reduces all-cause mortality, Drs John Cannell and Hollis B W from Vitamin D Council say in a report.
Dec 10, 2008 - 3:30:17 PM

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Cod liver oil could do more harm than good
Lack of vitamin D is associated with a wide range of conditions including respiratory infections.   Studies have showed intake of high doses of vitamin D reduced risk of respiratory infections drastically.   There is some evidence suggesting that taking high doses of vitamin D may be more effective than flu vaccine at preventing colds and flu.
Dec 10, 2008 - 9:34:48 AM

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to bone disease
Vitamin D deficiency may lower risk of osteoporosis in patients with inflammatory bowel disease or IBD, according to a study led by researchers from the University of Manitoba, Canada.
Nov 25, 2008 - 8:58:09 AM

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Vitamin C inhibits replication of HIV
S. Harakeh and R. J. Jariwalla at Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine in Palo Alto, CA has done quite some research on the inhibitory effect of vitamin C on HIV replication and found that this  vitamin along with other reducing agents may be used as a treatment to reduce the virus titer.
Nov 16, 2008 - 10:58:44 AM

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Optimal Dose of Vitamin E Maximizes Benefits, Minimizes Risk
Vitamin E has been heralded for its ability to reduce the risk of blood clots, heart attack, and sudden death. Yet in some people, vitamin E causes bleeding. Scientists have known for more than 50 years that excess vitamin E promotes bleeding by interfering with vitamin K, which is essential in blood clotting.
Oct 30, 2008 - 12:33:59 PM

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Vitamin K1 helps prevent diabetes
A new study published online ahead of print in the journal Diabetes Care suggests that taking vitamin K1 supplements may help reduce risk of diabetes in older men.
Oct 11, 2008 - 3:56:06 PM

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Weight and cancer, calories in burger and vitamin D in mushrooms
Can people who are already overweight reduce their cancer risk if they lose weight? Are mushrooms a good source of vitamin D? If I order my burger or sandwich without cheese, am I really saving that many calories?
Sep 29, 2008 - 10:36:32 AM

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Nutrition notes: Fish Still Our Best Source of Omega-3 Fat
Fish offers our best dietary source of omega-3 fat, the type of fat identified as protective against heart disease, dementia, inflammation and potentially cancer. But with several different types of omega-3s and varying amounts in different varieties of fish and other foods, consumers are often confused about how best to maximize their dietary intake.
Sep 29, 2008 - 8:21:45 AM

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Don't forget the vitamin A when working with its carrier protein
Vitamin A is an essential nutrient involved in vision, growth, cellular differentiation, and immune function. Because vitamin A is fat-soluble, it is chaperoned through the body on carrier proteins.
Sep 26, 2008 - 2:55:09 PM

Diet & Health : Nutrition
Mandarin oranges, frozen meal and pork
Are mandarin oranges nutritionally equivalent to regular oranges? My dad is a widower who eats mainly frozen meals.   Should I be concerned about his diet? Are the pork cuts available today leaner than years past?
Sep 22, 2008 - 7:46:02 PM

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Nutrition notes: Pulling Meat from the Spotlight
Whether motivated by health, economic or environmental concerns, many Americans are beginning to reconsider the traditional place that meat holds at the nightly dinner table. But don’t worry about reshaping your entire diet overnight. You can start to switch to a more plant-based diet with a few simple changes.
Sep 22, 2008 - 7:30:28 PM

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Carnosine fights brain disease
Chinese scientists reviewed studies and said carnosine or beta-alanyl-L-histidine found in animal tissue such as brain and skeletal muscle tissue can help fight many disease of central nervous system including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and cerebral ischemic diseases.
Sep 22, 2008 - 4:58:40 PM

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Vitamin K2 linked to better artery health
A study published in the journal Atherosclerosis suggests that high intake of vitamin K2 may reduce risk of atherosclerosis of the arteries or hardening of the arteries - a key risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
Sep 18, 2008 - 9:45:03 PM

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Sodium, vegetarian children and biscotti cookies
I’m trying to be mindful of the sodium listed on food labels. How much is too much?
Sep 15, 2008 - 7:44:00 PM

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Nutrition notes: Alcohol as a Breast Cancer Risk
While breast cancer risk is impacted by several lifestyle choices (specifically, weight control, physical activity and breastfeeding), research shows that it may be less affected by dietary choices than some other cancer sites. The major exception: alcohol consumption.
Sep 15, 2008 - 7:28:09 PM

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Calcium during pregnancy reduces harmful blood lead levels
Pregnant women who take high levels of daily calcium supplements show a marked reduction in lead levels in their blood, suggesting calcium could play a critical role in reducing fetal and infant exposure.
Sep 9, 2008 - 10:17:56 PM

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Vitamin B12 may prevent brain shrinkage
Taking vitamin B12 may help prevent brain shrinkage, according to a new study published in the journal Neurology.
Sep 9, 2008 - 9:56:36 PM

Diet & Health : Nutrition
After-school snacks and neutropenic diets
I’m determined to provide my children with healthy after-school snacks this year.   What should I give them?
Sep 8, 2008 - 8:41:38 AM

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Nutrition notes: Sugar, Corn Syrup or Calories?
According to a USDA report released this year, available calories from all forms of added sugars increased 17 percent from 1970 to 2006.   The dramatic rise in obesity is the principal concern about sugar consumption among health professionals, but sugar’s impact on development of diabetes, dental cavities and other health problems is also an issue.
Sep 8, 2008 - 8:25:37 AM

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Onion phytochemicals, selenium, and low calorie cocktails
Phytochemicals are natural compounds found in plants that may offer protection from a variety of diseases, including cancer.
Sep 1, 2008 - 7:38:30 PM

Diet & Health : Nutrition
Nutrition notes: Mediterranean Diet Not Just for Your Heart
Most of us are familiar with the link between a Mediterranean-style diet and protection against heart disease. But several new studies present evidence that this plant-based diet – which features plenty of vegetables and limited meat, with olive oil the primary source of fat – also reduces cancer risk.
Sep 1, 2008 - 7:22:39 PM

Diet & Health : Nutrition
High doses of vitamin D safe for school children
Vitamin D is important for children's bone health. But there has been a concern about its toxicity at high doses.   A new study released recently has now found high doses of this wonder vitamin D are safe for children, Reuters reported.
Sep 1, 2008 - 11:16:12 AM

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