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Soy may help women's hearts if they start early
A diet rich in soy may help feminine hearts, but timing matters, finds a new study published online today in Menopause, the journal of the North American Menopause Society. (2014-07-30)
High-fat diet impairs muscle health before impacting function
McMaster University researchers report that the health of young adult muscle declines during the pre-diabetic state, which is when blood sugar levels are higher than normal but lower than during type 2 diabetes. (2009-10-05)
Mediterranean diet associated with lower risk of peripheral artery disease
A multicenter study that previously reported a reduction in heart attack and stroke with a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or with nuts now also reports a lower risk of peripheral artery disease, according to a study in the Jan. (2014-01-21)
Thousands of lives could be saved if rest of UK adopted average diet in England
Around 4,000 deaths could be prevented every year if the UK population adopted the average diet eaten in England, concludes research published in BMJ Open. (2011-11-02)
An avocado a day keeps the cardiologist away
Adding an avocado to your daily diet may help lower bad cholesterol, in turn reducing risk for heart disease, according to health researchers. (2015-01-07)
Low-glycemic load diet may be more effective for dieters with certain insulin response patterns
Overweight individuals who secrete insulin at a higher level may experience greater weight loss by selecting a low-glycemic load diet, compared to a low-fat diet, according to a study in the May 16 issue of JAMA. (2007-05-15)
Mother's diet influences weight-control neurocircuits in offspring
Maternal diet during pregnancy and lactation may prime offspring for weight gain and obesity later in life, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers, who looked at rats whose mothers consumed a high-fat diet and found that the offsprings' feeding controls and feelings of fullness did not function normally. (2015-03-30)
A spoonful of sugar helps your waistline go down
A new study challenges conventional thinking that a high carbohydrate, low fat slimming plan should contain little or no added sugar. (2007-07-09)
Drinking diet soda may reduce the risk of forming kidney stones
Patients with stone disease could benefit from drinking diet soda. (2009-04-26)
Exercise in early life has long-lasting benefits
The researchers, from the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland, found that bone retains a (2017-07-31)
Diet proven to lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease also ranked No. 1 easiest to follow
A diet proven showed that it helped lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease by as much as 53 percent in participants who adhered to the diet rigorously has also been ranked as the easiest diet to follow by US News & World Report. (2016-01-05)
Carbohydrate restriction may slow prostate tumor growth
Restricting carbohydrates, regardless of weight loss, appears to slow the growth of prostate tumors, according to an animal study being published this week by researchers in the Duke Prostate Center. (2009-05-26)
Loma Linda University research confirms antioxidant-rich pecans protect against unhealthy oxidation
A new research study from Loma Linda University shows that adding just a handful of pecans to your diet each day may inhibit unwanted oxidation of blood lipids, thus helping reduce the risk of heart disease. (2006-09-28)
Obese stomachs tell us diets are doomed to fail
The way the stomach detects and tells our brains how full we are becomes damaged in obese people but does not return to normal once they lose weight, according to new research from the University of Adelaide. (2013-09-16)
Researchers study how pistachios may improve heart health
Going green may be heart healthy if the green you choose is pistachio nuts, according to researchers at Penn State who conducted the first study to investigate the way pistachios lower cholesterol. (2008-09-26)
Crocs and fish the key to human evolution
Almost 2 million years ago, early humans began eating food such as crocodiles, turtles and fish -- a diet that could have played an important role in the evolution of human brains and our footsteps out of Africa, according to new research. (2010-06-16)
Clinical trial demonstrates success of low FODMAP diet
A first of its kind US trial shows diet changes helped those with a hard-to-treat gut disorder overcome symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. (2016-05-24)
New phytase effective in improving phosphorus, calcium digestibility in pigs
Researchers at the University of Illinois have recently published results indicating that a new microbial phytase derived from the bacterium Aspergillus oryzae is highly effective at releasing phosphorus from the phytate molecule in weanling and growing pigs. (2013-06-05)
High-fat meals could be more harmful to males than females, according to new obesity research
Male and female brains are not equal when it comes to the biological response to a high-fat diet. (2014-10-16)
Study shows broccoli may offer protection against liver cancer
Research has shown that eating broccoli three to five times per week can lower the risk of many types of cancers. (2016-03-03)
Mediterranean diet plus olive oil or nuts associated with improved cognitive function
Supplementing the plant-based Mediterranean diet with antioxidant-rich extra virgin olive oil or mixed nuts was associated with improved cognitive function in a study of older adults in Spain but the authors warn more investigation is needed, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. (2015-05-11)
High saturated fat, starch avoidance weight loss diet offers good preliminary results
In the quest for an effective weight loss diet that also is nutritionally complete, researchers in the November issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings report preliminary weight loss results of a regimen that is similar to the Atkins diet that are encouraging, but merit further, broader study. (2003-11-11)
Is there a link between childhood obesity and ADHD, learning disabilities?
A University of Illinois study has established a possible link between high-fat diets and such childhood brain-based conditions as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and memory-dependent learning disabilities. (2013-02-19)
Modified Atkins diet can cut epileptic seizures in adults
A modified version of a popular high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet can significantly cut the number of seizures in adults with epilepsy, a study led by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests. (2008-01-27)
New research reveals that fibre can improve mood
A new study at Cardiff University (Wales,UK) shows that high-fibre eaters are less stressed and have a more positive mood. (2002-02-20)
Mediterranean diet associated with reduced risk of depression
Individuals who follow the Mediterranean dietary pattern -- rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains and fish -- appear less likely to develop depression, according to a report of the University of Navarra, published in the October issue of Archives of General Psychiatry. (2009-10-09)
Study of obese diabetics explains why low-carb diets produce fast results
When carbohydrates were restricted, study subjects spontaneously reduced their caloric intake to a level appropriate for their height, did not compensate by eating more protein or fat, and lost weight. (2005-03-14)
New research finds that smartphone apps are a useful tool for diet monitoring
The ability and consistency in monitoring one's diet, but not dietary quality, improves with the use of smartphone applications, according to new research by Arizona State University health scientists. (2014-09-10)
Fewer calories may slow Alzheimer's
Restricting the diets of mice reduces the build-up of plaques in the brain that are linked to Alzheimer's disease, according to a USC study. (2004-12-14)
Exercise Is The Best Means Of Weight Control In Teenagers
The best means of tackling the increase in obesity in young people is to encourage them to take exercise rather than go on a diet, according to research by Professor George Patton and colleagues from the University of Melbourne and the Royal Children's Hospital Research Institute in this week's BMJ. (1999-03-19)
Tryptophan-enriched diet reduces pig aggression
Feeding the amino acid tryptophan to young female pigs as part of their regular diet makes them less aggressive and easier to manage, according to a study by Agricultural Research Service scientists and cooperators. (2010-03-18)
Vegans may lack essential nutrient intake, Mayo Clinic study reports
The health benefits of a plant-based diet is well-known, but the question remains: Could vegans be at risk for deficiency of essential nutrients? (2016-03-16)
Pistachios may calm acute stress reaction
Eating pistachios may reduce your body's response to the stresses of everyday life, according to a Penn State study. (2007-04-30)
Gut microbes turn carbs into colorectal cancer
Colorectal cancer has been linked to carbohydrate-rich western diets, but the underlying mechanisms have been unclear. (2014-07-17)
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, February 20, 2001
1). What Happened After Patients Stopped Taking Fen-Phen? 2). Use of Prescription Diet Drugs Widespread and Often Inappropriate (2001-02-19)
Exposure to BPA has been underestimated, new MU research says
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. (2011-06-06)
Cancer survivors often have poor diets, which can affect their long-term health
While most cancer survivors in the United States are motivated to seek information about food choices and dietary changes to improve their health, a new study comparing their dietary patterns to federal guidelines indicates that they often fall short. (2015-10-13)
Atkins' dieters lose more and improve lipids over conventional dieters
In the first multicenter trial to look at the high-fat, low-carbohydrate Atkins' diet, researchers have found that at three and six months, the Atkins' diet produces significantly greater weight loss than a conventional low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet. (2003-05-21)
Mediterranean diet linked to longer life
Eating a Mediterranean diet might help extend your lifespan, suggests a study published in The BMJ this week. The diet appears to be associated with longer telomere length -- an established marker of slower aging. (2014-12-02)
New study finds Power Plate exercise aids in weight loss, reduction of harmful visceral fat
New research presented at the 17th European Congress on Obesity suggests that exercise done on Power Plate vibration plate exercise machines in conjunction with a healthy diet may help people lose weight and trim harmful belly fat. (2009-05-11)
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