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Feed A Microbe An Unearthly Dish And You Make Your Own Extraterrestrial
If you can't find an extraterrestrial why not make one instead? (1998-07-29)
High-fat ketogenic diet to control seizures is safe over long term
Current and former patients treated with the high-fat ketogenic diet to control multiple, daily and severe seizures can be reassured by the news that not only is the diet effective, but it also appears to have no long-lasting side effects, say scientists at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. (2010-02-16)
Adding monounsaturated fats to a low-cholesterol diet can further improve levels
The addition of monounsaturated fat to a cholesterol-lowering dietary portfolio in patients with mild to moderate elevated cholesterol levels increased HDL by 12.5 percent and lowered LDL levels by 35 percent, found a study published in CMAJ. (2010-11-01)
Electronic monitoring device may help lower salt intake
Using an electronic monitoring device may help heart failure patients and their families stick to a low-salt diet, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2014. (2014-11-16)
Is one diet as good as another? U of I study says no and tells you why
Any diet will do? Not if you want to lose fat instead of muscle. (2009-03-04)
Small insects attacks and kill amphibians much bigger than themselves
New findings of researchers from Tel-Aviv University show that predator-prey interactions between ground beetles of the genus Epomis and amphibians are much more complex than expected. (2011-05-20)
Anaemia still common among south Asian and Chinese women in the UK
Lack of awareness of the link between anaemia and diet may partly explain why anaemia remains more common among women of South Asian and Chinese ethnic origin in the United Kingdom than in women of European ethnic origin, suggests a study in this week's BMJ. (2001-04-19)
High cholesterol diets modify gene expression in atherosclerosis
Scientists from the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 1 of the University of Granada have proven that a high cholesterol diet causes changes in gene expression of chicken aortic smooth muscle cells at the early stages of an experimental atherosclerosis. (2007-06-12)
Dad's weight and diet linked to offspring's risk of diabetes
Medical researchers at the University of New South Wales have for the first time shown a link between a father's weight and diet at the time of conception and an increased risk of diabetes in their offspring. (2010-10-20)
How diet influences colon cancer
A study ties high-fat diet to changes in intestinal stem cells and may help explain increased cancer risk. (2016-03-02)
Obese male mice father offspring with higher levels of body fat
Male mice who were fed a high-fat diet and became obese were more likely to father offspring who also had higher levels of body fat, a new Ohio University study finds. (2013-06-16)
Rush receives $14.5 Million to fight Alzheimer's
A $14.5 million NIA grant is supporting a new study led by researchers at Rush that aims to determine if an intervention known as the MIND diet can help prevent Alzheimer's disease. (2016-04-12)
Mediterranean diet associated with reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease
Eating a Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables and olive oil and includes little red meat, is associated with a lower risk for Alzheimer's disease, according to an article posted online today that will appear in the December 2006 print issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2006-10-09)
Cholesterol lowering margarine may not benefit those already eating a healthy diet
Benecol, the 'cholesterol lowering margarine' launched in the UK in April, is a costly product that may not reduce lipid concentrations in those already following a healthy diet, says a researcher in this week's BMJ. (1999-07-16)
Sins of the father could weigh on the next generation: RMIT study
The amount of food consumed by fathers could have a direct impact on their unborn children's health and wellbeing, according to new RMIT University research. (2015-12-01)
Maternal diet sets up junk food addiction in babies
Research from the University of Adelaide suggests that mothers who eat junk food while pregnant have already programmed their babies to be addicted to a high fat, high sugar diet by the time they are weaned. (2013-04-30)
Ketogenic diet raises cholesterol, lipid levels in children
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center report that the rigorously high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet known as the ketogenic diet, shown to reduce or eliminate difficult-to-control seizures in children with epilepsy, significantly raised children's cholesterol and levels of lipids and lipoproteins in the blood. (2003-08-19)
'Motherwell's babies' study may yield up clues for adult diseases
Researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh and Southampton have begun a new study into the effects of a mother's diet in pregnancy upon unborn babies and their future health. (2005-04-11)
Fish oils reduce greenhouse gas emissions from flatulent cows
Omega 3 fatty acids in fish oils can improve meat quality and reducing methane emissions in cows. (2009-03-29)
Two major U.S. dietary patterns result in different obesity and cardiovascular risk factors
In a group of male health professionals, Fung et al. (2000-12-21)
Keeping immune cells quiet on a diet?
A population of suppressive T cells in the small intestines of mice prevents immune responses to solid foods, a new study finds. (2016-01-28)
Flabby minds
Bin that hamburger now. Scientists in Canada say that a high- fat diet not only clogs your arteries and piles on the pounds, it can also impair memory. (2001-02-27)
Fetal health affected by mother's diet
In the United States, there has been a recent dramatic rise in the number of children classified as obese and diagnosed with obesity-related diseases. (2009-01-19)
Taking a break from dieting may improve weight loss
Avoiding continuous dieting may be the key to losing weight and keeping the kilos off, the latest University of Tasmania research shows. (2017-09-18)
Lower-carb diet slows growth of aggressive brain tumor in mouse models
University of Florida Health researchers have slowed a notoriously aggressive type of brain tumor in mouse models by using a low-carbohydrate diet. (2016-04-14)
Low-Protein Diet Postpones Dialysis
A strict low-protein diet for chronic kidney failure patients can delay dialysis treatment for about a year, according to results of a Johns Hopkins study. (1999-02-15)
Cocoa and dark chocolate show positive effects on LDLs - But don't shun veggies
A Penn State-led study has found that a diet high in flavonoid-rich cocoa powder and dark chocolate had favorable effects on LDL ( (2001-10-23)
High-fructose diet during and after pregnancy can cause a fatty liver in offspring
A diet high in fructose-containing sugars eaten during pregnancy or while breastfeeding can cause offspring to have a fatty liver, increasing their chances of developing obesity or type 2 diabetes. (2017-04-26)
Wine Intake And Diet
Moderate alcohol drinking protects against coronary heart disease and red wine contains the most anti-oxidant compounds. (1999-01-01)
Mediterranean diet and physical activity each associated with lower death rate over 5 years
Eating a Mediterranean diet and following national recommendations for physical activity are each associated with a reduced risk of death over a five-year period, according to two reports in the Dec. (2007-12-10)
Study suggests whole diet approach to lower CV risk has more evidence than low-fat diets
A study published in The American Journal of Medicine reveals that a whole diet approach, which focuses on increased intake of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and fish, has more evidence for reducing cardiovascular risk than strategies that focus exclusively on reduced dietary fat. (2014-02-05)
African Americans less likely to adhere to DASH diet for lowering blood pressure
The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is a proven effective treatment for hypertension. (2012-09-19)
To shed weight, go vegan
People on a vegetarian diet, and especially those following a vegan one that includes no animal products, see better results than dieters on other weight-reducing plans. (2015-06-30)
Pistachios offer multiple benefits
Pistachio nuts, eaten as part of a healthy diet, can increase the levels of antioxidants in the blood of adults with high cholesterol, according to an international team of nutritional scientists. (2010-05-20)
Most with high blood pressure do not follow recommended diet
A relatively small proportion of individuals with hypertension (high blood pressure) eat diets that align with government guidelines for controlling the disease, according to a report in the Feb. (2008-02-11)
Low glycemic index carbohydrate diet does not improve CV risk factors, insulin resistance
In a study that included overweight and obese participants, those with diets with low glycemic index of dietary carbohydrate did not have improvements in insulin sensitivity, lipid levels, or systolic blood pressure, according to a study in the Dec. (2014-12-16)
Dietary changes appear to affect levels of biomarkers associated with Alzheimer's disease
Following a low-saturated fat and low-glycemic index diet appears to modulate the risk of developing dementia that proceeds to Alzheimer's disease (AD), although making a switch to this dietary pattern may not protect those already experiencing cognitive difficulty, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2011-06-13)
Soy diet worsens heart disease
University of Colorado researchers have shown that mice carrying a genetic mutation linked to altered heart growth and function in humans, have significantly worse heart problems if fed a soy diet, when compared to mice fed a soy-free diet. (2006-01-04)
Experts say diet and exercise play critical role in cancer prevention
Poor diet and lack of exercise are behind just as many cancer cases as smoking, says Dennis Savaiano, dean of Purdue's School of Consumer and Family Sciences and professor of foods and nutrition. (2000-02-16)
Soybean foods may protect menopausal women against osteoporosis
Eating a diet rich in both soy protein and isoflavones can protect menopausal women from bone weakening and osteoporosis, according to the results of a preliminary study presented today at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Edinburgh. (2015-11-01)
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