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2009-07-16 00:51:15

A heart healthy diet and moderate physical exercise may be the best thing for the brain as well, U.S. researchers have learned. Heidi Wengreen of Utah State University and colleagues examined associations between how closely people adhered to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension -- also known as the DASH diet -- and risk of cognitive decline and dementia among older participants. In 1995, 3,831 study participants age 65 years or older completed a survey that included a food frequency...

2009-07-14 10:20:00

Eating a "heart healthy" diet and maintaining or increasing participation in moderate physical activity may help preserve our memory and thinking abilities as we age, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer's Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna."We can't do anything about aging or family history, but research continues to show us that there are lifestyle decisions we all can make to keep our brains healthier, and that also...

2009-07-07 07:50:54

Consuming an amino acid commonly found in vegetable protein may be associated with lower blood pressure, researchers report in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.Researchers found that a 4.72 percent higher dietary intake of the amino acid glutamic acid as a percent of total dietary protein correlated with lower group average systolic blood pressure, lower by 1.5 to 3.0 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). Group average diastolic blood pressure was lower by 1.0 to 1.6 mm...

2009-07-01 16:24:50

Important findings for children and adults    Food prices rose by 5.5 percent in the past year and are expected to increase up to an additional 4 percent in 2009. Americans are seeking to get the most out of their dollar, and since together, dairy foods provide a unique package of nine essential nutrients, they are a nutritional bang for the buck.In a supplement to the current issue of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition (JACN), several prominent nutrition...

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2009-06-24 07:30:00

Research: Anatomy of the health effects of the Mediterranean diet, the Greek EPIC prospective cohort study, BMJ online Some food groups in the Mediterranean diet are more important than others in promoting health and longer life according to new research published on bmj.com today. Eating more vegetables, fruits, nuts, pulses and olive oil, and drinking moderate amounts of alcohol, while not consuming a lot of meat or excessive amounts of alcohol is linked to people living longer. However,...

2009-06-09 15:05:02

Middle-aged adults who slept an average of six hours per night were more likely to have high blood pressure, U.S. researchers found. Kristen L. Knutson of the University of Chicago and colleagues studied 578 adults who first had their blood pressure and other clinical, demographic and health variables measured from 2000-2001. In 2003 and 2005, sleep duration was measured using surveys and wrist actigraphy, in which a sensor is worn on the wrist to record periods of rest and activity. Blood...

2009-06-08 14:53:00

Penny for Penny, Milk, Cheese and Yogurt Pack a Big Nutrition Punch ROSEMONT, Ill., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Food prices rose by 5.5 percent in the past year, and they're expected to increase up to an additional 4 percent in 2009.(1) As Americans continue to cut costs in the current economic environment, leading nutrition experts fear many will do so at the expense of a nutritious diet. Reliable, affordable sources of nutrients will be more important than ever as a majority of Americans...

2009-05-12 17:57:19

Women who followed the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet to lower blood pressure halved their rate of heart failure, U.S. researchers said. Senior study author Emily Levitan of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston said the DASH diet is plentiful in fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products and whole grains, while using less salt, sugar, red meat and processed meat. The study, published in Archives of Internal Medicine, found women with DASH scores in the top 10 percent...

2009-05-12 11:35:57

A diet designed to prevent and treat high blood pressure also may be associated with a lower risk of heart failure among women, according to a report in the May 11 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.Dietary patterns have been associated with risk factors for heart failure, but little is known about whether food choices can prevent or delay the condition, according to background information in the article. "The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension...

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2009-05-11 07:10:49

An international research team has identified a number of unsuspected genetic variants associated with systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), and hypertension (high blood pressure), suggesting potential avenues of investigation for the prevention or treatment of hypertension. The research was funded in part by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health and by several other NIH institutes and centers. The analysis of over...