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2011-01-24 08:51:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Two new studies suggest nutrition may play a role in the development of asthma, but investigators say more research is needed to confirm the link. Asthma affects as many as 300 million people and is one of the world's most common chronic diseases. Researchers estimate that by 2025, there could be an additional 100 million people living with asthma. In the first study, a team of researchers from Greece examined the association between salty snack consumption along with TV...

2011-01-10 13:53:47

Risk factors were similar to those found in the US and UK A Spanish study has challenged the long-held belief that people in the Mediterranean all enjoy more healthy diets and lifestyles, after discovering alarmingly high cardiovascular risk factors similar to those found in the UK and USA. Research published in the January issue of IJCP, the International Journal of Clinical Practice, also found strong links between low levels of education and increased risk. "Cardiovascular diseases account...

2010-12-16 13:40:58

A University of Granada professor specialist in Nutrition explained that the species Lycium Barbarum "“currently imported from China"“ comes from the Mediterranean regions and grows in other mild regions of the world. Also, he stated that "Goji berries will not have any positive effect on people that do not follow a balanced diet". While the consumption of Goji berries has risen dramatically over the last months, their properties have not been scientifically proven yet by any...

2010-12-08 13:56:00

BALTIMORE, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A newly released survey of dietitians, which examines their current perspectives regarding various dietary fats and oils, reveals a strong preference for olive oil as the food oil of choice even for individuals on a diet. Canola oil was the second choice, while other oils--safflower, soybean, peanut, corn and flax--trailed far behind. The Dietary Fat Survey for Dietitians was conducted by Dr. Doug Bibus, nationally recognized lipid nutrition expert...

2010-11-04 00:00:40

In Response to Rising Obesity Rates and Consumer Confusion, Leading Health Authorities Update and Confirm Health Benefits of Pasta Meals Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 3, 2010 An international committee of scientists and food authorities today released a Scientific Consensus Statement concluding that eating a variety of healthy carbohydrates, fats and proteins tailored to individual preferences and lifestyle is essential. They also confirmed that healthy carbohydrate foods, like pasta meals,...

2010-09-21 20:30:49

Regardless of Diet, Study Participants Who Consumed the Most Milk Lost the Most Weight A new weight loss study conducted by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers reveals that dieters who consumed milk or milk products lost more weight on average than those who consumed little to no milk products. Regardless of diet, researchers also found participants with the highest dairy calcium intake, equal to 12 oz. of milk or other dairy products (580 mg of dairy calcium), lost about 12...

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2010-08-16 13:38:19

We all want that summer glow that comes from a day at the beach, but taking in the rays can have long-term implications for our health. Now Dr. Niva Shapira of Tel Aviv University's School of Health Professions suggests a way to make fun in the sun safer "” and it's all in our food. In a study recently published in Nutrition Reviews, Dr. Shapira has shown that a diet rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, like the diet eaten in Mediterranean regions where melanoma rates are...

2010-07-01 13:47:57

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that the polyphenols in virgin olive oil modify the expression of atherosclerosis-related genes, leading to health benefits Everyone knows olive oil and a Mediterranean diet are associated with a lower risk for cardiovascular disease, but a new research report published in the July 2010 print issue of the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) offers a surprising reason why: These foods change how genes associated with atherosclerosis function....

2010-06-15 16:15:46

Study highlights:     * Following a Mediterranean-style diet may reduce the risk of heart disease by maintaining heart rate variability.    * The more a participant's eating pattern matched a Mediterranean-style diet, the greater his heart rate variability.    * Genes do not entirely control heart rate variability, indicating that a Mediterranean-style diet could help people with a family history of heart disease.   A study of twins shows that...

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2010-06-03 10:00:00

Researchers from The Miriam Hospital have found that olive oil may offer another potential health benefit "“ it produces greater weight loss in breast cancer survivors compared to a more traditional low-fat diet. The findings may be of significance to women with breast cancer, since excess weight at the time of diagnosis, or even moderate weight gain during cancer treatment, is associated with an increased risk of cancer recurrence, particularly in post-menopausal women. In this pilot...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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