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2011-09-14 05:30:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — What you eat during pregnancy could determine whether or not your child is at risk for developing allergies, according to this study. The research found that if a mother's diet contains a certain group of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) — such as those found in fish, walnut oil or flaxseed — the baby's gut develops differently. The PUFAs are thought to improve how gut immune cells respond to bacteria and foreign substances, making the baby less...

Mother’s Diet Can Positively Influence Infant Allergies
2011-09-09 13:23:16

  According to new research, pregnant women can reduce the chances of their babies developing food allergies by eating a diet rich in fish oil and nuts. Researchers found that omega-3 fatty acids prompt the gut to develop in a way that boosts the immune system. The team from France's National Agricultural Research Institute (INRA) found that when pregnant women ate a diet high in a particular group of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), the gut walls of their offspring were...

2011-09-07 12:51:46

Blood lipids suggest that online tailored nutrition advice is not effective As lifestyles get busier and waistlines get bigger; many people are turning to online nutrition programs. In promotion of healthful nutrition behaviors, computer-tailored nutrition education has been identified as a promising health education strategy, especially in the promotion of lower fat intake. However, a study in the September/October 2011 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior reveals no...

Decrease In Smoking Reduces Death Rates Within Months
2011-09-01 13:06:16

  A study by the University of Liverpool has found that a decrease in smoking rapidly reduces mortality rates in individuals and entire populations within six months. Research by Professor Simon Capewell and Dr Martin O'Flaherty at the Institute of Psychology, Health and Well-being, examined evidence from clinical trials and natural experiments. They found that a reduction in smoking has a positive impact on mortality rates in both individuals and populations within six months....

2011-08-10 07:11:00

DENVER, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Omega-3 polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) found in seafood may reduce arterial stiffness and improve heart function in chronic heart failure, according to new research. These fats, better known as EPA and DHA, may also help in the immediate aftermath of a stroke. These findings and more are summarized in the August 2011 PUFA Newsletter and Fats of Life newsletters for health professionals and consumers, respectively. "The consumption of nearly 1...

2011-06-16 13:17:17

A study reported in the journal Neurology is hinting that the well-known connection between consumption of olive oil and heart disease might extend to stroke as well, Reuters is reporting. Olive oil is a large part of the so-called Mediterranean diet, that some clinical trials have suggested helps control risk factors for heart disease, like high blood pressure, abdominal obesity and elevated levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol. Researchers included 7,625 French adults age 65 and older in the...

2011-06-16 07:18:38

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A low saturated fat and low glycemic index diet appears to modulate the risk of developing dementia that eventually turns into Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, switching to this diet may not protect those already experiencing cognitive difficulty, according to this study. The authors believe that instead of finding what health conditions affect Alzheimer's they should study the effects of whole-diet interventions on AD. Jennifer L. Bayer-Carter, M.S., from Veterans...

2011-06-08 06:49:38

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Millions of adults are diagnosed with obesity each year, but how do fat cell membranes adapt to this high body mass index? A study led by Matej Oresic, from VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, suggests that adaptation of fat cell membranes to obesity may play a major role in early stages of inflammatory disorders. Many of those diagnosed with obesity suffer from a disorder known as metabolic syndrome which includes symptoms such as hypertension and elevated blood...

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  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.