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2010-07-29 15:30:59

A new study from Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research shows an association between ADHD and a 'Western-style' diet in adolescents. The research findings have just been published online in the international Journal of Attention Disorders. Leader of Nutrition studies at the Institute, Associate Professor Wendy Oddy, said the study examined the dietary patterns of 1800 adolescents from the long-term Raine Study and classified diets into 'Healthy' or 'Western' patterns. "We found...

2010-07-15 02:59:05

Study is first to look at trans fat trends in major fast food chains Five major fast food chains have significantly decreased trans fats in the oils they use to cook food, according to new research from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. The latest research findings suggest that major fast food chains may have been responsive to health concerns from the public and that potential future marketplace shifts to watch for in response to current nutrition concerns include changes...

2010-07-12 06:30:00

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- New research has found that people who consume relatively high amounts of flavonols have a lower risk of stroke. Tea was most likely the major contributor of flavonols in the diet, ranging from 30 percent (US) to 70 percent (the Netherlands) of the total intake. Flavonols are a subclass of flavonoids. Flavonoids are dietary compounds found in tea, wine, cocoa, fruit and vegetables. They contribute significantly to taste, color and possibly...

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...

2010-06-15 14:54:08

Women who eat foods rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals may have a lower risk of developing the most common type of cataract that occurs in the United States, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Cataracts, which increase in prevalence with age, are the most important cause of blindness in the world; in the United States, cataract is the most prevalent cause of visual impairment due to eye disease according to...

2010-06-14 18:30:00

CHICAGO, June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Medical Association (AMA) voted today at its Annual Meeting to adopt the following new public health policies: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081209/AMALOGO) Public Health Lessons from the Gulf Oil Spill New policy adopted today will pair the AMA with the appropriate federal agencies to convene an expert panel to address the immediate and long-term human and environmental health impacts of the massive oil spill in the...

2010-06-09 11:08:00

ROSEMONT, Ill., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A number of new research studies underscores the important role of dairy foods in the diets of Americans, particularly children. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends three daily servings of nutrient-rich, low-fat or fat-free milk, cheese or yogurt for adults and children 9 years of age or older, and 2 daily servings for children ages 2-8.(i) A recent abstract shows that milk is the leading food source of calcium, phosphorous, vitamin D and...

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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...

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2010-05-27 13:23:40

Scientists have found that most food manufacturers and restaurants did not just swap one bad ingredient for another when they trimmed artery-clogging trans fats from products and menus. A Harvard researcher and a consumer advocacy group found that even the French fry got a healthier remake.  However, there is still room for improvement, particularly for some items sold in supermarkets, which replaced heart-damaging trans fat with its unhealthy cousin, saturated fat. The team examined 83...

2010-05-18 09:09:00

ST. LOUIS, May 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In keeping with a commitment to provide new options for agriculture and a more health-conscious public, Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that the company has reached an important regulatory milestone that will advance the development of foods with reduced saturated fat and reduced or no trans fats. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a response letter to Monsanto's Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS)...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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