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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)...

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2010-05-17 06:56:53

People with asthma may be well-advised to avoid heavy, high-fat meals, according to new research. Individuals with asthma who consumed a high-fat meal showed increased airway inflammation just hours after the binge, according to Australian researchers who conducted the study. The high fat meal also appeared to inhibit the response to the asthma reliever medication Ventolin (albuterol). "Subjects who had consumed the high-fat meal had an increase in airway neutrophils and TLR4 mRNA gene...

2010-04-26 11:08:00

FRESNO, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- New information, unveiled by leading nutrition researchers, promotes the various health benefits of eating tree nuts - such as pistachios - on a regular basis. Two studies, funded by the International Tree Nut Council Nutrition Research & Education Foundation, were highlighted at the 2010 Experimental Biology meeting, April 24-28, to a group of nearly 13,000 scientists and exhibitors. The primary finding of the studies found that snacking on...

2010-04-21 14:40:45

The largest ever trial of fish oil supplements has found no evidence that they offer benefits for cognitive function in older people. The OPAL study investigated the effects of taking omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid supplements over a two year period on the cognitive function of participants aged 70-80 years. The number of people with cognitive impairment is rising and it is estimated that by 2040, more than 81 million people globally will have dementia. Some studies have...

2010-04-14 07:00:00

NEW YORK, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when a third of America's youth is overweight or obese, two organizations are taking steps to show consumers, and especially busy moms, how to "upgrade" favorite meals so families can reap the benefits of consuming less fat and calories. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/eatturkey/42312/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100414/NY84017 ) At a news...

2010-03-24 09:13:17

Omega-3-rich food linked to lower risk Women whose diets are rich in foods containing Omega-3 oils might be less likely to develop endometriosis, while those whose diets are heavily laden with trans fats might be more likely to develop the debilitating condition, new research published today (Wednesday 24 March) suggests. The study - which is the largest to have investigated the link between diet and endometriosis risk and the first prospective study to identify a modifiable risk factor for...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin