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2009-09-14 07:15:00

Blame your brain for sabotaging your efforts to get back on track after splurging on an extra scoop of ice cream or that second burger during Friday night's football game. Findings from a new UT Southwestern Medical Center study suggest that fat from certain foods we eat makes its way to the brain. Once there, the fat molecules cause the brain to send messages to the body's cells, warning them to ignore the appetite-suppressing signals from leptin and insulin, hormones involved in weight...

2009-09-04 14:59:19

A study of people with type 2 diabetes suggests many of them would benefit from dietary counseling, researchers in North Carolina said. The most important thing about controlling diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes, is being able to manage energy in and energy out, and the best way to do that is through diet, said Mara Vitolins, lead author of the study at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. In a study of 2,575 type 2 diabetics though out the United States, Vitolins and her team found...

2009-09-03 12:00:10

People with type 2 diabetes are not consuming sufficiently healthy diets and could benefit from ongoing nutritional education and counseling, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues. The study appears in the August issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. "The most important thing about controlling diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes, is being able to manage energy in and energy out, and the best way to do that is...

2009-09-02 09:30:00

Brown Bag it with Healthy Recipes Made with Canola Oil CHICAGO, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Put your heart into work this fall - as in protect your heart at work - in honor of World Heart Day* Sept. 27, which is celebrating workplace wellness this year. Heart disease is the number one cause of death globally. By 2015, almost 20 million people will die from cardiovascular diseases, mainly from heart disease and stroke, estimates the World Health Organization. The good news is that...

2009-08-13 06:45:40

Elderly people who ate lots of fruits, vegetables, legumes, cereal and fish and generally avoided red meat and poultry and who were physically active had a lower risk of Alzheimer disease, according to a new study. In a second study, adherence to a Mediterranean diet was associated with slower cognitive decline, but was not associated with a decreased risk of dementia. Nikolaos Scarmeas, M.D., of Columbia University Medical Center, New York, and colleagues examined the combined association of...

2009-08-11 21:14:39

U.S. researchers say combining exercise and the Mediterranean-type diet may reduce Alzheimer's risk. The study of 1,880 elderly people with an average age of 77 living in New York, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found those who were very physically active had a 33 percent risk reduction of Alzheimer's. Lead author Dr. Nikos Scarmeas of the Columbia University Medical Center in New York said those who adhered more strongly to a Mediterranean-type diet had a 40...

2009-08-11 16:04:56

Both being more physically active and adhering to a Mediterranean-type diet appears to be associated with reduced Alzheimer's risk, according to a new report in the August 12, 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).While previous studies have only investigated the association between either physical activity or diet and Alzheimer's disease risk separately, this new research explored their combined association."Often times people who exercise also follow a healthy...

2009-08-11 11:22:40

Rats fed a high-fat diet show a stark reduction in their physical endurance and a decline in their cognitive ability after just nine days, a study by Oxford University researchers has shown.The research, funded by the British Heart Foundation and published in the FASEB Journal, may have implications not only for those eating lots of high-fat foods, but also athletes looking for the optimal diet for training and patients with metabolic disorders.'We found that rats, when switched to a high-fat...

2009-06-30 17:44:34

A Boston doctor says eating peanut butter can be a healthy choice. Dr. Walter Willett of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston says the presence of some saturated fat doesn't automatically kick peanut butter into the camp of unhealthy foods. Olive oil, wheat germ, and even tofu -- all considered to be 'healthy' foods -- have some saturated fat, Willett says in a statement. It's the whole package of nutrients, not just one or two, that determines how good a particular food is for...

2009-06-29 08:24:06

Between the 1932 and 2008 Olympic Games, world record times of the men's 100m sprint improved by 0.6 seconds due to improved training techniques and technological advances. Imagine if this improvement could be achieved by a simple change in diet. Scientists at the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology in Austria have managed to achieve an equivalent feat in mice fed on a diet high in polyunsaturated fatty acids.Polyunsaturated fatty acids are important dietary components which mammals cannot...