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February 5, 2016

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February 5, 2016

Adolescent Weight Gain on Popular Injectable Contraceptive May Depend on Micronutrient Intake

Feb. 2, 2016 — Since its introduction nearly 23 years ago, the popular injectable contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) has been associated with causing substantial weight gain in some adolescent ... read more

Healthy Diet May Reduce Risk of Ovarian Cancer in African-American Women

Nov. 13, 2015 — A healthy diet may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in African-American women, according to new ... read more

Reducing Cholesterol With Food Made from Soybeans, Amaranth

Nov. 5, 2015 — Scientists developed a supplement to maintain optimal health that contributes to the growth and development of children and adolescents. It also prevents osteoporosis and certain cancers such as ... read more

High Dietary Fiber Intake Linked to Health Promoting Short Chain Fatty Acids

Sep. 29, 2015 — Eating a lot of fiber-rich foods, such as fruit, vegetables, and legumes -- typical of a Mediterranean diet -- is linked to a rise in health promoting short chain fatty acids, finds ... read more

Eating More Fruits and Non-Starchy Vegetables Is Associated With Less Weight Gain

Sep. 22, 2015 — Increased consumption of fruits and non-starchy vegetables is inversely associated with weight change, according to a new study. The longitudinal study shows differences by type of fruit or ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Less than a month before Congress votes on whether to reauthorize a controversial program mandating healthier school lunches, a new study confirms the suspicions of school officials -- many students ... read more

Dietary Intervention Primes Triple-Negative Breast Cancer for Targeted Therapy

July 14, 2015 — A diet that starves triple-negative breast cancer cells of an essential nutrient primes the cancer cells to be more easily killed by a targeted antibody treatment, scientists ... read more

Consumers Should Seek a Variety of Fiber Sources to Get the Maximum Health Benefits

July 13, 2015 — Consumers who get fiber from many sources -- both naturally occurring and added in manufacturing -- may benefit more than people who limit their intake to a single type, according to an ... read more

Algae, Quinoa, Legumes Top List of Alternative Protein Choices

July 13, 2015 — Algae is evolving as the next new alternative protein source consumers are anxious to bite into as an ingredient in crackers, snack bars, cereals and breads, according to an ... read more

Vitamin C Related to Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Early Death

July 7, 2015 — High vitamin C concentrations in the blood from the intake of fruit and vegetables are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and early death, new research ... read more

Restaurant Meals Can Be as Bad for Your Waistline as Fast Food Is

July 1, 2015 — When Americans go out to eat, either at a fast-food outlet or a full-service restaurant, they consume, on average, about 200 more calories a day than when they stay home for meals, a new study ... read more

Healthy Diet Linked to Lower Death Rates Among Low-Income Residents in Southeastern USA

June 30, 2015 — Eating a healthy diet was linked with a lower risk of dying from heart disease, stroke, cancer or other diseases among a population of low-income individuals living in the Southeastern U.S., ... read more

To Shed Weight, Go Vegan

June 30, 2015 — People on a vegetarian diet, and especially those following a vegan one that includes no animal products, see better results than dieters on other weight-reducing plans. In fact, they can lose around ... read more

June 29, 2015 — Parents could banish their children’s fussy eating habits by following three simple steps, a new study suggests.               ... read more

Dietary Guidelines for Americans Shouldn't Place Limits on Total Fat Intake

June 23, 2015 — Researchers call on the American federal government to drop restrictions on total fat consumption in the forthcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for ... read more

Scientists Turn White Fat Into Obesity-Fighting Beige Fat

June 18, 2015 — Scientists have shown that berries, grapes and other fruits convert excess white fat into calorie-burning 'beige' fat, providing new strategies for the prevention and treatment of obesity. ... read more

DASH Diet Can Substitute Lean Pork for Chicken or Fish to Reduce Blood Pressure

June 11, 2015 — Adults who are following the DASH-style eating pattern to lower their blood pressure can expand their protein options to include lean, unprocessed pork, according to research. This study applies only ... read more

Western Diet May Increase Risk of Death After Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

June 1, 2015 — After a prostate cancer diagnosis, eating a diet higher in red and processed meat, high-fat dairy foods, and refined grains -- known as a Western diet -- may lead to a significantly higher risk of ... read more

Diabetic Patients! Cactus, Chia and Soy Decrease High Glucose in Blood

May 27, 2015 — The so called functional foods such as cactus pads, chia and soybean, when included in a balanced diet, help reduce obesity and control diabetes, say Mexican ... read more

Oil or Fat? Saturated Fatty Acids Might Directly Damage Your Heart

Apr. 27, 2015 — Olive oil is universally considered a much healthier alternative to meat fat. Plant-derived oils (such as olive oil, canola oil, and vegetable oil) largely consist of unsaturated fatty acids, whereas ... read more

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