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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

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

High-Fat Dairy Products Linked to Reduced Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Apr. 2, 2015 — Consumption of high-fat yoghurt and cheese are linked to a reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes by as much as a fifth, according to new research. High meat consumption, on the other hand, is ... read more

Healthy Diet Reduces Risk of Cardiovascular Disease by a Third in Over-40s

Mar. 18, 2015 — Men and women who adapt their daily diet to meet current UK dietary guidelines could reduce their risk of a heart attack or a stroke by up to a third, according to a new English study. Those on the ... read more

Physicians Want to Learn More About Diet, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Mar. 16, 2015 — Most physicians are aware of the importance of lifestyle factors in preventing cardiovascular disease (CVD) -- and believe diet is as important as statin therapy and exercise, according to a new ... read more

Nine Superfruits and Super Seeds to Add to Your Diet

Mar. 12, 2015 — Although there is no universal standard definition of a super seed or superfruit, they are often described as providing a number of nutrients and health benefits all in one package. A new article ... read more

Vegetarian Diet Linked to Lower Risk of Colorectal Cancers

Mar. 9, 2015 — Eating a vegetarian diet was associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancers compared with nonvegetarians in a study of Seventh-Day Adventist men and women, according to a new ... read more

Semi-Veggie Diet Effectively Lowers Heart Disease, Stroke Risk

Mar. 5, 2015 — A pro-vegetarian diet that emphasizes a higher proportion of plant-based foods compared to animal-based foods may help lower the risks of dying from heart disease and stroke by up to 20 percent, ... read more

People With Multiple Sclerosis May Have Lower Levels of Key Nutrients

Feb. 19, 2015 — Women with multiple sclerosis (MS) may have lower levels of important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, such as folate from food and vitamin E, than healthy people, according to a new ... read more

Plant-Based Diet May Reduce Obese Children's Risk of Heart Disease

Feb. 12, 2015 — Obese children who begin a low-fat, plant-based vegan diet may lower their risk of heart disease through improvements in their weight, blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol levels, insulin ... read more

White Potatoes Should Be Allowed Under WIC, Says Report

Feb. 3, 2015 — The US Department of Agriculture should allow white potatoes as a vegetable eligible for purchase with vouchers issued by the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Woman, Infants, and Children ... read more

Potassium Salts Aid Bone Health, Limit Osteoporosis Risk, New Research Finds

Jan. 14, 2015 — The potassium salts (bicarbonate and citrate) plentiful in fruit and vegetables, play an important part in improving bone health, researchers have found. For the first time, the results also showed ... read more

Jan. 13, 2015 — Many schools have reported that fruits and vegetables are feeding trash cans rather than students. A new study shows that one simple no-cost change, holding recess before lunchtime, can increase ... read more

Men's Diets Are Related to Local Offerings, Unlike Women's

Jan. 6, 2015 — Canadian men's eating habits are associated with the availability of healthy food sources in their residential neighborhood but women's are not, according to researchers. Why men and not ... read more

Low-Glycemic Index Carbohydrate Diet Does Not Improve Cv Risk Factors, Insulin Resistance

Dec. 16, 2014 — In a study that included overweight and obese participants, those with diets with low glycemic index of dietary carbohydrate did not have improvements in insulin sensitivity, lipid levels, or ... read more

Skipping Meals Increases Children's Obesity, Cardio Metabolic Risk

Dec. 15, 2014 — Children who skip main meals are more likely to have excess body fat and an increased cardiometabolic risk already at the age of 6 to 8 years, according to a study. A higher consumption of sugary ... read more

Low Income Kids Eat More Fruits, Vegetables When They Are in School

Dec. 11, 2014 — The fruits and vegetables provided at school deliver an important dietary boost to low income adolescents, according to a study. "Innovation in school food offerings for kids has emphasized ... read more

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Longer Life

Dec. 3, 2014 — Eating a Mediterranean diet might help extend your lifespan, suggests a study. The diet appears to be associated with longer telomere length -- an established marker of slower ... read more

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