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February 24, 2017

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February 24, 2017

Raising Dietary Potassium to Sodium Ratio Helps Reduce Heart, Kidney Disease

Feb. 21, 2017 — Reducing sodium (salt) in the diet has been recommended to lower blood pressure and the risk of heart disease. However, in a new review article, researchers found that increasing dietary potassium is ... read more

Feb. 20, 2017 — More than three decades after surviving breast cancer, Susanne Calabrette faced a second scare. In June 2016, an MRI for an unrelated condition revealed she had pancreatic cysts, giving her a chance ... read more

Feb. 18, 2017 — Some people can pass a hearing test but have trouble understanding speech in a noisy environment. New research identifies a new mechanism for this condition just years after its ... read more

Quality of Life With Those With Advanced Cancer Improved Through Walking

Feb. 17, 2017 — Walking for just 30 minutes three times per week could improve the quality of life for those with advanced cancer, a new study has ... read more

Limiting Salt Consumption Lowers Blood Pressure in Patients With Kidney Disease

Feb. 17, 2017 — Receiving advice on limiting salt consumption helped kidney disease patients lower their systolic blood pressure by an average of 11 mmHg, research concludes. Limiting salt intake also reduced excess ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — The view that males just pass on genetic material and not much else to their offspring has now been debunked. Instead, new research found a father's diet can affect their son's ability to ... read more

Scientists Take Aim at Obesity-Linked Protein

Feb. 15, 2017 — Scientists have shown that deleting the gene for this protein, known as IP6K1, protects animal models from both obesity and ... read more

Lifetime Weight Gain Linked to Esophageal and Stomach Cancers

Feb. 15, 2017 — People who are overweight in their twenties and become obese later in life may be three times more likely to develop cancer of either the esophagus (food pipe) or upper stomach, according to a ... read more

One Fifth of Indonesian Households Exhibit Double Burden of Malnutrition

Feb. 15, 2017 — The coexistence of both undernutrition and overweight/obesity, a phenomenon called double burden of malnutrition, is a global public health challenge existing at all levels from the individual to the ... read more

Weight Loss Actually Possible After Menopause

Feb. 15, 2017 — Talk to a woman in menopause and you're likely to hear complaints about hot flashes and an inability to lose weight, especially belly fat. A new study shows how regular exercise can help reduce ... read more

Gene Variants Associated With Body Shape Increase Risk of Heart Disease, Type 2 Diabetes

Feb. 14, 2017 — A study has found that a pattern of gene variants associated with a body type, in which weight is deposited around the abdomen, rather than in the hips and thighs, increases the risk for type 2 ... read more

Avoiding Medications That Promote Weight Gain When Managing Obesity

Feb. 14, 2017 — While diet, exercise and behavior modification are essential components of obesity management, a successful long-term weight loss strategy should also include avoiding or minimizing ... read more

Mediterranean Diet With Virgin Olive Oil May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol

Feb. 13, 2017 — A Mediterranean diet, particularly when enriched with virgin olive oil, appears to improve the function of high-density lipoprotein, the so-called good cholesterol, in patients at high risk for heart ... read more

Worm Gene Could Be Key to Developing Obesity Treatment

Feb. 13, 2017 — Researchers have discovered a gene in worms that could help break the cycle of overeating and under-exercising that can lead to ... read more

Low Birth Weight Babies at Higher Risk for Mental Health Problems Later in Life

Feb. 13, 2017 — Babies born with extremely low birth weight are not only at risk for physical problems but are also more likely to experience mental health problems later in life, according to an analysis of ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — People who eat a gluten-free diet may be at risk for increased exposure to arsenic and mercury -- toxic metals that can lead to cardiovascular disease, cancer and neurological effects, according to a ... read more

Teens in Poorest Families Go Hungry More Than Younger Kids

Feb. 13, 2017 — In very poor families, teenagers are going hungry twice as often as their younger siblings, a study ... read more

Prebiotics May Help to Cope With Stress

Feb. 10, 2017 — Probiotics are well known to benefit digestive health, but prebiotics are less well understood. Recent study in rats shows that prebiotic fibers may help to protect beneficial gut bacteria and ... read more

Gut Bacteria May Play a Role in Alzheimer’s Disease

Feb. 10, 2017 — New research has shown that intestinal bacteria can accelerate the development of Alzheimer’s disease. According to the researchers behind the study, the results open up the door to new ... read more

Eating Whole Grains Led to Modest Improvements in Gut Microbiota and Immune Response

Feb. 8, 2017 — In a clinical trial, adults who consumed a diet rich in whole grains rather than refined grains had modest improvements in healthy gut microbiota and certain immune ... read more

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