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Gut Bacteria May Turn Common Nutrient Into Clot-Enhancing Compound

Apr. 24, 2017 — Gut bacteria can produce a clot-enhancing compound when people eat a nutrient found in a variety of foods including meat, eggs and milk, according to new ... read more

Agriculture, Dietary Changes, and Adaptations in Fat Metabolism from Ancient to Modern Europeans

Mar. 16, 2017 — Evolutionary biologists are weighing in based on the increasing power of DNA analyses to explore how changes in diet over eons have caused human adaptations to genes regulating fat metabolism. ... read more

Eight Servings of Veggies a Day Is Clearly Best for the Heart

Feb. 23, 2017 — A comprehensive meta-analysis of 142 articles from 95 population studies shows that the risk of dying prematurely from all causes was reduced by almost a third, and the risk of cardiovascular disease ... read more

Eating Up to Ten Portions of Fruit and Vegetables a Day May Prevent 7.8 Million Premature Deaths Worldwide

Feb. 23, 2017 — A fruit and vegetable intake above five-a-day shows major benefit in reducing the chance of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early ... read more

Sugar, Salt, and Fat Taxes Could Save Billions in Health Care Costs

Feb. 14, 2017 — Australia could save AUD $3.4 billion (USD $2.3 billion) in healthcare costs over the remaining lifetimes of all Australians alive in 2010 by instituting a combination of taxes on unhealthy foods and ... 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

Too Little Food from Animal Sources May Increase Risk of Preterm Birth

Jan. 24, 2017 — Pregnant women increase their chances of vitamin B12 deficiency if they don't consume enough meat, milk or eggs. This vitamin is found only in animal products. A deficiency of the vitamin during ... read more

Five-Minute Chats in the Waiting Room May Prompt Families to Eat More Fruits, Vegetables

Jan. 18, 2017 — Low-income families were more likely to use their federal food assistance on nutritious food after learning that their dollars can be doubled for more fruits and vegetables, a new study ... read more

Common Antioxidant May Guard Against Liver Disease

Jan. 3, 2017 — A common antioxidant found in human breast milk and foods like kiwi fruit can protect against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in the offspring of obese ... read more

Beans and Peas Increase Fullness More Than Meat

Dec. 9, 2016 — Meals based on legumes such as beans and peas are more satiating than pork and veal-based meals according to a recent study. Results suggest that sustainable eating may also help with weight ... read more

Saturated Fat Could Be Good for You, Study Suggests

Dec. 2, 2016 — A new diet intervention study raises questions regarding the validity of a diet hypothesis that has dominated for more than half a century: that dietary fat and particularly saturated fat is ... read more

Fruits and Vegetables May Slow ALS

Nov. 1, 2016 — A diet rich in antioxidants and carotenoids is linked to better outcomes for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, say ... read more

Healthy Living Linked to Higher Brain Function, Delay of Dementia

Nov. 1, 2016 — It’s tempting to dip into the leftover Halloween treats, but new research has found that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, combined with regular exercise, leads to better cognitive ... read more

Fruit-Rich Mediterranean Diet With Antioxidants May Cut Age-Related Macular Degeneration Risk by More Than a Third

Oct. 17, 2016 — People who closely follow the Mediterranean diet – especially by eating fruit – may be more than a third less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness, ... read more

High Cholesterol Triggers Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress Leading to Osteoarthritis

Oct. 14, 2016 — High cholesterol might harm more than our cardiovascular systems. New research using animal models suggests that high cholesterol levels trigger mitochondrial oxidative stress on cartilage cells, ... read more

Small Dietary Changes Reduces Cardiovascular Disease Risk by More Than a Quarter

Oct. 14, 2016 — Exchanging few commercially regular-consumed food items with improved fat quality reduces total and LDL cholesterol. A new double-blind randomized controlled trial suggests almost 30% reduction in ... read more

Randomized Trial Suggests Eating Bread Made With Ancient Grains Could Benefit Heart Health

Sep. 28, 2016 — Eating bread made with ancient grains could help lower cholesterol and blood glucose, a recent randomized trial suggests. Compared with modern grain varieties which are often heavily refined, ancient ... read more

What Vitamins, Nutrients Will Help Prevent Glaucoma from Worsening?

Sep. 14, 2016 — A healthy lifestyle, consisting of balanced nutrition, moderate exercise, and appropriate rest is an important part of your overall health and well-being and can help prevent illness too. A recent ... read more

Healthy Diet Boosts Children’s Reading Skills

Sep. 13, 2016 — A healthy diet is linked to better reading skills in the first three school years, shows a recent ... read more

'Nudges' Help Students Select Healthy Lunches

Aug. 30, 2016 — With back-to-school season in full swing, imagine this: Your child orders lunch via computer and gets a little message saying he or she needs to add more nutritious food groups. That combination ... read more

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