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Eating ‘on the go’ could lead to weight gain, new research finds
August 20th 2015

ExerciseDaily! - In a new study published today in the Journal of Health Psychology, researchers from the University of Surrey have found dieters who eat ‘on the go’ may increase their food intake lat...More Details

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You can predict your future weight
July 20th 2015

ExerciseDaily - What you're reading now secretly tells you whether your country will be skinnier or fatter in three years. After analyzing 50 years of all the food words mentioned in major newspapers ...More Details

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Sugary Drinks Linked to High Death Tolls Worldwide
June 29th 2015

ExerciseDaily - Consumption of sugary drinks may lead to an estimated 184,000 adult deaths each year worldwide, according to research published today in the journal Circulation and previously present...More Details

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Diet that mimics fasting appears to slow aging
June 21st 2015

ExerciseDaily - Want to lose abdominal fat, get smarter and live longer? New research led by USC’s Valter Longo shows that periodically adopting a diet that mimics the effects of fasting may yield a w...More Details

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You Are When You Eat
March 14th 2015

ExerciseDaily - If you’re looking to improve your heart health by changing your diet, when you eat may be just as important as what you eat. In a new study published today in Science, researchers at S...More Details

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An avocado a day may help keep bad cholesterol at bay
January 9th 2015

ExerciseDaily - Eating one avocado a day as part of a heart healthy, cholesterol-lowering moderate-fat diet can help improve bad cholesterol levels in overweight and obese individuals, according to ne...More Details

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Each dollar spent on kids' nutrition can yield more than $100 later
December 17th 2014

ExerciseDaily - There are strong economic incentives for governments to invest in early childhood nutrition, reports a new paper from the University of Waterloo and Cornell University. Published for t...More Details

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Spice up your memory
November 18th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Adding just one gram of turmeric to breakfast could help improve the memory of people who are in the very early stages of diabetes and at risk of cognitive impairment. The finding h...More Details

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Energy drinks cause insomnia and nervousness in athletes
October 2nd 2014

ExerciseDaily - A study analysing the positive and negative effects of energy drinks on athletes has seen that, although in principle their sports performance was seen to improve by between 3% and 7%,...More Details

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An apple a day could keep obesity away
September 30th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Scientists at Washington State University have concluded that nondigestible compounds in apples – specifically, Granny Smith apples – may help prevent disorders associated with obesity...More Details

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SPINACH EXTRACT DECREASES CRAVINGS
September 4th 2014

ExerciseDaily -A spinach extract containing green leaf membranes called thylakoids decreases hedonic hunger with up to 95% - and increases weight loss with 43%. This has been shown in a recently publi...More Details

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So... do you know what is in your water?
September 3rd 2014

ExerciseDaily - Would you like your glass of water with a little iron it? Or do you prefer a copper taste? Possibly manganese? Did you realize that there are more than two dozen flavors to water, not ...More Details

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You may have to watch what your fruits and veggies eat
September 3rd 2014

ExerciseDaily - People with food allergies always have to watch what they eat. Now, they may have to watch what their fruits and vegetables eat, as it seems it's possible to have an allergic reaction ...More Details

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Options for weight loss your primary care doctor might not know about
August 30th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Despite US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for screening and treating obesity, there are many barriers, several of which may be ameliorated through technological approac...More Details

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How to prevent organic food fraud
August 29th 2014

ExerciseDaily - A growing number of consumers are willing to pay a premium for fruits, vegetables and other foods labelled “organic”, but whether they’re getting what the label claims is another matte...More Details

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Are you as old as what you eat? Researchers learn how to rejuvenate aging immune cells
August 25th 2014

ExerciseDaily -Researchers from UCL (University College London) have demonstrated how an interplay between nutrition, metabolism and immunity is involved in the process of ageing. The two new studi...More Details

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1.65 Million Global Cardiovascular Deaths Each Year Linked to High Sodium Consumption
August 15th 2014

ExerciseDaily - More than 1.6 million cardiovascular-related deaths per year can be attributed to sodium consumption above the World Health Organization’s recommendation of 2.0g (2,000 mg) per day, re...More Details

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Losing weight won’t make you happy
August 7th 2014

ExerciseDaily -In a study of 1,979 overweight and obese adults in the UK, people who lost 5% or more of their initial body weight over four years showed significant changes in markers of physical heal...More Details

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Eating baked or broiled fish weekly boosts brain health, Pitt study says
August 4th 2014

ExerciseDaily -Eating baked or broiled fish once a week is good for the brain, regardless of how much omega-3 fatty acid it contains, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of...More Details

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Five daily portions of fruit and vegetables may be enough to lower risk of death
July 31st 2014

ExerciseDaily -Research: Fruit and vegetable consumption and mortality from all causes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer: systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort stud...More Details

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Diet Affects Men’s and Women’s Gut Microbes Differently
July 30th 2014

ExerciseDaily - The microbes living in the guts of males and females react differently to diet, even when the diets are identical, according to a study by scientists from The University of Texas at Au...More Details

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Preventing foodborne illness, naturally – with cinnamon
July 21st 2014

ExerciseDaily -Cinnamomum cassia oil can work effectively as a natural antibacterial agent in the food industry. The study results add to a body of knowledge that will help improve food safety and red...More Details

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Antihypertensive and antioxidant activity in black beans
July 14th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Beans are one of the most important crops for the Mexican population due to its nutritional qualities. In fact, the country is one of the top 10 producers of this legume in the world, ...More Details

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Non-Diet Approach to Weight Management More Effective in Worksite Wellness Programs, MU Researcher Finds
July 7th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Problematic eating behaviors and dissatisfaction with one’s body are familiar struggles among women. To combat those behaviors, which have led to higher healthcare premiums and medical...More Details

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Energy Drinks Raise New Questions About Caffeine’s Safety
June 24th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Caffeine, which was extensively researched for possible links to birth defects in animals and cardiovascular disease in humans over 30 years ago and then exonerated, has become the foc...More Details

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Soda consumers may be drinking more harmful sugar than labels reveal
June 6th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Soda consumers may be getting a much higher dose of the harmful sugar fructose than they have been led to believe, according to a new study by the Childhood Obesity Research Center (CO...More Details

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Customers prefer restaurants that offer nutrition facts and healthful foods
June 1st 2014

ExerciseDaily - Customers are more likely to frequent restaurants that provide both healthful foods and nutrition information, according to researchers at Penn State and the University of Tennessee. ...More Details

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A high protein diet and meal replacements can reduce rebound weight gain
March 25th 2014

ExerciseDaily - New research shows that there are several effective strategies available to people wanting to avoid regaining weight after a successful diet. Anti-obesity drugs, meal replacements and ...More Details

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Shorter sleepers are over-eaters
March 24th 2014

ExerciseDaily - Young children who sleep less eat more, which can lead to obesity and related health problems later in life, reports a new study by UCL researchers. The study found that 16 month-ol...More Details

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New research shows cheese may prevent cavities
August 20th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Consuming dairy products is vital to maintaining good overall health, and it's especially important to bone health. But there has been little research about how dairy products affect o...More Details

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A new role for sodium in the brain
August 20th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Researchers at McGill University have found that sodium – the main chemical component in table salt – is a unique "on/off" switch for a major neurotransmitter receptor in the brain. Th...More Details

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Beating blindness with vegetable oil
August 19th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Scientists working at the Research Center on Aging at the Health and Social Services Centre — University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke (CSSS-IUGS) have been studying strategies...More Details

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Whole walnuts and their extracted oil improve cardiovascular disease risk
May 8th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Consumption of whole walnuts or their extracted oil can reduce cardiovascular risk through a mechanism other than simply lowering cholesterol, according to a team of Penn State, Tufts ...More Details

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Vitamin E identified as potential weapon against obesity
April 24th 2013

ExerciseDaily - A potential new way to fight obesity-related illness has been uncovered, thanks to serendipitous research led by investigators at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine...More Details

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The first caffeine-‘addicted’ bacteria
April 2nd 2013

ExerciseDaily - Some people may joke about living on caffeine, but scientists now have genetically engineered E. coli bacteria to do that — literally. Their report in the journal ACS Synthetic Biology...More Details

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Olive oil makes you feel full
March 14th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Reduced-fat food products are gaining in popularity. More and more people are choosing “light” products in an attempt to lose weight, or at least in the hope that they will not gain an...More Details

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Processed Meat Linked to Premature Death, Large Study Finds
March 7th 2013

ExerciseDaily - In a huge study of half a million men and women, research in Biomed Central’s open access journal BMC Medicine demonstrates an association between processed meat and cardiovascular dis...More Details

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Vegetarianism can reduce risk of heart disease by up to a third
January 30th 2013

ExerciseDaily - The risk of hospitalisation or death from heart disease is 32% lower in vegetarians than people who eat meat and fish, according to a new study from the University of Oxford. Heart ...More Details

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Could the timing of when you eat, be just as important as what you eat?
January 30th 2013

ExerciseDaily - Most weight-loss plans center around a balance between caloric intake and energy expenditure. However, new research has shed light on a new factor that is necessary to shed pounds: tim...More Details

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Which nutritional factors help preserve muscle mass, strength and performance in seniors?
January 22nd 2013

ExerciseDaily - New review by International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Nutrition Working Group examines role of nutrition in sarcopenia, with focus on protein, vitamins D and B, and acid-based diet...More Details

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Hold the diet soda? Sweetened drinks linked to depression, coffee tied to lower risk
January 9th 2013

ExerciseDaily - New research suggests that drinking sweetened beverages, especially diet drinks, is associated with an increased risk of depression in adults while drinking coffee was tied to a slight...More Details

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Shifting the balance between good fat and bad fat
January 5th 2013

ExerciseDaily - In many cases, obesity is caused by more than just overeating and a lack of exercise. Something in the body goes haywire, causing it to store more fat and burn less energy. But what is...More Details

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How Excess Holiday Eating Disturbs Your ‘Food Clock’
December 24th 2012

ExerciseDaily - If the sinful excess of holiday eating sends your system into butter-slathered, brandy-soaked overload, you are not alone: People who are jet-lagged, people who work graveyard shifts a...More Details

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Got food allergies? Thanks to UCLA, you can test your meal on the spot using a cell phone
December 13th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Are you allergic to peanuts and worried there might be some in that cookie? Now you can find out using a rather unlikely source: your cell phone. A team of researchers from the UCLA...More Details

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Healthy Diet May Fend Off Type 2 Diabetes After Gestational Diabetes
November 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - By keeping a healthy diet in the years after pregnancy, women who develop diabetes during pregnancy can greatly reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study found. About 5% ...More Details

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7-a-day for happiness and mental health
October 9th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Happiness and mental health are highest among people who eat seven portions of fruit and vegetables a day, according to a new report. Economists and public health researchers from t...More Details

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New link between high-fat 'Western' diet and atherosclerosis identified
October 9th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have found that a diet high in saturated fat raises levels of endothelial lipase (EL), an enzyme associated with the development o...More Details

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Regular Consumption of Sugary Beverages Linked to Increased Genetic Risk of Obesity
October 4th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health have found that greater consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) is linked with a greater genetic susceptibility to high body ma...More Details

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Making the Healthy Choice
September 26th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Almost everyone knows the feeling: you see a delicious piece of chocolate cake on the table, but as you grab your fork, you think twice. The cake is too fattening and unhealthy, you te...More Details

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Yogurt consumption, blood pressure, and incident hypertension
September 20th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Adding more yogurt to your diet without increasing the number of calories you eat may help lower your risk of high blood pressure, according to new research presented at the American H...More Details

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Mercury in Water, Fish Detected with Nanotechnology
September 15th 2012

ExerciseDaily - When mercury is dumped into rivers and lakes, the toxic heavy metal can end up in the fish we eat and the water we drink. To help protect consumers from the diseases and conditions ass...More Details

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People who read food labels stay thinner
September 15th 2012

ExerciseDaily - An international team of scientists headed from the University of Santiago de Compostela ensures that reading the labels on food products is linked to obesity prevention, especially in...More Details

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Little evidence of health benefits from organic foods, Stanford study finds
September 4th 2012

ExerciseDaily - You’re in the supermarket eyeing a basket of sweet, juicy plums. You reach for the conventionally grown stone fruit, then decide to spring the extra $1/pound for its organic cousin. Yo...More Details

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Better Monitoring of Food Quantity Makes Self-Control Easier
August 23rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - New research from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management suggests learning how to stop enjoying unhealthy food sooner may play a pivotal role in combating America’s...More Details

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Early human ancestors had more variable diet
August 8th 2012

ExerciseDaily - An international team of researchers, including Professor Francis Thackeray, Director of the Institute for Human Evolution at Wits University, will be publishing their latest research ...More Details

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Fruit flies on methamphetamine die largely as a result of anorexia
August 1st 2012

ExerciseDaily - A new study finds that fruit flies exposed to methamphetamine drastically reduce their food intake and increase their physical activity, just as humans do. The study, which tracked met...More Details

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University of Illinois professor develops tool that helps dietitians deliver info clients need and can understand
July 31st 2012

ExerciseDaily - If you've consulted with a nutrition educator about how best to lose weight or manage your diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol, you may not have learned as much as you c...More Details

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Diets high in salt could deplete calcium in the body
July 24th 2012

ExerciseDaily - When sodium leaves a body, it takes calcium along with it, creating risk for kidney stones and osteoporosis The scientific community has always wanted to know why people who eat hig...More Details

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Raisins as effective as sports chews for fueling workouts
July 24th 2012

ExerciseDaily - New research published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition suggests that eating raisins may provide the same workout boost as sports chews. Conducted by ...More Details

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Snacking and BMI linked to double effect of brain activity and self-control
July 24th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Snack consumption and BMI are linked to both brain activity and self-control, new research has found. The research, carried out by academics from the Universities of Exeter, Cardiff...More Details

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New studies reveal hidden insights to help inspire vegetable love
July 16th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Two new studies presented today at the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior's (SNEB) annual conference may make it easier for moms to get their kids to eat – and enjoy – vegeta...More Details

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Want to lose weight? Keep a food journal, don't skip meals and avoid going out to lunch
July 13th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Women who want to lose weight should faithfully keep a food journal, and avoid skipping meals and eating in restaurants – especially at lunch – suggests new research from Fred Hutchins...More Details

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Game, set and match to strawberries
July 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Strawberries, the traditional summer treat associated with Wimbledon could be serving up some unexpected health benefits. Scientists at the University of Warwick have been studying ...More Details

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Diet of early human relative Australopithecus shows surprises
June 28th 2012

ExerciseDaily -Australopithecus sediba, believed to be an early relative of modern-day humans, enjoyed a diet of leaves, fruits, nuts, and bark, which meant they probably lived in a more wooded enviro...More Details

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'Dessert with breakfast diet' helps avoid weight regain by reducing cravings
June 25th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Dieters have less hunger and cravings throughout the day and are better able to keep off lost weight if they eat a carbohydrate-rich, protein-packed breakfast that includes dessert. Th...More Details

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Overweight men can boost low testosterone levels by losing weight
June 25th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Weight loss can reduce the prevalence of low testosterone levels in overweight, middle-aged men with prediabetes by almost 50 percent, a new study finds. Results will be presented Mond...More Details

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New evidence in fructose debate: Could it be healthy for us?
June 23rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - A new study by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital suggests that fructose may not be as bad for us as previously thought and that it may even provide some benefit. "Over the last ...More Details

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OMEGA-3 LOWERS INFLAMMATION IN OVERWEIGHT OLDER ADULTS
June 21st 2012

ExerciseDaily - New research shows that omega-3 fatty acid supplements can lower inflammation in healthy, but overweight, middle-aged and older adults, suggesting that regular use of these supplements...More Details

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Peaches, plums, nectarines give obesity, diabetes slim chance
June 18th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Peaches, plums and nectarines have bioactive compounds that can potentially fight-off obesity-related diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to new studies by Texas AgriLife Re...More Details

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Calorie-restricted diet keeps heart young
June 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - People who restrict their caloric intake in an effort to live longer have hearts that function more like those in people who are 20 years younger. Researchers at Washington Universi...More Details

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We are drinking too much water
June 5th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Our bodies need about two litres of fluids per day, not two litres of water specifically. In an Editorial in the June issue of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Sper...More Details

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High Blood Caffeine Levels in Older Adults Linked to Avoidance of Alzheimer’s Disease
June 5th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Those cups of coffee that you drink every day to keep alert appear to have an extra perk – especially if you’re an older adult. A recent study monitoring the memory and thinking proces...More Details

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Snacking on raisins controls hunger, promotes satiety in children
June 1st 2012

ExerciseDaily - New research recently announced at the Canadian Nutrition Society annual meeting in Vancouver, B.C., suggests eating raisins as an after-school snack prevents excessive calorie intake ...More Details

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The Mediterranean diet is definitively linked to quality of life
May 29th 2012

ExerciseDaily - For years the Mediterranean diet has been associated with a lesser chance of illness and increased well-being. A new study has now linked it to mental and physical health too. The M...More Details

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When you eat matters, not just what you eat
May 17th 2012

ExerciseDaily - When it comes to weight gain, when you eat might be at least as important as what you eat. That's the conclusion of a study reported in the Cell Press journal Cell Metabolism published...More Details

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You are what you eat: Why do male consumers avoid vegetarian options?
May 17th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Why are men generally more reluctant to try vegetarian products? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, consumers are influenced by a strong association of meat ...More Details

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This is your brain on sugar: Study shows high-fructose diet sabotages learning, memory
May 16th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Attention, college students cramming between midterms and finals: Binging on soda and sweets for as little as six weeks may make you stupid. A new UCLA rat study is the first to sho...More Details

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Hot Sauce Ingredient Reduces “Beer Belly” Fat as a Weight-Loss Surgery Alternative
May 9th 2012

ExerciseDaily - According to research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), the ingredient that gives hot sauce its heat could play a role in the future of weight loss. Ali Tavakkoli, MD, BWH De...More Details

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New study examines what could predict children's snack choices
May 7th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Attitudes, relationships, intentions and personal behavior control are all factors that could affect a child’s decision in either reaching for an apple or grabbing a bag of chips, acco...More Details

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A fish a day keeps the doctor away?
May 3rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Most people, whether healthy or having cardiovascular disease (CVD), would benefit from regular consumption of oily fish, concluded speakers at the EuroPRevent 2012 meeting. While eati...More Details

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Pleasure eating triggers body's reward system and may stimulate overeating
May 3rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - When eating is motivated by pleasure, rather than hunger, endogenous rewarding chemical signals are activated which can lead to overeating, according to a recent study accepted for pub...More Details

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Garlic compound fights source of food-borne illness better than antibiotics
May 1st 2012

ExerciseDaily - Researchers at Washington State University have found that a compound in garlic is 100 times more effective than two popular antibiotics at fighting the Campylobacter bacterium, one of...More Details

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Berries keep your brain sharp
April 27th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Berries are good for you, that's no secret. But can strawberries and blueberries actually keep your brain sharp in old age? A new study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (...More Details

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New evidence that chili pepper ingredient fights fat
April 27th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Scientists are reporting new evidence that capsaicin, the stuff that gives chili peppers their kick, may cause weight loss and fight fat buildup by triggering certain beneficial protei...More Details

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Vitamin E in Diet Protects Against Many Cancers
April 23rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Next time you need to choose between vegetable oil and margarine in that favorite recipe, think about your health and reach for the oil. While the question of whether vitamin E prev...More Details

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Avocado oil: The 'olive oil of the Americas'?
April 22nd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Atmospheric oxygen facilitated the evolution and complexity of terrestrial organisms, including human beings, because it allowed nutrients to be used more efficiently by those organism...More Details

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Study finds soda consumption increases overall stroke risk
April 20th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Researchers from Cleveland Clinic's Wellness Institute and Harvard University have found that greater consumption of sugar-sweetened and low-calorie sodas is associated with a higher r...More Details

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Babies’ brains are programmed by what mums eat
April 8th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Women who fall pregnant while dieting are more likely to have a child that could become obese or diabetic in later life, new research suggests. While the study was carried out in shee...More Details

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Glycemic Index Foods at Breakfast Can Control Blood Sugar Throughout the Day
April 5th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Eating foods at breakfast that have a low glycemic index may help prevent a spike in blood sugar throughout the morning and after the next meal of the day, researchers said at the Inst...More Details

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The link between fast food and depression has been confirmed
March 30th 2012

ExerciseDaily - According to a recent study headed by scientists from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of Granada, eating commercial baked goods (fairy cakes, croissants...More Details

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Regular Chocolate Eaters are Thinner
March 27th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Katherine Hepburn famously said of her slim physique: “What you see before you is the result of a lifetime of chocolate.” New evidence suggests she may have been right. Beatrice Gol...More Details

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Losing belly fat, whether from a low-carb or a low-fat diet, helps improve blood vessel function
March 14th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Overweight people who shed pounds, especially belly fat, can improve the function of their blood vessels no matter whether they are on a low-carb or a low-fat diet, according to a stud...More Details

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Red Meat Consumption Linked to Increased Risk of Total, Cardiovascular, and Cancer Mortality
March 13th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers has found that red meat consumption is associated with an increased risk of total, cardiovascular, and cancer mortal...More Details

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Strong scientific evidence that eating berries benefits the brain
March 8th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Strong scientific evidence exists that eating blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and other berry fruits has beneficial effects on the brain and may help prevent age-related memory...More Details

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In food form, some probiotics have a better chance to promote health
February 22nd 2012

ExerciseDaily - Functional foods containing bacteria with beneficial health effects, or probiotics, have long been consumed in Northern Europe and are becoming increasingly popular elsewhere. To be of...More Details

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Food Scientists Fortify Goat Cheese with Fish Oil to Deliver Healthy Omega-3 Fatty Acids
February 16th 2012

ExerciseDaily -Fish oil is an underused ingredient in the food industry because of its association with a strong odor and aftertaste. A new study in the February issue of the Journal of Food Science,...More Details

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Weighing the difference: switching to water, diet beverages can tip the scales
February 13th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Making a simple substitution of water or diet soft drinks for drinks with calories can help people lose 4 to 5 pounds, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows. ...More Details

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‘DO YOUR BEST’ NOT A GOOD ENOUGH GOAL TO IMPROVE DIABETES DIET
February 9th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A specific goal to eat a set number of daily servings of low-glycemic-index foods can improve dietary habits of people with Type 2 diabetes, according to new research. Study partici...More Details

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Top Off Breakfast with -- Chocolate Cake?
February 7th 2012

ExerciseDaily - A full breakfast that includes a sweet dessert contributes to weight loss success, say TAU researchers When it comes to diets, cookies and cake are off the menu. Now, in a surprisin...More Details

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Dieting with the denomination, determination
February 6th 2012

ExerciseDaily - As a brand new year gets underway, people all over America are resolving to better manage their weight and have a more healthy 2012. According to a new study, those starting new weight...More Details

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Preference for fatty foods may have genetic roots
February 3rd 2012

ExerciseDaily - A preference for fatty foods has a genetic basis, according to researchers, who discovered that people with certain forms of the CD36 gene may like high-fat foods more than those who h...More Details

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High animal fat diet increases gestational diabetes risk
January 26th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Women who consumed a diet high in animal fat and cholesterol before pregnancy were at higher risk for gestational diabetes than women whose diets were lower in animal fat and cholester...More Details

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Researchers look at effects of 2 common sweeteners on the body
January 24th 2012

ExerciseDaily - With growing concern that excessive levels of fructose may pose a great health risk – causing high blood pressure, kidney disease and diabetes – researchers at the University of Colora...More Details

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Pictures of food create feelings of hunger
January 19th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Max Planck researchers have proven something scientifically for the first time that laypeople have always known: the mere sight of delicious food stimulates the appetite. A study on he...More Details

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A diet rich in slowly digested carbs reduces markers of inflammation in overweight and obese adults
January 12th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Among overweight and obese adults, a diet rich in slowly digested carbohydrates, such as whole grains, legumes and other high-fiber foods, significantly reduces markers of inflammation...More Details

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An apple a day isn't enough
January 10th 2012

ExerciseDaily - Adults from 30 to 60 years old, especially those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, aren’t consuming the daily recommended levels of fruits and vegetables. Quebecers, however, eat m...More Details

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Colorful plates boost a picky eater's appetite
January 5th 2012

ExerciseDaily -Parents of picky eaters can encourage their children to eat more nutritionally diverse diets by introducing more color to their meals, according to a new Cornell University study. The s...More Details

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Diet, nutrient levels linked to cognitive ability, brain shrinkage
December 29th 2011

ExerciseDaily - New research has found that elderly people with higher levels of several vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids in their blood had better performance on mental acuity tests and less of the b...More Details

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Does Caffeine Enhance Exercise Performance? The Debate Continues
December 14th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Caffeine is regarded by some as being a potent stimulant, but the debate continues as to whether it enhances exercise performance. A range of expert opinions capture the scope of this ...More Details

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Bitter sensitive children eat more vegetables with help of dip
December 2nd 2011

ExerciseDaily - There's an existential crisis that often happens at dinner tables across the country: why won't kids eat their vegetables? Research has found that one reason could be a sensitivity to ...More Details

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Dieters should eat foods rich in protein, mostly from dairy, to protect bones during weight loss
November 30th 2011

ExerciseDaily - New research suggests that a calorie-restricted diet higher in protein—mostly from dairy foods—and lower in carbohydrates coupled with daily exercise has a major positive impact on bon...More Details

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Mid-morning snacking may sabotage weight-loss efforts Finding may not relate to time of day, but to the short interval between breakfast and lunch
November 30th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Women dieters who grab a snack between breakfast and lunch lose less weight compared to those who abstain from a mid-morning snack, according to a study led by researchers at Fred Hutc...More Details

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More fiber, but not necessarily less fat, good for teen diets
November 10th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A diet high in fiber - but not necessarily one low in saturated fat or cholesterol - is tied to a lower risk of heart disease and type-2 diabetes in teenagers, according to new finding...More Details

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Dairy foods may improve bone health during diet and exercise in overweight premenopausal women
November 9th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that consumption of dairy foods and higher protein result...More Details

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Health risk from eating well-done meat may be underestimated
November 1st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Researchers at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health have adopted a mouse type where human enzymes have been inserted to examine whether people may be more sensitive to certain carc...More Details

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Live longer with fewer calories
October 31st 2011

ExerciseDaily - By consuming fewer calories, ageing can be slowed down and the development of age-related diseases such as cancer and type 2 diabetes can be delayed. The earlier calorie intake is redu...More Details

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Obese people regain weight after dieting due to hormones
October 28th 2011

ExerciseDaily - The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Worldwide, there are more than 1.5 billion overweight adults, including 400 million who are obese. In Australia, it is ...More Details

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You are what you eat: Low fat diet with fish oil slowed growth of human prostate cancer cells
October 25th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A low-fat diet with fish oil supplements eaten for four to six weeks prior to prostate removal slowed down the growth of prostate cancer cells -- the number of rapidly dividing cells -...More Details

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When do consumers try to increase social standing by eating too much?
October 21st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Consumers who feel powerless will choose larger size food portions in an attempt to gain status, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. But there is hope for con...More Details

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Calorie Count Plus Points Based on Added Sugars, Sodium, and Saturated and Trans Fats Recommended as New Front-of-Package Nutrition Labeling System
October 20th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Federal agencies should develop a new nutrition rating system with symbols to display on the front of food and beverage packaging that graphically convey calorie counts by serving size...More Details

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Food without preservatives – thanks to self-cleaning equipment
October 17th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Éclairs and other pastries should taste light and fluffy. If the pastry dough contains too many microorganisms, though, it will not rise in the oven. Now, researchers have devised a sy...More Details

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Health benefits of broccoli require the whole food, not supplements
October 11th 2011

ExerciseDaily - New research has found that if you want some of the many health benefits associated with eating broccoli or other cruciferous vegetables, you need to eat the real thing – a key phytoc...More Details

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Green tea helps mice keep off extra pounds
October 4th 2011

Exercise Daily - Green tea may slow down weight gain and serve as another tool in the fight against obesity, according to Penn State food scientists. Obese mice that were fed a compound found in gr...More Details

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Eating balanced meals, farm-fresh produce benefits families, communities, nutrition researchers say
September 30th 2011

Exercise Daily - Leaders at the recent United Nations meeting emphasized nutrition as critical to producing thriving children, families, and communities. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said a key ...More Details

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Antioxidant spices reduce negative effects of high-fat meal
August 10th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Eating a diet rich in spices, like turmeric and cinnamon, reduces the body's negative responses to eating high-fat meals, according to Penn State researchers. "Normally, when you ea...More Details

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Mindless eating: Losing weight without thinking
August 8th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Dieters may not need as much willpower as they think, if they make simple changes in their surroundings that can result in eating healthier without a second thought, said a consumer ps...More Details

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Why diets don't work? Starved brain cells eat themselves
August 2nd 2011

ExerciseDaily - A report in the August issue of the Cell Press journal Cell Metabolism might help to explain why it's so frustratingly difficult to stick to a diet. When we don't eat, hunger-inducing ...More Details

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Home is where the healthy meal is
July 28th 2011

ExerciseDaily - New study finds home setting nurtures better food choices... Can a cozy dining table and nice music prompt people to reach for the greens and go light on dessert? So suggests a n...More Details

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Nutrition researchers examine restaurants' calorie counts
July 20th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Disclosing the calories in restaurant foods to customers holds promise as a strategy to lower the nation's obesity rate. However, a new study of food items from national chain restaura...More Details

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Does food act physiologically like a 'drug of choice' for some?
July 19th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Variety is considered the "spice of life," but does today's unprecedented level of dietary variety help explain skyrocketing rates of obesity? Some researchers think it might. Accor...More Details

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Size matters: Why do people eat less when they have big forks?
July 14th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Larger portion sizes usually mean we eat more food, but according to new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, bigger bites lead to eating less—in restaurant settings. "In this...More Details

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Natural pain relief from poisonous shrub
July 12th 2011

ExerciseDaily - An extract of the poisonous shrub Jatropha curcas acts as a strong painkiller and may have a mode of action different from conventional analgesics, such as morphine and other pharmaceu...More Details

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Higher-protein diets can improve appetite control and satiety
July 10th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A new study demonstrates that higher-protein meals improve perceived appetite and satiety in overweight and obese men during weight loss.(1) According to the research, published in Ob...More Details

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Alzheimer's Prevention in Your Pantry
June 27th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Alzheimer's, the degenerative brain disorder that disrupts memory, thought and behavior, is devastating to both patients and loved ones. According to the Alzheimer's Association, one i...More Details

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Pollinators make critical contribution to healthy diets
June 24th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Fruits and vegetables that provide the highest levels of vitamins and minerals to the human diet globally depend heavily on bees and other pollinating animals, according to a new study...More Details

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Deep history of coconuts decoded
June 24th 2011

ExerciseDaily - The coconut (the fruit of the palm Cocos nucifera) is the Swiss Army knife of the plant kingdom; in one neat package it provides a high-calorie food, potable water, fiber that can be s...More Details

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Understanding the antiepileptic benefits of an Atkins-like diet
June 23rd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Some individuals with epilepsy fail to respond to treatment with conventional drugs but benefit from consuming a ketogenic diet — a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet similar to the more ...More Details

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What makes a happy meal?
June 23rd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Many people when stressed turn to high calorie "comfort foods". Despite the contribution this behavior makes to the current obesity epidemic, little is known about the molecules an...More Details

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Cooling system may build eggs' natural defenses against salmonella
June 21st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Once eggs are laid, their natural resistance to pathogens begins to wear down, but a Purdue University scientist believes he knows how to rearm those defenses. Kevin Keener, an asso...More Details

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Fat substitutes linked to weight gain
June 20th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Synthetic fat substitutes used in low-calorie potato chips and other foods could backfire and contribute to weight gain and obesity, according to a study published by the American Psyc...More Details

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Eat your fruits and vegetables!
June 15th 2011

ExerciseDaily - According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services' Healthy People 2010 objectives, adequate fruit and vegetable consumption is a national public health priority fo...More Details

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Magical thinking helps dieters cope with unrealistic expectations
June 15th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Magical thinking, usually dismissed as naïve and irrational, can actually help consumers cope with stressful situations like trying to lose weight, according to a new study in the Jour...More Details

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AN “ALL NATURAL” DIET? THERE’S NO SUCH THING, BOOK SAYS
June 13th 2011

ExerciseDaily - From the paleolithic diet to the raw food diet, many health-conscious Americans now want to eat the way they believe our ancient ancestors ate. But some of these dietary prescriptio...More Details

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Controlling Starch in Sugar Factories
June 9th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Factory trials conducted by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have led to recommendations for controlling or preventing starch buildup in processed raw sugars and produc...More Details

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Yo-yo dieting vs. obesity? Dieters may be healthier, live longer, study finds
June 7th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Yo-yo dieters may be healthier and live longer than those who stay obese, a new Ohio University study finds. Mice that switched between a high-fat and low-fat diet every four weeks...More Details

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Apple ingredient keeps muscles strong
June 7th 2011

ExerciseDaily - In search of a way to prevent the muscle wasting that comes with illness and aging, researchers have landed a natural compound that might just do the trick. The findings reported in th...More Details

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'Wrong'-time eating reduces fertility in fruit flies
June 7th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Dieticians will tell you it isn't healthy to eat late at night: it's a recipe for weight gain. In fruit flies, at least, there's another consequence: reduced fertility. That's the c...More Details

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Cut down on 'carbs' to reduce body fat, study authors say
June 6th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A modest reduction in consumption of carbohydrate foods may promote loss of deep belly fat, even with little or no change in weight, a new study finds. Presentation of the study result...More Details

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Post-exercise recovery advantages of lowfat chocolate milk
June 2nd 2011

ExerciseDaily - New research suggests an effective recovery drink may already be in your refrigerator: lowfat chocolate milk. Grabbing lowfat chocolate milk after a tough workout helped give both trai...More Details

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Mechanism discovered for health benefit of green tea, new approach to autoimmune disease
June 2nd 2011

ExerciseDaily - One of the beneficial compounds found in green tea has a powerful ability to increase the number of “regulatory T cells” that play a key role in immune function and suppression of auto...More Details

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Low-carb, higher-fat diets add no arterial health risks to obese people seeking to lose weight
June 1st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Overweight and obese people looking to drop some pounds and considering one of the popular low-carbohydrate diets, along with moderate exercise, need not worry that the higher proporti...More Details

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Blueberry's effects on cholesterol
May 31st 2011

ExerciseDaily - Laboratory hamsters that were fed rations spiked with blueberry peels and other blueberry-juice-processing leftovers had better cholesterol health than hamsters whose rations weren't e...More Details

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Why childhood obesity? It's so much more than what kids eat
May 31st 2011

ExerciseDaily - University of Illinois scientists from a variety of disciplines have teamed up to examine the factors that contribute to childhood obesity. Why? Because individual researchers have fou...More Details

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‘Apple a Day’ Advice Rooted in Science
May 27th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Everyone has heard the old adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” We all know we should eat more fruit. But why apples? Do they contain specific benefits? According to Dr. B...More Details

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High-fat diet during pregnancy programs child for future diabetes
May 25th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A high-fat diet during pregnancy may program a woman's baby for future diabetes, even if she herself is not obese or diabetic, says a new University of Illinois study published in the ...More Details

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Protein drinks after exercise help maintain aging muscles
May 25th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A new research report appearing online in the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) shows that what someone drinks after exercise plays a critical role in maximizing the effects of exe...More Details

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DIET HIGH IN VEGETABLES AND FRUIT ASSOCIATED WITH LESS WEIGHT GAIN IN AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN
May 20th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Investigators from the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University have reported that African American women who consumed a diet high in vegetables and fruit gained less weight over...More Details

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Dairy consumption does not elevate heart attack risk, study suggests
May 19th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Analysis of dairy intake and heart attack risk found no statistically significant relation in thousands of Costa Rican adults. Dairy foods might not harm heart health, despite saturate...More Details

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Eat a protein-rich breakfast to reduce food cravings, prevent overeating later, researcher finds
May 19th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A University of Missouri researcher has found that eating a healthy breakfast, especially one high in protein, increases satiety and reduces hunger throughout the day. In addition, usi...More Details

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Temperature, humidity affect health benefits of green tea powders
May 18th 2011

ExerciseDaily -The beneficial compounds in green tea powders aren't as stable as once thought, according to a Purdue University study that will give industry guidelines on how to better store those po...More Details

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Rigorous study confirms video game playing increases food intake in teens
May 17th 2011

ExerciseDaily - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that almost 18% of US teens are obese. Although most experts agree that our growing obesity "epidemic" is driven by both ina...More Details

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Parsley, celery carry crucial component for fight against breast cancer, MU researcher finds
May 9th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Parsley is usually used as a decorative accent to a scrumptious meal, but don’t set it aside just yet. In a new study, a University of Missouri researcher has found that a compound in ...More Details

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‘Bad’ Cholesterol Not As Bad As People Think, Shows Texas A&M Study
May 5th 2011

ExerciseDaily - The so-called “bad cholesterol” – low-density lipoprotein commonly called LDL – may not be so bad after all, shows a Texas A&M University study that casts new light on the cholestero...More Details

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'Fatting in': Immigrant groups eat high-calorie American meals to fit in
May 3rd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Immigrants to the United States and their U.S.-born children gain more than a new life and new citizenship. They gain weight. The wide availability of cheap, convenient, fatty American...More Details

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Market Lighting Affects Nutrients
May 3rd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Many people reach toward the back of the fresh-produce shelf to find the freshest salad greens with the latest expiration dates. But a study led by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA...More Details

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Extracting stem cells from fat for tissue regeneration
May 3rd 2011

ExerciseDaily - Stem cells extracted from body fat may pave the way for the development of new regenerative therapies including soft tissue reconstruction following tumor removal or breast mastectomy ...More Details

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Vitamin E helps diminish a type of fatty liver disease in children
April 28th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A specific form of vitamin E improved the most severe form of fatty liver disease in some children, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Results appear in ...More Details

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Americans still may not be getting enough calcium
April 27th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Americans may not be getting enough calcium in their diets, according to a new study published in the May 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. This study is ...More Details

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Tropical blueberries are extreme super fruits
April 27th 2011

ExerciseDaily - The first analysis of the healthful antioxidant content of blueberries that grow wild in Mexico, Central and South America concludes that some of these fruits have even more healthful ...More Details

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why low-calorie diets are beneficial for human health?
April 27th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that higher metabolic rates predict early natural mortali...More Details

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Reasonable quantities of red pepper may help curb appetite
April 26th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Spicing up your daily diet with some red pepper can curb appetite, especially for those who don't normally eat the popular spice, according to research from Purdue University. "We f...More Details

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When a salad is not a salad: Why are dieters easily misled by food names?
April 19th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Dieters are so involved with trying to eat virtuously that they are more likely than non-dieters to choose unhealthy foods that are labeled as healthy, according to a new study in the ...More Details

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Snack labels pack bigger punch than a fat tax
April 14th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Warning labels on junk food would be more effective than a “fat” tax for deterring overweight people from making unhealthy purchases, a new University of Alberta study has found. A ...More Details

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Older adults doing better than younger when it comes to phytonutrient consumption in daily diet
April 13th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Although only one in 10 American adults eats enough fruits and vegetables (1), new research being presented at the Experimental Biology meeting this week in Washington, D.C., finds ol...More Details

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New studies link antioxidant rich tart cherries to a healthy heart
April 12th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Tart cherries have a unique combination of powerful antioxidants that may help reduce risk factors for heart disease, according to new research presented today at the Experimental Biol...More Details

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Pistachios deliver weight management support, heart health benefits
April 11th 2011

ExerciseDaily! - In a first-of-its-kind study with nuts, randomized controlled-feeding research conducted by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USD...More Details

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Don't judge a food by its organic label
April 10th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Jenny Wan-chen Lee, a graduate student in Cornell University's Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, has been fascinated with a phenomenon known as "the halo effect" for so...More Details

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Vegans' elevated heart risk requires omega-3s and B12
April 6th 2011

ExerciseDaily - People who follow a vegan lifestyle — strict vegetarians who try to eat no meat or animal products of any kind — may increase their risk of developing blood clots and atherosclerosis o...More Details

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Got a craving for fast food? Skip the coffee, study says
March 31st 2011

ExerciseDaily! - Eating a fatty fast food meal is never good for you, but washing that meal down with a coffee is even worse, according to a new University of Guelph study. Researcher Marie-Soleil ...More Details

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Soy increases radiation's ability to kill lung cancer cells, study shows
March 31st 2011

ExerciseDaily! - Soy isoflavones block cancer cells' DNA repair mechanisms while protecting normal tissue A component in soybeans increases radiation's ability to kill lung cancer cells, according ...More Details

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Comfort Food Fights Loneliness
March 30th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, meatloaf…they may be bad for your arteries, but according to an upcoming study in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psycholo...More Details

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'Spicing' Up Your Love Life Possible, Study Finds
March 28th 2011

ExerciseDaily - Looking to spice up your sex life? Try adding ginseng and saffron to your diet. Both are proven performance boosters, according to a new scientific review of natural aphrodisiacs condu...More Details

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Walnuts are top nut for heart-healthy antioxidants
March 27th 2011

ExerciseDaily - A new scientific study positions walnuts in the No. 1 slot among a family of foods that lay claim to being among Mother Nature's most nearly perfect packaged foods: Tree and ground nut...More Details

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Cranky? On a diet? How self-control leads to anger
March 17th 2011

ExerciseDaily - People who make an effort to exert self-control are attracted to aggressive art and public policy appeals, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. They also don't...More Details

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Vitamin A Plays Key Role in the Human Body
March 17th 2011

ExerciseDaily - In a recently-published study mapping the structure and function of the so-called “orphan” nuclear receptor TR4, Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) investigators suggest that Vitamin ...More Details

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Antioxidants in pecans may contribute to heart health and disease prevention
February 25th 2011

Exercise Daily! - A new research study from Loma Linda University (LLU) demonstrates that naturally occurring antioxidants in pecans may help contribute to heart health and disease prevention; the res...More Details

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Planning and visualization lead to better food habits
February 25th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Study by McGill psychology researcher suggests simple ways of improving the way we eat If you want to improve the way you eat, the best way to do so is to both make an action plan...More Details

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Good Diets Fight Bad Alzheimer Genes
February 16th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Scientists today agree that there are five molecules that are known to affect or cause Alzheimer's disease, which plagues an estimated five million Americans. The potency of these mo...More Details

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Make hearts happy this Valentine's Day -- Enjoy the healthy passion of chocolate
February 14th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Nothing says Valentine's Day like a big chocolate heart. While overindulging leads to calorie concerns, the right amounts of the right kinds of chocolate can actually make your valen...More Details

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Diet soda may raise odds of vascular events; salt linked to stroke risk
February 9th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Even if you drink diet soda — instead of the sugar variety — you could still have a much higher risk of vascular events compared to those who don't drink soda, according to research ...More Details

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Roasting coffee beans a dark brown produces valued antioxidants: UBC food scientists
February 3rd 2011

Exercise Daily! - Food scientists at the University of British Columbia have been able to pinpoint more of the complex chemistry behind coffee’s much touted antioxidant benefits, tracing valuable comp...More Details

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'Yo-yo' effect of slimming diets explained
January 13th 2011

Exercise Daily! - If you want to lose the kilos you've put on over Christmas, you may be interested in knowing that the hormones related to appetite play an important role in your likelihood of regain...More Details

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Eating Fried Fish Likely Factor in Strokes, Study Finds
January 10th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Researchers at Emory University’s School of Medicine are pointing a finger at fried fish as a key contributor in the cause of strokes in Americans living in the Southeastern part of ...More Details

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Grape ingredient resveratrol increases beneficial fat hormone
January 7th 2011

Exercise Daily! - Resveratrol, a compound in grapes, displays antioxidant and other positive properties. In a study published this week, researchers at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio describ...More Details

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Beetroot juice could help people live more active lives
December 20th 2010

Exercise Daily! - New research into the health benefits of beetroot juice suggests it's not only athletes who can benefit from its performance enhancing properties – its physiological effects could he...More Details

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Goji berries have the same nutrients as fruits and vegetables and a significant placebo effect
December 16th 2010

Exercise Daily! - A University of Granada professor specialist in Nutrition explained that the species Lycium Barbarum –currently imported from China– comes from the Mediterranean regions and grows in...More Details

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Study shows garlic could protect against hip osteoarthritis
December 16th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Researchers at King's College London and the University of East Anglia have discovered that women who consume a diet high in allium vegetables, such as garlic, onions and leeks, have...More Details

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Compound derived from curry spice is neuroprotective against stroke and traumatic brain injury
December 16th 2010

Exercise Daily! - A synthetic derivative of the curry spice turmeric, made by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, dramatically improves the behavioral and molecular deficits seen ...More Details

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Scientist shows link between diet and onset of mental illness
December 14th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Changes in diet have been linked to a reduction of abnormal behaviors in mentally ill people or animals, but a Purdue University study shows that diet might also trigger the onset of...More Details

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Go ahead, drink your milk
December 14th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Snapshot of international published research in 2010 reveals continued evidence If you're unsure about what foods to eat to maintain a healthy diet, you're not alone. Increasing e...More Details

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pomegranate juice components could stop cancer from spreading
December 12th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have identified components in pomegranate juice that both inhibit the movement of cancer cells and weaken their attraction to a...More Details

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Sweet Satisfaction
December 12th 2010

Exercise Daily! - While you may not be able to stop after just one, simply imagining yourself eating a bag of potato chips could keep you from going overboard. A new study by Carnegie Mellon resear...More Details

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Whey supplements lower blood pressure
December 8th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Beverages supplemented by whey-based protein can significantly reduce elevated blood pressure, reducing the risk of stroke and heart disease, a Washington State University study has ...More Details

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Study shows a mother's diet has long-term effect on infant's sense of taste and smell
December 7th 2010

Exercise Daily! - A major new study shows that a pregnant mother’s diet not only sensitizes the fetus to those smells and flavors, but physically changes the brain directly impacting what the infant e...More Details

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Dietary recommendations no cure for obesity
November 29th 2010

Exercise Daily! - DIETARY RECOMMENDATIONS AND OBESITY If you want to lose weight or avoid gaining weight, you should cut down on finely refined starch calories such as white bread and white rice and i...More Details

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Sour research, sweet results
November 25th 2010

Exercise Daily! - In a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, USC College's Emily Liman reveals what is behind all the puckering -- how people perceive sour flavors T...More Details

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Gene links to anorexia found by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia researchers
November 19th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Largest genetic study of the eating disorder detects common and rare variants.. Scientists at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have identified both common and rare gene...More Details

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Eating a variety of fruit cuts lung cancer risk
November 19th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Eating five portions of fruit and vegetables per day is one of the means that experts most frequently recommend for preventing cancer. Now, the European EPIC study carried out by res...More Details

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You are not what you eat
November 16th 2010

Exercise Daily! - The types of gut bacteria that populate the guts of primates depend on the species of the host as well as where the host lives and what they eat. A study led by Howard Ochman at Yale...More Details

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Misleading size labels lead to overeating
November 15th 2010

Exercise Daily! - People are easily fooled when it comes to food labels, and will eat more of something if they believe it's a "small" portion, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Rese...More Details

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Daily dose of beet juice promotes brain health in older adults
November 2nd 2010

Exercise Daily! - Researchers for the first time have shown that drinking beet juice can increase blood flow to the brain in older adults – a finding that could hold great potential for combating the ...More Details

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Olive oil protects liver
October 28th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Extra-virgin olive oil can protect the liver from oxidative stress. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Nutrition and Metabolism exposed rats to a moderately ...More Details

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Restaurant customers willing to pay more for local food
October 26th 2010

Exercise Daily! - Not only are restaurant patrons willing to pay more for meals prepared with produce and meat from local providers, the proportion of customers preferring local meals actually increas...More Details

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Discovery may help scientists boost broccoli's cancer-fighting power
October 24th 2010

Exercise Daily! - A University of Illinois study has shown for the first time that sulforaphane, the powerful cancer-fighting agent in broccoli, can be released from its parent compound by bacteria in...More Details

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Sins of the father
October 21st 2010

Exercise Daily! - Medical researchers have for the first time shown a link between a father’s weight and diet at the time of conception and an increased risk of diabetes in his offspring. The findi...More Details

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Chocolate milk is a 'natural' for post-exercise recovery
June 5th 2010

Exericse Daily! - One of the best post-exercise recovery drinks could already be in your refrigerator, according to new research presented at the American College of Sports Medicine conference this we...More Details

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New evidence that chili pepper ingredient fights fat
June 2nd 2010

Exercise Daily! - Scientists are reporting new evidence that capsaicin, the stuff that gives chili peppers their kick, may cause weight loss and fight fat buildup by triggering certain beneficial prot...More Details

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Olive-oil enriched diet helps breast cancer survivors lose more weight
June 2nd 2010

Exercise Daily! - Researchers from The Miriam Hospital have found that olive oil may offer another potential health benefit – it produces greater weight loss in breast cancer survivors compared to a m...More Details

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How the brain decides what to eat
May 18th 2010

Exercise Daily! -Researchers in Portugal and Austria show how food intake is modulated in fruit flies Having a balanced diet is a vital concern to all living organisms, not only humans. Animals cho...More Details

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A Fat Cell Grows Up
May 17th 2010

Exercise Daily! -Getting from point A to B may sound simple, but not so in the formation of fat cells. In a finding with potential drug-development implications, Mitchell A. Lazar, M.D., Ph.D., dir...More Details

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Broccoli component limits breast cancer stem cells, U-M study finds
May 3rd 2010

Exercise Daily! -A compound derived from broccoli could help prevent or treat breast cancer by targeting cancer stem cells -- the small number of cells that fuel a tumor’s growth -- according to a new...More Details

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Magnesium Supplement Helps Boost Brainpower
February 2nd 2010

Exercise Daily! - New research finds that an increase in brain magnesium improves learning and memory in young and old rats. The study, published in the January 28th issue of the journal Neuron, sugge...More Details

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Drinking Coffee, Decaf and Tea Regularly Associated With A Reduced Risk Of Diabetes
December 15th 2009

Exercise Daily! - By the year 2025, approximately 380 million individuals worldwide will be affected by type 2 diabetes (1). Despite considerable research attention, the role of specific dietary and l...More Details

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Spices halt growth of breast stem cells, U-M study finds
December 8th 2009

Exercise Daily! - A new study finds that compounds derived from the spices turmeric and pepper could help prevent breast cancer by limiting the growth of stem cells, the small number of cells that fue...More Details

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Dessert on Your Mind? Your Muscles May Be Getting the Message
December 7th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Even the anticipation of sweets may cause our muscles to start taking up more blood sugar, say researchers reporting in the December issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publicatio...More Details

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Teens Still Not Getting Enough Fruits and Vegetables, CDC Report Finds
November 10th 2009

Exercise Daily! - Nine years after the publication of Healthy People 2010, not one state has met the report's recommended consumption of fruits and vegetables. A recent report from the Centers for Dis...More Details

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Ice cream researchers making sweet strides with 'functional foods'
November 9th 2009

Exercise Daily! - A comfort food, a tasty treat, an indulgence – ice cream conjures feelings of happiness and satisfaction for millions. Ice cream researchers at the University of Missouri have discov...More Details

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Over-consumption of sugar linked to aging
March 10th 2009

Exercise Daily! - We know that lifespan can be extended in animals by restricting calories such as sugar intake. Now, according to a study published in the journal PLoS Genetics, Université de Montréa...More Details

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All diets work if they cut calories, study finds
February 26th 2009

Exercise Daily! - It doesn't matter if you try a low-fat, low-carb or high-protein diet -- all of them will work to help you lose weight as long as they cut calories, new research suggests. The stu...More Details

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Green, black tea can reduce stroke risk
February 23rd 2009

Exercise Daily! - Drinking at least three cups of green or black tea a day can significantly reduce the risk of stroke, a new UCLA study has found. And the more you drink, the better your odds of stav...More Details

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Low-carbohydrate diet burns more excess liver fat than low-calorie diet
February 4th 2009

Exercise Daily! - People on low-carbohydrate diets are more dependent on the oxidation of fat in the liver for energy than those on a low-calorie diet, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center ha...More Details

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A high-fat diet could promote the development of Alzheimer's
November 3rd 2008

Exercise Daily! - A team of Université Laval researchers has shown that the main neurological markers for Alzheimer's disease are exacerbated in the brains of mice fed a diet rich in animal fat and po...More Details

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Olive oil ingredient ups the time between meals
October 7th 2008

Exercise Daily! - A fatty acid found in abundance in olive oil and other "healthy" unsaturated fats has yet another benefit: it helps keep the body satisfied to prolong the time between meals. A ne...More Details

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Dark Chocolate: Half A Bar Per Week May Keep Heart Attack Risk At Bay
September 25th 2008

Exercise Daily! - A new effect, demonstrated for the first time in a population study by the Research Laboratories of the Catholic University in Campobasso, in collaboration with the National Cancer I...More Details

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Indian spice reduces size of hemorrhagic stroke
September 23rd 2008

Exercise Daily! - You might want to make curcumin part of your daily diet. This active ingredient of the Indian curry spice, turmeric, not only lowers your chances of getting cancer and Alzheimer's...More Details

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Walnut Trees Emit Aspirin-Like Chemical to Deal With Stress
September 18th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Walnut trees respond to stress by producing significant amounts of a chemical form of aspirin, scientists have discovered. The finding, by scientists at the National Center for At...More Details

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Cutting calories could limit muscle wasting in later years
September 17th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Chemical concoctions can smooth over wrinkles and hide those pesky grays, but what about the signs of aging that aren’t so easy to fix, such as losing muscle mass? Cutting calories e...More Details

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Eating fish may explain very low levels of heart disease in Japan
July 28th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Consuming large quantities of fish loaded with omega-3 fatty acids may explain low levels of heart disease in Japan, according to a study led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate...More Details

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Good news for veggies: personal values deceive taste buds
July 21st 2008

Exercise Daily! - Many heavy meat eaters believe they eat a lot of meat because of the taste. But according to groundbreaking new research in the Journal of Consumer Research, the reason that a beef b...More Details

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Men and women may need different diets: research
July 16th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Diet can strongly influence how long you live and your reproductive success, but now scientists have discovered that what works for males can be very different for females. In the...More Details

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Looking for the Fountain of Youth? Cut Your Calories, SLU Research Suggests
July 3rd 2008

Exercise Daily! - Want to slow the signs of aging and live longer? New Saint Louis University research suggests cutting back on calories could be a promising strategy. Calorie restriction has long ...More Details

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The benefits of green tea in reducing an important risk factor for heart disease
July 3rd 2008

Exercise Daily! - More evidence for the beneficial effect of green tea on risk factors for heart disease has emerged in a new study reported in the latest issue of European Journal of Cardiovascular P...More Details

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Southern farmers realize profits from highbush blueberries
June 30th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Southern highbush blueberries are emerging as an important fruit crop in Georgia, but experienced farmers say the fruit can be a challenge to grow. To determine if the blueberry show...More Details

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Watch out for the wrong kind of sugar
June 26th 2008

Exercise Daily! - WE KNOW about good and bad fats. Now suspicion is growing that not all sugars are created equal either. Overweight adults who consume large amounts of fructose have been found to exp...More Details

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Hunger hormone increases during stress, may have antidepressant effect, researchers report
June 16th 2008

Exercise Daily! - New research at UT Southwestern Medical Center may explain why some people who are stressed or depressed overeat. While levels of the so-called “hunger hormone” ghrelin are known ...More Details

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Grape Juice May Help Improve Memory Function
June 5th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Motivated by reports of its benefits in fighting cancer and keeping hearts healthy, many consumers are picking up Concord grape juice at the grocery store. Now, there may be another ...More Details

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SHOPPERS ARE WILLING TO PAY A PREMIUM FOR LOCALLY PRODUCED FOOD
June 3rd 2008

Exercise Daily! - New research suggests that the average supermarket shopper is willing to pay a premium price for locally produced foods, providing some farmers an attractive option to enter a niche ...More Details

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How About Dessert?
May 30th 2008

ExerciseDaily! - Understanding their Emotions Helps Consumers Make Better Choice People with highly developed emotional sensibilities are better at making product choices, according to a new study ...More Details

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New vegetarian food with several benefits
May 28th 2008

Exercise Daily! - The food, called tempe, is moreover a whole-grain product with high folate content. It is generally accepted in medicine that whole-grains reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases,...More Details

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Green tea compounds beat OSA-related brain deficits
May 15th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Chemicals found in green tea may be able to stave off the cognitive deficits that occur with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a new study published in the second issue for...More Details

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Yerkes researchers find link between psychological stress and overeating
May 13th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have found socially subordinate female rhesus macaques over consume calorie-rich foods at a significantl...More Details

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Got sugar? Skeletal muscle development responds to nutrient availability
May 12th 2008

Exercise Daily! - A new study finds that restricted nutrient availability prevents muscle stem cells from growing into mature muscle cells. The research, published by Cell Press in the May issue of th...More Details

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Tomatoes found to fight sun damage
May 7th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Tomatoes could be the new weapon in the fight against sun damage to the skin, research at the Universities of Newcastle and Manchester has revealed. According to a study presented...More Details

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Food study finds diets get healthier over time
April 4th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Adults eat around twice the amount of fruit and vegetables and less fat and sugar than they did as children, a new study suggests. Contrary to popular opinion, nutritionists at th...More Details

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Whole grain diets lower risk of chronic disease
April 2nd 2008

Exercise Daily! - Diets with high amounts of whole grains may help achieve significant weight loss, and also reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according ...More Details

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Grapefruit compound may help combat hepatitis C infection
February 4th 2008

Exercise Daily! - A compound that naturally occurs in grapefruit and other citrus fruits may be able to block the secretion of hepatitis C virus (HCV) from infected cells, a process required to mainta...More Details

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Burgers, fries, diet soda: Metabolic syndrome blue-plate special
January 22nd 2008

Exercise Daily! - Otherwise-healthy adults who eat two or more servings of meat a day — the equivalent of two burger patties — increase their risk of developing metabolic syndrome by 25 percent compar...More Details

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Trying to stay on a strict diet? Focus on the details
January 10th 2008

Exercise Daily! - Repetition usually makes people enjoy things less. Such satiation causes our favorites to lose their sheen, makes it hard to follow a diet, and pushes us to escalate our spending on ...More Details

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Why fish oil is good for you
December 26th 2007

UCLA researchers find anti-Alzheimer's mechanism in omega-3 fatty acids It's good news that we are living longer, but bad news that the longer we live, the better our odds of developing late-onset ...More Details

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Why fish oil is good for you
December 26th 2007

UCLA researchers find anti-Alzheimer's mechanism in omega-3 fatty acids It's good news that we are living longer, but bad news that the longer we live, the better our odds of developing late-onset ...More Details

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avoid surprise headaches from chocolate, wine
October 1st 2007

ExerciseDaily! - Researchers in California are reporting development of a fast, inexpensive test suitable for home use that could help millions of people avoid those ‘out of the blue’ headaches that m...More Details

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Pomegranate Juice: Tart, Trendy, And Targeted On Prostate Cancer Cells
September 25th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Researchers in California are reporting new evidence explaining pomegranate juice's mysterious beneficial effects in fighting prostate cancer. In a new study, Navindra Seeram and...More Details

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Nutrition model stresses positive experience of eating
September 19th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Enjoying the eating process without focus on dietary restrictions may be key to managing weight and staying healthy, according to researchers who have unveiled a new and effective mo...More Details

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Right breakfast bread keeps blood sugar in check all day
September 4th 2007

Exercise Daily! - If you eat the right grains for breakfast, such as whole-grain barley or rye, the regulation of your blood sugar is facilitated after breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It was previously ...More Details

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You're likely to order more calories at a 'healthy' restaurant
August 29th 2007

Exercise Daily! - An important new study from the Journal of Consumer Research explains the “American obesity paradox”: the parallel rise in obesity rates and the popularity of healthier food. In a se...More Details

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Compound in broccoli could boost immune system, says new study
August 20th 2007

Exercise Daily! - A compound found in broccoli and related vegetables may have more health-boosting tricks up its sleeves, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, ...More Details

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EATING JUNK FOOD WHILe PREGNANT AND BREASTFEEDING MAY LEAD TO OBESE OFFSPRING
August 16th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Mothers who eat junk food during pregnancy and breastfeeding may be putting their children at risk of overeating and developing obesity, according to a study funded by the Wellcome T...More Details

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Green tea holds promise as new treatment for inflammatory skin diseases
August 6th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Green tea could hold promise as a new treatment for skin disorders such as psoriasis and dandruff, Medical College of Georgia researchers say. Researchers studied an animal mode...More Details

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More fish oil, less vegetable oil, better for your health
July 28th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Scientists have provided new evidence that using more fish oil than vegetable oil in the diet decreases the formation of chemicals called prostanoids, which, when produced in excess,...More Details

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Diet and regular soft drinks linked to increase in risk factors for heart disease
July 28th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Drinking more than one soft drink daily — whether it’s regular or diet — may be associated with an increase in the risk factors for heart disease, Framingham researchers reported in ...More Details

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Links between food cravings, types of cravings, and weight management
July 18th 2007

Exercise Daily! - Accepting food cravings and keeping them in check may be an important component of weight management, according to findings from the first six-month phase of a calorie-restriction st...More Details

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Protein's role in lipid absorption may be important to future weight-loss strategies
July 5th 2007

ExerciseDaily! - Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a protein absorbs lipids in the upper part of the intestine, and they believe its key role in this...More Details

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Nutrition Experts Call for "Trans Fat Free Americas"
June 30th 2007

ExerciseDaily! - Experts on nutrition and public health today called for eliminating transfatty acids from food supplies throughout the Western Hemisphere, at a special task force meeting convened by ...More Details

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Not All Antioxidants Are Created Equal
June 28th 2007

ExerciseDaily! - They've been said to stall aging, ward off disease and wage internal war against the harmful free radicals that pummel our bodies every day. But just how well do antioxidants—those al...More Details

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Can blindness be prevented through diet?
June 25th 2007

ExercieDaily! - Increasing intake of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, found in popular fish-oil supplements, may protect against blindness resulting from abnormal blood vessel growth in the eye, a...More Details

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Nutrition's many faces
June 24th 2007

The saying that "one man's meat is another man's poison" is an old one, but the idea that variations in our genetic makeup can cause identical nutrients to produce differing and sometimes profound eff...More Details

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Dietary calcium is better than supplements at protecting bone health
June 24th 2007

Women who get most of their daily calcium from food have healthier bones than women whose calcium comes mainly from supplemental tablets, say researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in...More Details

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Can a Mediterranean diet prevent colon cancer?
June 13th 2007

Are all healthy eating plans the same when it comes to cancer prevention? Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center are beginning a study to look at whether diet can imp...More Details

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Calorie density key to losing weight
June 9th 2007

Eating smart, not eating less, may be the key to losing weight. A year-long clinical trial by Penn State researchers shows that diets focusing on foods that are low in calorie density can promote heal...More Details

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Hormone that signals fullness also curbs fast food consumption and tendency to binge eat
June 6th 2007

The synthetic form of a hormone previously found to produce a feeling of fullness when eating and reduce body weight, also may help curb binge eating and the desire to eat high-fat foods and sweets. ...More Details

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Eating Soup Will Help Cut Calories At Meal
June 4th 2007

Washington, D.C. – Eating low-calorie soup before a meal can help cut back on how much food and calories you eat at the meal, a new Penn State study shows. Results show that when participants in t...More Details

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An apple peel a day might keep cancer at bay, Cornell food science study finds
May 31st 2007

An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Or, what appears to be more accurate: An apple peel a day might help keep cancer at bay, according to a new Cornell study. Cornell researchers have identified ...More Details

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Food cue-related brain activity linked to obesity?
May 22nd 2007

A unique pattern of gene expression observed in rats may be linked to a conditioned desire for food and excessive food intake, an article published today in BMC Biology suggests. It's well known th...More Details

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Research Says Boiling Broccoli Ruins Its Anti Cancer Properties
May 16th 2007

Researchers at the University of Warwick have found that the standard British cooking habit of boiling vegetables severely damages the anticancer properties of many Brassica vegetables such as broccol...More Details

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A cherry on top: Animal study suggests tart cherries can alter factors linked to heart disease and diabetes
April 30th 2007

Tart cherries may be good for more than just making pie, according to new data from an animal study conducted by University of Michigan Health System researchers and presented today at a major scienti...More Details

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A single, high-fat meal plus stress equals physical harm
April 24th 2007

So much for the adage, ‘All things in moderation.’ Researchers at the University of Calgary have found that people who consume a single, high-fat meal are more prone to suffer the physical consequence...More Details

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Green tea may help prevent autoimmune diseases
April 20th 2007

Green tea may help protect against autoimmune disease, Medical College of Georgia researchers say. Researchers studied an animal model for type I diabetes and primary Sjogren’s Syndrome, which d...More Details

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Eating with our eyes: Why people eat less at unbused tables
April 9th 2007

People watching the Super Bowl who saw how much they had already eaten -- in this case, leftover chicken-wing bones -- ate 27 percent less than people who had no such environmental cues, finds a new C...More Details

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UW STUDY SHOWS POMEGRANATE JUICE MAY HELP FIGHT LUNG CANCER
April 4th 2007

Researchers are adding to the list of cancer types for which pomegranates seem to halt growth. A recent study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison using a mouse model shows that consuming pomegranat...More Details

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Study shows fruit juice/drink link to children's weight gain
March 26th 2007

Australian schoolchildren who drink fruit juices and fruit drinks are more likely to be overweight or obese than those who don't, Deakin researchers have found. In a study* of children aged four to...More Details

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Boosting brain power — with chocolate
February 21st 2007

Eating chocolate could help to sharpen up the mind and give a short-term boost to cognitive skills, a University of Nottingham expert has found. A study led by Professor Ian Macdonald found that c...More Details

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The Powers of Peanut Flours
January 25th 2007

New Agricultural Research Service (ARS) findings about the thickening capacity of various forms of peanut flour will help scientists improve food textures. Peanut flour is a dry powder formed after...More Details

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"Orange" Cauliflower Gene Eyed as Nutrition Booster
January 25th 2007

Can a gene from an orange cauliflower found three decades ago be the key to making food crops more nutritious? Quite possibly, according to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist Li Li. She'...More Details

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Worried about prostate cancer? Tomato-broccoli combo shown to be effective
January 15th 2007

A new University of Illinois study shows that tomatoes and broccoli--two vegetables known for their cancer-fighting qualities--are better at shrinking prostate tumors when both are part of the daily d...More Details

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Spice up your health in 2007 with these savory tips
January 6th 2007

ANN ARBOR, MI – Many of us will make the resolution to eat healthier this year, adding more fruits and vegetables, and less salt and fat, to our diet. But if you really want to spice up health – and t...More Details

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'Mindless autopilot' drives people to dramatically underestimate how many daily food decisions they make, Cornell study finds
January 6th 2007

People estimate that, on average, they make about 15 food- and beverage-related decisions each day. But the truth is, they make more than 15 times that -- more than 200 such decisions. Commenting o...More Details

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Adults living with children eat more fat than do other adults
January 2nd 2007

Adults living with children eat more saturated fat -- the equivalent of nearly an entire frozen pepperoni pizza each week -- than do adults who do not live with children, according to a University of ...More Details

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Higher levels of vitamin D in the blood may lower risk of multiple sclerosis
December 19th 2006

New research suggests that having higher circulating levels of vitamin D is associated with a reduced risk for multiple sclerosis, although this relationship was not seen for black and His...More Details

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WEIGHT OF EVIDENCE FAVORS VEGETARIAN DIETS FOR KEEPING SLIM: DOCTORS CITE SIX STUDIES FROM 2006
December 18th 2006

Plant-Based Diet Best Bet for Losing Weight in New Year WASHINGTON-Nutrition scientists with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) have reviewed scientific studies published in 2...More Details

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Do low-fat foods make us fat?
December 9th 2006

Mindless eating leads us to eat 28-45 percent more calories when foods are 'low-fat' Recent Cornell studies in movie theatres, holiday receptions, and homes showed people eat an average of 28% more...More Details

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Does too much protein in the diet increase cancer risk?
December 7th 2006

A great deal of research connects nutrition with cancer risk. Overweight people are at higher risk of developing post-menopausal breast cancer, endometrial cancer, colon cancer, kidney cancer and ...More Details

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UGA professor finds that confusion about Calories is nothing new
November 17th 2006

Athens, Ga. ñ While enjoying a Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family, most try to avoid thinking about the seemingly unending number of Calories theyíre consuming. It probably never crosses t...More Details

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Holiday season could ring in 'heartburn season'
November 17th 2006

Making merry is often synonymous with overindulging – whether from holiday feasts or rich desserts or alcoholic beverages – ringing in the holiday season as “heartburn season.” Heartburn — generall...More Details

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Salt intake is strongly associated with obesity
November 1st 2006

Comprehensive reduction in salt intake would be a powerful means against obesity, claims new study A study published in the journal "Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases" refutes the frequently repe...More Details

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Significant amount of binge eating occurs in restaurants
October 25th 2006

Contradicting the common perception that binge eating is typically done in private, a significant amount of bingeing occurs in restaurants ñ according to a recent study published in the November issue...More Details

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Vegetables, Not Fruit, Help Fight Memory Problems in Old Age
October 23rd 2006

CHICAGO - Eating vegetables, not fruit, helps slow down the rate of cognitive change in older adults, according to a study published in the October 24, 2006, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal...More Details

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Natural Chemical Found In Strawberries Boosts Memory In Healthy Mice
October 21st 2006

La Jolla, CA —Mothers have long exhorted their children to eat their fruit and vegetables. But once kids are beyond mom’s watchful eye, the hated greens often go the way of Barbie dolls and power ran...More Details

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Decaffeinated coffee is not caffeine-free
October 11th 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Coffee addicts who switch to decaf for health reasons may not be as free from caffeine's clutches as they think. A new study by University of Florida researchers documents that alm...More Details

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Orange juice beverage fortified with plant sterols lowers indicators of heart disease risk
October 11th 2006

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- Plant cholesterols known as sterols -- recognized for their cholesterol-lowering power when added to margarines, salad dressings and other fats -- also have been found to be ef...More Details

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Black tea soothes away stress
October 4th 2006

Daily cups of tea can help you recover more quickly from the stresses of everyday life, according to a new study by UCL (University College London) researchers. New scientific evidence shows that ...More Details

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Chemical found in curry may help immune system clear amyloid plaques found in Alzheimer's disease
October 3rd 2006

UCLA/VA researchers found that curcumin -- a chemical found in curry and turmeric -- may help the immune system clear the brain of amyloid beta, which form the plaques found in Alzheimer's disease. ...More Details

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Obesity: Should there be a law against it?
October 2nd 2006

Whether the law has a role in tackling the current obesity crisis - and if so, how - will be the topic of a conference organised by the University of Sydney law school tomorrow (28 Sept). "Theoreti...More Details

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Research confirms antioxidant-rich pecans protect against unhealthy oxidation
September 29th 2006

Loma Linda, California - A new research study from Loma Linda University (LLU) shows that adding just a handful of pecans to your diet each day may inhibit unwanted oxidation of blood lipids, thus hel...More Details

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Fatty fish protects against cancer
September 20th 2006

If you want to avoid cancer of the kidneys, a new major study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that eating salmon or other kinds of fatty fish a few times a month would be one good way to go...More Details

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Eating soy protein benefits the heart
September 20th 2006

NEW ORLEANS ñ Soy protein helps lower total cholesterol, low-density lipid "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides, and slightly raises high-density lipid "good" cholesterol, according to a Tulane Univers...More Details

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A spicy solution for colon cancer?
September 20th 2006

GALVESTON, Texas -- Looking for a cancer cure? Try the spice rack. In the last few years, that tactic has proved productive for researchers investigating turmeric, a curry spice used for centuries ...More Details

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Coffee drinkers: Fruit flies have something to tell you about caffeine
September 18th 2006

In their hunt for genes and proteins that explain how animals discern bitter from sweet, a team of Johns Hopkins researchers began by testing whether mutant fruit flies prefer eating sugar over sugar ...More Details

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OHSU research demonstrates possible health risks for children born to overeating mothers
September 14th 2006

PORTLAND, Ore. -- According to the latest research from the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC), overeating during pregnancy may have significant and numerous health impacts on an unborn c...More Details

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Compounds in cranberry juice show promise as alternatives to antibiotics
September 10th 2006

Compounds in cranberry juice have the ability to change E. coli bacteria, a class of microorganisms responsible for a host of human illnesses (everything from kidney infections to gastroenteritis to t...More Details

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Second-graders dig into Healthy Choices, Healthy Me!
September 5th 2006

SACRAMENTO, CA-September 5, 2006-Dairy Council of California announces that a scientifically rigorous evaluation conducted by WestEd demonstrates that Healthy Choices, Healthy Me! second-grade nutriti...More Details

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YOU (ESPECIALLY YOUR BONES) ARE WHAT YOU EAT
September 1st 2006

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) will launch its biggest campaign to date on World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) 2006, celebrated worldwide on October 20. The campaign, “Year of Bone Nutrit...More Details

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Orange juice is better than lemonade at keeping kidney stones away
August 31st 2006

A daily glass of orange juice can help prevent the recurrence of kidney stones better than other citrus fruit juices such as lemonade, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered. ...More Details

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Vegetable juices may reduce Alzheimer's disease risk
August 31st 2006

In a large epidemiological study, researchers found that people who drank three or more servings of fruit and vegetable juices per week had a 76 percent lower risk of developing Alzheimerís disease th...More Details

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Disabling a carbohydrate trigger reduces obesity and appetite
August 30th 2006

BETHESDA, MD (August 30, 2006) ñ Until about 15 years ago, insulin was believed primarily responsible for turning carbohydrates into fat. But then it became apparent that diet alone could stimulate gl...More Details

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Could a pint of cider help keep the doctor away?
August 30th 2006

The saying goes that an apple a day keeps the doctor away but now scientists at the University of Glasgow are looking into whether a pint of cider could have the same effect. Researchers have discover...More Details

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Decrease in Progression of Prostate Cancer with Plant-based Diet and
August 24th 2006

One out of six American men will develop prostate cancer at some point in their life, and more than a third of them will experience a recurrence after undergoing treatment, putting them at high risk t...More Details

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Hospital offers Pregnancy Food Guide for expecting moms
August 19th 2006

A panel of nutrition experts, organized by Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), has released The Pregnancy Food Guide to help expecting moms stay energized, and achieve gradual weight gain through ba...More Details

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Entrepreneur teams up with Cornell food scientists to create sports drink using tart cherries
August 16th 2006

John Davey quit his job as a Wall Street banker to work with food scientists at Cornell University to create an all-natural, restorative sports drink using sour cherries. Now he's launched his own foo...More Details

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High-Fat, Copper-Rich Diets Associated with Increased Rates of Cognitive Decline in Older Adults
August 14th 2006

Among older adults whose diets are high in saturated and trans fats, a high intake of copper may be associated with an accelerated rate of decline in thinking, learning and memory abilities, according...More Details

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WOMEN WHO ACCEPT THEIR BODIES MORE LIKELY TO EAT HEALTHY
August 12th 2006

COLUMBUS, Ohio ñ Women who accept their bodies the way they are seem to be more likely to follow principles of healthy eating, new research shows. The findings suggest that women's typical reasons ...More Details

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That extra can of soda each day equals 15 pounds extra in weight
August 11th 2006

A scientific review says what they are drinking is what is making Americans obese. According to the new report the average American is drinking far more soda and other sugary drinks than ever befor...More Details

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Major Change in Diet Treatment for Diabetes
August 7th 2006

WASHINGTON—A low-fat vegan diet treats type 2 diabetes more effectively than a standard diabetes diet and may be more effective than single-agent therapy with oral diabetes drugs, according to a study...More Details

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Getting the good oil on avocadoes
August 3rd 2006

Five years after the successful commercial release of avocado oil, scientists are still eager to learn more about the health benefits and find ways to maximise them. New Zealand was the first count...More Details

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Smaller Bowls and Spoons Key to Eating Less
August 3rd 2006

Atlanta (August 2, 2006) — When it comes to choosing food bowls, you might want to follow Goldilocks’s lead and opt for the baby-bear serving, but not because of the temperature. What makes smaller bo...More Details

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Altering Dietary Ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Reduce Prostate Cancer Growth
August 2nd 2006

UCLA researchers found that altering the fatty acid ratio found in the typical Western diet to include more omega-3 fatty acids and decrease the amount of omega-6 fatty acids may reduce prostate cance...More Details

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Timing of food consumption activates genes in specific brain area, researchers find
August 1st 2006

DALLAS – July 31, 2006 – Giving up your regular late-night snack may be hard, and not just because it’s a routine. The habit may genetically change an area of the brain to expect the food at that time...More Details

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Study pinpoints how genetic glitch could keep some people from feeling full
July 31st 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nearly 6 percent of morbidly obese children and adults have a genetic defect that keeps them feeling like their stomach is running on empty, no matter how much they have eaten. Mu...More Details

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Low-glycemic index diet promotes weight loss
July 25th 2006

A diet high in carbohydrates but low on the glycemic index, which measures the impact of carbohydrates on blood sugar levels, may help promote weight loss, decrease body fat and reduce cardiovascular ...More Details

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Never say diet
July 25th 2006

It sounds too good to be true - a weight-loss program with no diet and little exercise. But, as University of South Australia’s Associate Professor Jon Buckley explains in a Body of Knowledge semin...More Details

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Nutritional fiber reduces the risk of obesity
July 24th 2006

Those persons who consume more fiber present a lesser risk of gaining weight. This is the principal conclusion drawn from a study performed by the following experts from the University of Navarra: Mig...More Details

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To Be Small, Take the Small Size
July 18th 2006

You can put aside all the confusing popular diet rules and counting schemes. It's possible to lose weight with one piece of simple advice: Take a smaller portion. This simple advice is supported by re...More Details

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Improving your diet may not help you beat stress
July 6th 2006

New research shows that some dietary interventions may not prove effective in helping tackle stress and poor health. Research published online in the Journal of Proteome Research, shows how improv...More Details

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The beverages you drink could be ruining your diet
July 5th 2006

Think you've got your diet under control? You may be gulping down hundreds of unwanted calories without even knowing it. "Believe it or not, more than 20 percent of our daily calories come from the...More Details

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KFC Sued for Fouling Chicken with Partially Hydrogenated Oil, Lawsuit Aimed at Eliminating, or Disclosing Use of Artery-Clogging Frying Oil
June 28th 2006

That's the message delivered today to KFC, a unit of Louisville, KY-based Yum! Brands, by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). Today that group and the Washington, DC, law f...More Details

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Deakin University has developed a prototype tasty snack food with special health benefits
June 26th 2006

Dr Russell Keast, a senior lecturer in the school of exercise and nutrition sciences, has developed a new snack food with a parmesan cheese cracker, organic mashed potato and special healthy additives...More Details

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Mushrooms as good an antioxidant source as more colorful veggies
June 26th 2006

Portabella and crimini mushrooms rank with carrots, green beans, red peppers and broccoli as good sources of dietary antioxidants, Penn State researchers say. Dr. N. Joy Dubost, who recently earned h...More Details

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TRACKING PEANUT ALLERGY ONSET IN CHILDREN
June 20th 2006

DURHAM, N.C. -- About 20 percent of babies with eczema or milk and egg allergies will develop an allergy to peanuts by age five, studies show. Duke University Medical Center researchers are now enroll...More Details

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Green tea and the 'Asian Paradox'
June 7th 2006

New Haven, Conn. ñ There is a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease and cancer in Asia where people smoke heavily, which may be accounted for by high consumption of tea, particularly green tea, ac...More Details

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Orange, Grapefruit Juice for Breakfast Builds Bones
June 7th 2006

COLLEGE STATION – It may sound like Saturday cartoons: a strong-boned rat that can't be broken. But a couple of Texas researchers say the real hero is citrus juice. Orange and grapefruit juice regu...More Details

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How fruity is your juice?
June 5th 2006

At a time when people are more health conscious, one of the most important things is to find out what is in your food and drink. On Saturday, 3 June, thirty school pupils will be at the University of ...More Details

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FDA Finalizes Health Claim Associating Consumption of Barley Products with Reduction of Risk of Coronary Heart Disease
May 22nd 2006

Today the Food and Drug Administration announced that it has finalized a rule that allows foods containing barley to claim that they reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Specifically, whole grai...More Details

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Broccoli, cauliflower and genetic cancer
May 18th 2006

EW BRUNSWICK/PISCATAWAY, N.J. Need another reason to eat vegetables? A new study at Rutgers shows that certain vegetables ñ broccoli and cauliflower, in particular ñ have natural ingredients that may...More Details

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Coffee, black, decaf and a little llama on the side
May 12th 2006

Three llamas and two camels have provided a way to tell whether your waiter swapped regular coffee for decaf in your after-dinner cup. Using the heat-resistant antibodies these camels and llamas make,...More Details

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Study identifies substances in grapefruit juice that interact dangerously with some drugs
May 9th 2006

CHAPEL HILL ñ New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has identified and established the substance in grapefruit juice that causes potentially dangerous interactions with cer...More Details

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Computer-Tailored Health Messages Change Eating Habits
April 27th 2006

Personalized education messages may nudge people toward healthier habits, according to a new review of studies. The analysis found that computer-tailored health education is especially effective in he...More Details

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Vegan diets more enivronmentally friendly than meat based diets
April 26th 2006

The food that people eat is just as important as what kind of cars they drive when it comes to creating the greenhouse-gas emissions that many scientists have linked to global warming, according to a ...More Details

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American women and girls not getting enough calcium
April 25th 2006

A University of Maryland study shows that while calcium intake is going up in some groups of Americans, teenage girls and young women, especially African Americans, are not getting enough calcium at t...More Details

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Fitness sausage
April 21st 2006

German sausage might be very popular, but that tasty exterior conceals a lot of fat. Together with a master butcher, the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV has developed a ...More Details

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Study finds a high caloric diet may prevent the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
April 17th 2006

Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers publish first study showing link between diet and ALS New York, New York ññA recent study directed by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine suggests a ketoge...More Details

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Restricting calories may mean living longer.
April 17th 2006

Can eating a low-calorie yet nutritionally balanced diet extend human life? Preliminary research suggests it might, so researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are launchin...More Details

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Ingredient in red chili pepper has cancer-fighting properties
April 17th 2006

A new study suggests that an ingredient in red chili pepper has cancer-fighting properties that prevent or slow the growth of pancreatic cancer tumors implanted in mice. The study found that capsai...More Details

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Vegan diets healthier for planet, people than meat diets
April 13th 2006

The food that people eat is just as important as what kind of cars they drive when it comes to creating the greenhouse-gas emissions that many scientists have linked to global warming, according to a ...More Details

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SOMETHING TO CHEW ON: RESEARCH PROVIDES CLUES TO OBESITY’S CAUSE AND HINTS OF NEW APPROACH FOR CURBING APPETITE
April 10th 2006

PITTSBURGH , April 10, 2006 — Hot fudge sundaes and french fries aside, new research suggests obesity is due at least in part to an attraction between leptin, the hormone that signals the brain when t...More Details

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Mankind benefits from eating less meat
April 6th 2006

If people were to eat more vegetable proteins instead of animal proteins, this would result in multiple - and much-needed - benefits. Such a 'protein transition' will positively affect sustainable ...More Details

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Pine nut oil boosts appetite suppressors up to 60 percent for 4 hours
April 4th 2006

SAN FRANCISCO ñ In the face of the growing obesity health challenge, "appetite suppressants are increasingly interesting because they work on the very simple premise of 'What you don't eat now, you wo...More Details

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Gov't data: 100 percent juice consumption linked to healthier diet, no link to obesity in kids
April 3rd 2006

SAN FRANCISCO -- According to a recent analysis of government data, children who drank 100 percent juice had healthier overall diets than non-juice consumers and consumed more total fruits, fiber and ...More Details

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GRAPE SEED EXTRACT MAY BE EFFECTIVE IN REDUCING BLOOD PRESSURE
March 26th 2006

Grape seed extract lowered the blood pressure of patients who participated in a UC Davis study of the benefits of the supplement on people with high blood pressure. Conducted by UC Davis cardiovascul...More Details

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Cholesterol-lowering foods most effective when combined: Diet high in viscous fibres, soy protein, almonds, plant sterol margarine recommended
March 12th 2006

Cholesterol-lowering foods such as soy protein, almonds, plant sterol enriched margarines, oats and barley may reduce cholesterol levels more effectively when eaten in combination, says a new Universi...More Details

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Veggies May Protect Against Cancer
February 12th 2006

Washington, D.C. -- Need another reason to eat your vegetables? New research shows that some of them contain chemicals that appear to enhance DNA repair in cells, which could lead to protection agains...More Details

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The 'temptation factor' -- candy on the desk is candy in the mouth, Cornell study of women finds
February 12th 2006

When it comes to candy, it is out of sight, out of the mouth, a Cornell University researcher finds. The study finds that women eat more than twice as many Hershey Kisses when they are in clear con...More Details

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Diabetic hearts make unhealthy switch to high-fat diet
February 4th 2006

The high-fat "diet" that diabetic heart muscle consumes helps make cardiovascular disease the most common killer of diabetic patients, according to a study done at Washington University School of Medi...More Details

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Heart-healthy compound in chocolate identified
January 23rd 2006

In a multifaceted study involving the Kuna Indians of Panama, an international team of scientists has pinpointed a chemical compound that is, in part, responsible, for the heart-healthy benefits of ce...More Details

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Comfort foods help women when they're blue, but increase male highs, food study finds
November 28th 2005

Picture your grandmother's homemade applesauce -- or a steaming cup of cocoa with marshmallows -- or a double-dip super fudge chunk ice cream cone with rainbow sprinkles. Comfort foods all, but equall...More Details

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Fatty acids — good for the brain, good for Alzheimer disease
October 23rd 2005

A number of studies suggest a protective action of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in cognitive decline and in Alzheimer disease (AD); however, the molecular mechanism has not bee...More Details

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Dietary fat intake linked to dry eye syndrome in women
October 23rd 2005

Your eyes are what you eat, too - consuming foods rich in omega-3, such as tuna, may reduce risk by 68 percent Boston, MA ñ More than eight million people in the United States, predominantly women,...More Details

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Weight Loss Significantly Improves Sexual Quality of Life
October 23rd 2005

DURHAM, N.C. – Woman and men who lose only 10 percent of their total body weight report significant improvements in their sexual quality of life, found Duke University Medical Center researchers. I...More Details

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Developing 'win-win' ways to encourage people to eat better
October 12th 2005

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Just because people know that a food is nutritious does not mean they will eat it. In fact, efforts by government officials, health professionals and even parents have been surprisingl...More Details

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Low-fat, plant-based diet is more effective at helping women lose weight
September 18th 2005

A low-fat, plant-based diet is more effective at helping women lose weight and improve insulin sensitivity than an omnivorous diet, shows a new study appearing in the September issue of The American J...More Details

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Coffee is number one source of antioxidants
August 28th 2005

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 ó Coffee provides more than just a morning jolt; that steaming cup of java is also the number one source of antioxidants in the U.S. diet, according to a new study by researchers a...More Details

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Cornell overeating study suggests that how much we eat depends more on external cues, such as portion size, than on biological signals
August 15th 2005

ITHACA, N.Y. -- If you binged for two weeks while on vacation and gained 5 pounds, would you be biologically primed to eat less to compensate and shake off the excess weight? No, suggests a new Cornel...More Details

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Strawberries most effective at inducing cancer cell death
August 10th 2005

Strawberries may be the most effective of the five most commonly consumed berries at inducing cancer cell death, according to a recent study conducted at the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition. The ce...More Details

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Dairy foods may actually help dieters keep the muscle and lose even more fat
August 1st 2005

Most people don't realize when a person loses weight, they lose fat and muscle, but new research indicates dairy foods may actually help dieters keep the muscle and lose even more fat. Two separate...More Details

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Broccoli may help prevent bladder cancer
July 30th 2005

Researchers have isolated compounds from the vegetable broccoli that they believe may help prevent or slow the progress of bladder cancer. The current work builds on a major study conducted six yea...More Details

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Benefits of walnuts trumpeted again
July 10th 2005

Eating walnuts as part of one’s overall diet has been trumpeted again for people developing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus – this time with a study published in the July issue of the Journal of the American...More Details

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Pomegranate juice for moms may help babies resist brain injury
June 29th 2005

June 28, 2005 — Expectant mothers at risk of premature birth may want to consider drinking pomegranate juice to help their babies resist brain injuries from low oxygen and reduced blood flow, a new mo...More Details

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Eat less meat, more fish!
June 15th 2005

A study published in the June 14, 2005 issue(1) of the JNCI confirms earlier reports that high levels of consumption of red and processed meat are associated with an increased risk of colorectal cance...More Details

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Nutritious frozen foods can play role in weight-loss programs
June 13th 2005

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Size matters when it comes to meal portions in weight-loss diets, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. And consuming convenient, nutritious fro...More Details

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New Nutrition Guidelines for People with Type 2 Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes who are Overweight or Obese
June 11th 2005

April 6, 2005 - BOSTON – As Americans’ waistlines continue to expand, contributing to a burgeoning epidemic of type 2 diabetes, the scientific jury is in and the verdict is clear: weight loss and incr...More Details

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New benefits of soy revealed
June 7th 2005

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 8, 2005) - The labels in the snack food aisle promise low-fat, no-fat, low-cal and low-carb tasty treats. But what really makes a food healthy? And should we believe the commercia...More Details

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Salt kicks hypertension up a notch
June 5th 2005

ANN ARBOR, MI -Do you think you're doing enough to reduce sodium in your diet by not adding extra dashes from the salt shaker to your dinner plate? “When you look across whole populations, societie...More Details

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Lactose intolerance seems linked to ancestral struggles with harsh climate and cattle diseases, Cornell study finds
June 3rd 2005

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Got milk? Many people couldn't care less because they can't digest it. A new Cornell University study finds that it is primarily people whose ancestors came from places where dairy her...More Details

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Calorie restriction not the only way to increase longevity
June 3rd 2005

New research carried out by University College London (UCL) scientists has found that it is possible to increase life expectancy by 50% without decreasing calorie intake – at least in fruitflies. The ...More Details

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Non-Dieters More Successful at Boosting Health Than Dieters, Study Finds
May 31st 2005

Behavior change and self-acceptance trump dieting hands-down when it comes to achieving long-term health improvements in obese women, according to a two-year study by nutrition researchers at the Univ...More Details

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Red Delicious, Northern Spy Apples Have Most Antioxidants, Chemists Find
May 23rd 2005

Some apples might do a better job of keeping the doctor away than others, according to Canadian researchers who analyzed eight popular varieties of the fruit. Red Delicious, Northern Spy and Ida Red, ...More Details

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Scientists on Trail of Dioxin Pinpoint How Green Tea Protects Against Cancer
May 16th 2005

Green tea appears to protect against cancer by affecting a "promiscuous" protein that pharmaceutical experts are already targeting in an effort to develop a new drug to stop the disease, scientists at...More Details

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Purdue study finds races react differently to dietary salt, calcium
May 10th 2005

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – African-American and Caucasian adolescent girls handle sodium and calcium differently, which may help explain why the races have different rates of hypertension and osteoporosis...More Details

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Food Fried In Vegetable Oil May Contain Toxic Compound
May 2nd 2005

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL-- University of Minnesota researchers A. Saari Csallany, a professor of food chemistry and nutritional biochemistry, and graduate student Christine Seppanen have shown that when...More Details

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ALL LOW-FAT DIETS ARE NOT EQUAL, STANFORD STUDY SHOWS
May 2nd 2005

STANFORD, Calif. - A low-fat diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans has twice the cholesterol-lowering power of a conventional low-fat diet, according to a new study from the Stanford...More Details

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BIGGER LOW-CARB POTATO WITH DIFFERENT TASTE WILL GIVE CONSUMERS MORE CHOICES
April 27th 2005

HASTINGS, Fla. --- Following the January debut of the first low-carb potato that’s now a popular item in supermarkets, University of Florida researchers say a larger and tastier version of the spud wi...More Details

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Fight Osteoporosis: Bone Up On B12
April 24th 2005

Women are about four times more likely than men to develop osteoporosis, or weak, porous bones. But a new study links vitamin B12 deficiency with low bone mineral density in men, and confirms similar,...More Details

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In Chocolate, More Cocoa Means Higher Antioxidant Capacity
April 24th 2005

Those are the results of a study by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their cooperators interested in the total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and procyanidin levels of six chocolate and ...More Details

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Researchers find that chocolate compound stops cancer cell cycle in lab experiments
April 18th 2005

(Washington, DC)--Researchers from the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University have shown how an ingredient found in chocolate seems to exert its anti-cancer properties -- findin...More Details

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CHOLESTEROL-REGULATING PROTEIN MAINTAINS FAT-STORAGE FAT-BURNING BALANCE
April 13th 2005

DALLAS – April 12, 2005 – A protein that regulates cholesterol levels in the body also is responsible for maintaining a healthy balance between fat storage and fat burning, according to a UT Southwest...More Details

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EXERCISE MAY NOT BE GOOD ENOUGH TO REDUCE MILD HYPERTENSION IN OLDER PEOPLE, HOPKINS EXPERTS SAY
April 12th 2005

Moderate levels of exercise may not be enough to control mild hypertension in men and women over age 55, the age group most at risk of later developing potentially fatal heart failure, a new four-year...More Details

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SOY AND FISH OIL MAY PREVENT HEART ATTACKS
April 12th 2005

(NORTHBROOK, IL, April 11, 2005) – Taking daily supplements of fish or soy oil may improve cardiac function and protect against heart attacks in the short-term. Study results published in the April is...More Details

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ALMONDS MAY HELP COMBAT OBESITY, HEART DISEASE AND DIABETES
April 7th 2005

Three studies presented during this week's 2005 Experimental Biology conference add to the growing body of research that eating just a handful of almonds may be a valuable tool to combat some of Ameri...More Details

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COMPONENTS IN GRAPES INHIBIT ENZYME KEY TO PROLIFERATION OF CANCER CELLS
March 30th 2005

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Components in grapes, including some newly identified ones, work together to dramatically inhibit an enzyme crucial to the proliferation of cancer cells, say scientists at the Unive...More Details

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CHOCOLATE: ADDICTION, APHRODISIAC, OR SIMPLY A SWEET?
March 28th 2005

Sixty percent of all chocolate is consumed during holidays such as Easter, according to Jordan L. Le Bel. A professor at the Molson School of Business at Concordia University, Le Bel, was among expert...More Details

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ADVANCES IN THE CHARACTERISATION OF THE OYSTER MUSHROOM GENES
March 24th 2005

The oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus), apart from reducing cholesterol and having anticancerogenic properties, is characterised for its capacity for breaking down cellulose. Finding out which gene...More Details

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STRAWBERRIES DESTROY CANCER CELLS
March 23rd 2005

Researchers specializing in the health benefits of plant compounds have shown that quercetin, a phytonutrient found in abundance in strawberries and other fruits, can induce programmed self-destructio...More Details

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ADVERTISING, MARKETING AND OBESITY - SOME OF THE MYTHS
March 17th 2005

Advertising may not cause obesity, but it is supporting and maintaining unhealthy eating behaviours that contribute to obesity, according to Professor Janet Hoek. Professor Hoek, from Massey Uni...More Details

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SALT, FAT AND SUGAR IN TOP FIVE FOOD CONCERNS
March 17th 2005

People are increasingly concerned about their diet and health, according to the Agency’s fifth Consumer Attitudes Survey published today.   Salt levels are the top food concern, with fat and...More Details

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HEY, GUYS, THEY'RE NOT GIRLIE-MAN PORTIONS, THEY'RE HEALTHY PORTIONS
March 14th 2005

URBANA, Ill. -- Remember when advertisers asked, "How do you handle a hungry man?" and offered bigger, man-sized versions of the ever-popular TV dinner? University of Illinois researchers recently ...More Details

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GET SNACK SAVVY!
March 13th 2005

It used to be that three-square meals were all you needed. Now health experts recommend eating three small meals plus some nutritious snacks throughout the day. Health snacking: Keeps you feeli...More Details

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FOOD INNOVATION AND NUTRITION
March 8th 2005

Everyone acknowledges the links between lifestyle and the risks of developing non-communicable ‘Western’ diseases, particularly those associated with the over consumption of energy and a nutritionally...More Details

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HEALING FOODS PYRAMID
March 8th 2005

ANN ARBOR, MI - The University of Michigan Integrative Medicine Clinical Services (UMIMCS) has unveiled its Healing Foods Pyramid, which emphasizes foods known to have healing benefits, plant-base...More Details

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LIQUORICE-MAY HELP PREVENT CANCER
March 3rd 2005

Liquorice - the black stuff we love to eat, contains a compound - glycyrrhizic acid which may stop people with a herpes virus from developing cancer. A research team at New York University found the c...More Details

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DISEASE-FIGHTING CHEMICALS IN APPLES COULD REDUCE THE RISK OF BREAST CANCER
March 2nd 2005

ITHACA, N.Y. -- An apple a day can help keep breast cancer away, according to a study in rats by food scientists at Cornell University. "We found that tumor incidence was reduced by 17, 39 and 44 p...More Details

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SLASHING SODIUM NO SIMPLE ANSWER TO HYPERTENSION
February 28th 2005

CHICAGO—Important, interrelated factors leading to hypertension include obesity, stress, and the genetic vulnerability of American consumers, in addition to their sodium intake. The balance between po...More Details

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YOUNG ADULTS CAN BE MOTIVATED TO EAT FRUITS, VEGGIES
February 20th 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Young adults can be motivated to eat more servings of fruits and vegetables if they are exposed to tailored, practical messages about nutrition, a University of Wisconsin-Madison nu...More Details

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CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF MUSHROOMS SHOWS THEIR NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS
February 14th 2005

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — An analysis of previously uncharted chemical contents, mostly carbohydrates, in U.S.-consumed mushrooms shows that these fruity edible bodies of fungi could be tailored into dietary ...More Details

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STUDY CONFIRMS LINK WITH OVARIAN CANCER; SECOND DISPROVES DAIRY-WEIGHT LOSS CLAIMS
February 14th 2005

Washington, D.C.—Two recent studies are souring milk's image among health authorities. One, published in the November issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, shows that women who consume ...More Details

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EAT CARROTS TO FIGHT CANCER
February 8th 2005

Scientists have given us another reason to eat carrots - a compound found in the popular root vegetable has been found to have an effect on the development of cancer. A team of researchers, from ...More Details

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FROM BLUEPRINT TO BLUE CHEESE
February 6th 2005

Does Swiss cheese come from Swiss cows? How about blue cheese? Professor of animal science at McGill's Macdonald campus K.F. Ng-Kwai-Hang has the answer to these questions. He has spent the last 25 ye...More Details

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BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS? What the players might (and should) eat on Super Bowl Sunday
February 6th 2005

If they eat the right breakfast Sunday morning, they could be celebrating with champagne Super Bowl night. Professional athletes need to be smart when they choose what to eat leading up to competition...More Details

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MILK, FRUITS AND VEGETABLES MAY HELP REDUCE DISABILITY RISK
February 6th 2005

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – There may be more reason than ever to drink your milk and eat your fruits and vegetables. A Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center researcher and colleagues reported today...More Details

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CRAVING VALENTINE'S CHOCOLATES? ENJOY A HOT TREAT MAY BE BETTER FOR YOUR HEALTH
February 5th 2005

Thinking of indulging in that delectable box of Valentine’s chocolates or grabbing a chocolate candy bar in the grocery line?             How about drinking a cup of hot cocoa instead? Choco...More Details

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DRINKING ALCHOHOL INCREASES RISK FOR CANCER
January 31st 2005

Consumption of alcohol, including wine, increases the risk of several common cancers, even though many studies confirm a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease from alcohol intake. An article appearin...More Details

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NEW STUDY INVESTIGATES VEGETABLES EXTRACT CAN PREVENT CANCER
January 27th 2005

Researchers in South Wales are investigating the possibility that a chemical called Diindolylmethane (DIM), which is usually found in broccoli, sprouts and cabbage, could help to prevent cervical canc...More Details

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POTENTIALLY HARMFUL FLUOIDE LEVELS FOUND IN SOME INSTANT TEAS
January 27th 2005

Instant tea, one of the most popular drinks in the United States, may be a source of harmful levels of fluoride, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report. The resear...More Details

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Plant protein mimics hormone that mitigates diabetes and obesity
January 25th 2005

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A common protein that protects plants from fungal infection mimics the activity of a hormone in mammals that is linked to weight loss and is believed to play a role in mitigatin...More Details

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BAKED OR BROILED FISH MAY HELP REDUCE THE RISK OF STROKE
January 24th 2005

CHICAGO—The consumption of tuna or other broiled or baked fish is associated with a lower risk of stroke in the elderly, while eating fried fish or fish sandwiches is linked to a higher risk, accordin...More Details

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A PROVERB A DAY MAY MAKE YOU HEALTHIER
January 18th 2005

It’s time to add to our store of proverbs with new phrases that teach us how to be healthier, says a University of Toronto researcher. In a paper published in the Dec. 2004 issue of the Journal...More Details

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HOW OLIVE OIL PROTECTS AGAINST BREAST CANCER
January 16th 2005

Oleic acid, the main monounsaturated fatty acid contained in olive oil, can cripple a cancer gene that is responsible for 25 to 30 percent of all breast cancers, according to an article by Northwester...More Details

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THE NEW DIETARY GUIDELINES IS THE MOST HEALTH-ORIENTED EVER
January 13th 2005

It provides stronger recommendations for consuming less sodium and trans fat and more whole grains. The Guidelines also recommends eating nine servings a day—about four-and-a-half cups—of fruits and v...More Details

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LONG-TERM HIGH CONSUMPTION OF RED AND PROCESSED MEAT LINKED WITH INCREASED RISK FOR COLON CANCER
January 12th 2005

CHICAGO—High consumption of red and processed meat over a long period of time is associated with an increased risk for a certain type of colon cancer, according to a study in the January 12 issue of J...More Details

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WHAT MAKES AN ALLERGEN AN ALLERGEN
January 12th 2005

An enduring mystery for allergy researchers has been the unpredictable distribution of allergens in plants. For example, being allergic to birch pollen can predispose a person to allergy from distantl...More Details

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URI RESEARCHER TO TEST "NON-DIETING" APPROACH TO REDUCING WEIGHT GAIN AMONG YOUNG ADULTS
January 10th 2005

KINGSTON, R.I. When young adults move away from home for the first time, they are often responsible for their own food preparation for the first time. It’s also when they find increased demands on th...More Details

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FRUITS OF THE FUTURE?
January 5th 2005

By David Elstein January 5, 2005 Have you ever tasted an elderberry or lingonberry? How about an aronia berry? These three lesser-known fruit crops are being studied by Agricultural Research Servi...More Details

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INCREASING THE AMOUNT OF VEGETABLES, FRUIT IN DIET REMAINS THE LEADING WEIGHT-LOSS STRATEGY IN U.S.
December 29th 2004

WASHINGTON – According to a new survey of dietary behavior commissioned by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), 4 in 5 weight-conscious Americans turn to salads, vegetables and fruits wh...More Details

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SWEETNENER STEVIOSIDE IS A SAFE SUGAR SUBTITUDE
December 24th 2004

Stevioside, the main sweet component in the leaves of the Stevia plant, tastes about 300 times sweeter than table sugar, which means only a small amount is needed for sweetening purposes. As the incid...More Details

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EATING MORE TOMATOES AND WATERMELONS CAN REDUCE PROSTATE CANCER
December 23rd 2004

A new study by researchers at Curtin University of Technology shows that eating yellow, orange and red fruits such as tomatoes, watermelon and citrus, and vegetables such as red capsicum or sweet pepp...More Details

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CHEMICALS FOUND IN CHERRIES MAY HELP FIGHT DIABETES
December 22nd 2004

Perhaps George Washington wouldn’t have chopped down his father’s cherry tree if he knew what chemists now know. They have identified a group of naturally occurring chemicals abundant in cherries that...More Details

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GUILT-FREE HOLIDAY DESSERTS FOR THE HEALTH- AND DIET-CONSCIOUS
December 18th 2004

WASHINGTON, DC - Recognizing that, for most people, the holidays require desserts that are as festive as they are delicious, the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) has revamped three classi...More Details

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Yo-yo diet redistributes toxins in body tissue; Olestra+caloric cut boosts toxic excretion
December 18th 2004

BETHESDA, Md. (Dec. 17, 2004) – Perhaps Ukrainian opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko should try an "Olestra diet" to rid his body of dioxin. It wouldn't be the first time that the "fake fat" produ...More Details

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Scientists study fish oil diet in bid to cut heart attack risks
December 17th 2004

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh will examine the way a fish-rich diet helps maintain a low risk of heart attack amongst Eskimos, in the first study of its kind to be carried out in the city...More Details

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Scientists discover recipe for life: eating the 'Polymeal' cuts heart disease by 76%
December 17th 2004

Scientists in this week's Christmas issue of the BMJ have discovered the 'Polymeal', a set of ingredients which cuts the risk of heart (cardiovascular) disease by 76% and significantly increases life ...More Details

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Desires for fatty foods and alcohol share a chemical trigger
December 15th 2004

PRINCETON, N.J. -- A brain chemical that stokes hunger for food and fat also triggers thirst for alcohol and may play a role in chronic drinking, according to a study led by Princeton University scien...More Details

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Manipulating our memories of food can influence what we choose to eat, UCI study suggests
December 10th 2004

For the millions of Americans who worry about overeating during the holiday season, there may be hope: A new UC Irvine study suggests changing their memories of food may be a way to influence their ea...More Details

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The good oil in walnuts helps Diabetes patients
December 5th 2004

People developing Type 2 Diabetes know they need more than an apple a day to keep the doctor away. But a handful of walnuts might help. Walnuts are rich in polyunsaturated fats, Omega oils and vita...More Details

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EAT LEAFY GREEN VEGGIES TO HELP PREVENT CATARACTS
December 3rd 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new study from Ohio State University provides the first laboratory evidence that certain antioxidants found in dark leafy green vegetables can indeed help prevent cataracts. Vita...More Details

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Choosing the kind of fat to avoid obesity
December 3rd 2004

The type of fat ingested may create the conditions for or, on the other hand, prevent the development of obesity. This is the conclusion drawn by Patricia Pérez Matute, PhD student at the Department o...More Details

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One Study Confirms Link with Ovarian Cancer; Second Disproves Dairy-Weight Loss Claims
December 3rd 2004

Washington, D.C.—Two recent studies are souring milk's image among health authorities. One, published in the November issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, shows that women who consume ...More Details

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Eating red meat may increase the risk of rheumatoid arthritis
December 2nd 2004

Study indicates high levels of red meat consumption as an independent risk factor in the development of inflammatory arthritis A chronic inflammatory disease of the immune system, rheumatoid arthriti...More Details

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Green Tea Polyphenols Thwart Prostate Cancer Development at Multiple Levels
December 1st 2004

PHILADELPHIA – The polyphenols present in green tea help prevent the spread of prostate cancer by targeting molecular pathways that shut down the proliferation and spread of tumor cells, as well as in...More Details

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CITRUS SHOWS PROMISE FOR CERTAIN CHILDHOOD CANCER
November 30th 2004

Orange juice and other citrus contain potent natural compounds – limonoids – which showed dramatic results in killing certain cancer cells. The research was a collaboration between Texas Agricultural ...More Details

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Signposts 'make healthier eating easier'
November 26th 2004

The Food Standards Agency today released new research suggesting that people would like simple labelling signposts to help them make informed and healthier food choices.   Both the FSA's Act...More Details

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Carrots With Character
November 23rd 2004

Shredded in salads and slaws, steamed, or just peeled and dunked in an herb-speckled dip, carrots are versatile veggies that add colorful zest to our dinner plates. These crunchy orange roots are also...More Details

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Chocolate ingredient could put a stop to persistent coughs and lead to new, more effective cough medicines
November 23rd 2004

Researchers have discovered that an ingredient present in chocolate could help stop persistent coughs. According to research published online in FASEB Journal the team have discovered that theo...More Details

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Make Holiday Meals Healthy Ones
November 22nd 2004

With the holidays approaching, experts at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center (DFC) offer tips for preparing healthy meals, avoiding overindulgence at the table and making sure exercise is included in th...More Details

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Hardee’s Thickburgers Called “Food Porn”
November 19th 2004

THICK TO YOUR STOMACH "We are offering fast food consumers what they truly want," announced Hardee’s last January. That’s when the fast-food chain started switching "to an entirely new menu fo...More Details

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An apple a day could help protect against brain-cell damage that triggers Alzheimer's, Parkinsonism, Cornell studies find
November 18th 2004

ITHACA, N.Y. -- A group of chemicals in apples could protect the brain from the type of damage that triggers such neurodegenerative diseases as Alzheimer's and Parkinsonism, according to two new studi...More Details

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Nutrition Key to Aggressive Behavior
November 17th 2004

Malnutrition in the first few years of life leads to antisocial and aggressive behavior throughout childhood and late adolescence, according to a new USC study. “These are the first findings to sh...More Details

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Survey Shows More Low-fat and Vegetarian Choices Available at Top U.S. Airports
November 17th 2004

Washington, D.C.—America’s busiest airports are responding to the public’s interest in healthier food, according to a new report released today by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PC...More Details

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UPMC WEIGHT MANAGEMENT EXPERT OFFERS TIPS FOR HEALTHY HOLIDAY COOKING AND EATING: YOU CAN EAT RIGHT AND ENJOY IT TOO
November 16th 2004

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 16 – It is possible to enjoy the tempting food offerings of the holiday season and still eat healthy, according to a nationally recognized weight management expert at the University ...More Details

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NUT AND MILK ALLERGIES
November 15th 2004

MILLIONS WHO SUFFER FROM NUT AND MILK ALLERGIES COULD BENEFIT FROM STANFORD RESEARCHER’S SUCCESSFUL TESTS OF NEW VACCINES IN DOGS STANFORD, Calif. – A team led by a researcher at the Stanford Uni...More Details

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Vegetable lovers should be viewed as different from fruit aficionados
November 12th 2004

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Health educators and dietitians ought to be more precise the next time they advise Americans that “vegetables and fruit are good for you,” according to a study by a nutritional exper...More Details

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Grapes' Pterostilbene Helps Lower Lipids
November 11th 2004

Pterostilbene (pronounced TAIR-oh-STILL-bean), a natural compound in grapes that has already been shown to fight cancer, may also lower lipids. Lipid-lowering compounds can help fight heart disease an...More Details

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Families who eat out pass up fruits and veggies
November 10th 2004

ST. LOUIS -- Research at Saint Louis University finds that families who eat out are more likely to skimp on the fruits and vegetables. "The more often parents eat out, the lower their intake of fru...More Details

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NATURAL ALTERNATIVES TO NSAIDS RELIEVE DISC AND ARTHRITIC PAIN
November 10th 2004

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 10, 2004 – Using omega-3 fatty acids for neck and low-back pain from disc and arthritic causes may be an alternative to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), according to a ...More Details

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More Research on the Heart Health Benefits of Cranberry
November 9th 2004

New findings reveal that fall’s favorite berry, the cranberry, boosts good cholesterol and shields the heart with its unique antioxidant power. For years, red wine and grape juice have been touted ...More Details

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Good Fats Decrease Multiple Heart Disease Risk Factors
November 8th 2004

University Park, Pa. -- A Penn State study has shown that a diet rich in alpha-linolenic acid from walnuts, walnut oil and flaxseed oil not only lowered bad cholesterol but also decreased markers for ...More Details

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New Research: Whole Grains Fight Cancer
November 3rd 2004

WASHINGTON, DC — Using a new method, researchers have discovered that whole grains like corn, whole wheat, oats and brown rice exhibit a level of anti-cancer activity that is equal to, and sometimes ...More Details

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Researchers Issue Interim Recommendations on Low-Carb Diets
November 1st 2004

From the extreme Atkins Diet to the more modest Zone Diet, low carbohydrate diets are all the rage, embraced by celebrities and the general public alike as a quick way to lose weight. These diets cl...More Details

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Tea could improve memory, study shows
November 1st 2004

Drinking regular cups of tea could help improve your memory, suggest researchers who are investigating alternative forms of treatment for Alzheimer's Disease. Results of laboratory tests by a tea...More Details

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(FDA) today announced the availability of a qualified health claim for monounsaturated fat from olive oil
November 1st 2004

FDA Allows Qualified Health Claim to Decrease Risk of Coronary Heart Disease The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the availability of a qualified health claim for monounsatura...More Details

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Fish Oil Reverses Age-Related Ailments
October 29th 2004

University of Bradford student Samantha Little has been awarded a Young Investigators Award at an international congress for her work on the effect of fish oil on the ageing brain. Fish oil is a ...More Details

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DASH diet may do more than lower blood pressure
October 29th 2004

Study appears in the November issue of the Journal of American Dietetic Association CHICAGO – The popular DASH diet, established by the National Institutes of Health as a way to lower blood pressure ...More Details

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New Pinto Bean Now Resists Anthracnose Disease
October 28th 2004

A new pinto bean germplasm line resistant to anthracnose is now available for use in developing new varieties of the legume crop. Germplasm line USPT-ANT-1 harbors a single gene, Co-42, which co...More Details

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Calorie Restriction Leads to Some Brain Benefits But Not Others in Mice
October 24th 2004

St. Louis, Oct. 24, 2004 — Severe calorie restriction prevents certain aging-related changes in the brain, including the accumulation of free radicals and impairments in coordination and strength, acc...More Details

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HERBAL, NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS LINKED TO OCULAR SIDE EFFECTS
October 22nd 2004

PORTLAND, OR - An estimated 42 percent of Americans use herbal medicines or nutritional supplements. Many people taking these products and their physicians are unaware of the adverse reactions they ca...More Details

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Strong-flavored onions show promise for fighting cancer
October 21st 2004

Strong-flavored onions can be harsh on your social life, but they’re potentially great for fighting cancer. Researchers at Cornell University have found, in preliminary lab studies, that members of th...More Details

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Fiber Intake Reduces Estrogen in Latinas
October 20th 2004

Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC and collaborators have shown that higher intake of dietary fiber is associated with lower circulating estrogen levels in Mexican American women. ...More Details

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THE SEARCH FOR THE HOLY GRAIL FOR DIETERS IS ON
October 20th 2004

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Starting this month Canadian and British scientists will begin collaborating on a study to examine human appetite-controlling hormones with a view to finding out what will increase P...More Details

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One step closer to understanding how high carbohydrate diets lead to obesity and diabetes. 
October 18th 2004

DALLAS – Oct. 18, 2004 – Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas are one step closer to understanding how high carbohydrate diets lead to obesity and diabetes. Dr. Kosaku Uyeda, p...More Details

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Are You Ready for Weight Loss?
October 15th 2004

If you seem unable to lose weight, there may be a surprising reason: You may not be ready. A person's behavior changes in a series of distinct stages. Studies suggest that sometimes people may feel re...More Details

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Are Donuts Worse than Muffins and Bagels?
October 15th 2004

Even donut lovers will admit that the donut is a poor nutrition choice. But how much better off are people with muffins or bagels? In regards to calories – the most important factor for weight con...More Details

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HERBAL, NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS LINKED TO OCULAR SIDE EFFECTS
October 14th 2004

PORTLAND, OR - An estimated 42 percent of Americans use herbal medicines or nutritional supplements. Many people taking these products and their physicians are unaware of the adverse reactions they ca...More Details

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Don't Count Your Carbs -- Make Your Carbs Count
October 14th 2004

(ARA) - Despite the ongoing low-carb craze in the United States, America continues to be the fattest nation in the world, and the obesity problem is affecting more people at a younger age than ever be...More Details

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Vitamin D Found to Reduce Age-Related Falls
October 13th 2004

Elderly people who get supplemental vitamin D in their diets have stronger muscles than those who don't, based on evidence from studies funded by the Agricultural Research Service. The findings u...More Details

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Does caffeine affect our health?
October 12th 2004

One of the largest studies in the world looking at how caffeine in our diet may affect health, well-being and sleep patterns starts in Bristol this week. The study is being carried out by researchers ...More Details

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WHAT IS THE BEST SOYMILK?
October 12th 2004

Soymilk today is in almost every major supermarket, as well as all over the news. And now there are even rice milks, oat milk, almond milk, and multi-grain milks. So how do you choose? The Vegeta...More Details

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Grape Juice Ranks as Number One Juice in a New USDA Database
October 12th 2004

(ARA) - According to a newly published USDA database, purple grape juice made from Concord grapes tested higher in total proanthocyanidins -- natural plant compounds that function as antioxidants and ...More Details

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Campylobacter: Unmasking the Secret Genes of a Food-Poisoning Culprit
October 11th 2004

Campylobacter bacteria are the number-one cause of food-related gastrointestinal illness in the United States. To learn more about this pathogen, ARS scientists are sequencing multiple Campylobacter ...More Details

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Onion a day keeps doctor away?
October 10th 2004

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Many onions are chock full of anti-cancer chemicals. However, certain varieties are particularly high in these compounds as well as more effective in inhibiting liver and colon cancer ...More Details

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Low-fat diet or vitamin E absorption? Walking the tightrope of heart disease prevention
October 7th 2004

Vitamin E supplements can help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease; a low-fat diet can help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease; but research at the University of Surrey has now shown that...More Details

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NEA Sells Out to Atkins Doctors Want Full Disclosure, Launch Letter-Writing Campaign
October 5th 2004

Washington, D.C.—PCRM is calling on the National Education Association and three other education organizations to provide a full financial disclosure of their controversial new contracts permitting At...More Details

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What You Don't Know Can Hurt You-Study Finds Consumers Lacking In Nutritional Knowledge
October 2nd 2004

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Ignorance may be bliss, but not when it comes to making healthy eating choices. That's the message University of Arkansas researchers Scot Burton and Elizabeth Creyer have for Ame...More Details

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The more you have on your plate, the more you overeat, Cornell nutritionist finds in study of eating behavior
October 1st 2004

ITHACA, N.Y. -- A study by Cornell University researchers finds that when young adults are served larger portions from one week to the next they overeat by almost 40 percent. Eating larger portions ov...More Details

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CAFFEINE WITHDRAWAL RECOGNIZED AS A DISORDER
September 29th 2004

If you missed your morning coffee and now you have a headache and difficulty concentrating, you might be able to blame it on caffeine withdrawal.  In general, the more caffeine consumed, the more seve...More Details

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Unrecognized Iron Deficiency Can Impair Immunity in Older Women
September 29th 2004

University Park, Pa. --- Iron deficiency, which can masquerade as routine old age symptoms, was found to impair measures of immunity from 28 to 50 percent in a group of seemingly healthy, well-nourish...More Details

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Diabetes and Recommendations For Wellness
September 25th 2004

When we eat, our bodies break down the proteins, carbohydrates and fats we consume to be used as the building blocks of our bodies. Carbohydrates, such as those found in bread, pasta, rice, potatoes a...More Details

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Key Genes Help Fish Oil Fight Cancer
September 24th 2004

Certain fish oils can help protect against breast cancer. But a USC study shows that specific genes can double their preventive punch. The findings may help boost researchers’ cancer-killing arsenal. ...More Details

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Eating More Soy-Rich Foods Could Reduce Spread of Breast Cancer
September 23rd 2004

Eating more soy-rich foods could reduce the spread of breast cancer – a new study from the University of Ulster has revealed. Dr Pamela Magee, from the School of Biomedical Sciences, has been inv...More Details

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Low Salt Diet A Danger For Elderly
September 21st 2004

A low salt diet can be extremely dangerous for elderly people, according to research by Professor Ingo Füsgen from the Department of Geriatrics at the University of Witten-Herdecke in Germany. Hi...More Details

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Food study finds diets get healthier over time
September 16th 2004

Adults eat around twice the amount of fruit and vegetables and less fat and sugar than they did as children, a new study suggests. Contrary to popular opinion, nutritionists at the University of ...More Details

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Defining the Success of Low-Carb Diets
September 16th 2004

For awhile it was a battle without good research on either side: proponents of low-carbohydrate diets claimed they achieved better weight loss than with any other plan, while many health experts kept ...More Details

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Hibiscus flowers contain antioxidants that help control cholesterol levels
September 14th 2004

Hibiscus flower extract may have the same health benefits as red wine and tea according to new research by scientists in Taiwan. Hibiscus contains antioxidants that help control cholesterol levels and...More Details

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FDA Announces Qualified Health Claims for Omega-3 Fatty Acids
September 8th 2004

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the availability of a qualified health claim for reduced risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) on conventional foods that contain eiscosapentaen...More Details

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New Research Suggests Link Between Maternal Diet and Childhood Leukemia Risk
September 8th 2004

A new study suggests that eating more vegetables, fruit and protein before pregnancy may lower the risk of having a child who develops leukemia, the most common childhood cancer in the United States. ...More Details

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Preschoolers Eat Better But Still Get Too Much Sugar and Juice
August 31st 2004

University Park, Pa. - Preschoolers' diet quality improved marginally between 1977 and 1998 but they are still getting too much added sugar and juice and not enough fruits and vegetables a recent stud...More Details

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LAST OF KNOWN GENES IDENTIFIED IN COMPLEX OBESITY SYNDROME
August 23rd 2004

By comparing three different species' genomes and adding some good old-fashioned genetic analysis, scientists have uncovered the identity of the last of eight genes known to contribute to Bardet-Biedl...More Details

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CHOLESTEROL
August 21st 2004

When most people think of cholesterol, they think of the waxy fat-like substance that is found in many of the foods we eat. Often feared, the truth is that cholesterol is needed by the body for a numb...More Details

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Sorghum--This Grain May Surprise You
August 19th 2004

Some of tomorrow's breads, waffles and noodles might be made with sorghum--today used mostly as animal feed. This nut-flavored grain provides fiber and healthful antioxidants, yet is free of gluten, t...More Details

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New Study Explodes Myth About Vegetarian Diet
August 19th 2004

Transition to Heart-Healthy, Plant-Based Diet Easily Achieved WASHINGTON—In a new study appearing in the summer 2004 issue of the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Neal D. Barnard, M.D., a...More Details

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Defining the Success of Low-Carb Diets
August 16th 2004

For awhile it was a battle without good research on either side: proponents of low-carbohydrate diets claimed they achieved better weight loss than with any other plan, while many health experts kept ...More Details

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Fast Food A Fast Track to Calories, Fats, Sugar?
August 10th 2004

Americans who eat fast food may be consuming higher amounts of calories, fats, carbohydrates, added sugars--and protein--than their non-fast-food-eating counterparts. That's according to ARS scientist...More Details

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New Study Explodes Myth About Vegetarian Diet Transition to Heart-Healthy, Plant-Based Diet Easily Achieved
August 9th 2004

WASHINGTON—In a new study appearing in the summer 2004 issue of the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Neal D. Barnard, M.D., and his colleagues show that patients easily transition from a sta...More Details

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THE LOWDOWN ON LOW-CARB FOODS
August 2nd 2004

FORT COLLINS - With approximately 30 to 40 million Americans trying to control their weight by counting carbohydrates, "low-carb" has become big business. As a result, food manufacturers have been bus...More Details

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Being overweight when entering kindergarten linked to behavior problems in girls
August 2nd 2004

CHICAGO — Overweight is associated with behavior problems among girls entering kindergarten, but not boys, according to an article in the August issue of The Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medici...More Details

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Parents are top influence on soft-drink consumption among kids
July 30th 2004

Study in Journal of the American Dietetic Association looks at trends in what kids drink and why CHICAGO - Flavored, carbonated drinks have been around for about two hundred years. And their populari...More Details

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FORTIFIED FOOD WRAP IS GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT
July 29th 2004

CORVALLIS - What do you get when you cross an egg white with a crabshell? You get a thin film that prevents food from spoiling and can be eaten along with the food that it wraps. No joke. Yan...More Details

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FORTIFIED FOOD WRAP IS GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT
July 27th 2004

CORVALLIS - What do you get when you cross an egg white with a crabshell? You get a thin film that prevents food from spoiling and can be eaten along with the food that it wraps. No joke. Yany...More Details

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Glucose Metabolism in Diabetics Further Impaired by Caffeine
July 25th 2004

DURHAM, N.C. -– Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have found a strong correlation between caffeine intake at mealtime and increased glucose and insulin levels among people with type-2 diab...More Details

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Got fat? You need it to reap cancer-prevention benefits of vegetables, says Iowa State University professor
July 21st 2004

AMES, Iowa -Take off the gloves, salad eaters, in your fight against fat - you actually need the stuff if you want the greens' cancer-fighting carotenoids to kick in. A recent study conducted by We...More Details

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FDA URGED TO REQUIRE RESTAURANTS TO DISCLOSE USE OF PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED OILS
July 20th 2004

Trans Fat From PHOs Kill Thousands Each Year WASHINGTON--While the government decides whether to ban partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (PHOs) from the food supply, it should at least require ...More Details

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Was Atkins Right? New Study Provides Support For Those Who Advocate A High Protein Diet For Weight Loss And Better Health
July 18th 2004

July 14, 2004) - Bethesda, MD – “Shape Up America,” a new coalition of various health groups recently announced their collective opinion that “booming low-carb diets were unlikely to lead to long-ter...More Details

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New Approach Finds Preliminary Proof of Food Interaction, a Long Sought-After Effect Tomatoes, Broccoli Interact to Provide Greater Cancer Protection
July 14th 2004

WASHINGTON, DC – Combining broccoli and tomatoes in the diet may maximize the amount of cancer protection both foods afford, according to research presented today at the two-day WCRF/AICR Internationa...More Details

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The Mediterranean Diet: New Clues to How it Fights Heart Disease
July 12th 2004

Benefits may come from reductions in inflammation and blood coagulation. (BETHESDA, MD)—People who eat more fruit, whole grains, vegetables, olive oil, and other components of the Mediterranean die...More Details

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Guidelines For Food Allergy Testing
July 6th 2004

A blood test that measures food-specific allergy antibodies can be used to help pediatric allergists with the difficult decision of when to reintroduce a food that a child has been allergic to, say re...More Details

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Weight loss answers: How diets work in the body
June 30th 2004

ANN ARBOR, MI -Low fat or low carbs? South Beach or Atkins? Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig? Maybe you've tried them all. It's even likely they all worked at first, until suddenly you seemed to h...More Details

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Study: Artificial sweetener may disrupt body's ability to count calories
June 28th 2004

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Choosing a diet soft drink over a regular, sugar-packed beverage may not be the best way to fight obesity, according to new research from Purdue University. But the researchers ...More Details

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Mice with hyperactive Wnt10b gene eat all they want, but have half the body fat of normal mice
June 27th 2004

Wnt protein prevents obesity by inhibiting fat cell development ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Genetically engineered mice, created at the University of Michigan Medical School, are living every dieter's dream. ...More Details

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Diets Don't Work - 4 Ways To Lose Weight Naturally and Effectively
June 18th 2004

by Mark Idzik http://www.Everyday-Weight-Loss.com Any doctor worth their salt will tell you diets don't work. Plain and simple. Surprised? Well you might be. You can't get away from all the talk...More Details

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Be Your Own Nutritionist
June 17th 2004

By Debra Wein, MS, RD, LDN When examining your dietary intake, there are several areas of concern: quantity of food, quality of food, frequency of intake, and dietary behaviors. Although it is diff...More Details

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STUDY SHOWS VITAMIN E CAN PREVENT METABOLIC DAMAGE
June 16th 2004

CORVALLIS, Ore. - A new study by researchers in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University found that ultramarathon runners who used supplements of vitamins C and E for six weeks prior to...More Details

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Lean teens more likely to compensate for overeating fast food than overweight peers
June 15th 2004

Adolescents are more likely to overeat when served fast food, but lean adolescents tend to compensate for the over-consumption by eating less at other meals, which is not something their overweight co...More Details

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Fast-food beef tacos blamed for multi-state E coli outbreak
June 13th 2004

Thirteen people from Arizona, California, and Nevada who ate beef tacos from a national fast-food restaurant chain in 1999 became infected with Escherichia coli, according to a study in the June 15 is...More Details

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UF researcher: New low-carb potato to debut in January
June 6th 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Potatoes may be on the no-no list for high-protein diets, but a University of Florida researcher says a new low-carb potato will help win back die-hard carbohydrate counters. ...More Details

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SURVEY: PARENTS RECOGNIZE KIDS’ OBESITY FACTORS
June 1st 2004

NDIANAPOLIS – Parents may recognize physical activity and healthy eating deficiencies in their children, but kids continue to follow unhealthy patterns despite this, according to new survey results pr...More Details

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Yo-yo dieting may have a long-term negative effect on immune function
May 31st 2004

SEATTLE – Yo-yo dieting, in which a person repeatedly loses and regains weight, may have a lasting negative impact on immune function, according to new findings by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cance...More Details

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Nearly one-third of the calories in the US diet come from junk food, researcher finds
May 31st 2004

BERKELEY – A new analysis of the foods Americans eat finds that sugary snacks and sodas reign supreme over healthier options such as vegetables and fruit. Gladys Block, professor of epidemiology an...More Details

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Link between calcium and weight loss focus of Purdue summer camp
May 25th 2004

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - While many teens go off to summer camp to swim, hike or learn to play tennis, participants in Purdue University's Camp Calcium will be the nation's first subjects in a controlle...More Details

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Iron supplements help only certain women who are not anemic, new study by Cornell nutritionists finds
May 18th 2004

THACA, N.Y. -- Among women who are not anemic, only those with tissue-iron deficiencies can benefit from taking iron supplements, concludes a new study by Cornell University nutritionists. "Supplem...More Details

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LOW-CARB DIET MORE EFFECTIVE THAN LOW-FAT DIET
May 16th 2004

DURHAM, N.C. -- People who followed a low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet lost more weight than people on a low-fat, low-cholesterol, low-calorie diet during a six-month comparison study at Duke Unive...More Details

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Experts Concerned Over Unhealthy “Fat Ratio” in American Diets
May 12th 2004

Too Much Omega-6, Not Enough Omega-3; Imbalance Linked to Increased Cancer Risk Editors Note: At this year’s AICR/WCRF International Research Conference on Food, Nutrition and Cancer in July, rese...More Details

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Low-Carb Confusion
May 4th 2004

Hundreds of new low-carb foods are making weight loss more difficult. In grocery stores, dieters search for these products, thinking that they automatically cause pounds to disappear. They stand in ...More Details

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Iron-deficient infants score worse on cognitive and motor tests as teens
May 3rd 2004

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Teens who suffered iron deficiency as infants are likely to score lower on cognitive and motor tests, even if that iron deficiency was identified and treated in infancy, a new Univers...More Details

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What Will the Next Food Pyramid Look Like?
April 25th 2004

Every five years, the Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture jointly issue the U.S. Dietary Guidelines, including the food pyramid. The food pyramid is based...More Details

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Consuming Isoflavone-Rich Soy Protein Can Help Lower "Hidden" Risk Factors for Heart Disease
April 19th 2004

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Blood tests to determine the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in the bloodstream, which are primary risk factors for heart disease, are nearly always conducted after a 12-hour ...More Details

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CALCIUM CAN BE KEY TO WEIGHT LOSS
April 14th 2004

ACSM Sports Nutrition Expert Promotes Increased Calcium Intake as a Safe and Effective Agent for Weight Loss ORLANDO – Calcium from low-fat dairy products or taken as a supplement can help promote...More Details

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Carbohydrates offer some help in muscle protein synthesis, but not enough for the desired effect
February 24th 2004

(February 25, 2004) - Bethesda, MD – A visit to the meat counter at any supermarket is proof positive that a good number of Americans are avoiding carbohydrates and consuming high levels of protein an...More Details

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Just How Much Water Do We Really Need?
February 23rd 2004

(February 24, 2004) – BETHESDA, MD – Just how much water does each of us really need? Not to swim in, or diet with. Not to respond to marketing claims, or counter salty foods or to cope with dry en...More Details

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Simple Changes in Diet Reduce Cancer Risk
January 31st 2004

WASHINGTON, DC — National Cancer Prevention Month may be the right time to add a second vegetable to your dinner plate. Changes as simple as that can help to prevent dire illness, although – sorry Ame...More Details

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Dieters decrease heart risk on moderate fat program
January 28th 2004

Although low-fat diets are recommended for heart health, a moderate-fat weight loss diet reduced dieters' cardiovascular risk better than a low-fat diet in a study conducted at Penn State. The mode...More Details

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NEW STUDY SAYS DON'T GO TOO LOW-FAT ON A WEIGHT-LOSS DIET
January 28th 2004

anuary 29, 2004, Albany, GA -- New research shows that a higher unsaturated-fat, peanut-rich, weight-loss diet reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by 14% compared to baseline, whereas a low-fat...More Details

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One-size-fits-all approach to nutrition recommendations may soon be outdated
January 18th 2004

Genetic predisposition, food preferences, lifestyle join age, sex and ethnicity when providing individual dietary recommendations Sacramento, CA – January 19, 2004 – A person's genetic predispositi...More Details

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STUDY FINDS HUGE VARIABILITY IN VITAMIN E ABSORPTION
January 14th 2004

CORVALLIS - A new study has found that cereal fortified with vitamin E has a very high rate of absorption into the bloodstream, whereas pills taken separately with the same food have inconsistent effe...More Details

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Eating farm-raised salmon presents greater health risks than eating salmon from the wild, say researchers in journal Science
January 8th 2004

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Consuming farm-raised salmon may pose a greater health risk than eating salmon caught in the wild, according to a group of scientists who published their research today (Jan. 9) in the...More Details

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NO COW LEFT BEHIND
January 7th 2004

1-8-04) BOSTON, Mass. -- For the first time in history, the United States is faced with a confirmed case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or mad cow disease within its borders, but according ...More Details

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Nutritionist Tackles the Carbohydrate-Glycemic Index Issue
January 6th 2004

High glycemic index is not always bad and low may not always be good BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The demonizing of carbohydrates and concern over their potential role in disease has reached a fever pitch, gen...More Details

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Dietary Supplements, Complementary or Alternative Medicines
January 6th 2004

Question: Where can I find information about taking natural products, dietary supplements, medicinal plants or other complementary or alternative medicines? Answer: Before starting any supplement...More Details

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Benefits of farmed salmon outweigh risks
January 6th 2004

The health benefits of eating salmon outweigh the risks named in a study published this week in the journal Science, says a Purdue University nutritionist and toxicologist. Charles Santerre, associ...More Details

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CHILDHOOD OBESITY STUDY TELLS ONLY PART OF THE STORY
January 5th 2004

(1-06-04) According to a recent study issued by the Children’s Hospital of Boston, nearly one-third of U.S. children aged 4 to 19 eat fast food every day, contributing to levels of childhood obesity a...More Details

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OHSU STUDY FINDS FOUR SERVINGS OF FRUITS, VEGETABLES CAN CUT WOMEN'S BREAST CANSER RISK IN HALF
October 23rd 2003

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Women who eat four or more servings of fruits and vegetable per day have a 50 percent lower risk of breast cancer compared with women who eat two or fewer servings a day, according t...More Details

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Cancer Institute Calls for Something Radically Different at Breakfast
October 20th 2003

WASHINGTON – “It is time Americans took a radical look at the morning meal,” experts announced at the American Institute for Cancer Research’s (AICR) International Research Conference last month. To a...More Details

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UI Experts Explain Why You Should Avoid Trans Fatty Acids
September 2nd 2003

You've probably heard it by now: avoid trans fatty acids -- which are in fried foods, margarine and the "hydrogenated" or "partially hydrogenated" ingredient you see on the label of that tempting pack...More Details

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CUT OUT EXCESS FAT AND SUGAR CALORIES: ACHIEVE RICH, SATISFYING FLAVOR WITH SOUTHEAST ASIAN COOKING TECHNIQUES
July 28th 2003

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Combining a wide variety of foods and seasonings, Southeast Asian cooking creates dishes with a deep flavor that does not depend on the less-than-healthful fats and sweeteners Weste...More Details

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STUDY: GINSENG DOES NOT ENHANCE PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE
April 20th 2003

INDIANAPOLIS - Ginseng, a popular herb often thought to relieve symptoms of stress, illness and fatigue, does not improve physical performance or exercise-induced immune suppression, reports a study p...More Details

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Female Runners Eating a Low-Fat Diet may Increase Risk of Injury, Limit Energy Supplies, UB Study Suggests
April 11th 2003

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Competitive female runners who eat a low-fat diet place themselves at increased risk of suffering injuries, a team of researchers from the University at Buffalo has found. Results o...More Details

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Harvard Study Shows Half Serving of Peanut Butter
November 26th 2002

November 26, 2002, Albany, GA -- Harvard School of Public Health researchers report that consuming a half serving (one tablespoon) of peanut butter or a full serving of peanuts or other nuts (an o...More Details

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Research Begining to Reveal Clues About Impact of Diet on Cancer Survivors, Scientists Say Survivors, Researchers Share Knowledge, Concerns at AICR Conference for Nutrition After Cancer
May 7th 2002

CHICAGO - Hundreds of cancer survivors met today with some of the nation's top cancer experts to discuss the latest science on how diet and lifestyle affect the chance for cancers to return. At a conf...More Details

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Why some people get fat and others don't
February 6th 2000

ITHACA, N.Y. -- The main reason some people get fat isn't because of genetics or how much they eat, says a Cornell University obesity researcher. It's because compared with thinner people they snack m...More Details

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