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New mechanisms found of cell death in neurodegenerative disorders



New mechanisms found of cell death in neurodegenerative disorders Date: November 22, 2017 Source: King's College London Summary: New mechanisms of cell death have now been discovered, which may be involved in debilitating neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, report scientists. Researchers at King's College London have discovered new mechanisms of cell death, which may be involved in debilitating neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. This novel research, published...

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Canola oil linked to worsened memory and learning ability in Alzheimer's



Canola oil linked to worsened memory and learning ability in Alzheimer's Date: December 7, 2017 Source: Temple University Health System Summary: Canola oil is one of the most widely consumed vegetable oils, yet little is known about its health effects. Now, a study links canola oil consumption in the diet with worsened memory, worsened learning ability and weight gain in mice which model Alzheimer's disease. It's the first study to suggest that canola oil is...

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Introduction of Solid Foods to Infants



CONNECTICUT CENTER FOR HEALTH       Introduction of Solid Foods to Infants     For the first 6 months of life breast milk is the only food required by most infants.  Premature infants normally thrive on breast milk as it provides essential antibodies that protect their immune function and nutrients that optimize growth.  A nursing mother just needs to be sure her nutritional needs are being adequately met.  Generally, an additional 500 calories...

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Lactic acid bacteria can protect against influenza a virus



Date: December 13, 2017 Source: Georgia State University Summary: Lactic acid bacteria, commonly used as probiotics to improve digestive health, can offer protection against different subtypes of influenza A virus, resulting in reduced weight loss after virus infection and lower amounts of virus replication in the lungs, according to a new study.   Lactic acid bacteria, commonly used as probiotics to improve digestive health, can offer protection against different subtypes of influenza A virus,...

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Your mood depends on the food you eat, and what you should eat changes as you get older



Young adults and mature adults require different food to improve their mental health Date: December 11, 2017 Source: Binghamton University Summary: Diet and dietary practices differentially affect mental health in young adults versus older adults, according to new research. Diet and dietary practices differentially affect mental health in young adults versus older adults, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. Lina Begdache, assistant professor of health and wellness studies at...

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Eating together as a family helps children feel better, physically and mentally



Long-term effects of family meals in early childhood Date: December 14, 2017 Source: University of Montreal Summary: Children who routinely eat their meals together with their family are more likely to experience long-term physical and mental health benefits, a new study shows. FULL STORY Children who routinely eat their meals together with their family are more likely to experience long-term physical and mental health benefits, a new Canadian study shows. Université de Montréal doctoral...

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Healthy eating linked to kids' happiness



Date: December 13, 2017 Source: BioMed Central Summary: Healthy eating is associated with better self-esteem and fewer emotional and peer problems, such as having fewer friends or being picked on or bullied, in children regardless of body weight, according to a new study. Inversely, better self-esteem is associated with better adherence to healthy eating guidelines. Healthy eating is associated with better self-esteem and fewer emotional and peer problems, such as having fewer friends or...

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How a nationally recommended diet can improve the environment



Date: December 5, 2017 Source: University of Leiden Summary: Changing your diet can improve both your health and the environment. A new study shows that European dietary recommendations on reducing animal products can reduce environmental impacts in most high-income nations.   Changing your diet can improve both your health and the environment. A new study shows that the national dietary recommendations on reducing animal products can reduce environmental impacts in most high-income nations. Publication...

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Polyunsaturated fatty acids linked to reduced allergy risk



Date: December 5, 2017 Source: Karolinska Institutet Summary: High levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids in children's blood are associated with a reduced risk of asthma or rhinitis at the age of 16 years, new research shows.   New research from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden reveals that high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids in children's blood are associated with a reduced risk of asthma or rhinitis at the age of 16 years. The study is...

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Low vitamin D levels at birth linked to higher autism risk



Low vitamin D levels at birth linked to higher autism risk Date: November 29, 2017 Source: Wiley Summary: Low vitamin D levels at birth are associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) at the age of 3 years.   Low vitamin D levels at birth were associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) at the age of 3 years in a recent Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study....

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Men With Prostate Cancer: Avoid Whole Milk



Researchers to Men With Prostate Cancer: Avoid Whole Milk Enjoying a tall glass of cold, whole milk on a regular basis is a no-go for men with prostate cancer, advise the authors of a new observational study.   "Men with non-metastatic prostate cancer who choose to drink milk should select non-fat or low-fat options," conclude the authors, led by June Chan, ScD, a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics and of urology, University of California, San...

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Starving prostate cancer with what you eat: Apple peels, red grapes, turmeric



Date: June 6, 2017 Source: University of Texas at Austin Summary: When you dine on curry and baked apples, enjoy the fact that you are eating something that could play a role starving -- or even preventing -- cancer. New research identifies several natural compounds found in food, including turmeric, apple peels and red grapes, as key ingredients that could thwart the growth of prostate cancer. When you dine on curry and baked apples,...

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Diet can impact migraines



Source: University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center Summary: Eliminating that morning 'Cup of Joe,' consuming processed foods high in nitrites or monosodium glutamate (MSG) and enjoying too much alcohol are potential headache triggers for individuals battling migraines, suggests a new report. Eliminating that morning 'Cup of Joe,' consuming processed foods high in nitrites or monosodium glutamate (MSG) and enjoying too much alcohol are potential headache triggers for individuals battling migraines, says Vincent Martin, MD,...

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Fruits and vegetables' latest superpower? Lowering blood pressure



Dietary potassium linked with lower blood pressure Source: University of Southern California - Health Sciences Summary: A new study links increased dietary potassium with lower blood pressure.   Eating potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans, bananas -- and even coffee -- could be key to lowering blood pressure, according to Alicia McDonough, PhD, professor of cell and neurobiology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). "Decreasing...

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Consumption of antioxidant-rich foods is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes



Consumption of antioxidant-rich foods is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, study shows Date: November 9, 2017 Source: Diabetologia Summary: A lower risk of type 2 diabetes has been observed among individuals consuming food rich in antioxidants. This effect is largely contributed by fruit, vegetables, tea and other hot beverages, as well as moderate consumption of alcohol, as shown in a recent study. A lower risk of type 2 diabetes has been...

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Low sodium-DASH diet combination dramatically lowers blood pressure in hypertensive adults



Low sodium-DASH diet combination dramatically lowers blood pressure in hypertensive adults Date: November 13, 2017 Source: American Heart Association Summary: A combination of reduced sodium intake and the DASH diet lowers blood pressure in adults with hypertension, according to preliminary research. A combination of reduced sodium intake and the DASH diet lowers blood pressure in adults with hypertension, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange...

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A better way to wash pesticides off apples



A better way to wash pesticides off apples Date: October 25, 2017 Source: American Chemical Society Summary: Polishing an apple with your shirt might remove some dust and dirt, but getting rid of pesticide residues could take a little more work. Researchers now report that washing apples with a common household product -- baking soda -- could do the trick for residues on the surfaces of the fruit. Polishing an apple with your shirt might...

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Manipulating mitochondrial networks could promote healthy aging



Date: October 26, 2017 Source: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Summary: Manipulating mitochondrial networks inside cells -- either by dietary re,striction or by genetic manipulation that mimics it -- may increase lifespan and promote health, according to new research. Manipulating mitochondrial networks inside cells -- either by dietary restriction or by genetic manipulation that mimics it -- may increase lifespan and promote health, according to new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School...

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Almost half of food allergies in adults appear in adulthood



New study shows food allergies on the rise in adults as well as children Date: October 27, 2017 Source: American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Summary: A new study shows that almost half of all food-allergic adults surveyed reported one or more adult-onset food allergies. When people think of food allergies, it's mostly in relation to children. New late-breaking research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual...

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Milk-alternative drinks do not replace the iodine in cows' milk



Date: September 26, 2017 Source: University of Surrey Summary: Consumers of milk-alternative drinks may be at of risk iodine deficiency, according to the findings of a new study. Consumers of milk-alternative drinks may be at of risk iodine deficiency, according to the findings of a new study in the British Journal of Nutrition. In the first study of its kind in the United Kingdom, researchers from the University of Surrey examined the iodine content...

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