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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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Black tea may help with weight loss



Date: October 4, 2017 Source: University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences Summary: Black tea may promote weight loss and other health benefits by changing bacteria in the gut, research indicates for the first time.   UCLA researchers have demonstrated for the first time that black tea may promote weight loss and other health benefits by changing bacteria in the gut. In a study of mice, the scientists showed that black tea alters...

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Fats and oils help to unlock full nutritional benefits of veggies



A spoonful of oil: Fats and oils help to unlock full nutritional benefits of veggies, study suggestsDate:October 9, 2017Source:Iowa State UniversitySummary:Some dressing with your greens may help you absorb more nutrients, according to a new study. The research found enhanced absorption of multiple fat-soluble vitamins in addition to beta-carotene and three other carotenoids. The results may ease the guilt of countless dieters who fret about adding dressing to their salads.The song says a spoonful of...

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On-and-off fasting helps fight obesity



Researchers investigate why periods of sporadic fasting can be beneficial for the metabolism Date: October 17, 2017 Source: Springer Summary: Up to sixteen weeks of intermittent fasting without otherwise having to count calories helps fight obesity and other metabolic disorders. Such fasting already shows benefits after only six weeks, according to a new study. Up to sixteen weeks of intermittent fasting without otherwise having to count calories helps fight obesity and other metabolic disorders....

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Osteoporosis and Calcium



A new clinical guide summarizes the evidence regarding the effects of calcium in reducing the risk of osteoporosis after the menopause.Osteoporosis is common and affects 1 in 3 women. Calcium is vital for strong healthy bones and worldwide scientific societies have issued guidance about the daily requirements from childhood to old age. The European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) has issued a new clinical guide with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of...

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Like it or not: Broccoli may be good for the gut



Date: October 12, 2017 Source: Penn State Summary: For the broccoli haters of the world, researchers may have more bad news: the vegetable may also help promote a healthy gut.   For the broccoli haters of the world, researchers may have more bad news: the vegetable may also help promote a healthy gut.   In a study, when mice ate broccoli with their regular diet, they were better able to tolerate digestive issues similar...

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Too much sugar? Even 'healthy people' are at risk of developing heart disease



Date: October 4, 2017 Source: University of Surrey Summary: Healthy people who consume high levels of sugar are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Healthy people who consume high levels of sugar are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease.   A ground-breaking study from the University of Surrey found that a subject group of otherwise healthy men had increased levels of fat in their blood and fat stored in their...

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A need for bananas? Dietary potassium regulates calcification of arteries



Low dietary potassium leads to calcified arteries and aortic stiffness, while increased dietary potassium alleviates that in a mouse model, suggesting dietary potassium may protect against heart disease and death from heart disease in humans Date: October 5, 2017 Source: University of Alabama at Birmingham Summary: Researchers have shown, for the first time, that reduced dietary potassium promotes elevated aortic stiffness in a mouse model. Such arterial stiffness in humans is predictive of heart...

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Risks and recommendations for weight gain management in midlife women



Risks and recommendations for weight gain management in midlife women Date: October 2, 2017 Source: Mayo Clinic Summary: A review of the weight gain risks and challenges faced by women in midlife has led researchers to a series of recommendations for this patient population. A review of the weight gain risks and challenges faced by women in midlife has led Mayo Clinic researchers to a series of recommendations for this patient population. The findings are...

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Vitamin K and Heart Health in Children



Low consumption of vitamin K by adolescents associated with unhealthy enlargement of the heart's major pumping chamber A study of 766 otherwise healthy adolescents showed that those who consumed the least vitamin K1 -- found in spinach, cabbage, iceberg lettuce and olive oil -- were at 3.3 times greater risk for an unhealthy enlargement of the major pumping chamber of their heart, according to the study published in The Journal of Nutrition. Vitamin K1, or...

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Compounds in cocoa may help delay onset of type 2 diabetes



Compounds in cocoa may help delay onset of type 2 diabetes Date: August 28, 2017 Source: Brigham Young University Summary: What if eating chocolate helped prevent and treat diabetes? It's crazy enough to laugh off. But here's the thing: Researchers have discovered certain compounds found in cocoa can actually help your body release more insulin and respond to increased blood glucose better. Insulin is the hormone that manages glucose, the blood sugar that reaches...

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Walnuts may promote health by changing gut bacteria



Walnuts may promote health by changing gut bacteria Date: July 28, 2017 Source: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Summary: A new study has found that walnuts in the diet change the makeup of bacteria in the gut, which suggests a new way walnuts may contribute to better health. Share: Research led by Lauri Byerley, PhD, RD, Research Associate Professor of Physiology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has found that walnuts in...

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Magnesium



Magnesium: Health Benefits, Facts, Research By Megan Ware RDN LD Reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT 1286 Magnesium plays an important role in over 300 enzymatic reactions within the body including the metabolism of food, synthesis of fatty acids and proteins, and the transmission of nerve impulses. Magnesium is one of the seven essential macrominerals; these are minerals that need to be consumed in relatively large amounts - at least 100...

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Eating more vegetable protein may protect against early menopause



Eating more vegetable protein may protect against early menopause Study shows modest but significant lower risk Date: June 26, 2017 Source: University of Massachusetts at Amherst Summary: Long-term, high intake of vegetable protein from such foods as whole grains, soy and tofu, may protect women from early menopause and could prolong reproductive function, results of a new study from epidemiologists suggest. Results of a new study from epidemiologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and...

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Daily consumption of tea may protect the elderly from cognitive decline



Daily consumption of tea may protect the elderly from cognitive decline, study suggests Date: March 16, 2017 Source: National University of Singapore Summary: Tea drinking reduces the risk of cognitive impairment in older persons by 50 per cent and as much as 86 per cent for those who are genetically at risk of Alzheimer's, new research suggests. A cup of tea a day can keep dementia away, and this is especially so for those who...

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Vegetarian diets almost twice as effective in reducing body weight



Vegetarian diets almost twice as effective in reducing body weight, study finds Date: June 12, 2017 Source: Taylor & Francis Summary: Dieters who go vegetarian not only lose weight more effectively than those on conventional low-calorie diets but also improve their metabolism by reducing muscle fat, a new study has found. Dieters who go vegetarian not only lose weight more effectively than those on conventional low-calorie diets but also improve their metabolism by reducing muscle...

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



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...

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Study confirms benefits of fennel in reducing postmenopause symptoms



Study confirms benefits of fennel in reducing postmenopause symptoms Herbal medicine grows in popularity because of its effectiveness without serious side effects Date: May 17, 2017 Source: The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Summary: Fennel, an anise-flavored herb used for cooking, has long been known for its health benefits for a variety of issues, including digestion and premenstrual symptoms. A new study confirms that it is also effective in the management of postmenopause symptoms such...

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Herb Cooking Chart



Herb Cooking ChartFoodsComplementary HerbsBaked Goods (cookies, muffins, cakes)Anise, edible chamomile flowers (to decorate cakes), lavender, lemon balm, lemon verbena, mint, poppy seedBeansCoriander, garlic, ginger, marjoram, mint, parsley, oregano, rosemary, savoryBeefBasil, bay, chervil, garlic, oregano, parsley, savory, tarragonBreadsBasil, caraway, chives, dill, garlic chives, lavender, lemon balm, lavender, mint, poppy seed, rosemary, sage, thymeCarrotsChives, dill, ginger, parsley, rosemary, thymeCornBasil, coriander, dill, mint, oregano, parsleyEggsCelery, chervil, chives, dill, fennel, parsley, saffron, savory, sorrel, tarragon, thymeFish and SeafoodBasil, bay,...

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Diet can impact migraines



Diet can impact migraines Date: November 1, 2016 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. Share: FULL STORY Eliminating that morning 'Cup of Joe,' consuming processed foods high in nitrites or monosodium glutamate (MSG) and enjoying too much alcohol are potential...

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