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Nutrition: May 2010 Archives



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Mediterranean Diet Has Mind-Boosting Benefits



Mediterranean Diet Has Mind-Boosting Benefits By Jane Hart, MD Healthnotes Newswire (May 13, 2010)--Well known for its heart health and cancer protection benefits, the Mediterranean diet may also be good for the mind. A new report, published in Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition & Metabolic Care, suggests that people may reduce Alzheimer's disease risk by as much as 40% by closely following the Mediterranean diet. Diet linked to less dementia Often publicized in the media,...

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Pistachios Offer Multiple Benefits



Pistachios Offer Multiple Benefits, Study SuggestsScienceDaily (May 20, 2010) -- Pistachio nuts, eaten as part of a healthy diet, can increase the levels of antioxidants in the blood of adults with high cholesterol, according to an international team of nutritional scientists. "Our previous study showed the benefits of pistachios in lowering lipids and lipoproteins, which are a risk factor for heart disease," said Penny Kris-Etherton, distinguished professor of nutrition, Penn State. "This new study shows...

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Daily Ginger Consumption Eases Muscle Pain by 25 Percent



Daily Ginger Consumption Eases Muscle Pain by 25 Percent, Study SuggestsScienceDaily (May 20, 2010) -- For centuries, ginger root has been used as a folk remedy for a variety of ailments such as colds and upset stomachs. But now, researchers at the University of Georgia have found that daily ginger consumption also reduces muscle pain caused by exercise.While ginger had been shown to exert anti-inflammatory effects in rodents, its effect on experimentally-induced human muscle pain...

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Growers Can Boost Benefits of Broccoli and Tomatoes



Growers Can Boost Benefits of Broccoli and TomatoesScienceDaily (May 14, 2010) -- A University of Illinois study has demonstrated that agronomic practices can greatly increase the cancer-preventive phytochemicals in broccoli and tomatoes."We enriched preharvest broccoli with different bioactive components, then assessed the levels of cancer-fighting enzymes in rats that ate powders made from these crops," said Elizabeth Jeffery, a U of I professor of food science and human nutrition.The highest levels of detoxifying enzymes were...

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Popular Autism Diet Does Not Demonstrate Behavioral Improvement



Popular Autism Diet Does Not Demonstrate Behavioral ImprovementScienceDaily (May 19, 2010) -- A popular belief that specific dietary changes can improve the symptoms of children with autism was not supported by a tightly controlled University of Rochester study, which found that eliminating gluten and casein from the diets of children with autism had no impact on their behavior, sleep or bowel patterns.The study is the most controlled diet research in autism to date. The researchers...

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Pesticide residue on foods.



The dirty dozen and clean 15 of produce By Jackie PouMay 13th, 2010 A new report issued by the President's Cancer Panel recommends eating produce without pesticides to reduce your risk of getting cancer and other diseases. And according to the Environmental Working Group (an organization of scientists, researchers and policymakers), certain types of organic produce can reduce the amount of toxins you consume on a daily basis by as much as 80 percent. The...

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Long-Term Use of Vitamin E May Decrease COPD Risk



Long-Term Use of Vitamin E May Decrease COPD Risk, Study FindsScienceDaily (May 16, 2010) -- Long-term, regular use of vitamin E in women 45 years of age and older may help decrease the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by about 10 percent in both smokers and non-smokers, according to a study conducted by researchers at Cornell University and Brigham and Women's Hospital."As lung disease develops, damage occurs to sensitive tissues through several proposed...

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High-Fat Meals a No-No for Asthma Patients, Researchers Find



High-Fat Meals a No-No for Asthma Patients, Researchers FindScienceDaily (May 16, 2010) -- People with asthma may be well-advised to avoid heavy, high-fat meals, according to new research. Individuals with asthma who consumed a high-fat meal showed increased airway inflammation just hours after the binge, according to Australian researchers who conducted the study. The high fat meal also appeared to inhibit the response to the asthma reliever medication Ventolin (albuterol)."Subjects who had consumed the high-fat...

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Green tea- Camellia sinensis



Green tea-  Camellia sinensis  by Dr. Michael Kane  Being a cancer survivor I try to look for those daily things I can do to support a cancer free body.  One of the most common suggestions has been to drink green tea .  Being high in anti-oxidants and flavinoids, green tea can have some significant health benefits.  Consuming green tea orally seems to help prevent or delay the onset of Parkinson's disease.  Green tea taken orally seems...

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Dietary Protein May Reduce Hip Fractures in the Elderly



Dietary Protein May Reduce Hip Fractures in the ElderlyScienceDaily (May 10, 2010) -- Seniors who consume a higher level of dietary protein are less likely to suffer hip fractures than seniors whose daily dietary protein intake is less, according to a new study by the Institute for Aging Research of Hebrew SeniorLife in Boston, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School.The study, which examined the daily protein intake of 946 seniors from the Framingham Osteoporosis Study,...

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Flaxseed-Fed Chickens Shed Light on Ovarian Cancer



Flaxseed-Fed Chickens Shed Light on Ovarian CancerScienceDaily (May 11, 2010) -- In the race to find answers about ovarian cancer, researchers now have something to cluck about. For five years, University of Illinois researchers have been using the chicken as a model to study this deadly disease and have recently discovered that a diet enriched with flaxseed decreases severity of ovarian cancer and increases survival in hens.Flaxseed is the richest plant source of alpha-linolenic acid,...

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NASA Studies Find Omega-3 May Help Reduce Bone Loss



NASA Studies Find Omega-3 May Help Reduce Bone LossScienceDaily (May 11, 2010) -- NASA-sponsored studies have found that omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil may play a role in mitigating bone breakdown that occurs during spaceflight and in osteoporosis. Ongoing research for decades has looked for ways to stop bone density loss in astronauts. The solution could have significant implications for space travelers and those susceptible to bone loss on Earth.The studies' results are...

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kidney stones and salt -restricted diet



A 3-month Study of a Salt-restricted Diet Demonstrates Reduced Calcium Excretion Commentary by: Michael T. Murray, ND Reference: Nouvenne A, Meschi T, Prati B, et al. Effects of a low-salt diet on idiopathic hypercalciuria in calcium-oxalate stone formers: a 3-mo randomized controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010;91(3):565-570. Design: Randomized, controlled clinical trial Participants: A total of 210 patients affected by idiopathic calcium stone disease and hypercalciuria (.300 mg Ca/d in men and .250...

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How Dark Chocolate May Guard Against Brain Injury from Stroke



How Dark Chocolate May Guard Against Brain Injury from StrokeScienceDaily (May 5, 2010) -- Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered that a compound in dark chocolate may protect the brain after a stroke by increasing cellular signals already known to shield nerve cells from damage.Ninety minutes after feeding mice a single modest dose of epicatechin, a compound found naturally in dark chocolate, the scientists induced an ischemic stroke by essentially cutting off blood supply to...

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