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Nutrition: October 2010 Archives



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Fructose Intolerance Common in Children With Functional Abdominal Pain



Fructose Intolerance Common in Children With Functional Abdominal Pain; Low-Fructose Diet Is an Effective Treatment, Study FindsScienceDaily (Oct. 18, 2010) -- Fructose intolerance, or fructose malabsorption, is common in children with recurrent or functional abdominal pain, but the condition can be effectively managed with a low‐fructose diet, according to the results of a new study unveiled at the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 75th Annual Scientific meeting in San Antonio, Texas.The study, "Fructose Intolerance/Malabsorption and...

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Soy Intake Associated With Lower Recurrence of Breast Cancer in Hormone-Sensitive Cancers



Soy Intake Associated With Lower Recurrence of Breast Cancer in Hormone-Sensitive CancersScienceDaily (Oct. 18, 2010) -- Post-menopausal breast cancer patients with hormone-sensitive cancers who consumed high amounts of soy isoflavones had a lower risk of recurrence, found a research study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).Soy isoflavones are similar to estrogen in chemical structure and may stimulate or inhibit estrogen-like action in tissues. Consumption of soy isoflavones, found in soybeans and soy products, has...

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vitamin b12 and alzeheimer's disease



ScienceDaily (Oct. 18, 2010) -- A new study shows that vitamin B12 may protect against Alzheimer's disease, adding more evidence to the scientific debate about whether the vitamin is effective in reducing the risk of memory loss.The research will be published in the October 19, 2010, issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology."Our findings show the need for further research on the role of vitamin B12 as a marker for...

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Compound in Celery, Peppers Reduces Age-Related Memory Deficits



Compound in Celery, Peppers Reduces Age-Related Memory DeficitsScienceDaily (Oct. 18, 2010) -- A diet rich in the plant compound luteolin reduces age-related inflammation in the brain and related memory deficits by directly inhibiting the release of inflammatory molecules in the brain, researchers report.Luteolin (LOOT-ee-oh-lin) is found in many plants, including carrots, peppers, celery, olive oil, peppermint, rosemary and chamomile.The new study, which examined the effects of dietary luteolin in a mouse model of aging, appears...

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Watermelon Lowers Blood Pressure



Watermelon Lowers Blood Pressure, Study FindsScienceDaily (Oct. 13, 2010) -- No matter how you slice it, watermelon has a lot going for it -- sweet, low calorie, high fiber, nutrient rich -- and now, there's more. Evidence from a pilot study led by food scientists at The Florida State University suggests that watermelon can be an effective natural weapon against prehypertension, a precursor to cardiovascular disease.It is the first investigation of its kind in humans....

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Rice and Heart Disease



Rice and Heart Diseasefrom The C.A. M. ReportThere's an ingredient in rice that may help control blood pressure and explain the lower risk of cardiovascular disease in Japan.Researchers at Temple University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, presented the results of their laboratory study during the annual 2010 Experimental Biology conference.First, some background.    * The subaleurone layer of Japanese rice (between the white center and brown fibrous outer layer) contains oligosaccharides (sugars) and dietary fibers, which provide nutritional...

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Consuming Vegetables Linked to Decreased Breast Cancer Risk in African-American Women



Consuming Vegetables Linked to Decreased Breast Cancer Risk in African-American WomenScienceDaily (Oct. 12, 2010) -- Investigators from the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have reported that African American women who consume more vegetables are less likely to develop estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer than women with low vegetable intake. The study results, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, were based on data from the Black Women's Health Study (BWHS), a...

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Comparing fructose- and glucose-sweetened beverages



From C.A.M. ReportComparing fructose- and glucose-sweetened beveragesOverweight and obese subjects consumed glucose- or fructose-sweetened beverages, and researchers from the US and Japan compared the effects.A new TV commercial in the US claims there's no difference. Not so, according to these results. Here are the findings, and the potential significance of this research.First, the details.    * 32 overweight and obese adult men and women were observed for 10 weeks.    * They drank beverages sweetened with glucose...

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Walnuts, Walnut Oil, Improve Reaction to Stress



Walnuts, Walnut Oil, Improve Reaction to StressScienceDaily (Oct. 4, 2010) -- A diet rich in walnuts and walnut oil may prepare the body to deal better with stress, according to a team of Penn State researchers who looked at how these foods, which contain polyunsaturated fats, influence blood pressure at rest and under stress.Previous studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids -- like the alpha linolenic acid found in walnuts and flax seeds -- can...

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Zinc decreases CRP and Inflammatory Markers



  45mg of Zinc from Zinc Gluconate decreases CRP and Inflammatory Markers Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Jun;91(6):1634-41. Epub 2010 Apr 28. Zinc decreases C-reactive protein, lipid peroxidation, and inflammatory cytokines in elderly subjects: a potential implication of zinc as an atheroprotective agent. Bao B, Prasad AS, Beck FW, Fitzgerald JT, Snell D, Bao GW, Singh T, Cardozo LJ. Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA. bbao@med.wayne.edu <bbao@med.wayne.edu> Abstract BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammation...

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Blueberries Help Fight Artery Hardening



Blueberries Help Fight Artery Hardening, Lab Animal Study IndicatesScienceDaily (Sep. 30, 2010) -- Blueberries may help fight atherosclerosis, also known as hardening of the arteries, according to results of a preliminary U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded study with laboratory mice. The research provides the first direct evidence that blueberries can help prevent harmful plaques or lesions, symptomatic of atherosclerosis, from increasing in size in arteries.Principal investigator Xianli Wu, based in Little Rock, Ark., with the...

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Garlic Oil Shows Protective Effect Against Heart Disease in Diabetes



Garlic Oil Shows Protective Effect Against Heart Disease in DiabetesScienceDaily (Sep. 29, 2010) -- Garlic has "significant" potential for preventing cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease that is a leading cause of death in people with diabetes, scientists have concluded in a new study. Their report, which also explains why people with diabetes are at high risk for diabetic cardiomyopathy, appears in ACS' bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Wei-Wen Kuo and colleagues note...

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