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Nutrition: January 2011 Archives



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Discovery of a Biochemical Basis for Broccoli's Cancer-Fighting Ability



Discovery of a Biochemical Basis for Broccoli's Cancer-Fighting Ability ScienceDaily (Jan. 26, 2011) -- Scientists are reporting discovery of a potential biochemical basis for the apparent cancer-fighting ability of broccoli and its veggie cousins. They found for the first time that certain substances in the vegetables appear to target and block a defective gene associated with cancer. Their report, which could lead to new strategies for preventing and treating cancer, appears in ACS' Journal of...

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Eating Poorly Can Make You Blue



Eating Poorly Can Make You Blue: Trans-Fats Increase Risk of Depression, While Olive Oil Helps Avoid Risk ScienceDaily (Jan. 26, 2011) -- Researchers from the universities of Navarra and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria have demonstrated that the ingestion of trans-fats and saturated fats increase the risk of suffering depression, and that olive oil, on the other hand, protects against this mental illness. They have confirmed this after studying 12,059 SUN Project volunteers over the...

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Deficiency of Dietary Omega-3 May Explain Depressive Behaviors



Deficiency of Dietary Omega-3 May Explain Depressive Behaviors ScienceDaily (Jan. 30, 2011) -- How maternal essential fatty acid deficiency impact on its progeny is poorly understood. Dietary insufficiency in omega-3 fatty acid has been implicated in many disorders. Researchers from Inserm and INRA and their collaborators in Spain collaboration, have studied mice fed on a diet low in omega-3 fatty acid. They discovered that reduced levels of omega-3 had deleterious consequences on synaptic functions and...

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Bioactive Compounds in Berries Can Reduce High Blood Pressure



Bioactive Compounds in Berries Can Reduce High Blood Pressure ScienceDaily (Jan. 15, 2011) -- Eating blueberries can guard against high blood pressure, according to new research by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Harvard University. High blood pressure -- or hypertension -- is one of the major cardiovascular diseases worldwide. It leads to stroke and heart disease and costs more than $300 billion each year. Around a quarter of the adult population is affected...

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High Dietary Fat, Cholesterol Linked to Increased Risk of Breast Cancer



High Dietary Fat, Cholesterol Linked to Increased Risk of Breast CancerScienceDaily (Jan. 7, 2011) -- Elevated fat and cholesterol levels found in a typical American-style diet play an important role in the growth and spread of breast cancer, say researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson.The study, published in the January issue of The American Journal of Pathology, examines the role of fat and cholesterol in breast cancer development using a mouse model. The...

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Deceptive Food Labels Lead to Increased Risk of Deadly Diseases



Call for Truth in Trans Fats Labeling by US FDA: Study Shows How Deceptive Food Labels Lead to Increased Risk of Deadly DiseasesScienceDaily (Jan. 3, 2011) -- Did you know that when you pick up a product promoted as trans fat free, you may still be ingesting a significant amount of this potentially harmful substance?An article by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine student Eric Brandt, published in the January/February 2011 issue of the...

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Protective Properties of Green Tea Uncovered



Protective Properties of Green Tea UncoveredScienceDaily (Jan. 5, 2011) -- Regularly drinking green tea could protect the brain against developing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, according to latest research by scientists at Newcastle University.The study, published in the academic journal Phytomedicine, also suggests this ancient Chinese remedy could play a vital role in protecting the body against cancer.Led by Dr Ed Okello, the Newcastle team wanted to know if the protective properties of green...

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10 healthy foods for eating well



10 healthy foods for eating well So many studies of the health benefits of this diet or that. But what should you eat? MayoClinic.com lists 10 health foods. Each recommendation meets at least 3 of the following criteria: Good or excellent source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrientsHigh in phytonutrients and antioxidant compounds, such as vitamins A and E and beta-caroteneMay help reduce risk of heart disease and other health conditionsLow in calorie density,...

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