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Nutrition: May 2011 Archives



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Substance in Tangerines Fights Obesity and Protects Against Heart Disease, Research Suggests



ScienceDaily (May 26, 2011) -- New research from The University of Western Ontario has discovered a substance in tangerines not only helps to prevent obesity, but also offers protection against type 2 diabetes, and even atherosclerosis, the underlying disease responsible for most heart attacks and strokes. Murray Huff, a vascular biology scientist at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, along with Erin Mulvihill, a PhD student, studied the effects of a flavonoid in...

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Limiting Carbs, Not Calories, Reduces Liver Fat Faster, Researchers Find



Limiting Carbs, Not Calories, Reduces Liver Fat Faster, Researchers FindScienceDaily (Apr. 19, 2011) -- Curbing carbohydrates is more effective than cutting calories for individuals who want to quickly reduce the amount of fat in their liver, report UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers."What this study tells us is that if your doctor says that you need to reduce the amount of fat in your liver, you can do something within a month," said Dr. Jeffrey Browning,...

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Dietary, Lifestyle Changes Can Significantly Reduce Triglycerides



Dietary, Lifestyle Changes Can Significantly Reduce TriglyceridesScienceDaily (Apr. 24, 2011) -- Dietary and lifestyle changes significantly reduce elevated triglycerides (a type of blood fat) -- which is associated with heart, blood vessel and other diseases -- according to an American Heart Association scientific statement.Changes such as substituting healthy, unsaturated dietary fats for saturated ones, engaging in physical activity and losing excess weight can decrease triglycerides by 20 percent to 50 percent, according to the statement's...

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Tropical Blueberries Extremely High in Healthful Antioxidants



Super-Fruits: Tropical Blueberries Extremely High in Healthful Antioxidants, Study SuggestsScienceDaily (Apr. 29, 2011) -- The first analysis of the healthful antioxidant content of blueberries that grow wild in Mexico, Central and South America concludes that some of these fruits have even more healthful antioxidants than the blueberries -- already renowned as "super fruits" -- sold throughout the United States. These extreme super fruits could provide even more protection against heart disease, cancer and other conditions,...

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Before You Start Bone-Building Meds, Try Dietary Calcium and Supplements, Experts Urge



Before You Start Bone-Building Meds, Try Dietary Calcium and Supplements, Experts UrgeScienceDaily (May 2, 2011) -- Has a bone density scan placed you at risk for osteoporosis, leading your doctor to prescribe a widely advertised bone-building medication? Not so fast! A University of Illinois study finds that an effective first course of action is increasing dietary calcium and vitamin D or taking calcium and vitamin D supplements."For many people, prescription bone-building medicines should be a...

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A Little Belly Fat Can Double the Risk of Death in Coronary Artery Disease Patients



A Little Belly Fat Can Double the Risk of Death in Coronary Artery Disease PatientsScienceDaily (May 2, 2011) -- One of the largest studies of its kind has found that people with coronary artery disease who have even a modest beer belly or muffin top are at higher risk for death than people whose fat collects elsewhere. The effect was observed even in patients with a normal Body Mass Index (BMI). The findings of this...

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