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Nutrition: July 2011 Archives



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Vitamin D Insufficiency Prevalent Among Psoriatic Arthritis Suffers



  ScienceDaily (July 12, 2011) -- New research reports a high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency among patients with psoriatic arthritis. Seasonal variation in vitamin D levels was not observed in patients in southern or northern locations. The findings published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), also show no association between disease activity and vitamin D level.   Psoriasis is a common chronic skin...

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Omega-3 Reduces Anxiety and Inflammation in Healthy Students, Study Suggests



  ScienceDaily (July 13, 2011) -- A new study gauging the impact of consuming more fish oil showed a marked reduction both in inflammation and, surprisingly, in anxiety among a cohort of healthy young people. The findings suggest that if young participants can get such improvements from specific dietary supplements, then the elderly and people at high risk for certain diseases might benefit even more. The findings by a team of researchers at Ohio...

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Molasses Extract Decreases Obesity Caused by a High-Fat Diet, Research Suggests



  ScienceDaily (July 13, 2011) -- Experimental results to be presented at the upcoming annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, suggests that dietary supplementation with molasses extract may provide a novel approach for weight management in humans. The study, conducted in mice by Richard Weisinger, Ph.D., investigated the impact of adding molasses extract to a...

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Maternal Nutrition: What Impact Does It Have On Gene Expression?



  ScienceDaily (July 15, 2011) -- During intrauterine life and lactation, undernutrition brings about modifications involving DNA, leading to metabolic pathologies at the adult age. Researchers from CNRS, INRA and Inserm have demonstrated for the first time, through an animal-based study, such repercussions at the level of the leptin gene, the hormone that regulates satiety and metabolism. Published in The FASEB Journal, this work could, in the longer term, have an impact on the...

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Scientists Discover New Role for Vitamin C in the Eye and the Brain



  ScienceDaily (July 16, 2011) -- Nerve cells in the eye require vitamin C in order to function properly -- a surprising discovery that may mean vitamin C is required elsewhere in the brain for its proper functioning, according to a study by scientists at Oregon Health & Science University recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience. "We found that cells in the retina need to be 'bathed' in relatively high doses of vitamin...

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Natural Chemical Found in Grapes May Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease



  ScienceDaily (July 18, 2011) -- Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that grape seed polyphenols -- a natural antioxidant -- may help prevent the development or delay the progression of Alzheimer's disease. The research, led by Giulio Maria Pasinetti, MD, PhD, The Saunder Family Professor in Neurology, and Professor of Psychiatry and Geriatrics and Adult Development at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, was published online in the current issue of...

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Soy/Milk Protein Dietary Supplements Linked to Lower Blood Pressure



  ScienceDaily (July 19, 2011) -- Milk and soy protein supplements were associated with lower systolic blood pressure compared to refined carbohydrate dietary supplements, in a study reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.   The study's results suggest that partly replacing refined carbohydrates with foods or drinks high in soy or milk protein may help prevent and treat high blood pressure, said Jiang He, M.D., Ph.D., lead researcher of the study....

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Vegetarian Diet May Protect Against Common Bowel Disorder



  ScienceDaily (July 20, 2011) -- Vegetarians are a third less likely to get a common bowel disorder (diverticular disease) than their meat eating counterparts, finds a new study published on the British Medical Journal website. Diverticular disease has been termed a "disease of western civilisation" because of the higher numbers of cases in countries like the UK and the US compared with parts of Africa. The condition affects the large bowel or colon...

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Delicious and Plant-Based: Ice Cream With Lupin Proteins



  ScienceDaily (July 21, 2011) -- Summer without ice cream -- for many, it's unthinkable. But those who are milk or lactose-intolerant must often go without. Fraunhofer researchers now offer an alternative: "Lupinesse" -- the purely plant-based delicacy that is free of lactose and cholesterol, with valuable lupin protein. The ice cream will debut on the shelves of the EDEKA supermarket chain on May 9, 2011. A summer's tale: You're sitting on your patio...

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Seaweed as a Rich New Source of Heart-Healthy Food Ingredients



  ScienceDaily (July 21, 2011) -- In an article that may bring smiles to the faces of vegetarians who consume no dairy products and vegans, who consume no animal-based foods, scientists have identified seaweed as a rich new potential source of heart-healthy food ingredients. Seaweed and other "macroalgae" could rival milk products as sources of these so-called "bioactive peptides," they conclude in an article in ACS's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.   Maria...

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