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Nutrition: November 2011 Archives



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Vitamins Decrease Lung Cancer Risk by 50%



  by Robert G. Smith, PhD   (OMNS, Nov 18, 2011) A recent study [1] of the effect of B vitamins on a large group of participants reported an inverse relationship between blood serum levels of vitamin B6, methionine, and folate and the risk of lung cancer. High serum levels of vitamin B6, methionine and folate were associated with a 50% or greater reduction in lung cancer risk. This exciting finding has not been...

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Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn't Honey



  Ultra-filtering Removes Pollen, Hides Honey Origins by Andrew Schneider | Nov 07, 2011 More than three-fourths of the honey sold in U.S. grocery stores isn't exactly what the bees produce, according to testing done exclusively for Food Safety News.   The results show that the pollen frequently has been filtered out of products labeled "honey." The removal of these microscopic particles from deep within a flower would make the nectar flunk the quality standards...

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Study Suggests New Benefits of Eating Nuts for Patients With Metabolic Syndrome



ScienceDaily (Nov. 11, 2011) -- A recent scientific study has revealed the relationship between nut consumption and a high level of serotonin metabolites (an important neurotransmitter) in patients with metabolic syndrome, who are at high risk of cardiovascular disease. The article, published in the Journal of Proteome Research,  is authored by Cristina Andrés-Lacueva, Sara Tulipani (first author), Rafael Llorach and Mar Garcia-Aloy, from the University of Barcelona's Department of Nutrition and Bromatology, Olga Jaúregui,...

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More Power to the Cranberry: Study Shows Juice Better Than Extracts at Fighting Infections



ScienceDaily (Oct. 28, 2011) -- With scientific evidence now supporting the age-old wisdom that cranberries, whether in sauce or as juice, prevent urinary tract infections, people have wondered if there was an element of the berry that, if extracted and condensed, perhaps in pill form, would be as effective as drinking the juice or eating cranberry sauce. A new study from researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute helps to answer that question. The study tested...

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Treating Depression



From the CAM/ ReportCAM options for treating depression About 20 million Americans suffer from clinical depression. Low levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter, are thought to contribute to depression. Depression is also associated with diseases like diabetes, heart disease, chronic pain, hormonal imbalance, hypoglycemia, stress, impaired thyroid function, environmental toxins, and unhealthy lifestyles. There are eight criteria for depression according to the DSM. Five of them, if they persist for two weeks or longer, strongly suggest...

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Dietary Patterns May Be Linked to Increased Colorectal Cancer Risk in Women



ScienceDaily (Oct. 24, 2011) -- Researchers may have found a specific dietary pattern linked to levels of C-peptide concentrations that increase a woman's risk for colorectal cancer. "High red meat intake, fish intake, sugar-sweetened beverage intake, but low coffee, whole grains and high-fat dairy intake, when taken as a whole, seemed to be associated with higher levels of C-peptide in the blood," said Teresa T. Fung, S.D., R.D., professor of nutrition at Simmons College...

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Childhood Diet Lower in Fat and Higher in Fiber May Lower Risk for Chronic Disease in Adulthood



ScienceDaily (Oct. 27, 2011) -- A recent study has found that a childhood behavioral intervention to lower dietary intake of total fat and saturated fat and increase consumption of foods that are good sources of dietary fiber resulted in significantly lower fasting plasma glucose levels and lower systolic blood pressure when study participants were re-evaluated in young adulthood. The study was accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism...

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Watermelon Reduces Atherosclerosis, Animal Study Finds



ScienceDaily (Oct. 27, 2011) -- In a recent study by University of Kentucky researchers, watermelon was shown to reduce atherosclerosis in animals. The animal model used for the study involved mice with diet-induced high cholesterol. A control group was given water to drink, while the experimental group was given watermelon juice. By week eight of the study, the animals given watermelon juice had lower body weight than the control group, due to decrease of...

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