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Nutrition: September 2012 Archives



Natural Health News

Non-Alcoholic Red Wine May Help Reduce High Blood Pressure



ScienceDaily (Sep. 6, 2012) -- Men with high risk for heart disease had lower blood pressure after drinking non-alcoholic red wine every day for four weeks, according to a new study in the American Heart Association journal Circulation Research.Non-alcoholic red wine increased participants' levels of nitric oxide, which helped decrease both systolic and diastolic blood pressure, researchers said. Nitric oxide is a molecule in the body that helps blood vessels relax and allows more blood to reach...

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Exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) Early in Life Results in High Levels of Anxiety; Soy Mitigates Effects



ScienceDaily (Sep. 7, 2012) -- New research led by researchers at North Carolina State University shows that exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) early in life results in high levels of anxiety by causing significant gene expression changes in a specific region of the brain called the amygdala. The researchers also found that a soy-rich diet can mitigate these effects."We knew that BPA could cause anxiety in a variety of species, and wanted to begin...

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Healthy Lifestyle Reduces Risk of Hypertension by Two Thirds



ScienceDaily (Aug. 27, 2012) -- Healthy behaviours regarding alcohol, physical activity, vegetable intake and body weight reduce the risk of hypertension by two thirds, according to research presented at the ESC Congress August 27.The findings were presented by Professor Pekka Jousilahti from National Institute for Health and Welfare. According to the World Health Organization, hypertension is the leading cause of mortality in the world, contributing annually to over 7 million deaths (about 15% of...

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Breast Milk Promotes a Different Gut Flora Growth Than Infant Formulas



ScienceDaily (Aug. 27, 2012) -- The benefits of breast milk have long been appreciated, but now scientists at Duke University Medical Center have described a unique property that makes mother's milk better than infant formula in protecting infants from infections and illnesses. The finding, published in the August issue of the journal Current Nutrition & Food Science, explains how breast milk, but not infant formula, fosters colonies of microbiotic flora in a newborn's intestinal...

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Is Long-Term Weight Loss Possible After Menopause?



ScienceDaily (Aug. 28, 2012) -- Many people can drop pounds quickly in the early phases of a diet, but studies have found that it is difficult to keep the weight off in the long term. For post-menopausal women, natural declines in energy expenditure could make long-term weight loss even more challenging. A new study finds that in post-menopausal women, some behaviors that are related to weight loss in the short term are not effective...

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Many Trendy 'Microgreens' Are More Nutritious Than Their Mature Counterparts



ScienceDaily (Aug. 29, 2012) -- The first scientific analysis of nutrient levels in edible microgreens has found that many of those trendy seedlings of green vegetables and herbs have more vitamins and healthful nutrients than their fully grown counterparts. A report on the research appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Qin Wang, Gene E. Lester and colleagues point out that microgreens have gained popularity as a new culinary trend over the...

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Coconut Oil Could Combat Tooth Decay



ScienceDaily (Aug. 30, 2012) -- Digested coconut oil is able to attack the bacteria that cause tooth decay. It is a natural antibiotic that could be incorporated into commercial dental care products, say scientists presenting their work at the Society for General Microbiology's Autumn Conference at the University of Warwick. The team from the Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland tested the antibacterial action of coconut oil in its natural state and coconut oil...

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