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Nutrition: September 2013 Archives



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Living Better With Heart Failure by Changing What You Eat



Sep. 24, 2013 -- Diet can dramatically lower hypertension and improve heart function in patients with a common type of heart failure, according to research presented at today's Heart Failure Society of America meeting in Orlando, Fla. fter 21 days of following a low-sodium Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan, patients saw a drop in blood pressure similar to taking anti-hypertension medicine. "Our work suggests diet could play an important role in...

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Melatonin Helps Control Weight Gain



as It Stimulates the Appearance of 'beige Fat' That Can Burn Calories Instead of Storing Them, Study Suggests Sep. 25, 2013 -- Spanish scientists have discovered that melatonin consumption helps control weight gain because it stimulates the appearance of 'beige fat', a type of fat cell that burns calories in vivo instead of storing them. White adipose tissue stores calories leading to weight gain whereas 'beige fat' (also known as 'good or thinning fat') helps...

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Dietary Report Card Disappoints



By JANE E. BRODY From time to time, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a Washington-based advocacy group, prepares an updated "report card" on changes in the American diet. The latest, collated by the nutritionist Bonnie Liebman and published in the September issue of the center's Nutrition Action Newsletter, is not one Americans should be especially proud of. The analysis of changes in food consumption from 1970 to 2010 reveals that we...

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Walnuts in Diet Can Improve Endothelial Functions for Overweight Adults



Sep. 23, 2013 -- Medical researchers from the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center in Connecticut have found evidence suggestive that adding walnuts to one's diet can protect against diabetes and heart disease in at-risk individuals. Their original research article, "Effects of Walnuts on Endothelial Function in Overweight Adults with Visceral Obesity: A Randomized, Controlled, Crossover Trial," is now available in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, the Official Publication of the American College...

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Diet Is Associated With Risk of Depression



Sep. 16, 2013 -- A healthy diet may reduce the risk of severe depression, according to a prospective follow-up study of more than 2,000 men conducted at the University of Eastern Finland. In addition, weight loss in the context of a lifestyle intervention was associated with a reduction in depressive symptoms."The study reinforces the hypothesis that a healthy diet has potential not only in the warding off of depression, but also in its prevention," says Ms...

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Red Grapes, Blueberries May Enhance Immune Function



Sep. 17, 2013 -- In an analysis of 446 compounds for their the ability to boost the innate immune system in humans, researchers in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University discovered just two that stood out from the crowd -- the resveratrol found in red grapes and a compound called pterostilbene from blueberries.Both of these compounds, which are called stilbenoids, worked in synergy with vitamin D and had a significant impact in raising the...

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Ease of Access Improves Fruit and Vegetable Consumption



  Sep. 3, 2013 -- Low-income communities have particular problems getting adequate fruits and vegetables because of limited access to supermarkets and farmers markets. A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows that community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs may be a feasible approach for providing fresh fruits and vegetables to under-resourced communities.   Lead author Sara A. Quandt, Ph.D., a professor of epidemiology and prevention at Wake Forest Baptist, said that CSAs, which link...

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