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Nutrition: January 2014 Archives



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Diet Beverages Not the Solution for Weight Loss



Jan. 16, 2014 -- Heavy adults who believe drinking diet soda will help them lose or keep weight off should think again. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who examined national patterns in adult diet beverage consumption and calorie intake found that overweight and obese adults who drink diet beverages consume more calories from food than obese or overweight adults who drink regular soda or other sugary beverages. The results...

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Mediterranean Diet Is Good for the Mind



Sep. 3, 2013 -- The first systematic review of related research confirms a positive impact on cognitive function, but an inconsistent effect on mild cognitive impairment. Over recent years many pieces of research have identified a link between adherence to a Mediterranean diet and a lower risk of age-related disease such as dementia. Until now there has been no systematic review of such research, where a number of studies regarding a Mediterranean diet and...

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Natural Compound Mitigates Effects of Methamphetamine Abuse



Nov. 19, 2013 -- Studies have shown that resveratrol, a natural compound found in colored vegetables, fruits and especially grapes, may minimize the impact of Parkinson's disease, stroke and Alzheimer's disease in those who maintain healthy diets or who regularly take resveratrol supplements. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that resveratrol may also block the effects of the highly addictive drug, methamphetamine. Dennis Miller, associate professor in the Department of Psychological...

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Omega-3 Dietary Supplements Pass Blood-Brain Barrier



Dec. 4, 2013 -- New research from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that omega-3 fatty acids in dietary supplements can cross the blood brain barrier in people with Alzheimer's disease, affecting known markers for both the disease itself and inflammation. The findings are presented in the Journal of Internal Medicine, and strengthen the evidence that omega-3 may benefit certain forms of this seriously debilitating disease. "Earlier population studies indicate that omega-3 can protect against...

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High Good, Low Bad Cholesterol Levels Are Healthy for Brain, Too



Dec. 30, 2013 -- High levels of "good" cholesterol and low levels of "bad" cholesterol are correlated with lower levels of the amyloid plaque deposition in the brain that is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, in a pattern that mirrors the relationship between good and bad cholesterol in cardiovascular disease, UC Davis researchers have found. "Our study shows that both higher levels of HDL -- good -- and lower levels of LDL -- bad...

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High Serum Fatty Acid Protects Against Brain Abnormalities



Oct. 17, 2013 -- According to a new study, high long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid content in blood may lower the risk of small brain infarcts and other brain abnormalities in the elderly. The study was published in Journal of the American Heart Association.n the Cardiovascular Health Study in the USA, 3,660 people aged 65 and older underwent brain scans to detect so called silent brain infarcts, or small lesions in the brain that can cause...

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Farmers Abandoning GMO Seed



Article from Offthegird.com A growing number of farmers are abandoning genetically modified seeds, but it's not because they are ideologically opposed to the industry. Simply put, they say non-GMO crops are more productive and profitable. Modern Farmer magazine discovered that there is a movement among farmers abandoning genetically modified organisms (GMO) because of simple economics. "We get the same or better yields, and we save money up front," crop consultant and farmer Aaron Bloom said...

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Higher Vitamin D Levels in Pregnancy Could Help Babies Become Stronger



Jan. 3, 2014 -- Children are likely to have stronger muscles if their mothers had a higher level of vitamin D in their body during pregnancy, according to new research from the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (MRC LEU) at the University of Southampton. Low vitamin D status has been linked to reduced muscle strength in adults and children, but little is known about how variation in a mother's status during pregnancy affects...

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Dietary Fibers Protect Against Asthma, Study Suggests



Jan. 6, 2014 -- The Western diet probably has more to do with the asthma epidemic than has been assumed so far because developing asthma is related to the amount of fruit and vegetables consumed. Gut bacteria ferment the dietary fibers contained in them and fatty acids enter the blood as a result, influencing the immune response in the lungs. This has been shown by a research project funded by the Swiss National Science...

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Amount, Types of Fat We Eat Affect Health, Risk of Disease



Jan. 8, 2014 -- Healthy adults should consume between 20 percent and 35 percent of their calories from dietary fat, increase their consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, and limit their intake of saturated and trans fats, according to an updated position paper from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The position paper "Dietary Fatty Acids for Healthy Adults" has been published in the January issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and...

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