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Nutrition: September 2014 Archives



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Certain gut bacteria may induce metabolic changes following exposure to artificial sweeteners



Certain gut bacteria may induce metabolic changes following exposure to artificial sweeteners Artificial sweeteners -- promoted as aids to weight loss and diabetes prevention -- could actually hasten the development of glucose intolerance and metabolic disease, and they do so in a surprising way: by changing the composition and function of the gut microbiota -- the substantial population of bacteria residing in our intestines.  These findings, the results of experiments in mice and humans, were...

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Fruit consumption cuts cardiovascular disease risk by up to 40 percent



Daily fruit consumption cuts the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by up to 40%, according to research presented at ESC Congress by Dr Huaidong Du from Oxford, UK. The findings from the seven year follow-up study of nearly 0.5 million people in the China Kadoorie Biobank found that the more fruit people ate, the more their risk of CVD declined Dr Du said: "CVD, including ischaemic heart disease (IHD) and stroke, is the leading cause...

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New gluten-free ingredient may cause allergic reaction, expert warns



A popular new ingredient in gluten-free products could be causing an allergic reaction, according to a Kansas State University food safety specialis  Lupin, a legume belonging to the same plant family as peanuts, is showing up as a wheat replacement in an increasing number of gluten-free products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is now issuing an alert, urging consumers with peanut and soybean allergies to read labels before buying these products. "Lupin is a...

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Good nutrition can help prevent, control type 2 diabetes



In a comprehensive review of recent randomized clinical trials and observational studies of diabetes and nutrition, Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard School of Public Health investigators have identified specific foods and dietary patterns that are beneficial in preventing and controlling diabetes. The findings were published June 7, 2014 in Lancet. "We undertook this review because we believe that most of the current dietary guidelines for patients with diabetes do not reflect recent evidence. Nutrition can...

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Surprising discovery: HIV hides in gut, evading eradication



Researchers at UC Davis have made some surprising discoveries about the body's initial responses to HIV infection. Studying simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), the team found that specialized cells in the intestine called Paneth cells are early responders to viral invasion and are the source of gut inflammation by producing a cytokine called interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) Though aimed at the presence of virus, IL-1β causes breakdown of the gut epithelium that provides a barrier to protect...

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Energy drinks cause heart problems



Energy drinks cause heart problems Energy drinks can cause heart problems according to research presented at ESC Congress 2014 today by Professor Milou-Daniel Drici from France. Professor Drici said: "So-called 'energy drinks' are popular in dance clubs and during physical exercise, with people sometimes consuming a number of drinks one after the other. This situation can lead to a number of adverse conditions including angina, cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and even sudden death." He added:...

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Drinking tea reduces non-CV mortality by 24 percen



Drinking tea reduces non-CV mortality by 24 percent Drinking tea reduces non-cardiovascular mortality by 24%, reveals a study in 13,000 people presented at ESC Congress by Professor Nicolas Danchin from France. Professor Danchin said: "If you have to choose between tea or coffee it's probably better to drink tea. Coffee and tea are important components of our way of life. Their effects on cardiovascular (CV) health have been investigated in the past with sometimes divergent...

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Wine only protects against cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people who exercise



Wine only protects against cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people who exercise, according to results from the In Vino Veritas (IVV) study presented at ESC Congress today by Professor Milos Taborsky from the Czech Republic Professor Taborsky said: "This is the first randomised trial comparing the effects of red and white wine on markers of atherosclerosis in people at mild to moderate risk of CVD. We found that moderate wine drinking was only protective in people...

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