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Nutrition: October 2017 Archives



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A better way to wash pesticides off apples



A better way to wash pesticides off apples Date: October 25, 2017 Source: American Chemical Society Summary: Polishing an apple with your shirt might remove some dust and dirt, but getting rid of pesticide residues could take a little more work. Researchers now report that washing apples with a common household product -- baking soda -- could do the trick for residues on the surfaces of the fruit. Polishing an apple with your shirt might...

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Manipulating mitochondrial networks could promote healthy aging



Date: October 26, 2017 Source: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Summary: Manipulating mitochondrial networks inside cells -- either by dietary re,striction or by genetic manipulation that mimics it -- may increase lifespan and promote health, according to new research. Manipulating mitochondrial networks inside cells -- either by dietary restriction or by genetic manipulation that mimics it -- may increase lifespan and promote health, according to new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School...

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Almost half of food allergies in adults appear in adulthood



New study shows food allergies on the rise in adults as well as children Date: October 27, 2017 Source: American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Summary: A new study shows that almost half of all food-allergic adults surveyed reported one or more adult-onset food allergies. When people think of food allergies, it's mostly in relation to children. New late-breaking research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual...

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Milk-alternative drinks do not replace the iodine in cows' milk



Date: September 26, 2017 Source: University of Surrey Summary: Consumers of milk-alternative drinks may be at of risk iodine deficiency, according to the findings of a new study. Consumers of milk-alternative drinks may be at of risk iodine deficiency, according to the findings of a new study in the British Journal of Nutrition. In the first study of its kind in the United Kingdom, researchers from the University of Surrey examined the iodine content...

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Black tea may help with weight loss



Date: October 4, 2017 Source: University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences Summary: Black tea may promote weight loss and other health benefits by changing bacteria in the gut, research indicates for the first time.   UCLA researchers have demonstrated for the first time that black tea may promote weight loss and other health benefits by changing bacteria in the gut. In a study of mice, the scientists showed that black tea alters...

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Fats and oils help to unlock full nutritional benefits of veggies



A spoonful of oil: Fats and oils help to unlock full nutritional benefits of veggies, study suggestsDate:October 9, 2017Source:Iowa State UniversitySummary:Some dressing with your greens may help you absorb more nutrients, according to a new study. The research found enhanced absorption of multiple fat-soluble vitamins in addition to beta-carotene and three other carotenoids. The results may ease the guilt of countless dieters who fret about adding dressing to their salads.The song says a spoonful of...

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On-and-off fasting helps fight obesity



Researchers investigate why periods of sporadic fasting can be beneficial for the metabolism Date: October 17, 2017 Source: Springer Summary: Up to sixteen weeks of intermittent fasting without otherwise having to count calories helps fight obesity and other metabolic disorders. Such fasting already shows benefits after only six weeks, according to a new study. Up to sixteen weeks of intermittent fasting without otherwise having to count calories helps fight obesity and other metabolic disorders....

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Osteoporosis and Calcium



A new clinical guide summarizes the evidence regarding the effects of calcium in reducing the risk of osteoporosis after the menopause.Osteoporosis is common and affects 1 in 3 women. Calcium is vital for strong healthy bones and worldwide scientific societies have issued guidance about the daily requirements from childhood to old age. The European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) has issued a new clinical guide with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of...

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Like it or not: Broccoli may be good for the gut



Date: October 12, 2017 Source: Penn State Summary: For the broccoli haters of the world, researchers may have more bad news: the vegetable may also help promote a healthy gut.   For the broccoli haters of the world, researchers may have more bad news: the vegetable may also help promote a healthy gut.   In a study, when mice ate broccoli with their regular diet, they were better able to tolerate digestive issues similar...

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Too much sugar? Even 'healthy people' are at risk of developing heart disease



Date: October 4, 2017 Source: University of Surrey Summary: Healthy people who consume high levels of sugar are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Healthy people who consume high levels of sugar are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease.   A ground-breaking study from the University of Surrey found that a subject group of otherwise healthy men had increased levels of fat in their blood and fat stored in their...

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A need for bananas? Dietary potassium regulates calcification of arteries



Low dietary potassium leads to calcified arteries and aortic stiffness, while increased dietary potassium alleviates that in a mouse model, suggesting dietary potassium may protect against heart disease and death from heart disease in humans Date: October 5, 2017 Source: University of Alabama at Birmingham Summary: Researchers have shown, for the first time, that reduced dietary potassium promotes elevated aortic stiffness in a mouse model. Such arterial stiffness in humans is predictive of heart...

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Risks and recommendations for weight gain management in midlife women



Risks and recommendations for weight gain management in midlife women Date: October 2, 2017 Source: Mayo Clinic Summary: A review of the weight gain risks and challenges faced by women in midlife has led researchers to a series of recommendations for this patient population. A review of the weight gain risks and challenges faced by women in midlife has led Mayo Clinic researchers to a series of recommendations for this patient population. The findings are...

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Vitamin K and Heart Health in Children



Low consumption of vitamin K by adolescents associated with unhealthy enlargement of the heart's major pumping chamber A study of 766 otherwise healthy adolescents showed that those who consumed the least vitamin K1 -- found in spinach, cabbage, iceberg lettuce and olive oil -- were at 3.3 times greater risk for an unhealthy enlargement of the major pumping chamber of their heart, according to the study published in The Journal of Nutrition. Vitamin K1, or...

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