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Nutrition: March 2018 Archives



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Mediterranean diet is linked to higher muscle mass, bone density after menopause



Date: March 18, 2018 Source: The Endocrine Society Summary: The heart-healthy Mediterranean diet also appears to be good for an older woman's bones and muscles, a new study of postmenopausal women in Brazil finds. The heart-healthy Mediterranean diet also appears to be good for an older woman's bones and muscles, a new study of postmenopausal women in Brazil finds. The study results will be presented Monday at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society's 100th annual...

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Consuming low-calorie sweeteners may predispose overweight individuals to diabetes



Date: March 18, 2018 Source: The Endocrine Society Summary: Consumption of low-calorie sweeteners could promote metabolic syndrome and predispose people to prediabetes and diabetes, particularly in individuals with obesity, a new study on human fat-derived stem cells and fat samples suggests. Consumption of low-calorie sweeteners could promote metabolic syndrome and predispose people to prediabetes and diabetes, particularly in individuals with obesity, a new study on human fat-derived stem cells and fat samples suggests. The...

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Fasting diets reduce important risk factor for cardiovascular disease



Date: March 19, 2018 Source: University of Surrey Summary: Intermittent energy restriction diets, such as the 5:2 diet, clears fat from the blood quicker after eating meals than daily calorie restriction diets - reducing an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease, a new study reports. Intermittent energy restriction diets, such as the 5:2 diet, clears fat from the blood quicker after eating meals than daily calorie restriction diets - reducing an important risk factor...

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High consumption of red and processed meat linked to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and insulin resistance



A new study adds NAFLD to the list of diseases associated with a Western diet that includes relatively high consumption of red and processed meat Date: March 20, 2018 Source: Elsevier Summary: World meat consumption has increased during the last decades, and evidence is mounting that high consumption of red and mainly processed meat is unhealthy to humans and is related to chronic diseases such as cancer, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. A new...

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Vegetable compound could have a key role in 'beeting' Alzheimer's disease



Date: March 20, 2018 Source: American Chemical Society Summary: A compound in beets that gives the vegetable its distinctive red color could help slow the accumulation of misfolded proteins in the brain, a process associated with Alzheimer's disease. Scientists say this could lead to the development of drugs that could alleviate some of the long-term effects of the disease, the world's leading cause of dementia. A compound in beets that gives the vegetable its...

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Vegetarian and Mediterranean diet may be equally effective in preventing heart disease



Date: February 26, 2018 Source: American Heart Association Summary: Low-calorie lacto-ovo-vegetarian and Mediterranean diets appeared equally effective in reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors. Both diets reduced body fat and overall weight by the same amount. Those on the vegetarian diet experienced greater reductions in LDL ('bad') cholesterol while those on the Mediterranean diet experienced greater reductions in triglycerides than those on the other diet. Share:   FULL STORY   /story_photo   A lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet,...

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Low magnesium levels make vitamin D ineffective



Up to 50 percent of US population is magnesium deficient Date: February 26, 2018 Source: American Osteopathic Association Summary: Vitamin D can't be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels, meaning Vitamin D remains stored and inactive for as many as 50 percent of Americans. In addition, Vitamin D supplements can increase a person's calcium and phosphate levels even while they remain Vitamin D deficient. People may suffer from vascular calcification if their magnesium levels aren't...

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Beetroot juice supplements may help certain heart failure patients



Date: February 22, 2018 Source: Indiana University Summary: Beetroot juice supplements may help enhance exercise capacity in patients with heart failure, according to a new proof-of-concept study. Exercise capacity is a key factor linked to these patients' quality of life and even survival. Share:   FULL STORY   /story_photo   Beetroot juice supplements may help enhance exercise capacity in patients with heart failure, according to a new proof-of-concept study. Exercise capacity is a key...

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Vegetarian and Mediterranean diet may be equally effective in preventing heart disease



Date: February 26, 2018 Source: American Heart Association Summary: Low-calorie lacto-ovo-vegetarian and Mediterranean diets appeared equally effective in reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors. Both diets reduced body fat and overall weight by the same amount. Those on the vegetarian diet experienced greater reductions in LDL ('bad') cholesterol while those on the Mediterranean diet experienced greater reductions in triglycerides than those on the other diet. Share:   FULL STORY   /story_photo   A lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet,...

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