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Nutrition: August 2012 Archives

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Mediterranean Diet Enriched With Olive Oil May Protect Bone

ScienceDaily (Aug. 15, 2012) -- A study to be published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM) shows consumption of a Mediterranean diet enriched with olive oil for two years is associated with increased serum osteocalcin concentrations, suggesting a protective effect on bone. Age-related bone mass loss and decreased bone strength affects women and men alike are an important determinant of osteoporosis and fracture risk. Studies have shown that the...

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Pan-Fried Meat Increases Risk of Prostate Cancer

ScienceDaily (Aug. 16, 2012) -- Research from the University of Southern California (USC) and Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) found that cooking red meats at high temperatures, especially pan-fried red meats, may increase the risk of advanced prostate cancer by as much as 40 percent. Mariana Stern, associate professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, led analyses for the study, "Red meat and poultry, cooking practices, genetic susceptibility...

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Good Mood Foods:

 Some Flavors in Some Foods Resemble a Prescription Mood Stabilizer ScienceDaily (Aug. 19, 2012) -- New evidence reveals the possibility of mood-enhancing effects associated with some flavors, stemming at least in part from natural ingredients bearing a striking chemical similarity to valproic acid, a widely used prescription mood-stabilizing drug, scientists reported in Philadelphia. This effect joins those previously reported for chocolate, teas and some other known comfort foods. They presented the study of more than...

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Coconut Water Is an Excellent Sports Drink -- For Light Exercise

ScienceDaily (Aug. 20, 2012) -- Coconut water really does deserve its popular reputation as Mother Nature's own sports drink, a new scientific analysis of the much-hyped natural beverage concluded at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Philadelphia on August 20. However, people who engage in strenuous exercise that involves a lot of sweat might want to take it all with a grain of salt ― literally ―...

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Consuming Flavanol-Rich Cocoa May Enhance Brain Function

ScienceDaily (Aug. 9, 2012) -- Eating cocoa flavanols daily may improve mild cognitive impairment, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension. Each year, more than six percent of people aged 70 years or older develop mild cognitive impairment, a condition involving memory loss that can progress to dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Flavanols can be found in tea, grapes, red wine, apples and cocoa products and have been associated with a...

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Children's Healthy Diets Linked to Higher IQ

ScienceDaily (Aug. 7, 2012) -- Children fed healthy diets in early age may have a slightly higher IQ, while those on heavier junk food diets may have a slightly reduced IQ, according to new research from the University of Adelaide. The study -- led by University of Adelaide Public Health researcher Dr Lisa Smithers -- looked at the link between the eating habits of children at six months, 15 months and two years, and...

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