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The Right Chemistry: Raw-milk advocates swear by its health benefits. But …
A researcher at the Cyprus University of Technology did follow people who drank donkey milk for months and found they reported improvement with asthma, coughs, eczema and psoriasis.

What Happens When a Restaurant Offers Heathier Meals for Kids
New research in Obesity is first of its kind to look at ordering patterns and sales data following healthy menu changes

Replacing one sugary drink per day could cut risk of type 2 diabetes
Drinking water or unsweetened tea or coffee in place of one sugary drink per day can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

Pancreatic Cancer Risk Linked to Weak Sunlight
researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report pancreatic cancer rates are highest in countries with the least amount of sunlight.

New study links drinking behaviors with mortality
The study showed that participants who had experienced an intervention by physicians, family members or friends had a 67 percent greater risk of death over the 18-year study period.

Follow the MIND diet to stave off Alzheimers
The newly created MIND diet (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay), developed by researchers from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, was shown to reduce the likelihood of developing Alzheimers by 53 per cent

Maybe You Should Rethink That Daily Aspirin
An aspirin a day can keep heart disease at bay but lots of Americans seem to be taking it as a preventive measure, when many probably should not.

It is time to bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity: you cannot outrun a bad diet
Excess sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, are behind the surge in obesity, say experts in an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine

Drinking just one or two alcoholic drinks a day linked to liver disease
New data highlights why reducing heavy drinking should be considered an important target for public health monitoring and policies

Caloric Restriction: A Fountain of Youth for Aging Muscles?
Researchers find lower caloric intake provides a benefit to middle-aged, but not young, animals

Alginate-enriched bread shown to reduce fat digestion and absorption in patients with NAFLD
Results highlight potential for alginate-enriched products to be used for therapeutic weight and metabolic management therapy

Protein identified that serves as a brake on inflammation
Researchers have identified a protein that offers a new focus for developing targeted therapies to tame the severe inflammation associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), colitis and other autoimmune disorders.

Vitamin D deficiency common in patients with lung disease
A new study from Korea has uncovered a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Broccoli sprout extract promising for head and neck cancer prevention
Broccoli sprout extract protects against oral cancer in mice and proved tolerable in a small group of healthy human volunteers

Study finds testicular cancer link for muscle-building supplements
Men who reported taking muscle-building supplements, such as pills and powders with creatine or androstenedione, reported a significantly higher likelihood of having developed testicular cancer than men who did not use such supplements

UF/IFAS study: Mushrooms boost immunity
A new University of Florida study shows increased immunity in people who ate a cooked shiitake mushroom every day for four weeks.

Maple syrup helps antibiotics defeat bacteria
A concentrated extract of maple syrup makes disease-causing bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics, according to laboratory experiments by researchers at McGill University

Nut So Fast, Kind Bars: FDA Smacks Snacks On Health Claims
the FDA has a very specific definition of healthy food and a list of requirements that products must meet to earn the right to put that word on the label

Study Finds Potential Link Between Gestational Diabetes and Autism
Children whose mothers developed gestational diabetes before they were 26 weeks pregnant were almost 42 times more likely to be diagnosed as autistic

Research shows pears could be part of a healthy diet to manage diabetes
a new study suggests that pears as part of a healthy diet could play a role in helping to manage type 2 diabetes and diabetes-induced hypertension.

A mother’s genes can influence the bacteria in her baby’s gut
Researchers at UC Davis have found that a gene, which is not active in some mothers, produces a breast milk sugar that influences the development of the community of gut bacteria in thier infants.

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