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Fat-busting seaweeds identified
Scientists at Newcastle University have identified the seaweeds which are most effective at preventing us from absorbing fat, opening up exciting possibilities for making everyday foods healthier.
Claim that raw milk reduces lactose intolerance doesn't pass smell test, study finds
Some sour news for lactose-intolerant people who hoped that raw milk might prove easier to stomach than pasteurized milk:
Hidden sugar: Why the WHO recommendations may be hard to meet
Sugar is a staple ingredient in many of the processed foods we eat
Omega-3 fatty acids may improve children's sleep patterns: study
A new pilot study indicates increasing children's intake of omega-3 fatty acids may improve their sleep.
Yoga Mat Chemical Found in nearly 500 Food
The controversial yoga mat chemical that Vani Hari, creator of FoodBabe.com, campaigned to remove from Subway sandwich bread has turned up in nearly 500 items and more than 130 brands of bread, stuffing, pre-made sandwiches and snacks, according to an analysis by the Environmental Working Group.
Vitamin D Increases Breast Cancer Patient Survival
Breast cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are twice as likely to survive the disease as women with low levels of this nutrient, report University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers in the March issue of Anticancer Research.
Lower sugar intake to less than 5% of daily calories, WHO says
The World Health Organization is again urging people to lower the amount of sugar they eat
Evidence On Marijuana's Health Effects Is Hazy At Best
legalization of recreational marijuana is taking place without much information on the possible health effects
Diet to Reduce Blood Pressure May Also Stave Off Kidney Stones
A diet high in fruits, vegetables, legumes and nuts, moderate in low-fat dairy products, and low in animal proteins, refined grains and sweets may reduce risk for developing kidney stones, according to a new study published in the March issue of the National Kidney Foundation's American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Medical marijuana not for people with rheumatic conditions: study
There is not enough evidence to promote medicinal marijuana as a safe choice for patients suffering with rheumatic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new study.
Red wine and fighting cancer
A team from Brock and McMaster universities has shown red wine can prevent lung cancer cells from growing.
New Nutrition Label, New Tool for Cancer Prevention
In the next couple of years, it may be easier to know whether your packaged food choice is a cancer fighter or an empty calorie bust
Nutrition labels on food packaging under microscope in U.S., Canada
Nutrition labels that are found on just about every piece of packaged food could be getting a new look in the U.S., with a greater focus on calories and added sugar.
Healthy Adults Shouldn’t Take Vitamin E, Beta Carotene: Expert Panel
More research is questioning the value of multivitamins and even supplements of individual vitamins in lowering the risk of chronic conditions like heart disease and cancer, and doctors are starting to advise their patients to stop wasting their money on vitamins
Fried and grilled meat may raise risk of diabetes and dementia
Study suggests changes in cooking habits might reduce levels of glycotoxins and help prevent diabetes and dementia
Vegetarian Diets Associated With Lower Blood Pressure
Eating a vegetarian diet appears to be associated with lower blood pressure (BP), and the diets can also be used to reduce blood pressure.
Aspirin and Cancer Prevention: What the Research Really Shows
Taking aspirin daily may cut a woman's risk of ovarian cancer by 20%, according to a study published February 6, 2014 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Rethinking Dietary Approaches for Brain Health - Journal of Alternative and Complementary Therapies
We live with this notion that a calorie is a calorie, but at least in terms of brain health, and I believe for the rest of the body as well, there are very big differences between our sources of calories in terms of the impact on our health
Selenium and vitamin E supplements can increase risk of prostate cancer in some men
A multi-center study led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has found that high-dose supplementation with both the trace element selenium and vitamin E increase the risk of high-grade prostate cancer.
Long-term daily multivitamin supplement use decreases cataract risk in men
The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends the use of antioxidant vitamin and mineral supplements as recommended in the AREDS reports
A Shopper's Guide to Eating GMO Free
Good luck - an estimated 75% of food found in supermarkets contains genetically modified ingredients