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Medicinal Food News

After the Mediterranean diet, now try a Nordic diet
The new Nordic diet, specially created to bridge the sometimes conflicting interests of health, gastronomy and sustainability, offers the potential to help weight control and reduce blood pressure, according to a study

Facts and Myths about Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements
Calcium and vitamin D are essential to keeping bones strong, dense and healthy as we age, as well as preventing bone loss, osteporosis, and skeletal fractures.

Yale University researchers have identified a handful of bacterial culprits that may drive inflammatory bowel diseases
Trillions of bacteria exist within the human intestinal microbiota, which plays a critical role in the development and progression of IBD.

Fighting prostate cancer with a tomato-rich diet
Men who eat over 10 portions a week of tomatoes have an 18 per cent lower risk of developing prostate cancer, new research suggests.

Social inequalities in salt consumption remain despite national drop in salt intake over last 10 years
People from low socio-economic positions in Britain still eat more salt than those from higher socio-economic positions, irrespective of where they live

Gut bacteria may protect against allergies
Mice that were raised in a sterile environment or given antibiotics early in life lacked a common gut bacteria that appears to prevent food allergies, US researchers said

AHA: E-cigarettes threaten to addict next generation of smokers; regulation, further study needed
The American Heart Association issued new policy recommendations today on the use of e-cigarettes and their impact on tobacco-control efforts

Consumer Reports: Pregnant Women Shouldn’t Eat Tuna
That advice directly contradicts that of the Food and Drug Administration, some nutritionists, and, of course, the seafood industry.

Research on pomegranate drug to stem Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
THE onset of Alzheimer’s disease can be slowed and some of its symptoms curbed by a natural compound that is found in pomegranate

Tiny pieces of gold 'boost brain cancer therapy' in lab
When the tiny particles were infused into the centre of tumour cells, the cancer stopped replicating and many diseased cells died.

Fruit and vegetable intake still too low; human nutritionist says to focus on lunch
Changes to a supplemental nutrition program are improving the number of fruits eaten daily by children, but kids and adults still aren't reaching the recommended daily intake amounts.

Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury
New measurements from fish purchased at retail seafood counters in 10 different states show the extent to which mislabeling can expose consumers to unexpectedly high levels of mercury, a harmful pollutant.

Antibiotics in early life may alter immunity long-term
New University of British Columbia research found that receiving antibiotic treatments early in life can increase susceptibility to specific diseases later on.

Startups Pitch Cricket Flour As The Best Protein You Could Eat
If you heard crickets chirping in your backyard, would it occur to you to grind them into a powder to mix into a protein shake?

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Drinks at Least 1 Soda a Day: CDC
A new survey of American adults across 18 states finds 17 percent drinking at least one sugary soda per day, with rates varying widely across states.

Do Gut Bacteria Rule Our Minds?
It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us may very well be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want, and often are driving us toward obesity.

Acidic Drinks Can Damage Kids' Teeth Permanently, Expert Warns
High acidity levels in soft drinks, fruit juice and sports beverages pose a threat to youngsters' teeth, a new study reports.

Salt consumption has a sweet spot: Too little and too much are both harmful, researchers find
Results from the largest study of its kind ever conducted — involving 18 countries and more than100,000 people — indicate that the current recommended maximum sodium intake for the population is actually too low and may even be unsafe.

Shooting down acid reflux with changes to your diet
It can wake a person up in the middle of the night and make the day a misery, with frequent episodes of belch-ridden indigestion, a burning sensation in the esophagus and throat and, for some people, radiating chest pain so severe they wonder if they’re having a heart attack.

Medicinal oil reduces debilitating epileptic seizures associated with Glut 1 deficiency, trial shows
Two years ago, the parents of Chloe Olivarez watched painfully as their daughter experienced epileptic seizures hundreds of times a day.

Making cashews safer for those with allergies
For the millions of adults and children in the U.S. who have to shun nuts to avoid an allergic reaction, help could be on the way

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