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Talking Turkey With A Loyola Dietitian
Does Turkey Make You Sleepy?, How to Pace Yourself During the Feast and Other Thanksgiving Tips

Calorie-Restricting Diets Slow Aging, Study Finds
Neuroscientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have shown that calorie-reduced diets stop the normal rise and fall in activity levels of close to 900 different genes linked to aging and memory formation in the brain

Shift in gut bacteria observed in fiber supplement study may offer good news for weight loss
A new study from the University of Illinois shows that two specific functional fibers may also have the potential to assist in weight loss when made part of a long-term, daily diet

People with COPD who received nutrition treatment in the hospital had better health outcomes
People aged 65 and older, who were being treated for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the hospital and received nutrition treatment (oral nutrition supplements) had reduced lengths of stay, hospital costs and chances of returning to the hospital within 30-days, according to a study published in CHEST

Mediterranean diet is best way to tackle obesity, say doctors
A Mediterranean diet may be a better way of tackling obesity than calorie counting, leading doctors have said.

Healthy Diets Are Good for the Kidneys
Dietary modifications may be a low-cost, simple intervention to reduce the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD)

Chemical in coffee may help prevent obesity-related disease
Scientists found that chlorogenic acid, or CGA, significantly reduced insulin resistance and accumulation of fat in the livers of mice who were fed a high-fat diet

UC Davis research finds walnuts slow prostate cancer growth, among other health benefits
Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have found that diets rich in whole walnuts or walnut oil slowed prostate cancer growth in mice.

Study: Vitamin B May Not Reduce Risk of Memory Loss
Taking vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements may not reduce the risk of memory and thinking problems after all, according to a new study

Furin – the answer to the Ebola crises?
New research published in Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics this month suggests that scientists currently investigating potential cures for the Ebola virus should focus more attention on the protein furin

Drinking in moderation only safe for 15 percent of the population
For a small portion of the population, moderate consumption of alcohol may help protect against coronary heart disease, Swedish researchers say.

New natural supplement relieves canine arthritis
Arthritis pain in dogs can be relieved, with no side effects, by a new product based on medicinal plants and dietary supplements that was developed at the University of Montreal’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Study Shows Vegan Diet Best for Weight Loss Even with Carbohydrate Consumption
Researchers from the University of South Carolina found that people who say no to all animal products have the ability to shed weight faster than those who consume a diet that contains meat and dair

Heart attack help? Iodide protects against damage after blood flow is restored, study finds
Safe, common chemical reduced reperfusion injury by up to 75 percent in mice, may hold potential for people

High-Fat Diet May Help Slow Brain Aging
New Danish-led research suggests that signs of brain aging can be postponed in mice if placed on a high-fat diet

New dietary supplement beats calcium, vitamin D for bone strength
A new study by a Florida State University researcher reveals that a new dietary supplement is superior to calcium and vitamin D when it comes to bone health.

High-Protein Diet: Should You Jump on the Protein Bandwagon?
Although protein has, until recently, kept a low profile compared to fat and carbohydrates, it’s always been a major player in the body

The quest for tastier tomatoes without GMOs
Our interest is in how we can boost productivity, yield, fruit production, without compromising any of the fruit quality traits such as size and flavor

Low Carb, High Fat Diets May Reduce Seizures in Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy
Diets high in fat and low in carbohydrates, such as the ketogenic or modified Atkins diet, may reduce seizures in adults with tough-to-treat epilepsy, according to a review of the research

Mediterranean Diet May Help Protect Kidney Health
Eating fruits, vegetables, fish, legumes, and heart-healthy fats linked with decreased risk of developing chronic kidney disease

Resveratrol could reverse benefits of being active
results from a study by Queen’s researcher Brendon Gurd suggest that resveratrol may actually impede the body’s response to training.

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