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Medicinal Food News

Eight a day is clearly best for your heart
The risk of heart disease, strokes and premature death decreased by 10.8 per cent for each 200 gram increase in consumption of fruit or vegetables up to an intake of 800 grams

Eating more fruits and vegetables may prevent millions of premature deaths
A fruit and vegetable intake above five-a-day shows major benefit in reducing the chance of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death.

Unlocking the heart-protective benefits of soy
A product of digesting a micronutrient found in soy may hold the key to why some people seem to derive a heart-protective benefit from eating soy foods, while others do not

Mercury in Fish, Seafood May Be Linked to Higher Risk of ALS
Eating fish and seafood with higher levels of mercury may be linked to a higher risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a preliminary study

How a Pediatrician Helps Her Family Eat Healthfully at Home
Parents who struggle to get their children to eat a balanced diet are not alone, a new U-M poll shows. But there are easy ways to help establish good habits.

Off gluten? Be careful of becoming a glutton for rice
Gluten-free diet may increase risk of arsenic, mercury exposure

Yeast found in babies' guts increases risk of asthma
University of British Columbia microbiologists have found a yeast in the gut of new babies in Ecuador that appears to be a strong predictor that they will develop asthma in childhood

Pizza, burgers and the like: A single high-fat meal can damage the metabolism
The global proliferation of overweight and obese people and people with type 2 diabetes is often associated with the consumption of saturated fats.

High Doses Of Vitamin B Help Reduce Schizophrenia Symptoms, Study Finds
A review of worldwide studies discovered that taking high-dose B-vitamins, such as B6, B8 and B12, alongside treatment, could reduce symptoms of the mental illness more than standard treatments alone.

Fructose Consumption Linked to the Increase of Liver Disease Among Adolescents and Children
New study indicates that sugar intake and uric acid concentration independently contribute to the incidence and progression of liver disease, reports the Journal of Hepatology

How eating less can slow the aging process
The researchers found that when ribosomes, the cell's protein makers, slow down, the aging process slows too.

Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Some Recurrent Miscarriages
Approach seemed to help women with high blood levels of a 'marker' for inflammation, study found

Added sugar found in two-thirds of packaged foods
The sugar content in beverages is particularly high, including for juices and flavoured dairy products.

Gut bacteria may play a role in Alzheimer's disease
Because our gut bacteria have a major impact on how we feel through the interaction between the immune system, the intestinal mucosa and our diet, the composition of the gut microbiota is of great interest to research on diseases such as Alzheimer

Brazilian peppertree packs power to knock out antibiotic-resistant bacteria
The red berries of the Brazilian peppertree contain an extract with the power to disarm dangerous antibiotic resistant staph bacteria, scientists at Emory University have discovered

New study finds that eating whole grains increases metabolism and calorie loss
This study helps to quantify how whole grains and fiber work to benefit weight management, and lend credibility to previously reported associations between increased whole grains and fiber consumption, lower body weight and better health

Study: Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette Liquids
Five metals, toxic and potentially carcinogenic when inhaled, found in liquid of leading first generation e-cigarette brands

Experts reveal hidden dangers behind supplements
Many herbal supplements contain hidden pharmaceutical ingredients that could be causing serious health risks, according to a Queen's University expert

Why diet supplements billed as natural may not always be safe
Review of medical journals reveals dozens of reports of liver failure tied to green tea extracts

Increased activity is good for your brain
Today one person in three over the age of 85 develops Alzheimer's disease. This statistic should get everyone out of his or her chair and walking because a report from Tufts University in Boston

A new study confirms: pregnant women should avoid liquorice
Licorice consumption during pregnancy may be associated with harm for the developing offspring.

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