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Nutritional needs for skeletal health change as you age, says new scientific review
Whether you’re young or old, the right nutrition can make a difference to your bone health and influence your ability to live an independent, mobile, fracture-free life into your more senior years.
Calcium supplements no help for bones
Increasing calcium intake through diet or supplements should not be recommended for fracture or osteoporosis prevention, according to University of Auckland Associate Professor of Medicine, Dr Mark Bolland.
High-fructose diet hampers recovery from traumatic brain injury
A diet high in processed fructose sabotages rats’ brains’ ability to heal after head trauma, UCLA neuroscientists report.
Researchers discover evidence that lead exposure in mothers can affect future generations
A team of researchers at Wayne State University have discovered that mothers with high levels of lead in their blood not only affect the fetal cells of their unborn children, but also their grandchildren
Arsenic found in many U.S. red wines, but health risks depend on total diet
A new University of Washington study that tested 65 wines from America’s top four wine-producing states — California, Washington, New York and Oregon — found all but one have arsenic levels that exceed what’s allowed in drinking water.
Four gut bacteria decrease asthma risk in infants
New research by scientists at UBC and BC Children’s Hospital finds that infants can be protected from getting asthma if they acquire four types of gut bacteria by three months of age
Risk factors for prostate cancer
New research suggests that age, race and family history are the biggest risk factors for a man to develop prostate cancer, although high blood pressure, high cholesterol, vitamin D deficiency, inflammation of prostate, and vasectomy also add to the risk.
Prebiotic pasta could benefit your gut
Scientists observed patients who ate pasta enriched with a type of fiber and found increase in populations of healthy bacteria in their gastrointestinal tract.
Plum good health benefits
Dried plums promote retention of beneficial bacteria throughout the colon, and by doing so they may reduce the risk of colon cancer.
Teenage girl develops hepatitis after drinking too much green tea
Doctors say 16 year-old's kidney infection caused by drinking three cups of green tea every day for three months in a bid to lose weight
The Heart and Stroke Foundation Urges Canadians to Cut the Crap
The Heart and Stroke Foundation today released a position statement on saturated fat that takes a whole diet approach.
Inflammatory response links dietary fats, obesity-related diseases
An enhanced inflammatory response could be the key link between high saturated fat intake and the development of diseases like type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis.
The type of fat you eat matters!
If you saw last month’s news headlines declaring that saturated fat is no longer deemed harmful to your heart, you may be (understandably!) confused.
Fat free foods do not mean low calories says study
A new study concluded that foods low in fat does not necessarily mean they are low in calories.
Probiotic formula reverses cow's milk allergies by changing gut bacteria of infants
Infants who developed tolerance to cow's milk allergy showed increase in bacterial strains associated with good health
Diet of fruits, veggies could help ward off depression: study
Eating a diet of fruit, vegetables, legumes and nuts that's low in processed meats could ward off depression, according to a large new study
High dietary sodium and potassium may worsen chronic kidney disease
High dietary intake of sodium and potassium may speed the progression of kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN)
ß-Glucan-Enriched Pasta Boosts Good Gut Bacteria, Reduces Bad Cholesterol
People fed ß-glucan-enriched pasta for two months showed increased populations of beneficial bacteria in their intestinal tracts, and reduced populations of non-beneficial bacteria. They also showed reduced LDL (bad) cholesterol.
Drinking coffee at night disrupts sleep says Study
It is known that caffeine counteracts some of the effects of sleepiness and makes it easier to stay awake, but until now no one had looked at whether there is also an effect on the internal circadian body clock.
Study finds association between energy drinks and traumatic brain injury in teens
Teens who reported a traumatic brain injury in the past year were seven times more likely to have consumed at least five energy drinks in the past week than those without a history of TBI
Specific Fatty Acids May Worsen Crohn’s Disease
Some research has suggested that omega-3 fatty acids, abundant in fish oils, can relieve inflammation in Crohn’s disease. But a new study using software developed by Duke scientists hints that we should be paying closer attention to what the other omegas