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Gluten-free market booming, but researchers aren't sold
CBC Marketplace investigation finds many gluten-free products break Health Canada rules
For frying foods, olive oil maintains quality and nutrition better than seed oils
They found that olive oil was the most stable oil for deep-frying at 320 and 374 degrees Fahrenheit, while sunflower oil degraded the fastest when pan-fried at 356 degrees Fahrenheit.
Children who drink non-cow’s milk are twice as likely to have low vitamin D
Children who drink non-cow’s milk such as rice, almond, soy or goat’s milk, have lower levels of vitamin D in their blood than those who drink cow’s milk
Study suggests altering gut bacteria might mitigate lupus
people with lupus should eat Lactobacillus-containing probiotics, such as live culture yogurts, to reduce lupus flares
Soda May Age You as Much as Smoking, Study Says
a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health just found that a daily soda habit can age your immune cells almost two years
Study suggests compound found in red wine has potential as osteoporosis treatment
Resveratrol, a natural compound found in red wine and grapes, increased spinal bone density in men with metabolic syndrome and could hold promise as a treatment for osteoporosis
Vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of poor brain function after sudden cardiac arrest by seven-fold,
Vitamin D is found in oily fish, such as salmon, sardines, and mackerel, eggs, fortified fat spreads, fortified breakfast cereals and powdered milk. Most of our vitamin D stores are made by the body when our skin reacts to sunlight
Some rice-based foods for people with celiac disease contain relevant amounts of arsenic
Rice is one of the few cereal grains consumed by people with celiac disease, as it does not contain gluten. However, it can have high concentrations of a toxic substance – arsenic – as revealed by the analyses of flour, cakes, bread, pasta and other foods made with rice, conducted by researchers from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Spain.
Moms-to-be with low vitamin D levels could have more painful labors
Pregnant women with low vitamin D levels experience an increased amount of pain during labor, according to a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2014 annual meetin
Want whiter teeth? Fruit mixture is not the answer
University of Iowa study shows strawberries have no effect on teeth whitening
18% of London 2012 athletes ‘had poor oral health’
High carb diet, acidic sports drinks and eating disorders take toll on athletes' teeth
Grapefruit juice may help control diabetes and weight gain
The study also suggests that in high quantities, grapefruit juice might lower blood glucose levels as effectively as a commonly prescribed drug for Type 2 diabetes.
Eating fried food before pregnancy increases gestational diabetes risk, research suggests
A new study suggests that women who regularly consume fried food increase their risk of gestational diabetes when pregnant.
The Dangers of Thinning Bones as Men Age
One-third of all hip fractures happen in men, and up to 37% of men die in the first year following the fractures.
Wild Tomato Species Focus of Antioxidant Study
To date, wild tomato species have been widely used for improvement of tomato disease resistance, but have not been extensively explored for health-related traits.
Beware, skin exposure to peanuts may trigger allergic reaction in kids
Researchers at the Mount Sinai Hospital found that even before children consume peanuts for the first time, they become allergic to it.
Pumped About Pumpkins: Just Hype About Health, or the Real Deal?
Pumpkin products are proliferating for autumn — and not just for standard pies, breads and Halloween décor, but also for whimsical goodies that may not live up to the pumpkin’s healthy reputation.
Probiotics protect children and pregnant women against heavy metal poisoning
Working with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Canadian and Tanzanian researchers created and distributed a special yogurt containing Lactobacillus rhamnosus bacteria and observed the outcomes against a control group
Family-based therapies can treat anorexia in teens, study finds
Parents can work with therapists to help their teenage children recover from anorexia, according to the largest randomized trial comparing two family-based treatments for the eating disorder.
GMOs Are Old Hat. Synthetically Modified Food Is The New Frontier
In essence, synthetic biology is about designing and building workhorse organisms that can make things more efficiently than nature
Vitamin D supplements significantly improve symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis in children
A study conducted in more than 100 Mongolian schoolchildren found that daily treatment with a vitamin D supplement significantly reduced the symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis, a type of eczema.