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Medicinal Food News

Eat a lot of citrus? Be careful in the sun
A large new study finds that white people who consumed a lot of grapefruits or orange juice had a small but significantly higher 25-year risk of malignant melanoma.

A review of 12 diet trials that compared the benefits of a vegetarian diet to other weight-loss plans
The 12 randomized controlled trials involved 1,151 people who followed a specific diet for between nine and 74 weeks

Cranberry Juice May Help Protect Against Heart Disease and Diabetes Risk Factors
Study finds polyphenol-rich cranberries to be a sustainable lifestyle approach to better health

Research Reveals Increased Vitamin B12 Supplementation May Promote Acne Production In Skin
A recently published research shows increase intake of vitamin B12 would trigger the production of acne in skin. Increased amounts of vitamin B12 repress the skin bacteria to produce the vitamin which then creates imbalance leading to acne formation.

Mushroom supplement could be one way to tackle obesity
A supplement from the Ganoderma lucidum mushroom slowed the pace of weight gain by apparently altering bacteria inside the digestive system of mice.

Weight loss, combined with vitamin D, reduces inflammation linked to cancer, chronic disease
First study of its kind to test effect of vitamin D and weight loss on inflammatory biomarkers

Compound in magnolia may combat head and neck cancers
More recently, scientists have been discovering that the compound, found in magnolia bark, is a wily and versatile adversary of cancer.

Food Order Has Significant Impact on Glucose and Insulin Levels
Eating protein and vegetables before carbohydrates leads to lower post-meal glucose and insulin levels in obese patients with type 2 diabetes

Meatless Monday Releases Free E-Cookbook for Schools
Features 30 child-friendly recipes that fit the NSLP meal pattern

Fat, sugar cause bacterial changes that may relate to loss of cognitive function
A study at Oregon State University indicates that both a high-fat and a high-sugar diet, compared to a normal diet, cause changes in gut bacteria that appear related to a significant loss of the power to adapt and adjust to changing situations.

Diet mimicking fasting promotes regeneration and longevity in mice, piloted in humans
Calorie restriction has been shown to have beneficial effects on health in organisms from yeast to humans, yet following a regimen of extreme fasting is psychologically difficult, and its advantages for humans are controversial.

Proposed 'Added Sugars; Label Is Misunderstood, Could Backfire
Nutrition facts labels will soon have a whole new look, but concerns are emerging about how consumers will interpret and apply them

American bakeries face uncertainty after trans fats ban
The Jarosch Bakery has been supplying goodies for more than 50 years, winning special renown for its butter cream frosting and for butter cookies with an extra tender texture.

Chocolate, Chocolate, It's Good For Your Heart, Study Finds
A new study published in the journal Heart found that habitual chocolate eaters had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and strokes compared to people who didn't eat chocolate.

Dietary Trans Fat Linked to Worse Memor
Higher consumption of dietary trans fatty acids (dTFA), commonly used in processed foods to improve taste, texture and durability, has been linked to worsened memory function in men 45 years old and younger, according to a University of California

Avocados may hold the answer to beating leukemia
Professor Paul Spagnuolo from the Faculty of Science has discovered a lipid in avocados that combats acute myeloid leukemia (AML) by targeting the root of the disease

Don't Stop Worrying About Cholesterol
Despite what recent reports say, no responsible health professional thinks we should return to the era of unrestrained consumption of french fries and pizza

Some heartburn drugs may boost risk of heart attack, study finds
A data-mining study has found an association between the use of proton-pump inhibitors, which account for 100 million prescriptions per year in the United States alone, and the likelihood of incurring a heart attack down the road.

Government of Canada announces proposed new nutrition labels and tools to promote healthier food choices
The proposed labelling changes aim to make it easier for Canadians to read labels and the Nutrition Facts table

Vitamin D shows promise for treating Crohn's disease
New research suggests that supplementation with vitamin D may impact on the intestinal barrier dysfunction associated with Crohn's disease, and could have a role in the treatment of the condition.

Milk proteins may protect against cardiovascular disease
Naturally-fermented foods are a good source, according to new Journal of Dairy ScienceĀ® study

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