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Medicinal Food News


How spices and herbs could reduce salt and fat
New research presented at the American Society for Nutrition conference in Washington this week suggests that food could be made healthier simply be replacing salt and fat with herbs and spices.

Guelph Study Calls for Testing of Restaurant Oils
The quality and safety of oils used for frying in restaurants often degrade quickly, leading to potential health risks, according to a new University of Guelph study.

Agave syrup, placebo both better than nothing for little kids' coughs
Both agave nectar and a placebo were more effective than no treatment for young children's cough symptoms, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine

Dietary Flavanols Reverse Age-Related Memory Decline
Findings strengthen link between specific brain region and normal memory decline

Sunlight link to obesity and diabetes
Researchers from the Telethon Kids Institute and Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research have found that small regular doses of sunlight suppress the development of obesity

U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats: Study
Americans need fewer trans and saturated fats, and more omega-3 fatty acids

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.


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