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Latest Nutrition News - Archive 6


Increased Breast Cancer Risk Associated With Greater Fat Intake
Published: 16/03/07
Researchers at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda have shown that women who are menopausal and have a diet with high fat intake (and are obese) are at a higher risk for developing breast cancer then women who did not have a high fat diet... full story


Zinc Supplementation Found to Reduce Mortality in Older Children
Published: 15/03/07
A clinical trial conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public that examined the impact of zinc supplementation in regions where malaria is prevalent concluded that daily zinc supplements reduced the risk of death among children aged 12 to 48 months by 18 percent. However, the researchers did not find any significant reduction in mortality among children 1 to 11 months of age.... full story


Common Chemicals Linked to Fat, Related Health Risks
Published: 14/03/07
Exposure to phthalates, a common chemical found in everything from plastics to soaps, already has been connected to reproductive problems and now, for the first time, is linked to abdominal obesity and insulin resistance in adult males, according to a study by the University of Rochester Medical Center. The research adds to the growing suspicion that low-dose exposures to phthalates and other common chemicals may be reducing testosterone levels or function in men, and thereby contributing to rising obesity rates and an epidemic of related disorders, such as Type 2 diabetes.... full story


Obesity And Environmental Chemicals: Research Probes Potential Link
Published: 07/03/07
Researchers at University of New Hampshire is investigating whether the increasing use of chemical flame retardants that are commonly used in foam furniture, carpeting, microwaves and computers may be related to the climbing rate of obesity in the United States.... full story


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Diet Comparisons Favour Atkins for Weight Loss in Overweight Women
Published: 01/03/07
A comprehensive new study by Stanford University has compared four low carbohydrate diets for their effectiveness in weight loss for women who were overweight. The study found that women who were on the Atkins diet experienced not only the most weight loss but also a lowering of cholesterol and blood pressure... full story


Unique Tomatoes Tops in Disease-Fighting Antioxidants
Published: 01/03/07
Tomatoes get their red color from lycopene, a disease-fighting antioxidant. A new study, by researchers at Ohio State University suggests that a special variety of orange-colored tomatoes provide a different form of lycopene, one that our bodies may more readily be able to use its antioxidant properties. .... full story


Plant-Derived Omega-3's May Aid in Bone Health
Published: 28/02/07
Plant-based omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) may have a protective effect on bone health, according to a team of Penn State researchers who carried out the first controlled diet study of these fatty acids contained in such foods as flaxseed and walnuts.... full story


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Study Citing Antioxidant Vitamin Risks Based on Flawed Methodology
Published: 27/02/07
Experts at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University advise that a study being published today on possible health risks of antioxidant supplements is based on flawed methodology and ignores the broad totality of evidence that comes to largely opposite conclusions - that antioxidants are beneficial to health.... full story


Use of Some Antioxidant Supplements May Increase Mortality Risk
Published: 27/02/07
Researchers from the Center for Clinical Intervention Research, Copenhagen have presented their findings that antioxidant supplements beta carotene, vitamin A, and vitamin E may increase the risk of death, which contradicts all previous claims of disease prevention for antioxidants.... full story


Vitamin D Deficiency Widespread During Pregnancy
Published: 27/02/07
University of Pittsburgh researchers have discovered that even regular use of prenatal multivitamin supplements is not enough to prevent vitamin D deficiency... full story


Cocoa Shows Promise as Next Wonder Drug - Boosts Blood Flow to Heart, Brain, and Other Organs
Published: 22/02/07
A recent study by Harvard Medical school researchers have found that cocoa is showing promise as a way to lower lower death rates from heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and cancer... full story


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