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Acid Suppression Medication Linked With Increased Risk of Hip Fracture
Published: 27/12/06
According to a study in the December 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association the use of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs for the treatment of acid-related diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is associated with a greater risk of hip fracture... full story


Protection Against Cancer May Begin During Pregnancy & Nursing
Published: 24/12/06
A new study by scientists from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, done with laboratory mice, found that supplements of a key phytochemical found in certain vegetables provided a very high level of protection against leukemia and lymphoma in young animals, and also significantly protected against lung cancer during the rodent's equivalent of middle age.... full story


High Levels of Vitamin D In the Body May Decrease the Risk of Multiple Sclerosis
Published: 20/12/06
Press Release: In the first large-scale, prospective study to investigate the relationship between vitamin D levels and MS, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have found an association between higher levels of vitamin D in the body and a lower risk of MS. The study appears in the December 20, 2006, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.... full story


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Reduced Dietary Fat Intake May Decrease Breast Cancer Recurrence
Published: 18/12/06
According to a randomized, phase III trial in the December 20 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, reducing dietary fat intake may decrease the chance of a breast cancer recurrence in women who have been treated for early-stage breast cancer... full story


New Analysis Reveals Daily Calorie Imbalance for Children is Larger Than Previously Recognized for Adults
Published: 04/12/06
Press Release: Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have shown, in a new study, that overweight teens in the USA consumed around 700-1,000 more calories than they needed per day, over a 10 year period. This imbalance between the number of calories consumed and the number actually required, coupled with less exercise, has resulted in an extra 26 kilos of weight for the teens.... full story


Clues to How Diet Affects the Immune System
Published: 01/12/06
Scientists at Sydney’s Garvan Institute’s Immunology Program are looking at how diet can affect the immune system and therefore cause disease. Scientists are proposing that dietary fats can affect how well our immune system works and have discovered that one of the earliest steps in immune system activation relies on a molecule that binds fats. This study may help explain the link between dietary fat consumption and inflammation and could be one of the critical links between metabolism and immune responses. .... full story


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Poor Athletic Performance May Be Linked to Nutrient Deficiency
Published: 15/11/06
According to recent Oregon State University research published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, active people who are lacking in B-vitamins – including college athletes and other elite competitors -- may perform worse during high-intensity exercise and have a decreased ability to repair and build muscle than counterparts with nutrient-rich diets..... full story


Maternal Diet Can Affect Family Tree for Generations
Published: 13/11/06
A new study by scientists at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) is the first to show that a mother’s diet during pregnancy can influence the health, not just of her own children, but also of her grandchildren by changing the behavior of a specific gene in the test subjects.... full story


A 20-Year Study Finds No Association Between Low-Carbohydrate Diets and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease
Published: 08/11/06
Press Release: Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health have completed a long-term study on the effects of low-carbohydrate diet found no evidence to associate low-carb diets with an increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in women. This study is the first of its kind. The study did find an association between low-carb diets high in vegetable sources of fat and protein with a low risk of CHD.... full story


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