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Latest Nutrition News - Archive 9


Cola Linked to Weaker Bones in Women
Published: 10/10/06
A new study suggests that if older women do not want to increase their risk for low bone mass density (BMD) and thus osteoporosis, they should cut down drinking cola.... full story


E. Coli Outbreak From Spinach
Published: 08/10/06
As of 1 PM (ET) October 6, 2006, 199 persons infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported to CDC from 26 states of the USA.... full story


Antioxidant-rich Pecans Can Protect Against Unhealthy Oxidation
Published: 03/10/06
New research from Loma Linda University (LLU) shows that adding just a small handful of pecans to your diet each day may help reduce the risk of heart disease by stopping unwanted oxidisation of blood lipids (fats). Researchers suggest that this positive effect was in part due to pecans having a significant amount of vitamin E. Pecans contain different forms of vitamin E—known as tocopherols—which protects fats from oxidation. Pecans are especially rich in one form of vitamin E—gamma-tocopherol...... full story


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Bio Firm Plans Factory For Rice
Published: 01/10/06
Ventria, a Californian Biotechnology company has been criticised for its genetically engineered rice and their plans to grow the genetically modified rice in Kansas.... full story


Weight Gain in Between Pregnancies Could Lead to Complications
Published: 29/09/06
Press Release: A new, large-scale study from researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, have found that an increase in body mass index (BMI) between first and second pregnancies was associated with adverse outcomes, findings that support a possible causal relationship between obesity and pregnancy complications. A number of studies over the years have found an association between obesity and pregnancy complications, including pre-eclampsia (hypertension), gestational diabetes and stillbirth, but there was little evidence of a direct, cause-and-effect relationship until the latest study..... full story


Brown Seaweed Show Promise in Fighting Fat and Reducing Weight
Published: 19/09/06
Chemists in Japan have found that brown seaweed, a flavor component used in many Asian soups and salads, contains a compound that appears in animal studies to promote weight loss by reducing the accumulation of fat. Called fucoxanthin, the compound achieved a 5 percent to 10 percent weight reduction in test animals and could be developed into a natural extract or drug to help fight obesity, the researchers say..... full story


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Vitamin D may cut pancreatic cancer risk by nearly half
Published: 12/09/06
According to a study by Northwestern and Harvard universities USA, vitamin D supplements cut the risk of pancreatic cancer by almost 50%. This study is the first of its kind to use epidemiological data to examine the relationship between vitamin D and pancreatic cancer.... full story


Juice Consumption Linked to Reduced Risk of Alzheimer's
Published: 31/08/06
The risk of developing Alzheimer's disease was dramatically reduced (76% lower) for older people who drank fruit or vegetable juices regularly in a 10-year study, researchers report. It was 16 percent lower for those drinking juice once or twice a week, according to the report.... full story


Adopting Multiple Healthy Habits May Significantly Lower Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Men
Published: 03/07/06
Press Release: A study of 42,847 middle-aged and older US men (the Health Professionals Follow-up Study) found that a healthy lifestyle was associated with a lower risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), even for men who took medication to lower their blood pressure or cholesterol levels. This study, the first one to look at the role that a healthy lifestyle plays in men in this age-group and their risk for CHD given their lifestyle choices, is published in the journal Circulation (Circulation 2006; 114: 160-7).... full story


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