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Latest Nutrition News - Archive 11


Asthma Risk Increased In Women With High Levels Of Fat Tissue Inflammatory Protein
Published: 15/03/06
Women with high levels of an inflammatory protein produced by fat tissue are at significantly increased risk of asthma, finds research in published ahead of print in Thorax. The findings are based on almost 6,000 adults taking part in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Study, which assessed the health and nutrition of US citizens..... full story


New Study Reveals Promising Osteoporosis Treatment
Published: 09/03/06
A New York University College of Dentistry professor has developed a calcium phosphate-based supplement that even at low concentrations -- significantly improves bone strength and thickness without the side effects of many current drug treatments. Dr. Racquel Z. LeGeros, a Professor of Biomaterials and Biomimetics and of Implant Dentistry, presented her research on the supplement at the American Association for Dental Research annual meeting on March 9, 2006..... full story


Organic Diets Lower Children's Dietary Exposure to Common Agriculture Pesticides
Published: 01/03/06
In a study conducted by Emory University, Atlanta, researchers found that pesticide levels of two specific organo-phosphates decreased to zero after they substituted organic foods for the conventional foods in children's diets.... full story


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Benefits of Eating Seafood Outweigh Risks
Published: 23/02/06
Although some species of fish around the world's are likely to be contaminated with mercury, PCBs and other toxins, the benefits of eating seafood continue to outweigh the risks, a panel of scientists said at a special symposium this week at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science..... full story


Low Fat, High Carbohydrate Diet not a Cure-All
Published: 18/02/06
A long-term study that tracked the eating habits and health of 49000 women over 8 years, called the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Dietary Modification Trial, found that the low fat, high carbohydrate diet that was recommended as the healthiest way to eat, is in fact not the healthiest option in terms of prevention of heart disease, breast cancer, colorectal cancer or weight.... full story


Reducing Total Fat Intake May Have An Effect on Breast Cancer Risk
Published: 07/02/06
Following an eating pattern lower in total fat did not significantly reduce the incidence of breast cancer, heart disease, or stroke, and did not reduce the risk of colorectal cancer in healthy postmenopausal women, according to the latest clinical trial results from the National Institutes of Health - Women's Health Initiative (WHI). The study was designed to evaluate a low-fat dietary pattern's effect on the risk of cancer. However, investigators also evaluated the data to review the effect on cardiovascular disease. The results from the largest ever clinical trial of low-fat diet are reported in three papers in the February 8 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association. ..... full story


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Wholegrains Lower Homocysteine and Reduce Diabetes and Heart Disease Risks
Published: 15/02/06
Studies have confirmed that diets high in wholegrains, which are naturally rich in fibre, bran, vitamins and minerals, reduce the likelihood of diabetes and heart disease fatality.... full story


New Heart Foundation recommendations prescribe safe levels of exercise for people with cardiovascular disease
Published: 16/01/06
The Australian Health Foundation published in the latest edition of the Medical Journal of Australia the first ever evidence-based recommendations for physical activity for patients with cardiovascular disease. The Heart Foundation's new Physical Activity Recommendations for People with Cardiovascular Disease gives safe advice about physical activity to people with stable coronary heart disease, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease and fully recovered stroke.... full story


New US Food Labels Must List Trans Fats
Published: 01/01/06
From 1 January 2006, all food labels in the USA must list the amount of Trans fats, together with the other "bad" (saturated) fats, as well as all the "good" (unsaturated) fats in foods.... full story


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