human nutrition research

Pistachios help growth of beneficial gut bugs


April 26th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Eating pistachio nuts may help the growth of potentially beneficial gut bugs and promote digestive health, says a new study.Pistachios are also an excellent source of ... Read more...

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Addicts cut down on junk food after calorie labelling


July 27th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) A sixth of fast food addicts cut down on junk food with higher calories after the US introduced a calorie-labelling system in 2008.Researchers from the New ... Read more...

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B vitamins in mother’ diet cut kid’s gut cancer risk


June 10th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) Experiments on mice show that those born to mothers fed a diet supplemented with B vitamins are less likely to develop gut tumours.Previous research in humans ... Read more...

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Pregnant women less able to fight infections


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Obese pregnant women are less able to fight infections than leaner peers, which could affect their baby's health post-birth."Women who are obese before pregnancy have critical ... Read more...

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Pistachios support weight management, heart health


April 12th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): A study has found that fat in pistachios may not be completely absorbed by the body, making them effectively lower in calories than previously thought.The Agricultural Research ... Read more...

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Health benefits of herbal teas not just folklore


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): The idea that herbal teas may provide a variety of health benefits is no longer just folklore, say experts.Diane McKay and Jeffrey Blumberg of the Jean Mayer USDA ... Read more...

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Compounds offer novel approach to fight cancer


November 2nd, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 02 (ANI): A study has indicated that a class of compounds that interferes with cell signaling pathways may provide a new approach to cancer treatment.The compounds, called PITs (non-phosphoinositide PIP3 ... Read more...

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Weight loss from surgery cuts risk for cardiovascular disease in women


September 17th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 17 (ANI): Researchers have found that significant weight loss after bariatric surgery can significantly improve the lipoprotein profiles of women within a year.Significant weight loss not only improves daily life ... Read more...

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Mediterranean diet set for place on world heritage list


August 25th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug 25 (ANI): The Mediterranean diet is to make an entry into the UNESCO World Heritage list, which celebrates sites ranging from the Great Barrier Reef to the Tower of London.It ... Read more...

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Zinc in blood reduces risk of pneumonia in elders by 50 pc: Study


August 11th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Scientists have found that normal blood zinc concentrations reduce the risk of pneumonia in elders by 50 percent.The study was led by Simin Nikbin Meydani, director of the ... Read more...

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White button mushrooms ‘keep immune system healthy’


July 30th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): White button mushrooms enhance the activity of critical cells in the body's immune system, Agricultural Research Service (ARS)-funded scientists have found.The animal-model and cell-culture study was conducted at ... Read more...

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Vitamin D vital for cognitive function


June 26th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Scientists have contributed to a limited but growing body of evidence of a link between vitamin D and cognitive function.The study was led by epidemiologist Katherine Tucker ... Read more...

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How much of vitamin D do you really need?


June 19th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washingtonr, June 19 (IANS) Your skin tone and the amount of sunshine you receive besides what foods you eat, all this can influence the amount of vitamin D that your body has ... Read more...

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Low-calorie diet helps lose weight, boosts immunity


April 30th, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): People who follow a low-calorie diet or a very low-calorie diet not only lose weight, but also significantly enhance their immune response, concludes a new study.The study may ... Read more...

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Low calorie diet checks weight, boosts immunity


April 30th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) A low-calorie diet not only checks weight but also boosts immunity, according to a recent study. The study led by Simin Nikbin Meydani, director of the Jean Mayer USDA ... Read more...

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Low-moderate alcohol consumption does not harm women’s bone health


April 28th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): A new study has offered more evidence that low to moderate alcohol consumption does not harm bone health in women.There is lack of information on low to moderate ... Read more...

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Turmeric - a new way to spice up your weight loss routine


February 17th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb. 17 (ANI): Curcumin, a bioactive component in Indian spice turmeric, can prove effective if added in weight loss routine, a new study suggests.The compound can stall the spread of fat-tissue ... Read more...

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Low-calorie foods contain more calories than indicated


January 6th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Tufts University researchers have found that the so-called 'low-calorie' foods in restaurants and supermarkets contain more calories than indicated on the label.The researchers measured energy values of 29 ... Read more...

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Lowering cholesterol transfer protein activity linked to heart disease risk


December 16th, 2009 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Inhibiting activity of a transfer protein to raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels is not as effective a heart disease therapy as it is believed to be, according ... Read more...

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Salmona, tuna ‘protects against age-related macular degeneration’


June 19th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish such as tuna and salmon may help prevent age-related macular degeneration (AMD) progression, depending upon the stage of the disease, suggest ... Read more...

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Eat Indian curry to lose weight


May 20th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) Eating lots of curry may help you lose weight, research suggests. Scientists believe that haldi, or turmeric, which is used in most Indian meals, has an active ingredient that ... Read more...

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Turmeric extract suppresses fat tissue growth in mice models


May 19th, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 19 (IANS) Curcumin, the major ingredient in turmeric, appears to curb weight gain in mice and suppress the growth of fat tissue in mice and cell models. Researchers at the Jean ... Read more...

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Turmeric may help reduce your tummy’s size


May 19th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Turmeric may help reduce weight gain and suppress the growth of fat tissue, according to a new study on mice.Researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research ... Read more...

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Omega-3 fatty acids, low glycemic index diet protects against age-related macular degeneration (re-


May 4th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Researchers from Tufts University have found that a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids and low glycemic index food can significantly reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration ... Read more...

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Omega-3 fatty acids, low glycemic index diet protects against age-related macular degeneration


May 3rd, 2009 - 11:29 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Researchers from Tufts University have found that a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids and low glycemic index food can significantly reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration ... Read more...

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Adding walnuts to a diet may help elderly improve memory


April 25th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Adding some walnuts to an otherwise healthy diet may help older people improve memory and behavioural skills, according to an animal model study. Walnuts contain polyphenols and other ... Read more...

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Protect your bones, have a drink


March 9th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) Post menopausal women and men over 60 years who drink alcohol moderately seem to have stronger bones, according to a new study. The study found that regular moderate ... Read more...

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Moderate alcohol intake ”good for bones”


March 4th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Regular moderate alcohol intake is associated with greater bone mineral density (BMD), say researchers. In an epidemiological study of men and post-menopausal women primarily over 60 years of ... Read more...

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Bod Pod to help fight obesity


November 18th, 2008 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Syndey, Nov 18 (IANS) A new Bod Pod will accurately measure fat and muscle mass with the potential to boost research on obesity and athletic performance. The space capsule-like pod is ... Read more...

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Pistachio nuts may keep your heart healthy


September 27th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 27 (ANI): Eating pistachio nuts every day can keep your health hale and hearty, says a new study.According to researchers at Penn State conducted the study to investigate the ... Read more...

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Individuals with specific gene variant at higher fatty liver risk


September 26th, 2008 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 26 (ANI): Researchers at UT South-western Medical Centre have revealed that individuals who carry a specific form of the gene are at an increased risk of developing fatty liver ... Read more...

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Vitamin B deficiency may cause vascular cognitive impairment


September 3rd, 2008 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 3 (ANI): A deficiency of B-vitamins may cause vascular cognitive impairment, according to the latest Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study.Carried out by researchers at the Jean ... Read more...

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Concord grape juice may help improve memory in older adults


June 3rd, 2008 - 11:06 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Drinking polyphenol-rich Concord grape juice may improve memory in older adults, finds a new study.The study, led by Robert Krikorian, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati ... Read more...

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Short arms and legs may boost dementia risk


May 6th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 6 (ANI): People with short arms and legs are at an increased risk of developing dementia in later life, says a new study.The researchers believe that the link ... Read more...

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New power-packed soy breakfast cereal developed


March 9th, 2008 - 1:19 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Forget cornflakes, and welcome a new power-packed breakfast cereal that will give you just the right head start soy. A scientist at the University of Illinois has cooked ... Read more...

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