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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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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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Eating whole grains may cut risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes


October 21st, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new study has suggested that people who consume several servings of whole grains per day while limiting daily intake of refined grains appear to have less of ... 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Researchers modify good guide pyramid for older adults


December 21st, 2007 - 2:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 21(ANI): Researchers at Tufts University have come up with a modified food guide pyramid for the older adults to guide them about the forms of foods that could best meet ... Read more...

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Maintaining zinc levels in blood may reduce pneumonia risk in nursing home elderly


November 14th, 2007 - 2:42 am ICT by admin
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