nutritional sciences

Popping raisins curbs calorie intake in children


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 3 (IANS) Eating raisins, or dried grapes, as an after-school snack curbs calorie intake and promotes a feeling of fullness as compared to other snacks, says a study.The ... Read more...

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Family dinners help kids stave off obesity


April 24th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 24 (IANS) Eating together as a family induces kids to eat more fruits and vegetables and helps them stave off obesity, according to researchers at Rutgers State University ... Read more...

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Inadequate diet ‘can cause anemia in postmenopausal women’


March 25th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): A new study indicates that inadequate nutrition is linked to a greater risk of anemia in postmenopausal women."This study suggests that inadequate nutrient intakes are a significant risk ... Read more...

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‘Good bacteria’ in yogurt may not be as healthy as you think!


December 27th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 27 (ANI): Probiotic yoghurts and yoghurt drinks may not be as healthy as they are claimed to be - the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has found that there is ... Read more...

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Vitamin D deficiency widespread across India


December 14th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): The results of various studies show severe Vitamin D deficiency across India and Pakistan in all age groups, as well as insufficiency in populations of South-East and East ... Read more...

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How chefs can help combat obesity by creating reduced-calorie meals


November 6th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): According to Penn State researchers, restaurants can help tackle the obesity epidemic by creating reduced-calorie meals.In the survey, 72 percent of the 432 respondents said they could trim ... Read more...

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Compound in carrots, peppers boosts brain health


October 14th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): A plant compound found in carrots, peppers, celery, olive oil, peppermint, rosemary and chamomile helps reduce age-related inflammation in the brain and memory deficits, according to a new ... Read more...

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Consuming grapes and green tea could leave you with an iron deficiency


August 24th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 24 (ANI): Eating certain polyphenols, substances found in many fruits and vegetables, decreases the amount of iron the body absorbs, which can increase the risk of developing an iron deficiency, ... Read more...

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Regular use of vitamin E may cut COPD risk


May 17th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 17 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at Cornell University and Brigham and Women's Hospital has suggested that long-term, regular use of vitamin E in women 45 years of ... Read more...

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Kids should start their meal with veggies


May 6th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Want your kids to eat more vegetables? Then give it to them at the start of a meal and gradually increase the amount, says new research. "We have ... Read more...

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Veggies in first course can improve preschoolers’ appetite


May 6th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Providing vegetables in the first course of lunch to preschoolers may increase their chances of eating more vegetables, say researchers.Penn State nutrition researchers conducted several experiments based on ... Read more...

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An apple a day boosts the immune system


March 3rd, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Soluble fiber-found in oats, apples, and nuts- reduces the inflammation associated with obesity-related diseases and strengthens the immune system, a new University of Illinois study suggests."Soluble fiber changes ... Read more...

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Low-fat diet ‘puts dieters in better moods’


November 10th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Feeling blue? Try a low-calorie, low-fat diet, suggests a new study.Published in the November 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, after one ... Read more...

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Finding the right gene may help break obesity-type 2 diabetes link, says expert


October 3rd, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 3 (ANI): A Cornell University researcher is working to break the inextricable link between obesity and type 2 diabetes.Ling Qi, an assistant professor of nutritional sciences in Cornell's College ... Read more...

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Long working hours make parents compromise on food choices


September 10th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Long work hours and irregular schedules are forcing people to compromise on food choices for themselves and their children, suggests a new study.The research team from Cornell University ... Read more...

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Zinc could help fight infections


July 31st, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Zinc activates a key protein on T cells needed to fight infections, concludes a new report in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology.The study suggests that zinc may be ... Read more...

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Even modest exercise can cut belly fat’s negative effects


April 24th, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Moderate amounts of exercise alone can reduce the inflammation in visceral fat-belly fat, says a new study.Fat around the belly has been linked with metabolic syndrome, a group ... Read more...

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Eggs are your best buddies when it comes to calorie management


April 21st, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Eating eggs for breakfast can help adults manage hunger and reduce calorie consumption throughout the day, according to a new research on breakfast choices.On the other hand, teens ... Read more...

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Eggs for breakfast easy way to cut calories


April 21st, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Having eggs for breakfast can help adults manage hunger as well as cut calorie consumption throughout the day, according to new research. A study led by Maria Luz ... Read more...

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Lack of sunshine vitamin ‘raises inflammation risk in women’


April 9th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 9 (ANI): Vitamin D deficiency is associated with inflammation, a negative response of the immune system, even in healthy women, a new study has found.A University of Missouri nutritional sciences ... Read more...

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Exercise for 30 minutes a day for real health benefits


March 18th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) For real health benefits, people should exercise for 30 minutes a day five times a week, a new study has found. Although pedometers (which measure how much we ... Read more...

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Walking 100 steps a minute achieves moderate intensity activity


March 17th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): While moderate physical activity is known to be beneficial to health, researchers are now suggesting people to walk 150 minutes a week, which is equivalent to 30 ... Read more...

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Enzyme-deficiency lets mice gorge without becoming obese


January 12th, 2009 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
London, January 12 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have announced the discovery of an enzyme that plays a very important role in controlling the breakdown of fat. The ... Read more...

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Weight loss may adversely affect your bones


July 29th, 2008 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): Researchers from University of Missouri and University of Kansas have revealed that weight loss may have an adverse impact on bones during weight maintenance.They suggest that during ... Read more...

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Breakfast coffee bad for blood sugar


May 22nd, 2008 - 9:05 am ICT by admin
Toronto, May 22 (IANS) Regular coffee with a cereal breakfast is bad for your blood sugar levels. In their study reported in the May issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, ... Read more...

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Genetic variation may be behind craving for sugary food


May 14th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 14 (ANI): People who consume more sugary foods may have a specific genetic variation, finds a new research.Boffins Ahmed El-Sohemy, Karen M. Eny, Thomas M.S. Wolever and Benedicte Fontaine-Bisson, ... Read more...

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Eating pistachios may keep your heart healthy


April 9th, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Snacking on pistachios can prove beneficial in reducing inflammation, which is one of the prominent cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, according to a new study.The study, led ... Read more...

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Exercise can help prevent gallstones


February 14th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): Exercise will not only help you get rid of those extra pounds, but as it turns out, also keep you free from gallstones, says a new research.The finding ... Read more...

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Scientists discover genetic basis for why high-carb diets make us fatter


December 5th, 2007 - 3:37 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): A high-carb diet has always been considered as a factor behind piling on the pounds. Now, a study in mice conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison ... Read more...

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Low-impact exercise forms may raise incidence of low bone density


November 14th, 2007 - 2:23 am ICT by admin
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