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Turmeric may help walking ability in spinal injuries


June 27th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) A diet enriched with a popular omega-3 fatty acid and curcumin, found in Indian curry spice turmeric, preserved walking ability in rats with spinal-cord injury. The ... Read more...

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Too much of sugar fuelling global obesity


February 2nd, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) Sugar is fuelling a global obesity pandemic, contributing to 35 million deaths annually from diabetes, heart disease and cancer, warn scientists. Global sugar consumption has tripled ... Read more...

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Low fat, fish oil diet helps slow down cancer


October 26th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) A low-fat, fish-oil combo diet, taken weeks before prostate removal, slows down prostate cancer growth as compared to a traditional, high-fat Western diet. The study, conducted ... Read more...

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Fatty diet during pregnancy programmes baby for diabetes


May 26th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 26 (IANS) A high-fat diet during pregnancy may programme a woman's baby for future diabetes, even if she herself is not obese or diabetic."We found that exposure to ... Read more...

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Tangerines help prevent obesity, protect against heart disease


April 7th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 07 (ANI): A substance in tangerines that not only prevents obesity, but also offers protection against type 2 diabetes, and even atherosclerosis, the underlying disease responsible for most heart attacks ... Read more...

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Taking antioxidants during pregnancy ‘prevents obesity in kids’


March 15th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 15 (ANI): Women who take antioxidants before and during their pregnancies may be protecting their offspring against obesity and diabetes, according to a new study on animals.Noting that a high-fat, ... Read more...

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Western diet linked to increased risk of breast cancer


January 7th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that elevated fat and cholesterol levels found in a typical American-style diet play an important role in the growth and spread of breast cancer.Researchers at ... Read more...

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Birch bark ingredient has an array of metabolic benefits


January 5th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): New studies in animals have shown that an ingredient found in abundance in birch bark has an array of metabolic benefits.In mice, the compound known as betulin lowered ... Read more...

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Western diet ‘ups prostate cancer risk’


December 2nd, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that elevated fat and cholesterol levels found in a typical American-style diet plays an important role in the growth and spread of prostate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Potassium citrate may effectively prevent and even treat osteoporosis


November 21st, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): Potassium citrate may be effective for preventing and even treating osteoporosis, suggests a new study.The Western diet creates an acidic environment in the body that removes calcium from ... Read more...

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Consuming junk food ‘harms brain health’


October 27th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 27 (ANI): Apart from being responsible for the flab on body, processed food also harms behaviour and emotional health of children, suggests a new study.The Telethon Institute for Child Health ... Read more...

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Western diet makes sepsis worse


October 19th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): An experimental study in mice has shown has shown that high fat diets cause a dramatic immune system overreaction to sepsis-a condition of systemic bacterial infection.The study has ... Read more...

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Fructose-rich Western diets fuel growth of pancreatic cancers


August 12th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 12 (ANI): A new study by researchers at UCLA has found that pancreatic cancers use the sugar fructose, common in the Western diet, to activate a key cellular pathway that ... Read more...

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Pancreatic cancers use fructose to fuel their growth


August 4th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 04 (ANI): A new study by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that pancreatic cancers use the sugar fructose to activate a key cellular pathway that drives ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Junk food linked to ADHD in teens


July 30th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 30 (ANI): A 'Western style' diet, which typically consists of processed, fried, and sugary foods, has been linked to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adolescents by scientists.Associate Professor Wendy ... Read more...

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Targeting fatty acids in immune cells may cut atherosclerosis risk


July 24th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found a way to significantly reduce atherosclerosis in mice without lowering cholesterol levels or eliminating other obesity-related ... Read more...

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Mediterranean diet improves heart


June 16th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 16 (IANS) Eating a Mediterranean style diet is good for the heart. The diet -- low saturated fats and high in fish, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, olive oil, cereals and moderate ... Read more...

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A handful of pistachios a day can help keep heart doc away


May 18th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): A diet containing nuts, including pistachios, can significantly lower total and LDL-cholesterol levels, in addition to triglycerides, according to a new study.Published in Archives of Internal Medicine, the ... Read more...

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Tart cherries reduce inflammation, risk for heart disease


April 28th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Tart cherries do have powerful anti-inflammatory benefits, claims a new study by Michigan researchers.The researchers used a "whole food" approach to find that a cherry-enriched diet not only ... Read more...

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Gout ups risk of heart attacks among women


February 8th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 8 (IANS) Women with gout are at greater risk of a heart attack than men with the disease, says a new study. Gout is known to boost the risk of a ... Read more...

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High fat diet ‘ups inflammation in the colon’: Mouse study


January 3rd, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): Studies have previously established a link between colorectal cancer and a diet high in fat and low in fiber, vitamin D and calcium. Now, in a new research, ... Read more...

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Western diet may be bad for teens’ mental health


June 9th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 9 (ANI): Western diet may have a negative impact on adolescents' mental health, according to a new study.In the study of 1600 14-year-old adolescents, Dr Wendy Oddy, from the Telethon ... Read more...

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How altered omega fatty acid balance may increase autoimmunity, allergy risk


May 30th, 2009 - 11:17 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology says its scientists may have found a biological basis for why the risk of inflammation associated with autoimmunity and allergy has ... Read more...

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Lowering cholesterol levels may cut prostrate cancer risk


February 24th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Lowering cholesterol may block the growth of prostate tumors, claims a new study.Prostate tumors accumulate high levels of cholesterol, and tumor incidence correlates with eating a ... Read more...

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Fish oils prevent bad cholesterol accumulation in arteries


February 6th, 2009 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington, February 6 (ANI): Scientists at Columbia University Medical Center have found yet another reason why eating fish can be beneficial. Dr. Richard J. Deckelbaum, Director of the Columbia Institute of ... Read more...

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Early childhood diet linked to adult weight gain


January 15th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): An adult''s propensity to pack on the pounds is directly linked to early childhood diet, according to a new study by University of Calgary."My research has shown ... Read more...

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Tart cherries can lower heart disease risk (re-issue)


October 26th, 2008 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A new study by University of Michigan researchers has linked tart cherries, one of today''s hottest ''Super Fruits,'' to lowering risk factors for heart disease. Besides lowering ... Read more...

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Tart cherries can lower heart disease risk


October 24th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): A new study by University of Michigan researchers has linked tart cherries to lowering risk factors for heart disease.Besides lowering cholesterol and reducing inflammation, the study ... Read more...

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Western diet causes ”a third of heart attacks”


October 21st, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): The typical Western diet, which includes red meat, fried foods, dairy products and salty snacks, is responsible for 30 per cent of the world''s heart attacks, according ... Read more...

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Apples, apple juice may help keep colon cancer at bay


March 27th, 2008 - 11:16 am ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): Listening to your mother and eating an apple a day to keep the doctor away seems to be a really good idea, for a new study has ... Read more...

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Metabolic syndrome boosts risk of other health issues for men


March 23rd, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): In a new study, a researcher has suggested that metabolic syndrome leads to an elevated risk of many other health issues in men.According to Stephen J. Freedland, ... Read more...

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Low-carb diets may prevent prostate cancer progression


November 14th, 2007 - 2:43 pm ICT by admin
Washington, November 14 (ANI): Eating foods that contain fewer amounts of carbohydrates may help inhibit the progression of prostate cancer, according to researchers at Duke Prostate Center. In a study of mice, ... Read more...

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