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...ific chemical, such as something found only in the diet
of animals in the country where it is intended to work. Alternatively, a second transmissible GMO that protects animals from the first could be developed for use in non-target countries. "We ought to at least consider these things and ask whether th...
Curcumin may be an inexpensive, well-tolerated, and effective therapy for inflammatory bowel disease
...st groups of five mice had curcumin added to their diet
at a concentration of 0.25% beginning five days before the DNB instillation. Several parameters were determined in the inflamed mucosa. These comprised evaluation of macroscopic damage scores, histological evaluation of inflammation by hematoxylin an...
Couch potatoes may be created in the womb, not at the dinner table
...ed with overeating. While a high calorie postnatal diet
amplified these effects, they also occurred even w...th 15 per group: (1) undernutrition of a standard diet
throughout gestation (undernourished group) or (2) a complete standard diet
throughout gestation (ad...
Ketogenic diet raises cholesterol, lipid levels in children
...ort that the rigorously high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet
known as the ketogenic diet, shown to reduce or el... American Medical Association. After following the diet
for six months, only one in six children in the study group had either a cholesterol or triglyceride...
New tool helps researchers bone up on osteoporosis
... animal well-being issue," Hester said. "Breeding, diet
and exercise all play a vital role in skeletal int...ns received a low-calcium diet, a third an average diet
and a third a high-calcium diet. The scientists showed that more calcium resulted in greater bone mi...
Boost your brain power
...t was a reasonable hypothesis that supplementing a diet
with creatine could assist brain function." The experiment tested this hypothesis by giving the one group of subjects a creatine supplement and a second group a placebo for six weeks, followed by a six week period with no intake and a final six week ...
Natural hormone could reverse heart damage
...gular diet. After four to six weeks, mice in both diet
groups lost the same amount of weight. However, the mice who received leptin infusions had a complete reversal of LVH and a partial shrinkage of enlarged heart cells, whereas the mice on caloric restriction had no change in LVH and a smaller reversa...
...nations of genetic variations with factors such as diet
and the composition of the gut microflora. Dr Ian Wilson from AstraZeneca Research and Development, adds: "The composition of the gut microflora, the community of microbes in the intestine, are very poorly understood, but they are crucially importa...
Immune system drug may increase availability of liver transplants
...In humans, fatty livers generally stem from either diet
or alcohol consumption, and the two rat models developed fatty livers under equivalent conditions. After removing a fatty liver from one animal, and before transplanting it into another, Sun bathed the liver in a soup of nutrients that either did o...
Edible food wraps can keep kids' sandwiches fresh and the environment cleaner
...in home freezers. And they also add to a healthful diet
because each wrap is equal to a serving of a fruit or a vegetable. "Another advantage of these wraps," she explains, "is that they can provide a glaze or a sauce for cooking. You can use a tomato or ketchup-flavored wrap to hamburgers when you freeze...
New protein may play a role in obesity
... July 24 2003 There is more to losing weight than diet
and exercise, according to investigators the Research Institute at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). Their study is the first to identify a new receptor protein present on fat cells that may play a role in fat metabolism. The findings, publ...
Not for women only: Osteoporosis in men
...such as alcohol, or improve other factors, such as diet
and calcium intake should be improved. Then aggressively treat osteoporosis, such as Vitamin D along with using first line therapies to treat the disease such as Fosomax®. Vitamin D should also be used to treat the condition....
Diet researcher asks how now lemur chow?
...as -- the leaf eaters -- and started tackling some diet
issues they had," recalled Campbell. Sifakas are t...amin D, before the scientists developed the proper diet
that enabled the third, named Romeo, to survive and thrive. Conversely, said Campbell, the center's ...
Inflammation blocks impact of heart healthy diets for some
... might benefit from a reduced-fat, low-cholesterol diet
and who might not. For the study, a team led by ...RP levels following a reduced-fat, low-cholesterol diet
for 12 weeks. They found that overall, this group had less of a reduction in total cholesterol and ...
Obese mice provide clues to a natural system that puts brakes on obesity
...ed its activity by 50 percent. When fed a high fat diet
for six weeks, these knockout mice gained much more weight than genetically normal mice fed the same diet. Analysis of fat cells from the Foxa-2 knockout mice showed that activity levels of Pref-1 and the glucose metabolism genes decreased. "It is no...
Customized approaches to food are focus of symposium
...is risk of developing the condition by following a diet
rich in low-fat dairy, fruits and vegetables. Presenters will explore a myriad of other possibilities for food specification based on individual profiles. Dr. Sue Harlander will provide an overview about how national nutrition recommendations are bec...
Migration takes guts
...y birds. Ornithologists have long believed that a diet
high in energy was all that was necessary to sustain migratory flight. But the URI researcher said that proteins are also needed to build the digestive tract. This need for protein may have a significant impact on habitat management at key migrator...
Green, black tea extracts found to lower cholesterol
...ogram recommends eating a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet
with more viscous fiber and switching from butter to margarine with the natural plant compound stanol, as the initial therapy for lowering LDL cholesterol in people without heart disease, said Maron. Maron said there is a need to identify additional...
Chirping frogs keep UH scientists hopping
...cted the frogs to find their preferred habitat and diet
and is recording the characteristic chirping calls. While searching for basic information, Orth may have stumbled onto something larger the frogs may have evolved away from their original populations. The frogs only natural habitat is in the southe...
Genetic clue links selenium to breast cancer prevention
...es have shown that tiny amounts of selenium in the diet
can suppress cancer in several types of organs," s...rsion of the gene may require more selenium in the diet
to get the cancer-preventive benefits. "Utimately, this might influence who would most benefit from...
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