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Age, race and gender influence kids and teens beverage choices
...ut there is a positive association between BMI and diet
carbonated soft drinks. In other words, there was...ink consumption but overweight children drank more diet
soft drinks. This analysis suggests that carbonated soft drinks are not solely responsible for the i...
Hebrew University researchers develop method to improve neutraceutical absorption
...e hope that the nutraceutical will be a beneficial diet
additive. However, the effect of this is generally marginal, even though there may be some advantage over normal consumption through a balanced diet. However, most of these nutraceuticals are not absorbed but are simply flushed through the body's dig...
Fish is not always 'brain food'
...ted Kingdom and other countries also warn that the diet
of children should not include contaminated fish species. This study suggests that this advice should now be extended to everyone, although the effects seen in adults are less severe than in children exposed to methylmercury before birth....
Fiber-boosted formula for piglets shows promise in battle against infant diarrhea
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Adding fiber to the diet
for bowel health is standard advice for adults. Such wisdom also may benefit babies, say researchers who are testing the impact of fiber added to milk-replacement formulas of newborn piglets. In the June issue of the Journal of Nutrition, the resear...
Eat your whey: It may protect against prostate cancer
... antioxidant levels elevated through diet
and supplementation may prevent the development of chronic disease." The researchers treated another batch of prostate cells with casein, the major protein found in cheese. Casein doesn'...
Scientists find genetic link between blood flow patterns and cardiovascular disease
...d cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, and a diet
high in saturated fat are known to increase the likelihood of developing heart disease, the risk of physical inactivity is comparable to other factors, according to the American Heart Association. "The molecular biological response to increases or d...
Finicky snails provide new clues to the evolution of coastal ecosystems
...pkins. In one experiment, researchers fed whelks a diet
consisting exclusively of sea mussels (Mytilis cal...ed from their capsules, we raised them on a common diet
of bay mussels until they reached adult size about 10 months later,'' he recalled. ''We then tested ...
Chemical in broccoli blocks growth of prostate cancer cells
...the United States, suggesting that factors such as diet
and lifestyle play a role in the development of pr...dy suggests that there are even more benefits to a diet
rich in these phytochemicals when it comes to preventing prostate cancer." The study was also co-aut...
DNA from dung
...ity of DNA obtained may vary with the individual's diet
and digestive system. Each species will need to be assessed to determine the optimum quantity of dung needed. This spring, the researchers will work in Sri Lanka, Java, and Vietnam to collect dung from elephants, rhinos, and other endangered specie...
Molecule helps prevent inflammation and heart disease in fat-fed mice
...cine in St. Louis. When researchers fed a high-fat diet
to mice lacking the molecule beta3 integrin, they ...atherosclerosis. But when they fed mice a high-fat diet
akin to that of the typical American, 62 percent of the mice lacking both beta3 and apoE were dead w...
Troubling news about sea otter deaths
...s become infected with acanthocephalans when their diet
is unusually high in sand crabs, which carry the worms. In the otters, the worms migrate from the intestine to the abdominal cavity, causing fatal infections. "Because we did not see these two causes of death distributed evenly along the coast, we k...
Diet study focus of TAES research in effort to help save giant panda
...rvation can be made." The pandas rely on a steady diet
of bamboo and lots of it, consuming about 100 poun...trategy of the species. Researchers will analyze a diet
of bamboo as well as a supplemental diet. Tolleson said his lab will analyze the fecal samples, "tr...
Scientists observe nanosize microtubules 'treadmilling' across plant cells
...n doctors recommend a high-fiber diet, they mean a diet
rich in cellulose. "In most plant cells, cellulose is laid down, not randomly, but in a very organized way," Ehrhardt said. "It's thought that microtubules control and guide the machinery that builds the cell wall. Being able to engineer how cellul...
Premature birth linked to lack of nutrition before pregnancy: study
...suggests the problem may have to do with women who diet
prior to pregnancy for fear they'll be unable to s...ight afterwards. "Women need to think about proper diet
and food intake before they even know they're pregnant because proper nutrition after pregnancy may ...
Womb time drops when hungry mama conceives, Science study says
...days before conception and maintained this reduced diet
for the first 30 days of the pregnancy. The normal length of a sheep pregnancy only varies by a few days which means time-sensitive developmental deviations can be easily observed. Lambs from undernourished mothers were born significantly earlier tha...
Multiple lifestyle changes effectively lower blood pressure
... loss, exercise, reduced salt intake and a healthy diet
can dramatically lower blood pressure, according t...d on weight loss, improved exercise and a low-salt diet
and who were given specific dietary instructions lowered systolic blood pressure (the upper number) ...
As Vitamin B-6 levels go down, numbers of DNA strand breaks go up
...says Dr. Shultz, is that adding Vitamin B-6 to the diet
rapidly improved both smokers' and non-smokers' Vi...only marginal amounts of Vitamin B-6. Because the diet
was designed to be low in Vitamin B-6, foods high in Vitamin B-6 like cereals, beef, chicken, fish, ...
New study finds yogurt may help burn body fat
...d the impact of adding yogurt to a reduced-calorie diet
on 34 healthy obese adults who were randomly assigned to one of two diet
groups. The Yoplait Light group consumed about 1,100 milligrams of calcium each day, which included ...
Adolescent girls who consume more calcium weigh less
...the calcium came solely from dairy products in the diet
or from total calcium including supplementation. It didn't take much calcium to make a difference. An increase in one serving of diary -- a cup of milk or a thumb-sized piece of cheese, about 300 mg of calcium -- was associated with 0.9 mm lower sk...
A derivative of the green tea leaf may help with Metabolic Syndrome X, a potentially deadly disorder
...ave prescribed weight loss, exercise and a healthy diet
to combat it. A new weapon might eventually be ad...one of four experimental groups. Rats in a normal diet
placebo group were fed normal rat forage. The other rats were fed a high-calorie diet, including a ...
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