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Fortified Drink For Pregnant, Lactating Women

...ents, vitamin pills or fortified foods toboost the diets of Tanzanian children, who are commonly deficient in manynutritional areas, the researchers found that this new approach was veryeffective and had other advantages. Latham found that the fortified drink notonly significantly improved nutritional def...

Vitamin D Deficiency May Increase Risk Of Hip Fracture In Older Women

...that lack of estrogen which accompanies menopause, diets low in calcium,and lack of exercise contribute to the problem. Eighty percent of olderAmericans who face the possibility of pain and debilitation from anosteoporosis-related fracture are women. One out of every two women and one ineight men over th...

Plant-Based Fat Inhibits Growth Of Breast-Cancer Cell Line, UB Researchers Show

..., N.Y. -- A plant-based fat abundant in vegetarian diets andshown to inhibit the growth of prostate and col...rols work, we can advise people how to modifytheir diets to reduce their risk of cancers, or we could eventually design drugsto target systems they influence...

Purdue Students Win $4,500 For Vegetarian Gelatin Dessert

...a part of the reasonwhy Asian cultures, which have diets high in soy-based food products, have alower incidence of diseases such as breast cancer, prostate cancer and heartdisease. The new gelatin dessert naturally contains isoflavones, and it is alsofortified with calcium and vitamin C. Other winning ...

Very-Low-Fat Diet May Compromise Immune Function, Increase Infection Risk In Trained Runners, UB Study Finds

...howed. "The data suggest that higher-fat diets may lower the proinflammatorycytokines, free radic...nners who increased the proportion of fat in their diets improvedtheir endurance with no negative effect on weight, body composition, bloodpressure, pulse ra...

Genetic testing and modified diets may save babies born with genetic defect

...l." The key to survival was a change in the diets of the affected children."Dietary treatment in these and other fatty acid oxidation disordersdramatically reduces morbidity and mortality." Ibdah said for infants with the genetic defect, special formulas areavailable that both reduce the amo...

$6.75 Million to extend primate studies of diet and aging

...(WRPRC),the study of rhesus macaques on controlled diets is one of only two suchstudies in the world. The r...duced by about 30 percent, as well as monkeyswhose diets permit them to eat as much as they wish. The study of rhesus monkeys builds on extensive research in...

Is your diet making you lose more than weight?

...ast 50% of American women consume weight-reduction diets at some time in their lives -- and mostwomen parti...mineral density than women who didnot modify their diets or exercise patterns. According to lead author of the study Loran M. Salamone, PhD, of the Universi...

IFT experts inform and caution consumers about dietary supplements

...00 to 1,200 milligrams of calcium per day in their diets or who areat risk for osteoporosis. "Many health professionals advise the routine use of calcium and/orvitamin D supple-ments to help prevent osteoporosis, especially for high-risk orelderly individuals," they say. But other dietary...

Changes for chickens? New hybrid corn helps reduce phosphorus in poultry litter, UD scientists report

...rowth and health requirements,therefore, chickens' diets must be supplemented with a more readily available...ses,from birth to market-age. Researchers compared diets of HAP corn and regularcorn, both with and without the phytase enzyme, and with decreasing amounts o...

Study details genetic basis of aging -- and how it might be delayed

...animal species have consistently shown thatreduced diets -- 25 to 30 percent less than a typical diet -- retard aging,extend life span and improve overall health in old age. The new study, Weindruch said, tends to support the idea that caloricrestriction works by slowing metabolism, the chemical processes ...

All fats are not created equal: Some fats may protect the heart

...yle diet with a lower risk of heartdisease. These diets are rich in monounsaturated fats, primarily olive ...ericans have been trying to cut the fat from their diets by eating moregrains, fruits, vegetables and other carbohydrates. Such a diet tends to lowerLDL cho...

Diet and cancer prevention: a sampler of story ideas for '5-a-Day for Better Health Week'

...p prevent breast, prostate or colon cancer? Which diets cut cancer risk? Why is diet such an important factor in cancer development and prevention? What is the role of meat consumption in cancer risk? Is fiber really protective against certain types of cancer?...

Prestigious new nutrition research center being established at UNC-CH with NIH funding

...and to help peoplelearn how they can improve their diets to stay healthy." UNC-CH will be one of only seven such units in the United States. Othersare at Harvard, Washington University in St. Louis and the universities ofChicago, Washington at Seattle, Southern Alabama and Colorado at Denver. ...

A diet enriched with folate and B-vitamins may provide protection from heart disease

...t adequate intake of these nutrients in prescribed diets caneffectively decrease homocysteine concentrations in persons with attendant riskfactors for cardiovascular disease. Elevated homocysteine concentrations can result from either genetic disordersor vitamin deficiencies. A wide variety of determinant...

Saturated fats: The very bad,the not-so-bad and the benign

...e has dictated that we reduce saturated fat in our diets and, when possible, substitute polyunsaturated fats and oils. However, little research has been done to distinguish the different types of saturated fats and their relative harmfulness to cardiovascular health. Hu and workers at the Harvard School ...

Study: avoiding vitamins A, E might improve cancer therapy

...ed to developing brain tumors onspecially modified diets that were either supplemented with standard amounts of antioxidants or wereantioxidant deficient for four months. Researchers then carefully monitored the rodents' health andtheir brain tumors, if any, to see how the animals fared on the different di...

Feel full on fewer calories

... provides without increasing calories. "People on diets often substitute pretzels for high-fat, high-calorie snacks. But pretzels have a low-water content and don't fill you up, so you eat more of them. A snack with higher water and fiber content, for example, an apple, would be a better choice," says the...

Scientists predict food in the new millennium

...ate, but nutrient-dense pills may offset unhealthy diets or complement healthy ones."...

UF nutritionist: Better to vow to eat healthy for new year

...od people should consider incorporating into their diets is soy, a good source of protein that is rich in v...trogens are important for men, because men who eat diets that are high in phytoestrogens have a lower risk of prostate cancer, which also is a hormone-relate...

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