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Highlights of the October 2004 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...nd. Many nutrition experts say an increase in soft drink
consumption among adolescents coupled with the eas...dge: Most parents did not know much about the soft drink
vending machines at their children's schools. The purpose of soft drink
vending machines in schools...
Hunting illusive signs of natural selection
...igh degree of lactose intolerance. The ability to drink
large amounts of milk has been strongly selected in Northern Europeans since about 9,000 years ago when dairy-producing animals were domesticated. The researchers suggest that perhaps a need for more calcium because of changes in TRPV6 and TRPV5 pus...
Adaptive changes in the genome may provide insight into the genetics of complex disease
... have been transformed as people in Europe beganto drink
more cow and goat milk. The result: people that inherited certainvariations of these genes, known as alleles, are better able to absorbcalcium into their bodies. One of the genes involved is TRPV6 and has been implicated in thedevelopment or aggressi...
Green tea research leads to gum and other products
...of green tea since observing that populations that drink
green tea regularly have much lower cancer rates than populations that don't. His research helped determine that green tea polyphenols help eliminate free radicals, which can damage DNA and lead to cancer. He further found that green tea-induced p57-...
UC Irvine scientists to develop vaccine to combat bioterrorism threat from deadly bacteria
...nimals inhale dust bearing the bacteria, when they drink
contaminated water, or when their skin abrasions come into direct contact with contaminated soil. Contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected person also can spread the disease. Symptoms of melioidosis include fever, anorexia, muscle aches ...
Clemson University spin-off uses corn to make plastics, provide cleaner air
...it easily dissolves -- a property not desirable in drink
containers, boat coatings and packaging. Clemson University professor Dennis Smith and his research group have found a new way to replace up to 50 percent of the chemicals that make regular plastics with polylactic acid. The end product is a plastic...
Alcohol-use and depression among pregnant and postpartum women
... "Individuals with an alcohol-use disorder tend to drink
more alcohol than intended, may unsuccessfully try to reduce the amount they consume, may change their involvement in social, work or other activities, and may continue to use alcohol despite awareness that it is harmful or causing problems in their ...
Genes can influence both alcohol consumption and dependence
...ntake varies across time," he said. "A person may drink
quite a lot on a Saturday and much less on the following Monday, or quite a lot as a 20-year-old student and less as a 35-year-old accountant. Measuring alcohol intake on only one occasion will give a less reliable estimate of the long-term average t...
Travelers' diarrhea not improved by restricted diet
... what to eat, although both groups were advised to drink
plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration. The results showed no real benefit to the diet restriction. One reason for the two groups' equally speedy recovery time was probably their general good health, said study co-author Dr. Herbert DuPont, a profes...
Parents are top influence on soft-drink consumption among kids
...nk soft drinks and the factors that influence soft drink
consumption. Among other findings, researchers found: Parental soft drink
intake has a stronger influence than children's peers. Parents who consume soft drinks on a regular ...
LSU vet school professor uses gene therapy to destroy cancerous tumors
...cation was inhibiting the dog's ability to eat and drink
and the owner decided to have it put to sleep. Li's work has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health. In order to continue treating larger animals, Li is now seeking additional funding from the NIH and the American Cancer Soc...
Acamprosate: potential medication for treating alcoholism
...ple are drinking, and should not make them want to drink
more or behave differently over and above the effe...ple are drinking, and should not make them want to drink
more or behave differently over and above the effects of alcohol alone. "To our knowledge, this...
OHSU scientists find gene influencing drug withdrawal
...ithdrawal. "There are a lot of reasons why people drink
or use other drugs and a variety of reasons why they lose control," Buck said. "For some of those people, it may be that they're seeking the high of alcohol and drugs like it, while some people might be seeking a mental escape from their current situ...
Study supports association between HPV infection and head and neck cancer
...e found in the tumors of HNSCC patients who do not drink
or smoke--factors that have been associated with an increased risk of HNSCC. It is believed that HPV infection is an independent risk factor, but an interaction with exposure to tobacco smoke can not be excluded. The mechanism by which HPV might caus...
Croatian skeletons reveal changing status of cancer in Europe across the centuries
... regular exercise and by encouraging people not to drink
alcohol to excess....
Study: Artificial sweetener may disrupt body's ability to count calories
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Choosing a diet soft drink
over a regular, sugar-packed beverage may not be t...'t mean you should grab a regularly sweetened soft drink
instead. Professor Terry Davidson and associate professor Susan Swithers, both in the Department of ...
Nonalcoholic beverages may impart cardiovascular benefits without the negative effects of alcohol
...thod of inhibiting platelet activation would be to drink
dealcoholized beer." Another finding of the study concerned only the nonalcoholic beer, which caused a significant decrease in thrombin generation. Thombosis refers to clotting within a blood vessel, which may cause the death or decay of tissues su...
Orange, tangerine peels could be better than drugs for lowering cholesterol
...to lower cholesterol, since a person would have to drink
20 or more cups a day of orange or tangerine juice to have a therapeutic effect, Kurowska estimates. KGK Synergize already has developed a nutrition supplement containing PMFs combined with a form of vitamin E that seems to enhance the compound's ef...
Vanderbilt doctors find citrus soda interacts with cyclosporine, maybe statins
...drug cyclosporine were fueled by the Sun Drop soft drink
Turner drank to quench his caffeine cravings.Solving the case identified a new food-and-drug interaction that could be harmful for all transplant patients, and, possibly, people taking a class of anti-cholesterol drugs called statins. During a clinic...
Specifying alcohol-related brain-damage among heavy social drinkers
...hol use up to two drinks per day for men, and one drink
per day for women and older people causes few if any problems. ...
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