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New study suggests beverage patterns may 'make or break' your diet
...hor Rachel Johnson, PhD, RD, dean and professor of nutrition
at the University of Vermont. "We know that Americ...plains co-author Susan Barr, PhD, RD, professor of nutrition
at the University of British Columbia. "This study suggests that consumption of milk beverages in pl...
Study shows food preparation may play a bigger role in chronic disease than was previously thought
...ds to be addressed. AGE levels should be shown on nutrition
labels so everyone is aware of them when buying or preparing meals and our studies explain why." A Simple Solution: Steam, Boil, Stew Despite the ubiquity of AGEs, Dr. Vlassara and her team offer simple, safe, and economic solutions that echo the...
Renowned nutrition experts tackle nation's obesity problem in new book on primary care nutrition
...pril 19,2007 -- Two of the countrys most respected nutrition
experts, Drs. Lisa Hark and Darwin Deen, have responded to the problem of inadequate nutrition
training among primary care physicians by developing a comprehensive guide that educates doctors abo...
Researcher focuses on pros, cons of antioxidants from fruits and vegetables
...earch and teaching position with the department of nutrition
and food science and the department of veterinary ...s and Vegetables" for students who are majoring in nutrition
and food science. Many of the students are planning to enter medical or pharmacy school, she added. ...
New findings in smell and taste
... - Discrimination between foods is crucial for the nutrition
and survival of animals. How the information about taste stimuli is processed by the brain is still subject of large debate. We show for the first time that each modality is represented by specific regions in the gustatory cortex. These regions can b...
Nutrients in certain vegetables may provide cancer-fighting benefit
...Convention Center. "The contribution of diet and nutrition
to cancer risk, prevention and treatment has been a major focus of research in recent years because certain nutrients in vegetables and dietary agents appear to protect the body against diseases such as cancer," said Shivendra Singh, Ph.D., lead inve...
Scientists find new genes for Crohn's disease
...director of the division of digestive diseases and nutrition
at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) agreed, saying that "these important discoveries not only offer new hope for better therapies for patients with Crohn's disease, but they also highlight the promise of th...
Researchers associate calories from newspaper dessert recipes with community obesity rates
...the news media play an important role in providing nutrition
information, but with respect to recipes, "this information is seldom studied." The authors add that the study results underscore "the importance of publishing recipes to help readers achieve and maintain a healthy weight."...
Study finds dietary fat interacts with genes
...ing these individuals to proactively alter the way nutrition
affects their genes, says Ordovas. Once we are able to do this, we may develop several sets of guidelines for the public, based upon a persons genotype. Ordovas concludes that, The problems of obesity are complex and there is variability among peop...
Pitt study notes decline in male births in the US and Japan
...bility of a male fetus include the parents weight, nutrition
and the use of alcohol and drugs. In the study, Dr. Davis and her colleagues reported an overall decline of 17 males per 10,000 births in the U.S. and a decline of 37 males per 10,000 births in Japan since 1970. They also found that while fetal ...
Nutrients might prevent hearing loss, new animal study suggests
...according to the Institute of Medicine and federal nutrition
guidelines. "Ultimately, we envision soldiers would have a nutritional bar with meals and it would give them adequate daily protection," says Miller. Similar bars with other formulations are already given to soldiers to help them withstand hot wea...
Johns Hopkins researchers examine why people eat the foods they do
... the price of healthy foods and enhancing tailored nutrition
education," said Youfa Wang, MD, PhD, co-author of the study and an assistant professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Healths Department of International Health. "Programs that promote positive attitudes towards the benefits of healthy diets can ...
New study suggests special cocoa may lead to sustained improvement in blood vessel function
...ed continues to lead the way in exploring the full nutrition
and medical potential of the flavanols that are naturally abundant in fresh cocoa prior to their destruction during typical handling and processing practices. For more than 15 years, Mars' commitment to breakthrough scientific research is evidenced b...
NC research campus and UNC universities host major symposium on nutritional biotechnology
...ainty? The reason is that the molecular biology of nutrition
is very complex and the science for studying it is...itical missing gaps in molecular biology and bring nutrition
research fully into the biotech revolution. Planned as a comprehensive national meeting in nutriti...
Experimental Biology 2007: Today's Research, Tomorrow's Health, April 28-May 2
...tamins and minerals from A and carotenoids to zinc nutrition
and metabolism. A workshop on the science of botanical supplements for human health features a view from the National Institutes of Botanicals Centers. The ASN's ever-lively "controversy" session discusses recent epidemiological and experimental kn...
David H. Baker to be honored for work in animal and nutritional science
...esearch in amino acid metabolism, animal and human nutrition
and toxicology. His work has influenced the development of diet formulas for pigs, mice, rats, chickens, cats and dogs. He is credited with being among those who discovered that the amino acid derivative, taurine, is an essential nutrient for felines...
New mechanism for nutrient uptake discovered
...ell in every organism has a system for bringing in nutrition
and expelling waste," explained lead author Dominique Loqu. "Some are through pore-like protein structures called transporters, which reside at the surface of the cell's outer membrane. Each pore is capable of transporting nutrients individually, so ...
Weight-loss supplement shows good and bad traits
...f both studies and an associate professor of human nutrition
at Ohio State University. Mice fed a CLA-supplemented diet lost weight very fast, but also accumulated excessive amounts of fat in their livers -- a common side effect of rapid weight loss. Excessive fat accumulation in the liver is linked to insul...
UCF student's research with Disney giraffes may help conserve several species
...hat the animals eat in the wild and to improve the nutrition
of those in captivity. Fewsters research, conduc...lications for the wild and for the better care and nutrition
of animals in captivity." She spends her days sitting in a white Disney pick-up observing giraffes...
New diabetes research: Half of Americans have gene that affects how body burns sugar
...es. Edward Weiss, Ph.D., assistant professor of nutrition
and dietetics at Doisy College of Health Sciences at Saint Louis University, looked at a relatively common version of a gene called FABP2, which is involved in the absorption of fat from food. Those people with the variant gene processed fat differ...
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