Tag: "consumption" at medical news

Dental erosion

... decrease their likelihood of erosion is to reduce consumption of sugary sodas, fruit juices and sports drinks." "Vegetarian diets and diets in which fruit comprises more than 66 percent of the total food intake also makes patients more susceptible to erosion," says Dr. Shipley. "Erosion can also be caused by st...

Alcohol relapse adversely affects 10-year liver transplant survival

...e non-immunosuppressed population and that tobacco consumption increased in alcohol relapsers, which may account for the higher rate of these types of diseases and subsequent mortality in those who resumed alcohol consumption. In addition, although there was a lower incidence of acute rejection in patients who h...

Boston University team finds link between high cholesterol and better cognitive performance

...s well as risk factors such as smoking and alcohol consumption were controlled for statistically. Cholesterol is important for brain development in infants and plays a role in how neurons work in adults. High blood cholesterol level is still considered a risk factor for stroke and heart disease, however, and p...

College alcohol problems exceed previous estimates

The harm caused by alcohol consumption among college students may exceed previous estimates of the problem. Researchers report that unintentional fatal injuries related to alcohol increased from about 1,500 in 1998 to more than 1,700 in 2001 among U.S. college students aged 18-24. Over ...

'Chemistry and Flavor of Hispanic Foods' one-day symposium, March 15

...e number one snack food, survey finds Snack food consumption is on an upswing, with a mind-boggling array of new and innovative choices introduced to consumers in the past few years. Researchers at Oklahoma State University and Cornell University surveyed the snack preferences of 1200 consumers from the U.S. a...

Study of obese diabetics explains why low-carb diets produce fast results

... patients spontaneously reduced their daily energy consumption by 1,000 calories a day. Although they could have, they did not compensate by eating more proteins and fats and they weren't bored with the food choices. In fact, they loved the diet. The carbohydrates were clearly stimulating their excessive appetit...

Malt liquor beers, and the people who drink them, are different

...ften, than other types of drinkers. "Measuring MLB consumption is difficult because MLBs differ from other beer b...r alcohol content, larger serving size, and faster consumption can result in higher blood alcohol levels, an increased risk of aggressive behavior, and other alcoh...

Alcohol intervention attempted for violent males

... injuries often go hand-in-hand with heavy alcohol consumption and violent behavior, especially by teenage boys a...l-related violent offence had no effect on alcohol consumption or re-offending at three months, but did spark increased awareness of and willingness to tackle alco...

Studies underscore genetic involvement in nicotine addiction & aggressive hostility

...ty of Colorado compared the average daily nicotine consumption in mice. Co-author Jerry Stitzel, PhD, and his te... Therefore, Chrna4 may be associated with alcohol consumption through linkage to an as-yet undetermined gene that regulates alcohol intake. Stitzel concludes tha...

Daily supplement may boost birthweight of babies in the developing world

...ked with foetal weight. Increases in macronutrient consumption during pregnancy can lead to increased birthweight. David Osrin (Institute of Child Health, UK) and colleagues did a trial to test whether multiple micronutrient supplementation at one recommended daily allowance would increase birthweight and help ...

Ten-minute emergency room intervention for problem drinkers

... has four components: raise the subject of alcohol consumption with the patient; provide feedback on the patient's drinking levels and effects; enhance motivation to reduce drinking, and negotiate and advise a plan of action. The practitioners were trained to listen carefully to the patient's concerns, help them...

UCLA study shows that people drink less alcohol as they age

... How do age, period, and cohort influence alcohol consumption over time? What demographic factors predict level of alcohol consumption and rate of change in alcohol consumption with increasing age? The researchers found that in genera...

Study: Young adults can be motivated to eat fruits, veggies

... project that aimed to improve fruit and vegetable consumption among economically disadvantaged young adults. Newer guidelines for good health recommend eating nine or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day, but when the study began, the guidelines called for at least five servings, Nitzke says. Howeve...

Women should be advised not to drink alcohol in pregnancy

...order - traceable to the pregnant mother's alcohol consumption say the authors - has also been identified. Both the syndrome and disorder cause a wide range of behavioural disorders, they argue, including hyperactivity, problems with mental organisation, and difficulties in understanding the consequences of one'...

Folic acid recommendations have had little impact on birth defects

Recommendations on use of folic acid consumption have had no detectable impact on the incidence of neural tube defects, according to an international study published on bmj.com today. These results support a move towards food fortification in addition to recommending use of supplements. Trials show...

Studies examine coffee drinking and risk of liver and colorectal cancers

...al Cancer Institute examine the effects of coffee consumption on the incidence of liver and colorectal cancers. ...e or tea and the risk of colorectal cancer. Coffee consumption is common throughout the world, but the benefits or risks of the drink are not completely known. Evi...

Study associates alcohol use patterns with Body Mass Index

...mine the relationship of quantity and frequency of consumption to body weight." The researchers examined data c... studies used a different way of assessing alcohol consumption than did the current study. "Alcohol consumption consists of two components," explained Dr. Breslow,...

Using the internet's power and anonymity to reduce problem drinking

...sed MSB significantly reduced their peak and total consumption during special occasions and reported significantl... MSB [showed a] rapid decrease in average and peak consumption and composite alcohol scores. [Low-motivation] students who used MSB reduced the number of drinks c...

Alcohol drinkers three times as likely to die from injury

...understanding and awareness of the role of alcohol consumption in all fatal injuries....

Engineers develop biowarfare sensing elements for future highly sensitive nerve-gas detectors

...rees Fahrenheit (500 degrees Celsius) with a power consumption of only 3-4 milliwatts. These components allow the sensor to be operated using a battery so that it can be used as a wearable device. To minimize heat loss, Shi's group isolated the silicon nitride membranes attaching the electrodes using trapeze-lik...

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