Tag: "diets" at medical news
Dietary whole grains may benefit in prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes
...4 years, provided detailed information about their diets
and blood samples between 1991 and 1995. All subjects reported a higher average weekly consumption for refined grains (20 servings/week) than of whole grains (8 servings/week). While intake of refined grains had no independent worsening effect on CV...
Soy protein in the diet produces health benefits, regardless of isoflavone content
... a low-saturated fat control diet, and soy-protein diets
with either a high or low isoflavone content in th...disease. Compared with the control diet, both soy diets
significantly improved the subjects' cholesterol profiles and reduced systolic blood pressure in men...
Computerized phone chats can motivate couch potatoes
... participants who were sedentary and had unhealthy diets
(for example, high in fat and processed foods). Half of the group received an automated telephone intervention focused on enhancing motivation to engage in moderate-intensity physical activity, such as walking. The other half, a comparison group, rec...
Antioxidant-rich diets improve age-related declines in mental function of rats, USF/VA studies find
.... Aged rats fed either spirulina-or apple-enriched diets
for two weeks demonstrated improved neuron functio...then, the USF neuroscientist recommends that daily diets
include a variety of richly colored fruits and vegetables the most colorful ones tend to pack the g...
Exercise lowers levels of blood estrogens
...e, women who choose to exercise may have different diets
or drink less alcohol, and these behaviors also may affect estrogen levels. This is the first study to directly test the effect of an exercise program on blood-estrogen levels in women who were previously sedentary. This tells us that the effect of e...
Fish-rich tribal diet linked with low leptin levels
... the finding fits with earlier studies that showed diets
high in fish were associated with an improved cardiovascular risk profile. "However, this study only describes an association," he says. "We don't know if lowering leptin by itself can improve outcomes. These findings suggest the need for more res...
Lean ground beef fortified with soybean phytosterols lowers cholesterol
Development of long-term diets
for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD)...ntly available on the market. Previous studies of diets
containing soy-phytosterol fortified margarine produced declines in serum lipids similar to the curr...
Diet and walking lead to weight loss and metabolic control for type 2 diabetes, says Pitt
... diabetes who have the freedom to choose their own diets
within certain guidelines, who follow an aggressive exercise regimen and are monitored by a registered dietician can achieve and maintain significant weight loss and maintain metabolic control, according to a study by University of Pittsburgh School ...
Researchers discover effects of exercise in women taking hormone replacement therapy
...zed study, eleven postmenopausal women on standard diets
were given either estrogen pills or estrogen skin patches to take for one month. After that period, they exercised for forty-five minutes during office visits. At 15-minute intervals during their exercise, each participant gave blood samples. Their s...
Nutritional value of enriched egg yolks as a weaning food for infants
...gs, or eggs that had been enriched by feeding hens diets
rich in n-3 fatty acids. At 6 months and 12 months of age, infant blood samples were obtained for measurement of DHA in red blood cells, iron status, and plasma cholesterol. In both breast-fed and formula-fed groups, infants who consumed n-3 fatty a...
Hunger hormone may be key in weight loss
...withstanding the new findings on ghrelin, why most diets
fail: Will power can forestall the urge to eat more for only a limited time. Gastric-bypass surgery is the only method known to short-circuit this normal body response, perhaps in part by disabling ghrelin-producing cells. Cummings now plans to stud...
Heart health should be the front line of diabetes care
... Any weight loss is beneficial to the patient, but diets
that achieve rapid weight loss are generally unsuccessful because weight that is quickly lost tends to be quickly regained. Slow weight reduction with a goal of losing 10 percent of body weight over one year is more likely to produce long-term succes...
Dutch study links tea drinking to reduced heart attack risk
... relationship to diet and lifestyle factors. Their diets
were assessed by food-frequency questionnaires; other data included smoking status, education level, and intakes of alcohol and caffeine. Over an average 5 years of follow-up, a total of 146 incidents of myocardial infarction occurred, 30 of which w...
Glutathione depletion in chronic alcohol abuse makes lungs vulnerable to life-threatening diseases
...cks of proteins. Individuals with reasonably good diets
maintain an adequate supply of glutathione, which is constantly being used up and replenished. Although glutathione is manufactured in a variety of organs and tissues, including the liver, the lungs are particularly dependent on glutathione for pro...
High protein diet along with calcium and vitamin D increases bone mineral density
...suggested different effects of high or low protein diets
on urinary loss of calcium and bone health. In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Dawson-Hughes and Harris explored the associations between dietary protein intake and change in bone mineral density (BMD) and fracture r...
Calcium intake may be associated with reduced risk of colon cancer
...cluded more than 700 to 800 mg of calcium in their diets
each day had a 40% to 50% lower risk of distal colon cancer compared with participants taking less than 500 mg of calcium each day. The authors note, however, that the protective effects of calcium appeared to be limited to the distal colon. Calcium ...
Attitude about exercise
...for adolescents. Pender notes that young people's diets
are laden with fat at the same time they are less physically active than past generations, and that combination can lead to diseases like diabetes as well as poor self image and depression. Pender takes inspiration from Healthy People 2010, a set of ...
Childhood eating habits may persist into adolescence and lead to obesity
...et. Socioeconomic factors also were evaluated. The diets
were categorized as high fat, high carbohydrate, h...ose children who initially consumed one of the six diets
continued the same eating habits six years later, a statistically significant finding. It was also f...
Moderate alcohol consumption reduces cardiovascular risk in postmenopausal women
... a proportionate amount of energy in the other two diets
was supplied by either 15 grams of alcohol per day...each of the diets. Each of the alcohol-containing diets
improved lipid profiles by reducing low- density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and triacylglycerol l...
Nutrition education with a food label focus helps diabetics over 65 meet treatment goals
...e 65 years of age or older, not only changed their diets
but also had greater improvements in their blood sugar and cholesterol levels than did people who were not counseled through our new approach." The study, "Nutrition Education Improves Metabolic Outcomes Among Older Adults with Diabetes Mellitus: Re...
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