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Millions who suffer from nut and milk allergies could benefit from Stanford researcher's test
... the most common culprit. Peanut and tree nut
allergies have been on the rise in recent years, and the NIAID estimates that about 3 million Americans are affected annually. According to one study, these allergies' prevalence in children doubled from 1997 to 2002. The so-called "hygiene hypothesi...
LA BioMed research briefs
...peanuts. For the 1.5 million Americans living with nut
allergies, even slight exposure, such as eating with a fork that has touched a nut
or peanut, can trigger a severe reaction -- even if a person has experienced mild or no symptoms in ...
New tests for nut allergens
...ed sensitive new tests to detect potentially fatal nut
traces in food. Their study, published in the Jour... in more than half of products recalled because of nut
contamination, it was consumers themselves who identified the allergens and alerted the manufacturer...
Dietary fats may increase the risk of age-related macular degeneration
...k of progression to advanced AMD, whereas fish and nut
consumption reduced the risk. "In this prospective longitudinal study, we found that higher levels of dietary fat intake were associated with the progression of AMD to the advanced stages associated with visual loss," the authors write. "Specificall...
Eating peanuts helps keep heart healthy without weight gain
...weight gain. "Peanuts are the most widely consumed nut
in this country," Mattes said. "They are a rich source of monosaturated fatty acids, magnesium and folate, vitamin E, copper, arginine and fiber, all of which have cardiovascular disease risk-reducing properties." Mattes said the findings are consist...
Almonds have cholesterol benefits
... level. Some previous research has suggested that nut
consumption reduces the risk of coronary heart disease. Because previous research has suggested that eating more nuts increases calories, nuts generally are not recommended for people who need to restrict calories. Twenty-seven high cholesterol pati...
Areca (Betel) Nuts Could Damage Your Health
...etter in this week's BMJ. In particular the areca nut
(often referred to asthe betel nut), which is chew...ent and among Indian immigrants. They say that the nut
has also been linked with cardiovascular disease,diabetes and asthma. Trivedy et al conclude that r...