Tag: "consumption" at medical news
Smoking may strongly increase long-term risk of eye disease
...st total to HDL cholesterol ratio, or (3) low fish consumption
was associated with a higher risk of late AMD than... level, ratio of total to HDL cholesterol and fish consumption
were not statistically significant, the authors write. In summary, the findings from this large p...
Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?
...g women in the USA might be at least partly due to consumption
of iron-fortified wheat flour. Types of iron used for fortification vary depending on the situation, but in most cases cereal flour is fortified with ferrous sulphate, ferrous fumarate or several other common types of iron. Fortifying powdered milk h...
Hormone regulates fondness for food
...ions of the brain in response to food pictures and consumption
of food modifies these responses. This modification requires the hormone leptin since, when it is lacking, these brain regions remain very sensitive to the presence and type of food pictures even following a meal. Dr Farooqi, University Department ...
Diet foods for children may lead to obesity
...f Massachusetts, who found links between diet soda consumption
(among children") and a higher risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease, but further research is necessary with older animals using a variety of taste-related cues. "One thing is clear at this point," Pierce said, "our research has shown that y...
Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma
... is made possible by simultaneously reducing power consumption
and electronic interference. The researchers also calculated how well the signals are transmitted through tissue. "We looked at the equivalent of the amount of skin that you have on your scalp, which is about 2 or 3 millimeters," Irazoqui said. "We...
In women, caffeine may protect memory
...,000 people whose cognitive abilities and caffeine consumption
were evaluated over four years. Compared to women who drank one cup or less of coffee per day, those who drank over three cups were less likely to show as much decline in memory. Moreover, the benefits increased with age coffee drinkers being 30 pe...
Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says
...land explained. Therefore, any increase in calorie consumption
-- say, one more cookie each day -- leads to greater weight gain among an initially heavier person. The researchers focused this study on women partly because their weight gains have been so dramatic, Heiland said, citing a whopper of a statistic: ...
The future of biofuels is not in corn
...ll, will not significantly offset U.S. fossil fuel consumption
without unacceptable environmental and economic co...assed by the Senate last month could cut petroleum consumption
by more than all alternative fuels and replacement fuels combined. Corn ethanol is the wrong bi...
Chemical in brain acts like a fuel gauge
...paraventricular hypothalamus, which authorizes the consumption
of energy stores to replace the missing sugars. The energy stores help for a while, but the end result is a feeling that the body is running on empty. Lunch, anyone" While the study has few near-term clinical implications, except perhaps for diab...
Early-morning Friday classes may prevent students from getting sloppy on 'thirsty Thursdays'
...is well known. A new study has found that alcohol consumption
on thirsty Thursdays is influenced by the presence...ociated with high prevalence and levels of alcohol consumption
across all four years of college." Both Wood and Hingson suggested that requiring students to atte...
Intensive-care patients with alcohol problems are more likely to require mechanical ventilation
...group of medical illnesses. So, excessive alcohol consumption
not only causes serious adverse events such as alc...orm their healthcare providers about their alcohol consumption
or if they have developed symptoms of alcohol withdrawal or delirium tremens. This can help healthc...
Spuds that like you -- in your summer salad
...nto the large intestine where it ferments. Starch consumption
is thought to reduce the risk of large bowel cancer and may also have an effect on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Ohmans team previously found that the overall lymphocyte levels do not vary for IBS patients, but that lymphocytes are transferred from...
New mangosteen research establishes xanthone measurement standard
... vehicle. Unnaturally elevated levels of xanthone consumption
actually were shown to result in decreased absorpt... Preliminary results also showed long-term daily consumption
of XanGo Juice to increase levels of xanthones in the blood. "This is an issue of quality over quan...
New nutritional research: College students face obesity, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome
... their smoking, exercise, alcohol consumption, and consumption
of fruits and vegetables. Their body mass index (BMI) was calculated from their height and weight, their waist circumference was measured, and they were screened for blood pressure as well as glucose, triglycerides, total cholesterol, and high-densit...
Avian influenza on people's minds
... to try to eliminate the risk entirely by avoiding consumption
of poultry altogether. In fact, the study found t...es. Indeed, the USDA estimates that the per capita consumption
of chicken in the United States has more than doubled since 1970. Loss of confidence in the safety o...
How to lose weight and not go hungry: HU researcher develops drug that mimics feeling of 'fullness'
...ngle oral administration of BL-3020 led to reduced consumption
over a period of 24 hours. Over a 12-day period of daily dosages, the mice weighed 40 percent less than the average for mice of their size and age who were not being given the compound. The peptide has been patented in Europe and the U.S., and a c...
Study identifies new regulator of fat metabolism
...s the unique metabolic changes that occur with the consumption
of a ketogenic diet. Although the purpose of both of these studies was to glean insights into metabolic physiology, our findings suggest that increased levels of FGF21 may be a potential mechanism behind low-carbohydrate diets beneficial properties...
Researchers call for investigation into links between khat use and psychiatric disorders
...substance use to include a new model to understand consumption
of khat not only among migrant communities in the West but also in conflict and post conflict settings. This will take account of the cultural context, and the socio-economic and psychological implications of khat use. This would allow the formulatio...
Highlights from the June 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
... studied the frequency of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption
between meals of more than 1,900 children living in Quebec, Canada. The researchers found nearly 7 percent of children who didnt drink sugar-sweetened beverages between meals between the ages of 2 to 4 were overweight at 4 years old compared to 15....
'Energy Up' demonstrates success as obesity intervention program for inner-city girls
...ience. Furthermore, recent studies of carbohydrate consumption
support that these foods affect satiety, and can trigger over eating. The corner stone of "Energy Up" is the self-esteem component. Almost all other programs look at low self-esteem as the result of obesity, rather than the cause. "Energy Up" conn...
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