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Where's the beef? Not enough of it is on elders' plates, muscle-metabolism study suggests
...h food such as beef, fish, pork, chicken, dairy or nuts
may help slow the deterioration of elderly peoples muscles. Reducing the decline in muscle mass among the elderly is crucial to maintaining their health and independence, these researchers say. And they add that consuming adequate protein is essen...
Soy nuts may improve blood pressure in postmenopausal women
Substituting soy nuts
for other protein sources in a healthy diet appear...red with the TLC diet alone, the TLC diet plus soy nuts
lowered systolic and diastolic blood pressure 9.9 percent and 6.8 percent, respectively, in hyperten...
New prevention, treatment methods for patients with painful bowel inflammation
...ave complications, are frequently advised to avoid nuts
and seeds; however, there is little evidence to su...diverticulosis or diverticular complications avoid nuts
and seeds because they believed that these foods could lodge in diverticula and incite inflammation ...
Pistachios lower cholesterol, provide antioxidants
...DL which may indicate that the lutein in pistachio nuts
improves the risk of cardiovascular disease by reducing serum oxidized LDL. "Our study has shown that pistachios, eaten with a heart healthy diet, may decrease a person's CVD risk profile," says Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton, distinguished professor of nu...
Hawaiian treasure, macadamia nuts good for the heart
Washington, D.C. Incorporating macadamia nuts
into a heart healthy diet can reducecardiovascular...Penn State researchers. "We looked at macadamia nuts
because they are not currently included in the health claim for tree nuts, while other tree nuts
Cancer-fighting foods, supplements explored in day-long symposium, March 25
... component found in most whole grain foods, beans, nuts
and other high-fiber items shows promise in animal studies as a potent weapon for preventing prostate cancer. The compound, inositol hexaphosphate (IP6), was fed to animal models of prostate cancer and resulted in up to a 66 percent reduction in tumo...
Apple consumers reap heart-health benefits thanks to flavonoid content, says new research
...foods, including fruits and vegetables, tea, wine, nuts
and seeds, and herbs and spices," say the university researchers from the University of Minnesota and the University of Oslo (Norway) Earlier research has indicated that flavonoids also have antioxidant properties that are linked to the reduction o...
Even slight holiday weight gain can set stage for obesity, health risks
...cardiovascular benefits; pecans, peanuts and other nuts
have "good" fats. Sweet potatoes contain Vitamin A essential to a strong immune system. A glass of red wine, which has been found to have a positive effect on cholesterol levels and blood pressure, is less caloric that a glass of eggnog. ...
Eating walnuts with high-fat meals helps to protect arteries against short-term damage
If you've been going a little nuts
trying to eat a healthier diet, you just might be on the right track. New research shows that consuming a handful of raw walnuts along with meals high in saturated fat appears to limit the ability of the harmful fat to damage arteries. Adding olive ...
Low vitamin E intake during pregnancy can lead to childhood asthma
...flower, rapeseed and corn), margarine, wheat germ, nuts
and sunflower seeds as major food sources of vitamin E for mothers in the U.K. In a prior report on this group of children, the researchers found that two-year-olds whose mothers' vitamin E intake during pregnancy had been relatively low were more...
MIT research offers new hope for Alzheimer's patients
...ids," said Wurtman. Choline can be found in meats, nuts
and eggs, and omega-3 fatty acids are found in a variety of sources, including fish, eggs, flaxseed and meat from grass-fed animals. Uridine, which is found in RNA and produced by the liver and kidney, is not obtained from the diet. However, uridine ...
National study finds no effect from reducing total dietary fat
...cent of calories, with most fats coming from fish, nuts
and vegetable oils. They also call for limiting levels of trans fat. Vitolins said that only recently has trans fat become recognized as harmful it must now be listed on food labels. Vitolins also said it's important to remember that participants be...
Low-fat diet's benefits for women less than expected, Stanford researcher says
...n "good fats" (the unsaturated fats found in fish, nuts
and vegetable oils) and "bad fats" (saturated fats and trans fats found in processed foods, meats and some dairy products), which is emphasized in current guidelines for heart disease reduction. "This shows that you can't rely on using low-fat substi...
'Super Bowls' lead to super appetites
...ents to a Super Bowl party and served them roasted nuts
and Chex Mix from one of two buffet tables. One table had two big bowls of the snacks. The other had the same amount and type of snacks split into four small bowls. The amount of food eaten by each person was carefully recorded by the research team. ...
Sunflower seeds, pistachios among top nuts for lowering cholesterol
Researchers have known for some time that nuts
and seeds are rich sources of phytosterols, a clas...ive analysis to date of the phytosterol content of nuts
and seeds, chemists at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Va., analy...
Healthy diets rich in protein and good fat, and lower in carbs linked to better heart health
...hed with olive and canola oils, as well as various nuts
and seeds, decreased risk by almost 20 percent. The carbohydrate-rich diet used in the study decreased risk by roughly 16 percent. The carbohydrate-rich diet is similar to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or DASH diet, which Appel helpe...
Replacing some carbohydrates with protein and unsaturated fat may enhance heart health benefits
...o includes lean meats, poultry, fish, legumes, and nuts
and is low in saturated fats, cholesterol, sodium, and sweets and added sugars. The new DASH Eating Plan menus are included in the book A Healthier You published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This newly released book is base...
Some outgrow allergy to tree nuts, Johns Hopkins Children's Center experts report
...llergic to almonds, pecans, cashews and other tree nuts
outgrow their allergy over time, including those w...researchers concluded. "Allergic reactions to tree nuts
as well as peanuts (which are not nuts
but legumes) can be quite severe, and they are generally thou...
Nine percent of children may outgrow their tree nut allergies
...proximately 9% of children with an allergy to tree nuts
will outgrow their allergy, including children who...ted States population is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts
or both. Previous research has shown that children allergic to peanuts have a 20% chance of outgrowi...
Hopkins experts highlight strategies to raise levels of so-called good HDL cholesterol
...ds such as oils (olive, canola, soy and flaxseed), nuts
(almonds, peanuts, walnuts and pecans), and cold-water fish (salmon and mackerel), and shellfish. Consumption of carbohydrates, they say, should be restricted because high glycemic products, such as processed cereals and breads, are associated with ...