Tag: "vegetables" at medical news
Spice it up or just veg out, either way you may be helping to defend against cancer
PITTSBURGH, April 19 Two new studies suggest that vegetables
such as broccoli and spices like red chili pepper,...earch in recent years because certain nutrients in vegetables
and dietary agents appear to protect the body against diseases such as cancer." The first study, abs...
Adolescents not receiving health counseling, Stanford study shows
...inicians to use with teens: "Do you eat fruits and vegetables
every day?" "Have you ever used marijuana?" Still, the Stanford researchers consistently found gaps between expert recommendations and medical practice. "The gaps are huge," Ma said. "And the improvements over time are at best modest." In the first f...
Relatively few US adults report having a healthy lifestyle
... healthy weight; consuming five or more fruits and vegetables
a day; and regular physical activity. The research... people reported consuming five or more fruits and vegetables
a day and only 22.2 percent reported undertaking regular physical activity (at least 30 minutes of m...
Institute of Medicine news: Changes needed in WIC program
...rt is the inclusion of a wide choice of fruits and vegetables
in the food packages for women and children. WIC ...t corresponds to one to two servings of fruits and vegetables
a day. When access to fresh produce is limited, WIC state agencies can specify that participating w...
All low-fat diets are not equal, Stanford study shows
... squashes and peas. "Include more whole grains and vegetables
and beans and colors - not iceberg lettuce, but re...idelines recommend at least five daily servings of vegetables
and fruits and at least six daily servings of grains with an emphasis on whole grains. Previous stud...
...lar to those present in carrots and other colorful vegetables
and fruits. Dietary carotenoids have long been touted for their antioxidant properties with hope that they could slow aging or fight off cancer. The scientists found that pathogenic Staph took advantage of the antioxidant effects of its carotenoid ...
Calcium may prevent polyps, but effect on cancer still not known, study finds
...ary factors including calcium, fiber, sugar, fat, vegetables
and meat -- have been considered involved in the increasing incidence of the disease in industrialized countries. The risk begins to increase after age 40 and rises sharply between 50 and 55 years old. Calcium has been suggested as a protective agent...
Government policy changes lead to dramatic drop in heart disease deaths in Poland
...ption, but didn't account for home grown fruit and vegetables
in people's diets, says the commentary, which may also protect the heart. These improvements may be at risk with Poland's recent entrance to the European Union, say the authors. The EU's Common Agricultural Policy "places large scale agricultural pro...
Coffee is number one source of antioxidants
...y professor at the university. Although fruits and vegetables
are generally promoted as good sources of antioxidants, the new finding is surprising because it represents the first time that coffee has been shown to be the primary source from which most Americans get their antioxidants, Vinson says. Both caffein...
Eating foods with 'weak estrogens' may help reduce lung cancer risk
HOUSTON - Eating vegetables
and other foods that have weak estrogen-like activity appears to reduce the risk of developing lung cancer in smokers - as well as in non-smokers, say researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. In the Sept. 28 issue of the J...
Harvard doc health habits
...y and many get at least three servings of fruit or vegetables
a day. Few (12 percent) regularly eatat fast-food ... reportedeating less than two servings of fruit or vegetables
on most days. With about a third of the respondents overall either overweight or obese, it's not sur...
Physical inactivity worsens GI symptoms in obese people
...ed as obese. Adopting a diet rich with fruits and vegetables
and increasing physical activity are two simple ways to control weight and lead a healthier lifestyle. "Potential reduction of GI symptoms is yet another reason for obese people to consider engaging in physical activity," said Levy. "It could mean t...
Prescription drugs can interact with a variety of foods
Eating fruits and vegetables
is essential to living a long and healthy life, yet research has shown they can cause dangerous interactions with medicines. According to the July issue of General Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) clinical, peer-reviewed journal, f...
New book focuses on how to market better nutrition
...or Better Health programs and uneaten mountains of vegetables
at homes and in school cafeterias," says Brian Wansink, a Cornell University marketing professor and the author of the new book, "Marketing Nutrition: Soy, Functional Foods, Biotechnology, and Obesity" (University of Illinois Press). Marketing nutrit...
Flavonoids may inhibit prostate cancer
Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables
could be a good defense against prostate cancer, a...ntake of flavonoids which are common in fruits and vegetables
may be associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer, according to Sanjay Gupta, Ph.D., an assis...
Cruciferous vegetables may help some people protect against lung cancer
from the cabbage family could help individuals wit...tus may influence or mask this effect. Cruciferous vegetables
are rich in isothiocyanates, which have been shown to have strong chemopreventive properties against...
Broccoli sprouts, cabbage, ginkgo biloba and garlic: A grocery list for cancer prevention
... the arsenal of research that shows adding certain vegetables
and herbs to the diet can prevent or, in some case...ulforaphane, the compound derived from cruciferous vegetables
like broccoli, Dinkova-Kostova and her colleagues applied broccoli sprout extract to the skin of hai...
NIH grant to fund U-Georgia's doctoral student's innovative dietary research
...ans that eating five or more servings of fruit and vegetables
can yield significant health benefits. "But, according to the American Journal of Public Health, fruit and vegetable consumption has remained relatively stable from 1994 to the beginning of the 21st century," Della said. "New approaches need to be de...
Digestive problems may impede overweight people from exercising
...and increased their amount of fiber by eating more vegetables
and fruit reported lower levels of GI symptoms. However, when the researchers looked at all the factors together, rather than comparing two of them, these relationships did not come out as the most significant ones. "This study is another argument ...
Moms' employment affects kids' food sources
...es at home, including fewer servings of fruits and vegetables
and calcium-rich foods from home. However, they consumed more calories, calcium, fruits and vegetables
from school, probably as the result of the children participating in daycare programs that provide m...
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