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Protein at All 3 Meals May Help Preserve Seniors' Strength

Posted 4 Aug 2017 by

THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 – Eating protein at all three daily meals, instead of just at dinner, might help seniors preserve physical strength as they age, new research suggests. The Canadian study found that protein-rich meals evenly spread throughout the day staved off muscle decline, but did not increase mobility, in older people. Study co-author Stephanie Chevalier said, for seniors, "The ...

Fatty Foods During Teen Years May Influence Later Breast Cancer Risk

Posted 20 May 2016 by

THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 – Teens who eat high amounts of saturated fats or low amounts of healthier mono- and polyunsaturated fats tend to have denser breasts 15 years later, new research suggests. That's important because greater breast density is a risk factor for breast cancer, the study authors said. But the researchers noted they didn't find a large change in breast density volume based on ...

FDA Warns of Hazards From Imported Supplements

Posted 15 Oct 2015 by

THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 – You may be putting your health at risk if you use imported products such as dietary supplements or nonprescription drugs that are sold at ethnic or international stores, flea markets, swap meets or online. So says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in a warning issued Thursday. Health product scammers often focus their marketing on people who shop at nontraditional ...

Not All Trans Fats Harm the Heart, German Study Contends

Posted 22 Sep 2015 by

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 – For years, trans fats have been viewed as bad for the heart, prompting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last summer to ban artificial trans fats from food products. But a new study suggests that not all trans fats are equal, and some might even be good for you. The German researchers found that naturally occurring trans fats found in dairy and meat products might ...

Fat No Longer the Focus of New U.S. Dietary Guidelines

Posted 26 Jun 2015 by

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 – Nutrition experts are hailing a federal decision to drop recommended restrictions on total fat consumption in the forthcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Over the past decade, research has shown that a diet rich in healthy fats can be better for people, particularly if those fats help offset consumption of foods containing high levels of salt, sugar and refined ...

Many Hospital Patients Not Asked About Supplements: Study

Posted 23 Jun 2015 by

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 – Most hospitalized Americans aren't asked if they take dietary supplements, such as multivitamins, a new study suggests. "If clinicians are unaware of possible drug-[dietary supplement] reactions, they may unknowingly provide a treatment plan or prescribe medications that could have an adverse reaction or interactions with the dietary supplement," said study author Dr. ...

Trans Fats From Foods May Worsen Memory, Study Finds

Posted 17 Jun 2015 by

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 – Trans fats may play havoc with your memory along with your cholesterol levels, a new study suggests. Younger men who ate high levels of trans fats performed more poorly on a memory test involving word recall than those who ate lower levels, the researchers found. In the study, each gram of trans fats eaten per day was associated with 12 to 21 fewer words recalled, out ...

Health Tip: Keep Your Child at a Healthy Weight

Posted 25 May 2015 by

-- Teaching your child about healthy eating and exercise can help reduce the youngster's risk of obesity and associated health problems. The Cleveland Clinic suggests: Promoting healthy eating at home by offering whole grains, fruit and vegetables, healthy proteins and low-fat dairy. Adjusting favorite recipes to make them healthier. Limiting snacks that are high in fat and salt. Instead, offer ...

Diet and Exercise May Not Stave Off Age-Related Muscle Loss

Posted 22 May 2015 by

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 – It's not clear whether diet and exercise can prevent muscle loss as people age, a new British review finds. People lose 30 percent to 50 percent of their muscle mass between the ages of 40 and 80, according to the study authors. Muscle loss can lead to reduced strength, more difficulty doing everyday tasks, and increased health care needs and costs, the researchers noted. ...

Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil or Nuts May Boost Thinking and Memory

Posted 11 May 2015 by

MONDAY, May 11, 2015 – Adding more olive oil or nuts to a Mediterranean diet – one rich in fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains and low in red meat – may help keep your mind sharper as you age, a new study suggests. The Spanish researchers found that seniors following such diets had greater improvements in thinking and memory than people who were simply advised to eat a lower-fat diet. ...

Switch From U.S. to African Diet May Lower Colon Cancer Risk in Blacks

Posted 28 Apr 2015 by

TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 – When a group of black Americans switched their diet from a typical American one to that of South Africans, certain risk factors for colon cancer began to fade away, a small study found. The change was rapid, the researchers noted, suggesting the power of diet to alter colon cancer risk. "Our study suggests that Westernization of the diet induces changes in [signals] of ...

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