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Lingonberries halt effects of high-fat diet

Posted January 23, 2014

Lingonberries almost completely prevented weight gain in mice fed a high-fat diet, a study at Lund University in Sweden has found – whereas the ‘super berry’ açai led to increased weight gain. The Scandinavian berries also produced lower blood sugar levels and cholesterol.

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Flavonoid-rich diet may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes: Study

Posted January 21, 2014

High consumption of flavonoid-rich foods may be associated with a lowering the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by improving blood sugar management, say researchers.

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Research in fruit flies suggests a new mechanism explaining how diet may affect cancer, obesity and adaptations to malnutrition

Posted January 17, 2014

New research from the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre suggests that nutrients in the diet may play a role in changing the architecture of blood vessels in the gut and other organs. The study, in fruit flies, found that small changes in their diet alter the nerve signalling that guides branching of new oxygen-delivering tubules – a process reminiscent of adaptive angiogenesis. In turn, this affects how the fly handles and stores different nutrients from its diet.

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How metabolism and brain activity are linked – Study sheds light on why diet may help control seizures in epilepsy patients

Posted January 17, 2014

A new study by scientists at McGill University and the University of Zurich shows a direct link between metabolism in brain cells and their ability to signal information. The research may explain why the seizures of many epilepsy patients can be controlled by a specially formulated diet.

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Study: Diet Soda Drinkers End Up Consuming More Calories

Posted January 17, 2014

Heavy adults who believe drinking diet soda will help them lose or keep weight off should think again, a new study claims. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who examined national patterns in adult diet beverage consumption and calorie intake found that overweight and obese adults who drink diet beverages consume more calories from food than obese or overweight adults who drink regular soda or other sugary beverages.

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How a fiber-rich diet protects against obesity and diabetes

Posted January 16, 2014

Researchers have long known that a diet rich in fiber can help protect against diabetes and obesity, but they have been unclear as to how. Now, investigators from France and Sweden say they have unveiled this mechanism. This is according to a study recently published in the journal Cell.

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An anti-inflammatory diet as treatment for inflammatory bowel disease: a case series report running head: Diet for inflammatory bowel disease

Posted January 16, 2014

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet (IBD-AID) is a nutritional regimen for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that restricts the intake of certain carbohydrates, includes the ingestion of pre- and probiotic foods, and modifies dietary fatty acids to demonstrate the potential of an adjunct dietary therapy for the treatment of IBD.

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The Essential Things You Must Do to Lower Cancer Risk

Posted January 16, 2014

Consider this: One-half of all men and one-third of all women in the United States will develop cancer in their lifetimes. That is a shocking statistic. Yes, there are some aspects of cancer that are outside of our control, but there are a few that we can fully embrace today in order to reduce our risk.

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High Fiber Diet May Decrease Severity of Asthma Reaction

Posted January 12, 2014

If you have asthma, you have an extra reason to focus on eating more fruits and vegetables. It may help reduce the severity of your symptoms.

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DASH diet ranked first, Paleo diet places last on US News ‘best diets’ list

Posted January 8, 2014

Each year, U.S. News & World Report puts together a panel of experts to rank various nutrition plans with the goal to help consumers make informed decisions. This year the nutritional experts evaluated 32 of the most popular diets based on how easy it is to follow, nutritious, safety, effectiveness for weight loss and protection against diabetes and heart disease.

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