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Nutraceuticals Exhibit Lipid-Lowering Properties

Posted March 4, 2014

In an 8-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study involving 30 patients with moderate hyperlipidemia and metabolic syndrome, supplementation with a nutraceutical combination containing red yeast rice extract, berberine, policosanol, astaxanthin, coenzyme Q10, and folic acid (“Armolipid Plus”) was found to be associated with a significant reduction in total cholesterol (-12.8%), and LDL cholesterol (-21.1%), similar to pravastatin (-16% and -22.6%, respectively), as well as leading to an increase in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (4.8%).

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Nutraceutical blend may ease dry eye symptoms: Study

Posted January 21, 2014

A combination of omega-3s and antioxidants may significantly reduce dry eye symptoms, including ‘scratchy’ eyes, eye redness, and blurry vision, according to a new study.

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A prospective study of Nutrition Education and Oral Nutritional Supplementation in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted April 30, 2012

Weight loss in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a common clinical manifestation that may have clinical significance. To evaluate if there is a difference between nutrition education and oral nutritional supplementation on nutritional status in patients with AD.

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Fruit and vegetables intake among elderly Iranians: a theory-based interventional study using the Five-A-Day program

Posted April 30, 2012

The benefit of FV intake in old age is well documented. However, there is evidence that old people do not consume enough FV. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a tailored nutrition intervention that aimed to increase the FV intake among elderly Iranians aged 60 and over.

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Potatoes promoted for their potassium content

Posted April 30, 2012

A frequently expressed concern in the ongoing public health debate is that fresh fruits and vegetables, particularly those that are nutrient dense, are not affordable to the average consumer. Research presented today at the American Dietetic Association’s (ADA) Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) demonstrates that potatoes are one of the best nutritional values in the produce department, providing significantly better nutritional value per dollar than most other raw vegetables. Per serving, white potatoes were the largest and most affordable source of potassium of any vegetable or fruit.

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Eat right to reduce chronic diseases

Posted April 30, 2012

Nutrition plays an important role throughout our lives, and poor nutrition is the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States. What we eat affects growth and development of our physical body and mind. In the older adult, nutrition can dramatically affect the risk of chronic disease and acute illness. Many people consciously think about what they eat only when trying to lose weight. Food choices affect so much more!

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Sesame Oil As A Source Of Nutrition

Posted April 30, 2012

A healthy diet is one that is low in saturated fat. However, a very low fat diet may not provide the body with the essential fats it requires. According to the American Dietetic Association, a woman should have a daily intake of 70 g of fat, while a man should have 95 g. One tbsp. of sesame oil has 14 g of total fat, of which 2 g is saturated, 6 g is polyunsaturated and 5 g is monounsaturated. It also contains 120 calories.

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Pumpkins, Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

Posted April 30, 2012

No question, Thanksgiving is a day we often overeat. But, Thanksgiving is also a day when we eat foods that can pack a powerful nutrition punch. Lets take a look at some traditional holiday favorites.

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Eating balanced meals, farm-fresh produce benefits families, communities, nutrition researchers say

Posted April 30, 2012

Leaders at the recent United Nations meeting emphasized nutrition as critical to producing thriving children, families, and communities. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said a key focus is helping farmers grow heartier crops to nourish families. University of Missouri nutrition experts say getting back to basics by eating balanced meals and farm-fresh produce can benefit families and communities in many ways.

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Milk nutrition facts

Posted April 30, 2012

Should you or shouldn’t you? Advocates on both sides of the milk debate make strong points. Fortunately, our health writer lays out the facts.

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