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Grape Seed Oil Improves Inflammation and Insulin Resistance in Overweight and Obese Women

Posted April 14, 2013

In a study involving 44 overweight or obese women, supplementation with grape seed oil (15% of energy consumed from GSO) through a weight loss diet for a period of 8 weeks was found to be associated with reductions in hs-CRP, HOMA-IR scores and TNF-alpha, as compared to a control group who received sunflower oil.

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Vitamin D Deficiency is a Heavy Burden for Obese, Minority Youths

Posted April 3, 2013

Vitamin D is essential for strong bones, but nearly half of kids who are obese don’t have sufficient levels of this important nutrient. The risk is even higher for severely obese and minority children.

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Vitamin D Deficiency in Overweight and Obese Children

Posted February 8, 2013

In a cross-sectional study involving 6- to 18-year old children, vitamin D deficiency was found to be prevalent in 21% of healthy weight, 29% of overweight, 34% of obese, and 49% of severely obese children.

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Social Engagement in Older Adults May Improve Health

Posted April 30, 2012

Maintaining high or increasing levels of social interaction over time has potentially protective effects on cognitive and physical abilities in older adults, according to a new study published in the December issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

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Mediterranean Diet Boosts Longevity

Posted April 30, 2012

A Mediterranean diet with high consumption of fish and vegetables and a low consumption of animal-based products gives longer life, show studies. Scientists at the Sahlgrenska Academy have now studied the effects of a Mediterranean diet on older people in Sweden.

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New measurements prove it: Active older adults less likely to become cognitively impaired

Posted April 30, 2012

Reaching over to make the bed or bending to get a grocery bag might not be the typical idea of being physically active. But all those everyday movements add up and could contribute to health benefits, especially among older adults even if its not clear just how much energy seniors are exerting.

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The Older People, Omega-3, and Cognitive Health (EPOCH) trial design and methodology

Posted April 30, 2012

Some studies have suggested an association between omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LC PUFAs) and better cognitive outcomes in older adults. To date, only two randomised, controlled trials have assessed the effect of n-3 LC PUFA supplementation on cognitive function in older cognitively healthy populations.

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