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Walnuts in Diet Can Improve Endothelial Functions for Overweight Adults

Posted September 26, 2013

Medical researchers from the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center in Connecticut have found evidence suggestive that adding walnuts to one’s diet can protect against diabetes and heart disease in at-risk individuals. Their original research article, “Effects of Walnuts on Endothelial Function in Overweight Adults with Visceral Obesity: A Randomized, Controlled, Crossover Trial,” is now available in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, the Official Publication of the American College of Nutrition, and a publication from Routledge.

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Researchers explore the effects of avocado intake on satiety, glucose and insulin levels in healthy overweight adults

Posted September 21, 2013

New research findings on avocado consumption, presented as two posters at the IUNS 20th International Congress of Nutrition, in Granada, Spain suggest that although calorie consumption at dinner was unchanged, inclusion or addition of fresh Hass Avocado to a meal may help to reduce hunger and the desire to eat in overweight adults. Results also showed that including or adding avocado to a meal resulted in smaller post-meal rises in insulin compared to eating a meal without avocado.

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Study identifies key shift in the brain that creates drive to overeat

Posted April 30, 2013

A team of American and Italian neuroscientists has identified a cellular change in the brain that accompanies obesity. The findings could explain the body’s tendency to maintain undesirable weight levels, rather than an ideal weight, and identify possible targets for pharmacological efforts to address obesity.

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Over-Indulging Can Cut Hours Off Your Life

Posted December 19, 2012

Although the holiday season is all about eating, drinking, and celebrating with loved ones, each day of over-indulging can cut many hours off a person’s life. The finding came from a study conducted by Professor David Spiegelhalter, statistician at the University of Cambridge, and was published in the British Medical Journal.

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Strawberries May Fight Oxidative Damage In Blood

Posted April 30, 2012

Plenty of Americans consume strawberries as a way to get their daily dose of vitamin C, while others choose vitamin supplements for the same reason. Besides being loading with nutrients, these sweet fruits contain compounds that may act as antioxidants in the blood stream, researchers recently said.

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Quercetin may be a useful complementary therapy for conditions involving oxidative damage

Posted April 30, 2012

Like many other substances in natural medicine, quercetin is a type of plant-based chemical or phytochemical. In fact, quercetin is a common chemical pigment found in the rinds and barks of a wide variety of plants. Quercetin, a flavonol or potent antioxidant, is found in red wine, onions, green tea, apples, berries and cruciferous vegetables. Its value in treating and preventing many illnesses has been recognized for decades and has made it a very popular component in the herbal and 
supplement marketplace.

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