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Women Who Eat Foods With High Glycemic Index May Be at Greater Risk for Heart Disease

ScienceDaily (Apr. 17, 2010) — Consuming carbohydrates with high glycemic index -- an indicator of how quickly a food affects blood glucose levels -- appears to be associated with the risk of coronary heart disease in women but not men, according to a report in the April 12 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

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More Fish, Nuts Fruit Reduces Alzheimer's Risk

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Certain food combinations, including fish, fruit, and nuts, are linked to a reduced risk of contracting the brain-wasting disease Alzheimer's, according to a recently released study. The study published in the online edition of the journal Archives of Neurology, also found a link between decreased Alzheimer's risk and consumption of fewer high-fat dairy products, red meats, organ meats and butter.

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Dark Chocolate May Be Good For Your Liver

LONDON: Reuters/msnbc.com

Cocoa-rich dark chocolate could be prescribed for people with liver cirrhosis in future, following the latest research to show potential health benefits of chocolate. Spanish researchers said on Thursday that eating dark chocolate capped the usual after-meal rise in abdominal blood pressure, which can reach dangerous levels in cirrhotic patients and, in severe cases, lead to blood vessel rupture.

Antioxidants called flavanols found in cocoa are believed to be the reason why chocolate is good for blood pressure because the chemicals help the smooth muscle cells of the blood vessels to relax and widen.

@msnbc.com: Read more about this story and how flavanols helped patients with cirrhosis





SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Returning from Mexico, Michelle Obama made a brief stop Thursday in San Diego to visit a community garden farmed by international refugees that she called a model for building healthy communities across the nation and around the world.

ATLANTA (AP) -- Americans suffered a bit less food poisoning last year.

TORONTO (Canadian Press) -- A new study estimates that if more Canadians increased their intake of vitamin D, the death rate could fall by 16 per cent, or as many as 37,000 premature deaths a year.

CHICAGO (AP) -- One hour of moderate to vigorous exercise a day can help teens beat the effects of a common obesity-related gene with the nickname "fatso," according to a new European study.

MIAMI (AP) -- Jamie Oliver is using fresh fruit and vegetables to try to win the hearts, or at least the fatty arteries, of a West Virginia city. Rachael Ray is working to reform school lunch. And Paula Deen, queen of Southern-fried goodness, recently taught an auditorium of kids how to cook and eat healthy.

ATLANTA (AP) -- Small taxes on soda do little to reduce soft drink consumption or prevent childhood obesity, but larger levies probably would, according to new research.

(Canadian Press) -- LONDON - The Easter Bunny might lower your chances of having a heart problem. According to a new study, small doses of chocolate every day could decrease your risk of having a heart attack or stroke by nearly 40 per cent.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration has said it more than once, and they'll say it again: Don't drink raw milk.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- In a gym at a tiny college in the capital of the most obese state in the nation, state Rep. John Hines dropped his chest to the floor, let out an "Aaaarrrrgggh!" and forced through a few final pushups.

(The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) -- It's easy to understand why nutrition advice includes cautionary tales of restaurant menu items that deliver more than a day's calorie limit with overblown portions and whopping amounts of sugar, salt and fat.

(Variety) -- Down with popcorn! (Or buttered popcorn, anyway.)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- That Caesar salad you're about to eat? It's 800 calories, and that's without the croutons. The fettuccine alfredo? A whopping 1,220 calories. You may choose to ignore the numbers, but soon it's going to be tough to deny you saw them.

(USA TODAY) -- Most babies should take a daily vitamin D supplement, a new study shows.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Department of Agriculture has failed to enforce penalties against some who falsely marketed foods as organic, according to an internal department investigation.

(The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) -- Can we talk? Constipation used to be whispered about privately, but today it seems like everyone is discussing digestive health and ways to keep things "regular."

WASHINGTON (The New York Times News Service) -- Democratic leaders have agreed to advance part of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's plan to put food recall information in customers' mailboxes and on grocery store shelves.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Germs in the gut may help drive appetite, says new research into the link between obesity and bacteria.

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