The Latest News To Help You Make Better Nutrition Choices
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
Neurology, also found a link between decreased Alzheimer's risk and
consumption of fewer high-fat dairy products, red meats, organ meats and
@Yahoo News: Read more about the results from this
Dark Chocolate May Be Good For Your
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
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.
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.
Read more about this story and how flavanols helped patients with
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
ATLANTA (AP) -- Americans suffered a
bit less food poisoning last year.
(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,
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
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.