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25 November 2014 - MedicalXpress - Benefits of regular vitamin D tests remain unproven, study says

Experts said regular tests for vitamin D levels are not proven to be beneficial or harmful, despite previous research warning of damaging effects of vitamin D deficiencies in adults.


25 November 2014 - Medical News Today - Yogurt could lower the risk of type 2 diabetes

A recent study conducted by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health has found an association between yogurt consumption and type 2 diabetes risk, suggesting that increased consumption of the food could lower the risk of the condition developing.


25 November 2014 - MedicalXpress - Healthy gut microbiota can prevent metabolic syndrome, researchers say

Promoting healthy gut microbiota, the bacteria that live in the intestine, can help treat or prevent metabolic syndrome, a combination of risk factors that increases a person's risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke.


24 November 2014 - Science Daily - Obese children burdened by more than weight

High blood pressure and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are two emerging health problems related to the epidemic of childhood obesity.


20 November 2014 - Medical News Today - The health benefits of plant-based omega-3 fatty acid

Increasing the amount of omega-3s in your diet, whether from fish or flax, will likely decrease your risk of getting heart disease, according to Penn State nutritionists.


19 November 2014 - Medical News Today - Trans fat consumption is linked to diminished memory in working-aged adults

High trans fat consumption is linked to worse memory among working-age men, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2014.


19 November 2014 - Medical News Today - Home cooking is a main ingredient in a healthier diet

People who frequently cook meals at home eat healthier and consume fewer calories than those who cook less, according to new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research.


19 November 2014 - NewsDaily - Kids still a target for marketers of sugary drinks: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Children and teens are seeing fewer ads for sugary drinks on television, but they remain a prime target for marketers through other means such as product placement and social media, a report released on Wednesday found.


19 November 2014 - The Conversation - Economic gloom makes humans stockpile food like animals hoarding for winter

Psycho-hunger: There might be a psychological mechanism at play linking poverty to obesity. If so, it would mean that health campaigns are ineffective – and would certainly explain why the obesity numbers keep rising.


19 November 2014 - News Medical - Omega-3 benefits may be sustained in early psychosis

The positive effects of omega-3 supplementation seen in patients at high risk of psychosis in a previous randomised, controlled trial may be sustained, the investigators reported at the International Early Psychosis Conference in Tokyo, Japan.


18 November 2014 - MedicalXpress - Turmeric could improve the memory of people at risk of cognitive impairment

Adding just one gram of turmeric to breakfast could help improve the memory of people who are in the very early stages of diabetes and at risk of cognitive impairment.


18 November 2014 - Science Daily - New clue in celiac disease puzzle: Cause of oat toxicity explained

Melbourne researchers have identified why some people with celiac disease show an immune response after eating oats.


17 November 2014 - Melrose - The link between diabetes and Alzheimer's

Studies show that people with diabetes, especially Type 2, are at a higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.


16 November 2014 - Forbes - Can Fish Oils Prevent Or Delay Development Of Psychosis?

Attention to risk factors and warning signs, along with targeted medical and psychiatric therapies, may prevent development of psychosis in some cases, or better prepare individuals and their families.


14 November 2014 - Asian Scientist - Recycling CO2 Into Omega-3

The ability to obtain omega-3 oils from CO2 emissions turns the issue of food versus fuels on its head.


12 November 2014 - EWG - EWG’S DIRTY DOZEN GUIDE TO FOOD ADDITIVES: GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE – BUT IS IT?

The government classifies some additives as “Generally Recognized as Safe” or GRAS. They are presumed to be safe in food and are not required to undergo pre-market review and approval. This system makes sense for benign additives such as pepper and basil, but there are enormous loopholes that allow additives of questionable safety to be listed as GRAS. Manufacturers can decide whether these compounds are safe without any oversight by the Food and Drug Administration – and in some cases obtain GRAS status without telling the FDA at all.


13 November 2014 - Food & Drink Europe - Fish oil group warns of lower omega-3 levels in salmon

Omega-3 levels in farmed salmon - one of the major contributors of dietary fatty acids – are dropping due to changes in fish feed, a global industry group has warned.


13 November 2014 - Medical Daily - Omega-3s Could Curb ADD In Kids, And Most Americans Still Don't Consume Enough

Food can be medicine if it’s used right and fed early into young, growing bodies.


13 November 2014 - Science Daily - Liver, brain communicate in order to regulate appetite

A new study demonstrates that high hepatic glucose stores in mice prevents weigh gain. The researchers observed that in spite of having free access to an appetizing diet, the animals’ appetite was reduced. This is the first time that a link has been observed between the liver and appetite.


13 November 2014 - BBC News - Dementia study questions advice on taking supplements

Taking vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements does not seem to cut the risk of developing dementia in healthy people, say Dutch researchers.