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Scientists learn how food affects the brain

... protect us from heart disease and cancer, a balanced diet and regular exercise can also protect the ... and eats salmon three times a week, along with a balanced diet. "Omega-3 fatty acids are essential." ... genes, most of us are not so lucky and need a balanced diet, regular exercise and a good night's sleep. ...

3 to 6 months to lose weight gained in pregnancy is normal

... "Avoiding weight problems after birth means already being careful about balanced and healthy eating during pregnancy," says Professor Sawicki. "It is not a ... the best ways to lose weight after childbirth. The evidence shows that a balanced diet helps with or without extra exercise. Very strenuous exercise ...

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa commits 180M to revive farmers' depleted soils

... million farmers and regenerate 6.3 million hectares of farm land through a balanced approach to improved soil management. Initial funding for the Program ... Advisor for NEPAD, the New Partnership for Africas Development. balanced Approach to Restoring Soil Fertility AGRAs Soil Health Program will ...

AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

... occurs primarily between the Southern Ocean and the Pacific. The authors show how near-surface meridional flows directly driven by zonal winds are balanced by deepwater return flows that are slightly lagged in time. They point out that the study helps clarify the dynamic mechanisms that relate wind ...

'Microfluidic palette' may paint clearer picture of biological processes

... flow in and out of the short arms of each Y at constant pressure assures a constant stream of fresh chemicals. Because the pressure in the chamber is balanced by filling it previously with a buffer solution, the test chemicals that migrate from the channels into the chamber do so almost entirely by ...

Researchers team up to provide new hope for childhood hunger

... Gates Foundation to conduct research as part of BioCassava Plus, an international initiative seeking to make cassava a more nutritionally rich and balanced staple plant crop. The project has demonstrated unprecedented success in enhancing cassava to contain more protein, vitamins and minerals, more ...

Exploring standards to advance microbial genomics

... of particular impact on human health or activities. Thus, vast realms of biodiversity remain unexplored. Kyrpides applauds the effort to coordinate balanced sampling of the Tree of Life recently launched through GEBA: the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea ( ...

ADA releases updated position paper on vegetarian diets

... flavonoids and other phytochemicals. These nutritional differences may explain some of the health advantages of those following a varied, balanced vegetarian diet." The position paper draws on results from ADA's evidence analysis process and information from the ADA Evidence Analysis Library ...

Astronauts may need more intense workouts to maintain muscle fitness in space

... parallel to their ISS research. Trappe said, "From our bed rest studies, we found that when high-intensity resistance and aerobic exercise are balanced correctly, this is an effective prescription that is quite therapeutic in protecting skeletal muscles in a simulated microgravity environment. The ...

CHIs 5th Biomarker World Congress: Signature Event with Cutting-Edge Agenda

... Healthtech Institute strives to develop quality information sources that provide valuable new insights and competing points of view while offering balanced coverage of the latest developments. Basic research related to commercial implications is covered, with heavy emphasis placed on end-user insights ...

The sunlight solution for better health

... receive when they are outdoors. Carlson discusses common misconceptions about the benefits of sunscreen and sun-avoidance. She argues for a more balanced approach to sun exposure, maintaining that although the risk of skin cancers should not be ignored, excessive avoidance of the sun can be just as ...

New edition available for essential virology reference

... to novel viruses, changing epidemiologic patterns, new syndromes, unmet vaccine needs, antiviral drug resistance, and threats of bioterrorism are balanced against improved insights into viral pathogenesis, better diagnostic tools, novel immunization strategies, and an expanding array of antiviral ....

AJCN study shows moderate alcohol consumption related to stronger bones

... The bone preserving ingredients may be the silicon in beer and resveratrol in wine in addition to the alcohol. Such positive effects on bone must be balanced against the risk of falls and bone fractures caused by consuming excessive alcohol." ...

Pure fructose frequently confused with high fructose corn syrup

... of pure fructose used in these studies are not found in the human diet. Fructose consumption at normal human dietary levels and as part of a balanced diet has not been shown to yield such results. Moreover, human fructose intake is nearly always accompanied by the simultaneous and equivalent ...

Analysis of fresh strawberries reveals consumer preferences

... compared with the other selections. Plotto summarized the results, stating; "This study shows that aroma volatiles and sugar levels must be balanced to ensure a flavor appealing to consumers. Although germplasm strongly influenced volatile composition and perceived flavor, harvest date and season ...

'Freaks' help scientist unravel nature and nurture

... their motions when they swim or play piano. "Genes are only part of the answer, and so my argument in ' Freaks of Nature ' is that we need a more balanced approach," Blumberg said. "For the past century, science has focused heavily on genes to the exclusion of other factors. But that's really a narrow ...

Researchers call for nitrogen and phosphorus reductions to combat eutrophication in aquatic systems

... between nitrogen and phosphorus in fresh and coastal water ecosystems. "If the overall goal of nutrient reduction programs is to reestablish balanced aquatic ecosystems, research tells us to focus pollution reductions efforts on both nitrogen and phosphorus," said co-author Dr. Donald Boesch of the ...

Results of the third school nutrition dietary assessment study published

... because most meals served contain too much fat, too much saturated fat or too few calories. Although most schools offer the opportunity to select a balanced meal, few students make the more healthful choice. The Special Supplement continues with nine research contributions coauthored by staff from ...

Research exposes the risk to infants from the chemicals used in liquid medicines

... being given to their children, but they should not be overly concerned. In many cases there may not be an alternative medicine, and the risk will be balanced in favour of using them in treatment. As a research team we do feel it is important that the [medicines regulators] not only ensure that all ...

Preventing soil erosion in continuous corn

... residue has, at least in the short term, the potential to lower N fertilizer requirements. However, the authors warn that this advantage needs to be balanced against the need to retain adequate residue to maintain soil C and protect against erosion. While no-till continuous corn worked well with full ...

Four, three, two, one . . . pterosaurs have lift off

... launching some 500 pounds of reptilian heft into flight required pterosaurs to use four limbs: two were ultra-strong wings which, when folded and balanced on a knuckle, served as front "legs" that helped the creature to walk and leap. Publishing in Zitteliana , Michael B. Habib, M.S., of the ...

Mothers pass on disease clues to offspring

... access to mating opportunities. However, studies in a wide range of species have shown that the benefits of aggressive behaviour are counter balanced by reduced resistance to disease. The results of this new study support the existence of a 'trade off' between social dominance and disease ...

BioScience tip sheet, January 2009

... Dahlke, Matt Holloran, and Dan Stroud. Selecting sites for biodiversity offsets, which seek to ensure that environmental impacts of development are balanced by environmental gains, provides conceptual and methodological challenges. The authors demonstrate the use of the Marxan site-selection algorithm in ...

Low-carb diets can affect dieters' cognition skills

... 19 women ages 22 to 55 who were allowed to select the diet plan they preferred -- either a low-carbohydrate diet or a low-calorie, macronutrient balanced diet recommended by the American Dietetic Association. Nine women chose a low-carbohydrate diet and 10 selected the low-calorie diet. "Although ...

Boy or girl? It's in the father's genes

... both parents, which causes some men to have more sons and some to have more daughters, may explain why we see the number of men and women roughly balanced in a population. If there are too many males in the population, for example, females will more easily find a mate, so men who have more daughters ...

Nanotechnology 'culture war' possible, says Yale study

... a relatively new science that involves the manipulation of particles the size of atoms and that has numerous commercial applications. When shown balanced information about the risks and benefits of nanotechnology, study participants became highly divided on its safety compared to a group not shown such ...

It takes 2 to tango

... explains. While the number of synapses is reduced when the flow of information weakens, new transmitter terminals emerge elsewhere in a seemingly balanced fashion. Since only those cells that originally communicated with each other were tagged, the scientists do not know whether the new transmitters ...

Inherited genetic cause, possible treatment found for complex lung disorder

... and the report's senior author. "This is the first data to demonstrate familial PAP in humans and the critical role of the gene CSF2RA to balanced surfactant levels in the lung," Dr. Trapnell said. "These findings provide a basis for developing better forms of treatment that would be a major ...

Soybean grant gives researchers tools to unravel better bean

... store shelves, soybeans may seem like the perfect plant. It can be made into tofu and its synthetic meat products. However, the bean's protein is not balanced to the 21 amino acids humans need for a healthy diet. In addition, soybean oil contains trans fats after it's processed. On the agricultural side, ...

Scientific community called upon to resolve debate on 'net energy' once and for all

... to consider energy in versus energy out but also the overall context such as petrol displacement, land usage and economic growth this requires a balanced approach with several metrics." However, in a corresponding article, Dr. Franzi Poldy, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Australia, disagrees, arguing ...

Methane gas levels begin to increase again

... warming. Until recently, the leveling off of methane levels had suggested that the rate of its emission from the Earth's surface was approximately balanced by the rate of its destruction in the atmosphere. However, since early 2007 the balance has been upset, according to a paper on the new findings ...

Climate change expert to discuss grim global warming predictions

... and Engineering Research and Classroom Complex. "Trenberth knows the climate data better than anyone I've heard, and he'll give a very sober, balanced assessment," said Lawrence S. Pinsky, chairman of the department of physics at UH. "He'll gain the respect of everyone, whether they agree with him ...

New study shows drinking your vegetables may be a solution to bridging the vegetable gap

... groups, one drank one 8-ounce glass of vegetable juice every day and the other drank two 8-ounce glasses of vegetable juice every day as part of a balanced eating plan. The study found that those who received dietary counseling and consumed vegetable juice were far more likely to meet the daily ...

Variety of foods -- the key for child nutrition

... publications and is a regular contributor to nutrition journals. 'There is an over-emphasis on avoiding sugar at all costs rather than having a balanced diet' said Mrs. Gibson. 'Concerns that added sugars 'dilute' the diet and jeopardise essential nutrients are just not founded'. The school food ...

Nutritionists of the UGR suggest diet improvements during Ramadan

... to the daily needs of this young population group. The researchers point out the importance of informing this group about the importance of a balanced diet with only three or four meals from sunset by means of energy-providing food and the necessary macronutrients for the whole day. The ...

Biological invasions increasing due to freshwater impoundments, says CU-Boulder study

... increasing the invasion risks for natural lakes. "Collectively, these results suggest the benefits of building more reservoirs should be carefully balanced against the potential negative consequences, including increased biological invasions," Johnson said. The study was funded in part by the National ...

GN Netcom Introduces Innovative Noise Blackout Technology

... and reducing sound quality. Used together with advanced DSP technology and Audio Shock Protection that monitors incoming audio volume, sound is balanced to filter out background noise, leaving both sides of the call with a natural sounding voice quality. "Our Noise Blackout technology is a ...

Childhood dairy intake may improve adolescent bone health

... Cincinnati, OH, August 13, 2008Dairy is recognized as a key component of a healthy, balanced diet. However, until recently it was unclear how long-term dairy intake contributes to the many aspects of bone health in children, including bone ...

Unlocking mystery of why dopamine freezes Parkinson's patients

... took the drug, what you were feeling occur, there is an uncontrollable drive to go and seek drugs." "All of our actions in a healthy brain are balanced by the urge to do something and the urge to stop," Surmeier said. "Our work suggests that it is not just the strengthening of the brain circuits ...

Adults who eat eggs for breakfast lose 65 percent more weight

... Add flavor with a sprinkling of fresh herbs, salsa, or cheese. Serve fresh seasonal fruit slices, like peaches in the summer, on the side for a balanced meal. ...
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