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Lose Weight With New Wonder Slimming FDA approved Prescription Drug

...through being overweight. So forget about herbal diets or fancy cures. Don't spend your money on promises and pipedreams. Instead, go for what works....

Dentist's note for vegetarians

...ren and teenagers who put themselves on vegetarian diets without knowing enough about their nutritional needs," he said. He warned that anyone considering changing their eating habits should inform their dentist. "Diet is an important part of an individual's medical history, and patients should always in...

Antidepressant helps obesity

...e, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Weight loss diets don't always work in the long term, and there has seen to be a need, now, to develop drugs which can handle obesity.// Researchers at Harvard University in the USA have discovered that the drug bupropion, which is used for depression and smoking ce...

Diet Can Influence Allergic Skin Reactions

... contact dermatitis may benefit from ridding their diets of foods such as citrus fruits and tomatoes, according to the results of a small study.// Individuals with contact dermatitis experience inflamed, red, itchy, scaly skin when they come in contact with substances they are allergic to. The reaction is ...

Role of fats and oils in vision care

...argarine, had an 86 per cent increased risk. But diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish like tuna and salmon, were protective against AMD. The message is that if you want to look after your eyes, cut down on processed foods high in vegetable fats, but eat more fish....

Emphasis on eating pattern

...d women suggests that those who eat the healthiest diets also eat a lot of fruit and a wide variety of food...inda Medical Centre. // Women with high scoring diets ate a lot more fruit than those with low scores. They also had a greater variety of foods in their d...

Omega-3 fatty acids impair immunity

...w mice responded to bacterial infection when given diets containing either fish oil or no fish oil. Those on fish oil were slower to respond to the infection and more likely to die. This doesn't mean you should throw away your supplements, but be aware that very large doses may compromise your ability to f...

Statins reduce heart attacks

...es that expanded use of the drugs -- with improved diets and more exercise -- will help reduce the close to 1.1 million heart attacks and half a million deaths attributed to heart disease each year. // The aim is to reduce levels of LDL cholesterol, the so-called bad cholesterol, especially in people wi...

Animal Fat Enhances Risk Of Stomach

Individuals who enjoy diets rich in meat, cheese and whole milk may be at increased risk of developing cancer of the esophagus and the stomach. The rates of two types of cancer--gastric cardia and adenocarcinoma of the esophagus--have risen rapidly over the past 30 years. To in...

High-protein diets may pose health risks

High protein diets have no proven effectiveness in long-term weight r...al of the American Heart Association. Some of the diets increase fat intake and reduce nutritionally rich foods such as fruits and vegetables, which is not ...

Too much fibre can aggrevate cancer

...o cancers. The recommendation remains that healthy diets should be high in vegetables, fruits and cereals." He added: "This trial has no clear implications for the development of colorectal cancer, because most adenomas do not turn into cancers."...

Cinnamon combats Diabetes

...troke. Patients often have to greatly modify their diets and take exercise to protect their health. Scientists at the US Agricultural Research Service's nutrition labs in Beltsville, Maryland, US have found that an extract of cinnamon can actually revitalise this function of cells, making them far more r...

Diet plays a role in kidney stones

...sity of Texas, now report upon a comparison of two diets against kidney stones. It involved 100 men with recurrent stones. Half were put on a diet with a normal amount of calcium (15 mmol a day) but reduced animal protein (50 grams a day) and salt (30 mmol a day). The other men had a low calcium diet (12 m...

Diet, Sunlight connected to Breast Cancer Risk

...justifies an association between breast cancer and diets heavy in animal fats--and proposes that sunlight e... a country's latitude. According to his analysis, diets marked by a higher fraction of animal products such as meat are associated with a higher risk of bre...

Processed Meat, Diabetes connection Found

...ch is needed to determine if a link exists between diets high in processed meats and the incidence of heart disease and cancer. Approximately 16 million Americans are thought to have diabetes. About 90 percent of the cases are type 2, or adult-onset disease. In type 2, there is either a shortage of insul...

Heart Surgery Is Getting Safer for the Old

...oday's older patients are benefiting from improved diets and lifestyles. "We're getting better, and I think the patients we're operating on are, too," he noted. "The success of our health care system is that people are living longer, living better."...

A high carbohydrate diet good for health

The American Department of indicates diets high in carbohydrates are actually lower in calori...s. The study evaluated low- and high-carbohydrate diets in relation to their energy content, nutritional quality, and relation to body mass index. Researche...

Fish rich diet lowers leptin

.... Somers and colleagues studied 300 people who ate diets rich in fish and 200 who ate vegetarian diets. Somers agreed that the populations in his study are not typical of Americans. The subjects studied were members of a tribe living in Tanzania. Some of the tribe members live in a village close to a lake...

Influence of diet on allergic Reactions

... contact dermatitis may benefit from ridding their diets of foods such as citrus fruits and tomatoes, according to the results of a small study.// Individuals with contact dermatitis experience inflamed, red, itchy, scaly skin when they come in contact with substances they are allergic to. The reaction is ...

Animal Fat increases risk Of stomach cancer

Individuals who enjoy diets rich in meat, cheese and whole milk may be at increased risk of developing cancer of the esophagus and the stomach.The rates of two types of cancer--gastric cardia and adenocarcinoma of the esophagus//--have risen rapidly over the past 30 years. To i...

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