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Dangers of Low Calcium Intake

Only 13.5 percent of girls and 36.3 percent of boys age 12 to 19 in the US get the recommended daily amount (RDA) of calcium, placing them at serious risk for osteoporosis and other bone diseases.// Because nearly 90 percent of adult bone mass is established by the end of this age range, the nation's youth stand in the midst of a calcium crisis. ....Osteoporosis is a pediatric disease with geria...

Adequate intake of Vitamin D is essentia

Researchers at the University of Texas, offer some valuable advice on how to make sure your vitamin D intake is enough.Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones and teeth, and helps prevent osteoporosis and any bone related disease. Doctors believe that natural sunlight helps the body produce vitamin D.// Just10 to 15 minutes of natural sunlight three times a week should be adequate. But be warned...

Low potassium intake may elevate stroke risk

According to a new study shows that people with a low potassium intake are one and half times more likely to have a stroke. Previous research has suggested that reduced quantities of potassium in the diet increase the risk of death from stroke. //The focus on potassium is, perhaps, a new one - for most of us hear more about keeping sodium or salt intake low to avoid stroke. But sodium and potassi...

Vegetable and fruit intake depends on shopping

Blacks in America eat a lot of fruits and vegetables which increases by one third for every additional supermarket in their neighbourhood. Many different factors influence the variety and content of people's daily diet.//According to a new study by Scientists at the University of South Carolina, one of these is the convenience of shopping facilities. The survey looked at black and white people i...

Energy intake directly related to portion size

A recent study shows that larger portions lead to greater energy intake, meaning, larger the amount of food, greater the amount that is eaten. Researchers also studied whether the response to portion size differed depending on who determined the amount// of food on the plate. ....The study was carried out with 50 men and women who were served lunch one day a week for four weeks. While one group...

Caffeine Intake May reduce Insulin Sensitivity

In a study published in Diabetes Care, March 2005, scientists have reported that caffeine may cause insulin// sensitivity in people. ....Insulin sensitivity is the measure for the risk of heart disease. If a person is more insulin sensitive then he has a lower risk of heart problems. ....Diabetes type 2 happens when body cannot use its own insulin to control blood sugar. As this happens the body...

Pre-pregnancy folic acid intake does not increase rate of having twins

Folic acid is also known as folate or a form of vitamin B. this vitamin if taken before a pregnancy is said to increase the chances of having a twin baby or to avoid //neural tube defect. A new study published in journal Epidemiology says that there is no proof for this common belief. ....The study was conducted to monitor the possible adverse effects of this vitamin, especially because there ar...

Milk intake increases the risk of Parkinson’s disease in midlife

Scientists have found out that increased calcium intake by drinking milk or otherwise for middle aged men// may increase the risk of Parkinson’s disease. ....Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the nervous system. Some of its symptoms are muscle tremors, muscle rigidity, decreased mobility, stooped posture, slow voluntary movements, and a mask-like facial expression. ....In a clinical study of p...

Irritable bowel syndrome associated with food intake, confirms blood test

People suffering from irritable bowel syndrome may be having heightened food// specific antibodies to some foods. ....Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most common gastrointestinal conditions. It is a chronic disease with symptoms like abdominal pain and changed bowel habits with no particular reason. Often there may not be any long-term cure for the condition. ....Scientists from St. Georg...

Robo-Dog To Monitor Your Calorie Intake

Recent Research Study published in New Scientists reports the results of the study investigated by Scientists from United States. The study reports the results of a robot dog, which has been designed to monitor your daily food intake and pleads with you to curb over indulgence. // ....The canine coach, is a modified version of Sony’s Aibo, The new robo-dog is programmed to exhibit four different...

Sodium nitrite salt intake found to increases blood flow

Sodium nitrite which is used as a food preservative could become a treatment medicine for various diseases such as sickle cell anemia, heart attacks, and brain disorders. When oxygen level in blood// comes down, the nitrite in the body gets converted to nitric oxide leading to dilation of the vessels leading to formation of more blood and more oxygen. Sodium nitrite may help to understand the mec...

Dietary intake of Vitamin E by type 2 diabetics for prevention of atherosclerosis

Diabetes mellitus is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease in both men and women, which increases the risk by 2-6 fold relative to nondiabetic subjects and that 80 percent of all type 2 Diabetes // mellitus patients will die of an atherosclerotic event. In these patients hyperglycemia per se confers increased risk for cardiovascular disease, and so the presence of even borderline-...

Dietary intake of Vitamin E by type 2 diabetics for prevention of atherosclerosis

Diabetes mellitus is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease in both men and women, which increases the risk by 2-6 fold relative to nondiabetic subjects and that 80 percent of all type 2 Diabetes mellitus patients will die of an atherosclerotic event//. In these patients hyperglycemia per se confers increased risk for cardiovascular disease, and so the presence of even borderline-...

Intake Of Processed Meat And Fat Associated With Pancreatic Cancer

Excess intake of processed meats, red meat and pork can enhance the risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a new study, published in the October 5 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.// ..Meat intake has been associated with risk of exocrine pancreatic cancer, but previous findings have been inconsistent. This association has been attributed to both the fat and cholesterol con...

Excess Intake of Alcohol Results in Permanent DNA Damage.

In Australia a research headed by Dr Michael Fenech studied the damage of excess alcohol on human DNA. ....The results of the study stated that excess intake of // alcoholic beverages resulted in increased risk of permanent damage to the DNA. ....During the course of the study, six men aged 21-26 stuck to a diet low in plant phenols for two days, and then drank 300 millilitres of either complet...

Over indulgence more so when intake is in short glasses

We often think that 'small is good' and those small portions help us keep over indulgence at bay.Contrary to this belief scientists have found that people pour 20-30% more alcohol // into short , wide glasses than into tall, narrow ones of the same volume, but they wrongly believe that tall glasses hold more. The study finds mention in BMJ. ..This trend is not limited to general public but seas...

Intake of a healthy and balanced diet: miracle for old people.

There has been a Dutch study which links diets rich in four antioxidants beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc to lower odds of developing age-related macular// degeneration. ..The mention and text of the study can be seen in The Journal of the American Medical Association. It was performed by Redmer van Leeuwen, MD, PhD, and colleagues...Age-related macular degeneration or AMD is the mo...

Rise in the death rates among the British due to alcohol intake.

It is feared that people in Britain have increased the alcohol intake and liver cirrhosis is an important cause of death among British. ..The deaths due to liver cirrhosis developed by drinking alcohol have doubled in // Scotland. Pan- European comparison shows a sharp rise in the death rates due to liver cirrhosis. ..In England and Wales the number of deaths due to drinking associated disea...

Newborns Affected By Antidepressant Intake Of Mothers

Researchers have advised expectant mothers to reduce the intake of anti-depressant drugs, as it is likely to affect the new born with withdrawal symptoms. // The newborn babies of such mothers display symptoms like disturbed sleep, gastrointestinal problems, high-pitched crying, and tremors within 48 hours after birth. ....These symptoms are higher in the case of babies of women who had taken...

Salt & Its Intake Causes a Strong debate In UK

With the announcement of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), that the daily intake of salt should be limited to 6 g per day, and that the tinned foods// should clearly mention the amount of salt content in their food labels. A debate on the issue has now picked up, with groups on either side. ....A public awareness watchdog for Foodstuffs set up by the government of UK, has announced targets for re...

Pre-eclampsia Pronounced With Intake of Vitamins in Large Doses

Expectant Mothers , who carry a high risk of the potentially-fatal condition of pre-eclampsia, should make sure they do not consume large doses of Vitamin C and E. // Recent research has suggested that Vitamins in large doses are not beneficial to pregnant women and can trigger pre-eclampsia. ....Pre-eclampsia, is a dangerous condition that causes an unhealthy rise of Blood pressure in pregnant...

Viewing TV During Lunch Affects Children's Food Intake

According to a latest research, it has been found that children who have the habit of watching TV during lunchtime are prone to overeat than if they don't watch. // And it has also been found that those children, who are not in the habit of watching TV during lunchtime, ate comparatively less if they are made to watch TV shows. ....Dr. Lori Francis, assistant professor of biobehavioral health and...

TV Viewing Increases Intake of Junk Food

It is said that the main culprit behind childhood obesity is that the amount of junk food youngsters eat is directly proportional to the number of hours they spend// watching television. Researchers analyzed the dietary and viewing habits of more than 162,000 children in 35 countries. .. It was found that consumption of sweets and fizzy drinks rises with each hour they spend in front of the idi...

Limit Water Intake, London Marathon Runners Told

A new study to be published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine says that marathon runners should limit the amount of water //that they drink during the race or they may be faced with complications like headache, collapse, confusion, memory loss, vomiting, seizures, and even death from fluid accumulation in the lungs or brain. ..All these complications result f...

Alcohol Intake During Pregnancy Is Bad For The Baby’s Hear

According to the study conducted by Jennifer D. Thomas, associate professor of psychology at San Diego State University it was found that alcohol exposure results// in circadian dysregulation in human kids. These kids develop fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) later in their life. They suffer from a variety of behavioral alterations such as altered sleeping,eating patterns, attention deficit...

Decreased Vitamin D Intake among Teens Results in Decreased Lung Function

According to a recent study which was presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference, it was found that low intake of Vitamin D among teens// resulted in lower lung function. The study of 2,112 adolescents ages 16-19 found that 35% consumed below 200 IU (international units) of vitamin D, the recommended amount for this age group. ..The researchers found that teens who had a...

Ideal Vitamin D Intake

The Canadian Cancer Society has recommended that citizens of all ages should expose themselves to the sun for a few minutes each day and that elderly people// should take Vitamin D supplements. ...."We don't want people to run out and interpret this as: 'Oh good, I can stay out in the sun all day,' " said Heather Logan, the society's director of cancer-control policy. "A little sun goes a long w...

Daily Intake Of Alcohol Reduces Heart Disease In Men Than Women

A recent research has found that daily intake of alcohol may reduce the risk of heart disease than for those who drinks occasionally//. But the research has concluded that it is applicable only for men and women are deprived of it. ....This study raises important questions about drinking patterns and heart health among men and women, but an editorial warns that the results should be interpreted w...

High Fat Intake Does Not Increase Skin Cancer

A new study published contradicts the previous research that showed that high fat in the diet increased skin cancer. The latest Study shows that a high fat intake is even beneficial// and protective in the development of non-melanoma skin cancer. ....Robert Granger and colleagues from the Menzies Research Institute in Hobart, Australia and colleagues from Murdoch Children's Research Institute in...

Moderate Intake of Alcohol Beneficial to Women

Moderate drinking may be beneficial as it increases the concentration, abstract reasoning and verbal skills in women, says a study though researchers say these results must be interpreted with caution//. ....Mark Espeland and colleagues at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in the US studied more than 7,000 older women and found that those who drink a moderate amount of alcohol ha...

Doctors Suggest Tax on High Calorie Diet to Deter Intake

Doctors at the American Medical Association's annual conference are planning to demand the government to levy heavy tax on the America's soft drinks industry //. This is to mainly combat the nation's obesity epidemic. The issue mainly addresses the sweeteners put in sugary drinks and also the amount of salt added to burgers and processed foods. The move was taken to reduce the number of deaths l...

Intake of Vitamin E Supplements During Pregnancy May be Harmful

Taking vitamin E supplements during pregnancy may lead to various health complications in newborns, says a study//. ..Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant found naturally in foods like nuts, vegetable oil and broccoli. Earlier research had suggested that vitamin E, particularly taken with vitamin C, could help protect against miscarriage and pre-eclampsia. ..However, Andrew Shennan, who led a two-year...

Malaysian health minister asks to cut down the intake of sugar

According to the Malaysian Health Minister Chua Soi Lek the people consume increased quantity of sugar than necessary. Hence he requested the people to cut down// their sugar intake to move towards a healthy lifestyle. According to the statistics Malaysians on an average consume about 125 mg of sugar everyday. ..This is extremely high as the health officials say that the body requires just about...

Dairy Intake Relates With Twins Birth – Research Find

According to a study conducted by Gary Steinman, (M.D. of the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York) high dairy consumption //in women links with twins birth. ....This study not only reported about eating habits of dairy products but also about women who doesn’t consume animal foods (vegan). ....Synthetic growth hormone insulin-like growth factor (IGF), present in dairy p...

Adequate Calcium Intake Can Help Maintain Weight In Middle-Aged Women

Middle-aged women could maintain their weight by consuming adequate amounts of calcium, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association//. Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle analyzed calcium intake in 10,591 men and women aged 53 to 57 years. ....The amount of calcium consumed did not make any difference in men, but women...

Better Weight Management Can be Achieved By Increased Intake Of Fibre & Fruits

Researchers from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, study the diet patterns in 52 normal weight people and 52 obese or overweight people and found// that the normal people generally ate more fruits and fibres than their obese counterparts. ....The study that was published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association stated that the composition of a diet, especially with...

Fast Food Intake Cause of Increased Death Rate

According to a study conducted by LaSalle Bank in Chicago it was shocking to find that city residents living near fast-food restaurants and few grocery stores// are at an increased risk of dying due to heart problems, diabetes and cancer. .. There is found to be a rise in the number of premature deaths lately in these areas. The study also said that the residents were found to be obese and also...

Calcium Intake Reduces Occurrence of Pre- Eclampsia

A review of 12 different studies showed that 1 gram of calcium supplement taken during pregnancy is very effective in reducing the risk of suffering from pre-eclampsia// by 50%. ..The study was carried out by the Cochrane Collaboration and it found that calcium supplements cuts the risk of this condition. Hence pregnant women are asked to include calcium supplements daily to prevent this fatal c...

Intake of vitamin E during pregnancy influences asthma risk in kids

According to a new study, low vitamin E intake by mothers during pregnancy may heighten asthma risk in their kids by the age of 5.// ....Dr. Graham Devereux, of the department of environmental and occupational medicine at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland and his team conducted this study. This study was based on the findings of an earlier study conducted by the same team. Previously, they had...

Americans Deficient In Dietary Intake Of Choline Needed for Fetal Brain Development

Women in US are not getting ample amounts of a nutrient that is essential for the promotion of normal fetal brain development.// ....A new study sponsored by the National Institute of Health, that has been conducted by three of the top universities in America has suggested that the women in US aren’t getting sufficient amounts of a nutrient, which is required to promote normal fetal brain develo...
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