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Role of zinc in development

...ion, it would make sense in communities where zinc intakes are likely to be low, to provide a supplement that contained both iron and zinc....

Role of fats and oils in vision care

...ad a two fold greater risk of AMD than those whose intakes were low. Foods high in monounsaturated fats, such as olive oil, carried a 71 per cent higher risk of AMD and those high in polyunsaturates, like margarine, had an 86 per cent increased risk. But diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish lik...

Too much coffee is too bad

...eoporosis.They found that women with high caffeine intakes had significantly higher rates of bone loss at the spine, and that women who were homozygous for a mutation in the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene were at greater risk for caffeine-related bone loss.// Women in the high cafeeine category with the tt g...

Dangers of Low Calcium Intake

... young adults has increased, probably due to lower intakes of calcium. Pediatricians are also seeing the emergence of rickets, a bone disease that results from low levels of vitamin D. As these children get older, this calcium crisis will become more serious as the population starts to show its highest rat...

Olive oil does good

...t our findings suggest is that countries with high intakes of olive oil have relatively lower incidence rates of colorectal cancer than would be suggested considering other aspects of their diet. "We suggest that olive oil does have independent protective affects."...

Diet, Sunlight connected to Breast Cancer Risk

...upply of food in a given country, and not the food intakes of different people. Grant evaluated exposure to the sun's ultraviolet-B (UV-B) rays based on 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...

Vitamin E is healthy for all

...lands were followed for six years and, again, high intakes of vitamins C and E were linked with reduced dementia risk. And finally a paper from this week's Archives of Internal Medicine shows that men who ate at least one ounce of nuts a week were less likely to suffer a sudden heart attack. Almonds are an e...

Diet and Lung Function

...rnal of Epidemiology. Low magnesium and potassium intakes were associated with lower lung function. The effect was stronger for magnesium than for potassium. Reductions in lung function were larger in children with asthma. Magnesium is found in green leafy vegetables, nuts, whole grains, milk, and meats....

Vitamin E rich diet guards from Parkinson's

...up for several years and asked about their dietary intakes of many foods. Those with a high intake of vitamin E appeared to be less likely to develop Parkinson's disease. It makes sense - for the condition has been linked to oxidative damage of brain tissue, and vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant. No prot...

Possibility of Link Diabetes with Iron

...chers believe that women with diabetes had higher intakes of iron than those who did not develop the disease. The authors of the study concluded, “This finding may have important implications for the prevention of type 2 diabetes because elevated ferritin concentration and lower concentration in the ratio...

The Benefits Of Nuts

...ontained in nuts tends to be balanced by decreased intakes of other sources of energy or by increased physical activity. Thus researchers conclude saying that in addition to the well-documented benefits of healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fats in peanuts and nuts, other chemical components, such as fiber ...

Preventing cavities in children

...o have cavities. The researchers also report, “Low intakes of non-milk dairy foods and high adequate intake of vitamin C were associated with fewer tooth surfaces having caries experience.” Researchers say their findings support the need for guidelines for children that include: two or more servings of dair...

High Fiber Diet Found To Protect The Heart

...ting what he or she ate for 24 hours. The nutrient intakes were calculated using computer software. The participants were then followed for an average of 19 years to see who developed heart disease. Researchers report 1,843 of the participants developed coronary heart disease and 3,762 of the participants d...

Women may be more at risk of liver injury from alcohol

Women may have less tolerance to alcohol intakes than men, suggests a research report made public at the Digestive Disease Week 2005//. Researchers of University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine had said that drinking alcohol within limits might mean different things to women than their male count...

Stress and mood fatigue may affect the diet in pregnancy

...ed that women who remained exhausted reported more intakes of energy foods and zinc. Stressed women had more breads and snacks, which are rich in fats, iron and zinc. Anxiety caused lower intake of vitamin C. This may lead to a lopsided diet, which might lack in essential nutrients, while resulting in incre...

Eating food rich in calcium and vitamin D helps fight PMS

...the premenstrual symptoms in women who had dietary intakes equivalent to 1,200mg of calcium and 400 IU of Vitamin D. Calcium supplements are also seen to reduce the severity of premenstrual syndrome. Researchers feel that as dietary calcium and vitamin D are also good as preventive measures for osteoarthrit...

Weight loss supplements harm the body

...7 mg caffeine. The results revealed that repeated intakes of supplements had bad effects on the cardiovascular system. The results published in the June, 2005 issue of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics said that weight loss supplements containing ephedra and guarana may change cardiovascular and metabo...

Beer good for the health

... can be harmful. The study says that larger daily intakes like three beers can actually contribute to increased and hastened diseases. Diabetes, heart diseases and cancer are more likely to happen to people on larger doses daily. The risks increase with the doses. So moderation is the key to prevention. S...

Weighty problem: Protein is the solution?

...ead and pasta with lean meat, without reducing the intakes of fruit, vegetables and whole-grain products," said Astrup. "Perhaps now is the time to consider the economic and environmental consequences of increasing the population's intake of protein," concluded Astrup. This is a whirlpool of ideas, refut...

Vitamin C – Supplementation A Boon For Asthmatics

...e of asthma. A study was conducted to examine the intakes and blood concentrations of antioxidants, including vitamin C, in patients with severe asthma, mild asthma and subjects without asthma. Men with severe asthma had a particularly low intake of antioxidants. The blood concentrations of vitamin C were...

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