High-sugar diet programs a short lifespan

“The findings improve our understanding how changes in diet and gene expression affect the speed of ageing.” Public Release: 10-Jan-2017 High-sugar diet programs a short lifespan in flies University College London   Flies with a history of eating a high sugar diet live shorter lives, even after their diet improves. This is because the unhealthy…

The ten unhealthiest fast food options for children: From a 980-calorie Dairy Queen kid’s meal to Sonic’s fat-filled grilled cheese

By  Margot Peppers     It’s no secret that most fast food is  unhealthy, but it’s the sheer amount of calories and sodium in many  ‘kid-friendly’ fast food meals that is a real cause for concern. The unhealthiest kids’ meals at ten leading  fast food restaurants, according to the Daily Meal, is headed by a…

Folic acid deficiency can affect the health of great, great grandchildren

Contact: Genevieve Maul gm349@admin.cam.ac.uk 44-012-237-65542 University of Cambridge Deficiencies associated with spina bifida, heart defects and placental abnormalities Folic acid deficiency can cause severe health problems in offspring, including spina bifida, heart defects and placental abnormalities. A study out today reveals that a mutation in a gene necessary for the metabolism of folic acid not…

Oceana Study Reveals Seafood Fraud Nationwide; Dangerous and Contaminated food in the Chain ( Everywhere )

February 21, 2013 From 2010 to 2012, Oceana conducted one of the largest seafood fraud investigations in the world to date, collecting more than 1,200 seafood samples from 674 retail outlets in 21 states to determine if they were honestly labeled. DNA testing found that one-third (33 percent) of the 1,215 samples analyzed nationwide were mislabeled,…

Exposure to 3 classes of common chemicals may affect female development

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Mount Sinai Press Office newsnow@mountsinai.org 212-241-9200 The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that exposure to three common chemical classes—phenols, phthalates and phytoestrogens—in young girls may disrupt the timing of pubertal development, and put girls at risk…

Chemical exposure before mid-30s may be critical in breast cancer development

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Emma Dickinson edickinson@bmjgroup.com 44-020-738-36529 BMJ-British Medical Journal Postmenopausal breast cancer and occupational exposures Occupational exposure to certain chemicals and pollutants before a woman reaches her mid-30s could treble her risk of developing cancer after the menopause, suggests research published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine . Women exposed to synthetic…

McDonald’s to give away 200,000 free burgers: “initiative was to reinforce the importance of starting the day with a wholesome breakfast”

The Star/Asia News Network Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 PETALING JAYA – They say eat breakfast like a king and McDonald’s Malaysia has decided to celebrate the most important meal of the day by giving away over 200,000 free Egg McMuffin burgers on Monday. Called the McDonald’s Breakfast Day, all of its restaurants nationwide will be…

Study finds high exposure to food-borne toxins: preschool-age children had higher exposure to more than half the toxic compounds being measured. Even relatively low exposures can greatly increase the risk of cancer or neurological impairment.

Preschool children are particularly vulnerable to compounds linked to cancer and other conditions. November 13, 2012 (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — In a sobering study published in the journal Environmental Health, researchers at UC Davis and UCLA measured food-borne toxin exposure in children and adults by pinpointing foods with high levels of toxic compounds and determining how…

Heat forms potentially harmful substance in high-fructose corn syrup: Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF)

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Michael Woods m_woods@acs.org 202-872-6293 American Chemical Society Researchers have established the conditions that foster formation of potentially dangerous levels of a toxic substance in the high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) often fed to honey bees. Their study, which appears in ACS’ bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, could also…

Researchers find possible environmental causes for Alzheimer’s, diabetes : nitrates

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Nancy Cawley Jean njean@lifespan.org Lifespan Call for reducing nitrate levels in fertilizer and water, detoxifying food and water Providence, RI – A new study by researchers at Rhode Island Hospital have found a substantial link between increased levels of nitrates in our environment and food with increased deaths from…

Your arteries on Wonder Bread : reduced elasticity, which can cause heart disease or sudden death

2009 study posted for filing Contact: George Hunka ghunka@aftau.org 212-742-9070 American Friends of Tel Aviv University Landmark study from Tel Aviv University shows how high carb foods cause heart attacks Doctors have known for decades that foods like white bread and corn flakes aren’t good for cardiac health. In a landmark study, new research from…

High Fat diets can disrupt our Biological Clock : Through the adiponectin signaling pathway

2008 study posted for filing Contact: Jerry Barach jerryb@savion.huji.ac.il 972-258-82904 The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Another reason to avoid high-fat diet — it can disrupt our biological clock Jerusalem, December 28, 2008 – Indulgence in a high-fat diet can not only lead to overweight because of excessive calorie intake, but also can affect the balance…