Tag: Nutrition

Higher chocolate consumption associated with lower levels of total fat—fat deposits all over the body—and central—abdominal—fat, independently of whether or not subjects are physically active, and of their diet

Scientists at the University of Granada have disproved the old idea that chocolate is fattening, in a study reported this week in Nutrition   The study—possibly the most comprehensive to date—included 1458 European adolescents aged between 12 and 17 years University of Granada researchers from the Faculty of […]

Your body’s microbiome has a unique ‘fingerprint’

Contact: Suzanne Price sprice@nutrition.org 617-954-3976 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Study suggests increasing complexity of gut effect on health Boston, MA—The microbiome is your body’s set of microbial communities; microbial cells outnumber human cells roughly ten to one. Through studying the microbiome, scientists are learning more […]

Antioxidants do help arteries stay healthy

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Graeme Baldwin graeme.baldwin@biomedcentral.com 44-203-192-2165 BioMed Central Long-term supplementation with dietary antioxidants has beneficial effects on sugar and fat metabolism, blood pressure and arterial flexibility in patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors. Researchers writing in BioMed Central’s open access journal Nutrition and Metabolism […]

Antioxidant found in berries, other foods prevents UV skin damage that leads to wrinkles: ellagic acid,

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Sylvia Wrobel ebpress@gmail.com 770-722-0155 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Using a topical application of the antioxidant ellagic acid, researchers at Hallym University in the Republic of Korea markedly prevented collagen destruction and inflammatory response – major causes of wrinkles — […]

Prebiotic may help patients with intestinal failure grow new and better gut

Contact: Phyllis Picklesimer p-pickle@illinois.edu 217-244-2827 University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences URBANA – Adding the right prebiotic to the diets of pediatric patients with intestinal failure could replace intravenous feeding, says a new University of Illinois study. “When we fed the carbohydrate fructooligosacharide (FOS) […]

Low-carb diets prove better at controlling type 2 diabetes: Diabetes medications were reduced or eliminated in 95 percent of volunteers

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Debbe Geiger Debbe.Geiger@duke.edu 919-660-9461 Duke University Medical Center DURHAM, NC — In a six-month comparison of low-carb diets, one that encourages eating carbohydrates with the lowest-possible rating on the glycemic index leads to greater improvement in blood sugar control, according to Duke […]