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Nutritionist: Drinking too much milk promotes cancer growth
After 27 years of animal studies, Dr. T. Collin Campbell, Emeritus professor from Cornell University, came to a shocking conclusion that drinking too much milk promotes cancer growth. The details were revealed in his book titled "China Study".
Dec 8, 2006, 22:47
High Protein Diets May Boost Cancer Risk
Eating a low-protein diet may protect against certain cancers, while a diet high in protein may increase the risk for malignancies, a new study suggests.
Dec 7, 2006, 14:36
Nasal spray intended to treat obesity
A Boston company named Compellis Pharmaceuticals said that it obtained an initial patent for a nasal spray that aims to treat obesity by blocking the olfactory activity in the nose, Boston.com reported Wednesday Dec. 6.
Dec 7, 2006, 11:17
Infants & Fluoride: New Warning from Dentists
In a little-noticed but dramatic turnaround, the nation's leading fluoride advocate, The American Dental Association (ADA), issued an alert on November 9th urging parents to avoid fluoridated water when reconstituting infant formula.
Dec 6, 2006, 15:46
Eating greens may cut skin cancer risk
Skin cancer survivors may halve their chance of relapse by eating lots of leafy green vegetables, a new Australian study suggests.
Dec 6, 2006, 11:50
Binge eating disorder: what you need to know
People with binge eating disorder often eat an unusually large amount of food and feel out of control during the binges.
Dec 5, 2006, 16:17
Anorexia nervosa: what you need to know
A person with anorexia (a-neh-RECK-see-ah) nervosa, often called anorexia, has an intense fear of gaining weight. Someone with anorexia thinks about food a lot and limits the food she or he eats, even though she or he is too thin.
Dec 5, 2006, 16:14
Bulimia: What you need to know
Bulimia (buh-LEE-me-ah) nervosa, often called bulimia, is a type of eating disorder. A person with bulimia eats a lot of food in a short amount of time (binges) and then tries to prevent weight gain by getting rid of the food, called purging.
Dec 5, 2006, 16:09
Eating fruits, veggies in pregancy may cut miscarriage risk
Eating fruits and veggies in pregnancy may reduce the risk of miscarriage, suggests a study published in the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dec 5, 2006, 11:29
Average U.S. Child Consumes Too Many Calories
It's no secret that American kids eat too much. Now, a new study provides some specific numbers that could help fight the obesity epidemic.
Dec 5, 2006, 09:04
Low vitamin D linked to higher cancer risk -study
Exposure to lots of sunshine or sufficient intake of dietary vitamin D may reduce the incidence and mortality of various cancers, according to a Harvard study published in the December issue of the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention.
Dec 4, 2006, 12:44
Sugar control in diabetics cuts preeclampsia risk
Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes may lower their risk of developing preeclampsia if their blood sugar is well controlled during pregnancy during the second trimester, a new study suggests.
Dec 3, 2006, 20:22
Study Shows UAB Eatright Diet Leads To Sustained Weight Loss
Research published in the October issue of Obesity showed that more than three-fourths of participants in UABís (University of Alabama at Birmingham) EatRight Weight Management Program maintained their weight loss over the following two years after their involvement in the 12-week program.
Dec 3, 2006, 14:20
Garlic, onions may prevent cancers ‚Äď study
Eating a diet spiced with garlic and or onions may lower the risk of some cancers, according to a new study published in the November issue of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Dec 2, 2006, 13:43
Added sugar may be a risk factor for pancreatic cancer
Eating lots of sugar or sugar-rich foods may increase the risk of developing pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancers, according to s Swedish study published in the November issue of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Nov 30, 2006, 19:07
Compound in Red Wine May Be Key to Heart Health
(HealthDay News) -- The benefits of red wine keep pouring in: British researchers now say that higher levels of procyanidins -- a compound found in red wine -- have potent protective effects on blood vessels.
Nov 29, 2006, 15:07
Milk May Be Pleasant Alternative for CT Scans
(HealthDay News) -- Undergoing a scan of one's intestines isn't a pleasant experience for patients with conditions like Crohn's disease, especially since it means downing a concoction made with radioactive barium.
Nov 29, 2006, 15:05
Overweight may lower breast cancer risk in young women?
A new study conducted by Harvard Medical School suggests that being overweight may lower the breast cancer risk.
Nov 27, 2006, 23:38
Folic acid may reduce cardiovascular disease risk
Taking a supplement of folic acid daily may help lower risk of cardiovascular disease such as heart attack and stroke, according to a new review article published in the November 25 issue of the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
Nov 26, 2006, 13:47
Plumeria acuminata leaves antiinflammatory
The results obtained in this study indicated that the methanol extract of Plumeria acuminata possess potent antiinflammatory activity in both acute and chronic models.
Nov 25, 2006, 13:22
Chinese red yeast rice good for primary hyperlipidemia
Extracts of Chinese red yeast rice (RYR, a traditional dietary seasoning of Monascus purpureus) contains several active ingredients including lovastatin, and several trials of its possible lipid-lowering effects have been conducted.
Nov 24, 2006, 11:46
Eating Red Meat Increases Breast Cancer Risk
Eating red meat may be associated with a higher risk of certain breast cancers. That's the finding of a 12-year Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard University study of 90,000 pre-menopausal women.
Nov 23, 2006, 10:04
More Evidence Ginkgo Biloba Works Just as Well as Dementia Drugs
Another sign conventional medicine acknowledges and appreciates all the benefits alternative treatments provide: An Italian study that acknowledged ginkgo biloba, as shown many times before, works just as well as Aricept (donepezil) in treating mild or moderate Alzheimer's related dementia.
Nov 21, 2006, 21:22
Woman with cancer claims vitamin saved her live
A woman whose breast cancer spread to other parts claimed that IV vitamin C treatment has saved her life, CBS4bosting.com reported on Nov. 6.
Nov 21, 2006, 16:32
Want to lose some weight? Eat slowly
Rather than counting how much you eat, those who want to control intake of calories may eat their meals as slowly as they can, researchers suggested.
Nov 19, 2006, 12:17
Chocolate milk more powerful than sports drinks?
A study in part sponsored by the Dairy and Nutrition Council and conducted by Indiana University suggested that chocolate milk works as well as sports drinks such as Gatorade.
Nov 18, 2006, 16:49
Poor athletic performance linked to vitamin deficiency
Active individuals lacking in B-vitamins - including college athletes and other elite competitors -- may perform worse during high-intensity exercise and have a decreased ability to repair and build muscle than counterparts with nutrient-rich diets,
Nov 16, 2006, 18:06
Vitamin B may be of little or no use in preventing heart disease
Supplements containing vitamin B may be of little or no use to women when it comes to preventing heart disease, according to new results from the Women's Antioxidant and Folic Acid Cardiovascular Study (WAFACS).
Nov 15, 2006, 19:09
Pycnogenol Reduces Side Effects In Hypertensive Patients
A study published in the October journal of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis shows Pycnogenol (pic-noj-en-all), an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree reduced edema, a typical side-effect of antihypertensive medications, by 36 percent in patients taking these medications.
Nov 15, 2006, 10:52
Higher red meat intake may increase risk for certain breast cancers
Eating more red meat may be associated with a higher risk for hormone receptor-positive breast cancers in premenopausal women, according to a report in the November 13 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Nov 14, 2006, 21:38