Eating Flaxseeds May Help In Weight Loss

JUNE 27, 2017 The effect of flaxseed supplementation on body weight and body composition: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 45 randomized placebo-controlled trials Obesity Reviews Mohammadi–Sartang M, et al. – Evidence reporting the impacts of flaxseed consumption on body weight and body composition was analyzed by researchers. Findings reported the benefit of whole flaxseed…

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Artificial Sweeteners No Boon for Body Mass Index

July 17, 2017 by Scott Harris, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today Artificial sweeteners don’t appear to have any significant effects on body mass index (BMI), according to a review and meta-analysis. In randomized controlled trials, these sweeteners had no effects on BMI, and in cohort studies, they were actually associated with a modest increase in BMI,…

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What’s Better, Vitamin D3 or Vitamin D2?

This article showed that 600 IU of vitamin D3 significantly more effective in wintertime study. by Kristen Monaco, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today July 06, 2017 Vitamin D3 was more effective at raising serum total 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels in the wintertime than vitamin D2, according to British researchers. Biscuits and juice fortified with 15 µg (600 IU) of…

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Sugar Intake During Pregnancy Tied to Allergy in Offspring

July 10, 2017 As maternal sugar intake rose, so did allergies and asthma in children by age 7 MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) — There is a causal relationship between increasing body mass index (BMI) and asthma and decreased lung function, according to a study published online July 4 in Allergy. Tea Skaaby, Ph.D., from…

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Eating Fish May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis

by Judy George, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today June 26, 2017 Eating fish — tuna, salmon, sardines, trout, sole, halibut, poke, and grouper — may help reduce joint pain and inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, according to a new study in Arthritis Care & Research. RA patients who ate baked, steamed, broiled, or raw fish 2 or more times per…

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Broccoli in focus when new substance against diabetes has been identified

JUNE 22, 2017 University of Gothenburg The Sahlgrenska Academy News Researchers have identified an antioxidant – richly occurring in broccoli – as a new antidiabetic substance. A patient study shows significantly lower blood sugar levels in participants who ate broccoli extract with high levels of sulforaphane. “There are strong indications that this can become a…

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Many US adults taking too much vitamin D

If you  are taking more than 2,000 IU of Vitamin D per day over an extended period of time, make sure you are getting your Vitamin D blood levels checked to make sure you really need that much.  This article says that a lot of people are causing their own problems. JUNE 21, 2017 Reuters…

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Correcting Vitamin D Deficiency May Improve Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes

June 20, 2017 TAKE-HOME MESSAGE The authors of this systematic review and meta-analysis sought to determine if vitamin D supplementation influenced glycemic control in type 2 diabetes patients. The researchers found that supplementation with vitamin D was associated with lower HbA1c levels but not lower fasting blood glucose. However, in a subgroup of patients with…

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High-Protein Diet versus Standard-Protein Diet on Weight Loss and Biomarkers of Metabolic Syndrome

This paper encompassed the assessment of the impact of increased protein intake on weight loss, among Mexican adults with metabolic syndrome (MeS). No prominent variations were determined in weight loss and biomarkers of MeS, when the overall group was analyzed. Nevertheless, the candidates presenting with more adherence rate in the higher protein diet (HPD) group…

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Multivitamins: Is the Jury Still Out?

JoAnn E. Manson, MD, DrPH April 04, 2014 Hello. This is Dr. JoAnn Manson, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Today I want to talk about multivitamins. Is the jury still out? Should we be recommending multivitamins for our patients? Do we know who is a good…

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